Quality & Food Safety Manager – Mt Vernon, IN
This is an exempt level position.

Job Summary:
The Quality and Food Safety Manager is responsible for providing quality and food safety support and leadership within the ADM Milling Division, and more specifically, throughout his/her facility.
This position reports to the Regional QFS Manager for the region in which the facility resides.

Job Functions:

  • Support various systems that are used throughout the facility
  • ADM Weigh, APecS, Sphera, PolicyTech, TLC
  • FDA/BRC/ Organic/Gluten Free/Customer Audits
  • Provides auditing support
  • Performs annual tasks as needed for compliance
  • Production Support
  • Interacts with ADM Quality Center of Excellence and Food Safety personnel to ensure compliance and continuous improvement
  • Develop and implement QFS requirements for Human Food and Animal Food, when applicable
  • Monitor the quality and safety of incoming ingredients and manufactured products
  • Run prerequisite programs that support the Quality Management System
  • Assist with IRM score improvements
  • Actively participate in employee development
  • Build, support and facilitate training
  • Assists with internal auditing
  • Developing Processes
  • Coordinates and implements Cost of Poor Quality
  • Assists with the IA (Intentional Adulteration) FSMA implementation- Food Defense Vulnerability Assessment
  • Leads all aspects of non-conformity investigations; assures root cause analysis and review is conducted
  • Supervisor and Lead Others
  • Manage Quality Control team and ensure analytical programs provide adequate support to operations and accurate results to customers
  • Effectively lead all facility colleagues to establish understanding of food safety and quality standards and drive improvement in food safety culture

Job Qualifications

  • Preferred 4 year degree or equivalent 7 years Food Safety experience
  • Preventative Control Qualified Individual (PCQI) trained
  • Solid understanding of Document Management (PolicyTech), spreadsheets, and databases
  • Knowledge of applicable food regulations and requirements
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel
  • Must be organized, possess time management skills and be able to meet time restraints
  • Ability to make decisions based on information and data available
  • Ability to work as a team member and provide training
  • Demonstrate experience of effective leadership

Working Conditions

  • Employees in this position will be exposed to hot and cold temperatures, dusty environments and may be exposed to various potential chemical and food allergens due to the nature of our business and requirements of the job. If there is any reason such exposure would interfere with your ability to perform this role or work at this facility, please advise the hiring manager.

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ADM requires the successful completion of a background check.

Benefits and Perks

Enriching the quality of life for the world begins by taking care of our colleagues. In addition to competitive pay, we support your diverse needs with a comprehensive total rewards package to enhance your well-being, including:

  • Physical wellness – medical/Rx, dental, vision and on-site wellness center access or gym reimbursement (as applicable).
  • Financial wellness – flexible spending accounts, health savings account, 401(k) with matching contributions and cash balance plan, discounted employee stock purchasing program, life insurance, disability, workers’ compensation, legal assistance, identity theft protection.
  • Mental and social wellness – Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and Colleague Giving Programs (ADM Cares).

Additional benefits include:

  • Paid time off including paid holidays.
  • Adoption assistance and paid maternity and parental leave.
  • Tuition assistance.
  • Company-sponsored training and development resources, such as LinkedIn Learning, language training and mentoring programs.

*Benefits may vary for bargained locations, confirm benefit eligibility with your recruiter.


Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are cornerstones of ADM’s efforts to continue innovating, driving growth, and delivering outstanding performance. We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce and create welcoming, truly inclusive work environments — environments that enable every ADM colleague to feel comfortable on the job, make meaningful contributions to our success, and grow their career. We respect and value the unique backgrounds and experiences that each person can bring to ADM because we know that diversity of perspectives makes us better, together.

We are committed to ensuring all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in our industry, as we strive to ensure our workforce represents the world that we help to feed: people of color, women, gender non-conforming, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, please visit our website here: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | ADM.

About ADM

At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We’re a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world’s premier agricultural origination and processing company. Our breadth, depth, insights, facilities and logistical expertise give us unparalleled capabilities to meet needs for food, beverages, health and wellness, and more. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over. Learn more at www.adm.com.