Food Safety Quality Manager

Mankato, Minnesota
Manufacturing & Production (Production Occupations)
Job Type
Working Hours
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
US$ 65,000.00 - US$ 97,000.00 per hour
Ref. Number
Marshall, Jennifer, Spherion
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Job Description

Spherion has a great DIRECT HIRE opportunity for a Food Safety Quality Manager

The Food Safety Quality Manager will manage the Food Safety and Quality (FSQ) team and determine the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of all quality systems as they relate to achieving corporate FSQ objectives in a growing food manufacturing plant in Mankato, MN.

Provide leadership to a team of food safety quality auditors
Monitor Return-to-Vendor (RTV) items, investigate issues, determine corrective actions & appropriate disposition, & follow up with, record keeping, & reporting
Oversee NR response/tracking/reporting
Complete consumer complaint investigation, corrective actions, record keeping & reporting
Communicate with USDA/FSIS concerning regulatory issues
Implement and/or maintain a Listeria environmental monitoring & control program including corrective actions, record keeping & reporting
Manage the USDA pathogen monitoring sampling program, product retention & release
Maintain HACCP support documentation file & prepare for USDA HACCP In-Depth-Verification (IDV) review
Manage the use of chemicals in the quality control department
Function as the liaison between the plant & the USDA
Maintain & reassess SQF, HACCP & SSOP Plan
SOPs & SSOPs Program development, training, implementation, maintenance, validation, reassessment, corrective actions, record keeping & verification in support of plant operations & quality systems or as defined in 9 CFR, Chapter III, Part 416 Sanitation, Part 417 Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Systems.
Review, monitor & maintain all ingredient & process control systems
Conduct a mock recall bi-annually to verify the effectiveness & accuracy of data gathering & record keeping functions
Establish, monitor & control a Quality Systems Laboratory capable of conducting chemical testing of in-process & finished products as required by corporate FSQ objectives
Implement and monitor training for new hires & continuing training of current team members
Ensure all state, local, & federal Food Safety regulatory issues are adhered to, & implement changes
Enforce all safety rules & company policies; provide appropriate interpretation of company policies & safety policies for team members
Encourage team members? initiative and innovation, & show recognition for effort & achievement
Create & cultivate positive work relationships at all levels of the plant/organization
Ensure proper staffing is maintained, including interviewing & hiring new team members
Maintain attendance records, counsel team members with poor attendance, & follow up with coaching/discipline as appropriate
Review, correct, and approve timekeeping tool to ensure team members are paid correctly each pay-period

Working hours: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Proven understanding of food safety and quality in a manufacturing environment.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; must work effectively with all levels of management and employees.
Demonstrated professionalism, effective leadership, problem solving, presentation, prioritization, attention to detail, and employee motivational skills. Proficient in Internet navigation, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Knowledge of cost accounting.

High School

1-4 years

Required Education: High School Diploma or GED*

Required Experience: 2 years** of Quality Assurance experience in the food industry plus prior supervisory experience

Preferred: * Bachelors Degree and 5 or more years of successful supervisory experience in a food manufacturing environment

* Education focused in Food Biology or Microbiology

*A High School Diploma or GED is equivalent to two years of experience

**An Associates Degree or higher can be taken into consideration for 2 years of experience

This is a DIRECT HIRE opportunity. You will be hired directly to the company. no probationary period or temp status.
Apply on-line or call the office at 507-432-2430 and ask for Jennifer.

Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. Whether you're looking for temporary, temp-to-perm or direct hire opportunities, no one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.

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