Overview

Summary

This position is responsible to keep Quality System documents current and accessible to the facilities and Commercial departments, following good Document Control procedures. The Specialist will also assist with on-site audits of materials and service providers as needed. The Specialist will be a regional technical resource for all aspects of Quality and Food Safety. This position will be located at one of our Industrial Facilities in the North American Region – Claypool, IN., Grand Junction, IA., Norfolk, NE., USA or Yorkton SK. Canada

Main
Responsibilities
Along with the below listed responsibilities, the employee should conduct any other business related to the function as required by his supervisor.

PROVIDE LEADERSHIP AND ENSURE COMPLIANCE FOR FOOD SAFETY AND QUALITY ASSURANCE RECORDS AND DOCUMENTATION AND PROVIDE TECHNICAL EXPERTISE FOR ALL ASPECTS OF FOOD SAFETY AND REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS IN THE NORTH AMERICAN REGION

• Develop and maintain a library of customer Statements for all NA sites, in conjunction with Regional Quality manager, facility Quality manager and Wilton Legal (as necessary) and standardize as much as possible.
• Transmit standard Statements and completed questionnaires (after review by QA manager) to customers.
• Receive starting materials nonconformance reports from facility QA and enter into the ISN Procurement database to be used for Supplier scorecards. (Food safety/quality and other nonconformance incidents such as late arrival or failed arrival, wrong item, damaged in transit, etc.)
• Coordinate creation and approval process for Starting Materials specifications and maintain on regional SharePoint libraries
• Work with Procurement to review submitted Supplier Approval documents and maintain document library for Supplier qualifications and maintain list of approved suppliers.
• Review new or revised Supplier material specifications and maintain documents on Supplier Qualification SharePoint library.
• Create and maintain animal feed labels according to AAFCO and state regulations. Coordinate implementation with LDC IT/CompuWeigh and KSC Tax.
• Work with Wilton Legal to keep regulatory registrations relative to food safety updated and renewed (FDA Facility Registrations, South Korea, etc.).
• Perform final Corporate review of Customer Specification reviews after Commercial and Facility reviews are completed.
• Review Facility Trial Protocols and Costs Analyses for accuracy, completeness, and justification for the trial.
• Monitor pest control services and contracts at the facilities.
• Serve as an information resource on LIMS software.
• Liaise with LDC Commercial team(s) and customer procurement and quality staff for audit questions, documentation concerns, and product approval process questions.
• Review third-party supplier documents and approve products for resale and/or conduct on-site audits of third-party facilities.


Experiences
Successful candidates will have 7 or more years of food safety/quality assurance leadership within the food industry or food manufacturing facility.

Skills
Candidates must have excellent verbal and written communications skills, the ability to effectively influence others, possesses good facilitation skills, excellent team building skills as well as a broad range of computer skills including but not limited Microsoft Office Suite products(Word, Excel and Project). Candidates must have familiarity with industry recognized Analytical Standards (ASTM, AOCS, AACC, USP, NSF).

Required
Languages
• English (Fluent)

Required
Education
Qualified candidates will possess at least a Bachelor of Arts or Science in a science field from a 4-year accredited university or college.

 

Tagged as: MID TO SENIOR LEVEL