Quality & Food Safety
Manager – Mishawaka,
Major:Food, Science, Chemistry, etc.
Salary:Not Specified Why?
Food Safety, QA
Management, Quality Control/Quality Assurance
We are WellPet LLC® makers of healthy natural products for
pets. WellPet is home to a portfolio of premium natural pet food brands
including Wellness®, Old Mother Hubbard®, Eagle Pack® and Holistic Select®.
For over 80 years, this collection of brands has had an unwavering
commitment to nutritional innovation and product quality. Acknowledged as
leaders in the industry, the company promise is “Your pet’s wellbeing is at
the heart of all we do, that’s why we do whatever it takes to make the
healthiest natural products for the pets that depend on us.” WellPet
products are sold in pet specialty stores and natural food stores across
North America and Internationally. If you would like to share in that
promise and are an adaptable, self-motivated, creative team player, join
our team and be part of a growing, dynamic company!
are currently recruiting for a Quality & Food Safety Manager to lead
Food Safety and Quality programs at our manufacturing facility in
Mishawaka, Indiana. Reporting to the Director of Plant Operations this
position is responsible for leading management/oversight of FSSC 22000
implementation and execution of the Site Quality Systems to ensure
compliance with WellPet corporate Quality Assurance/Food Safety
requirements and other related initiatives. Other responsibilities include:
Lead integration of the current quality assurance and food safety processes
into one integrated system which ties to business objectives. This includes
HACCP system, regulatory audits, quality systems review process (QSR),
standard operating procedures (SOP's), incoming ingredient inspections,
product scoring, food safety audits, field complaints, managing Statistical
Process Control system, calibration and preventive maintenance programs and
standardized work instructions.
Develop and execute Plans to achieve/maintain safe food including pest
control contract and microbiological testing to assure FSSC 22000
Certification and compliance at the facility and to meet all WellPet
Manage finished product evaluation system and provide leadership to drive
improvements in key customer/consumer Quality attributes.
Train personnel and maintain all training records on critical food safety
and quality requirements. Document and maintain training registry for all
employees at the facility.
Oversee monitoring, verification, and validation activities to ensure that
all products leaving the facility meet the facility Food Safety and Quality
Plans and provide guidance and leadership in situations where deviations
have occurred or a potential risk has been identified related to food
safety and/or quality attributes by assuring root causes are addressed
through a corrective action process.
Reassess Quality and Safety Food plan(s) throughout the change management
process which is required whenever there is a change to program, process,
procedure, ingredient, equipment, industry philosophy, technology, etc.
Act as an active contributor on the Facility Management Team to meet all
business objectives. Manage and develop all laboratory personnel both
contractors and employees.
Support the development of a supplier quality management program to help
ensure the procurement of quality raw materials and packaging components
used in the manufacturing of products.
Provide assistance to product and process improvement activities by
supporting research and development manufacturing trials at the site
position is ideally suited for an individual who has demonstrated strong
organizational and leadership skills in the areas of food safety and plant
regulatory affairs in a manufacturing environment. Other requirements
Bachelor's degree in Food Safety, Microbiology, Chemistry, Food Science,
Engineering or related field.
4+ years of food processing experience, with at least 2 years in a
manufacturing environment under USDA and/or FDA and HACCP.
2+ years facilitating food safety/quality related training events.
HACCP Certification from a nationally / internationally recognized and
accredited HACCP training firm.
Ability to analyze processes for Biological, Chemical, and Physical hazards
with an understanding of the science and support behind each type of hazard
and each step of a production process.
Experience with FDA and/or USDA Rules and Regulations.
Experience implementing and using state of the art statistical process
control tools in a manufacturing environment.
Able to work with cross functional departments within the organization with
good problem solving skills and corrective action/resolution skills.
Strong computer skills with experience using Word, Excel, Access, Power
Ability to manage and develop personnel.
Knowledge of SQF, ISO 22000, and FSSC 22000 are a plus.
offer a competitive compensation package as well as medical, dental, life,
short and long term disability, 401(k) plan with a company match, and
generous paid time off plans. Visit us on the web at www.wellpet. To apply
for this position submit your resume by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please
include “Quality & Food Safety Manager” in the subject line of your
email. Local candidates only; no phone calls or third parties please.