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Corporate Food Safety & QA Manager

Company: Smithfield Foods
Location: Sioux Falls
Posted on: June 6, 2024

Job Description:

If you are currently employed at Smithfield, please log into Workday and submit your application through the Jobs Hub. A great job-and a great future-awaits you at Smithfield Foods. We're an $18 billion U.S. food company with nearly 60,000 employees worldwide. We're looking for motivated people who want to join our team and grow lasting and meaningful careers with us. Join our family today. Apply Now!Our team members receive industry-competitive salaries and are eligible for great benefits packages: ---
Competitive Pay ---
Annual Bonus Earning Potential ---
Comprehensive Health Insurance, Retirement Benefits and More ---
Education benefit available to full and part time Smithfield team members on their first day of employment. ---
Open to moving? We will help! Ask about our Relocation Assistance packages!In addition, we offer opportunities for career growth, professional development, and tuition assistance.Your OpportunityThe Corporate Food Safety Quality Assurance Manager is responsible for auditing current operational procedures and implementing new/revised procedures to ensure each facility remains in regulatory compliance with the USDA's Code Federal Regulations, Policies, Directives and Facility Notices. They will work to ensure Smithfield Policies, Programs, Customer requirements, and specifications are adhered to. They work very closely with the Operations Divisional Vice Presidents to ensure the facilities are utilizing the most cost effective, scientifically defendable technologies in the production of Smithfield products. They will provide operational training/auditing in their respective areas of expertise. The position will also be responsible for driving continuous improvement and providing leadership to support plant and company objectives. Core Responsibilities Ensure facility's food safety and quality system is scientifically defendable and in full compliance with the USDA Code of Federal Regulations, Policies, Directives and Facility Notices. Audit areas include: 1) Written policies; 2) Enforcement and Implementation of the written policies in the production environment; 3) Accuracy and Thoroughness of Regulatory Reports.
Author, review and update food safety and quality policies to ensure compliance with USDA and FDA Regulations; Customer Contract Business Requirements; Safe Quality Foods 2000 System Level 3 Code; and Corporate direction.
Provide training, as needed, to the Food Safety and Quality Assurance staff and Plant employees, thus ensuring the highest standard of practices are met. Provide support, as necessary, for the facilities during customer audits or regulatory assessments. Areas of expertise for training include but are not limited to: Smokehouse Calibration and Operations, Sanitary Equipment Design; microbiological harborage identification; Quality Plan and Product Regulatory Requirements.
Research and monitor emerging industry issues by reviewing the internet; published scientific documents and attending workshops. Identify and implement cost effective, scientifically supportable solutions, thus mitigating the negative impact of an emerging industry problem.
Using scientific principles, this role analyzes, interprets and evaluates in-process analytical data and author/develop recommended system improvements which are cost effective and scientifically supportable. Data analysis will be performed on a continuous basis to ensure potential trending is identified and to assist Operations in troubleshooting problematic systems or departments etc.
Provide functional leadership to support department and plant objectives.
Drive continuous improvement methodologies to instill a proactive culture within the different facilities.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned. QualificationsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions .
Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from a regionally accredited four-year college or university and 5+ years' experience in the food industry; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum of 2+ years' experience in a position of leadership to include team development and management, required.
Previous multi-site responsibility and perishable experience a plus.
At least 4 years in a management capacity within a manufacturing environment under USDA, preferred.
Proficiency in food manufacturing processes, quality assurance principles, food science and meat processing, SPC and statistics.
Demonstrated experience using a full range of continuous improvement tools and fundamentals to drive results.
Relevant experience with government regulatory requirements in food processing (USDA, FDA, etc) is required.
Ability to document expertise in design & execution of Quality/technical work.
Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office, Inventory software, Manufacturing software and SAP.
Strong leadership skills and the ability to uphold regulatory, company, and customer standards.
Strong decision making and problem-solving skills.
Excellent writing, interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).
Excellent planning and organizational skills with demonstrated multi-tasking and project management skills.
Must be able to travel up to 70% of the time. Travel will be primarily to our process facilities but will also involve occasional meetings with customers, sales, or professional meetings.
Must have the ability to complete required applicable forms in English, which requires the ability to read and write in English.
Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.
Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment. Supervisory Responsibilities Provides leadership and guidance to employees in the Food Safety and Quality Assurance Department.
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and assisting in providing appropriate resolutions. IndSPR Food Safety Quality AssuranceEEO/AA InformationSmithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment selection process, please call us at 757-357-1595.Salary Range$106,000.00 - $158,875.00

Keywords: Smithfield Foods, Sioux Falls , Corporate Food Safety & QA Manager, Executive , Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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