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Food Safety Quality Assurance Manager

Company: Perdue Farms
Location: Schulenburg
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.SummaryOur Schulenburg, TX facility has a great career opportunity for a strong and experienced Food Safety Quality Assurance (FSQA) Manager. The FSQA Manager provides leadership, direction, and execution of all plant food safety and quality assurance functions to support the company's food safety and quality goals and ensures compliance with all regulatory agencies. Assures all products produced meet or exceed all customer, regulatory and company requirements as they relate to food safety and quality. Directs the plant FSQA department in selecting, developing, and motivating FSQA team members to achieve organizational goals. Acts as plant authority on all food safety and quality matters. Maintains staff to assure product safety and compliance to FSQA policy, specifications and procedures is always maintained. Principal and Essential Duties & ResponsibilitiesManages all activities of the FSQA department in a manner which results in consistent food safety and quality results as measured through various company reports for food safety, quality, and regulatory mandates.Develops, documents, and implements FSQA processes and procedures to ensure product safety and quality is always monitored and maintained.Leads all FSQA and regulatory efforts at the plant.Enforces the company's FSQA standards as outlined in the plants HACCP, LCP, Salmonella/Campy standards, specifications, quality manual and other programs. Maintains the required documentation.Serves as the catalyst for leading continuous improvement through technology and scientific research to take the plants FSQA program(s) to the next level.Provides leadership and is an active member of all project teams to ensure FSQA concerns are addressed at assigned plants.Maintains open communications with corporate QA, plant management, sales, and marketing staffs to ensure each are aware of any potential FSQA related concerns with product or product requirements and specifications.Develops a professional working relationship and acts as a plant liaison with USDA staff.Develops staff through appropriate mentoring and continuing education efforts. Ensures the company's FSQA programs are properly communicated and plant associates have a working knowledge of the programs through training and mentoring.Provides timely, accurate and relevant data and analysis to plant and corporate management.Is the leader for the use and analysis of digital FSQA content using Safety Chain and other technical tools.Experience Requirements3 - 5 years
experience. Experience in a HACCP, QA, or food safety supervisory role. Good analytical and both oral and written skills. Experience in further processing may be required. Knowledge of poultry and food processing principles. Understanding of management principles and team concepts. General knowledge of plant functions, i.e., production, maintenance, warehouse, shipping, and sanitation. HACCP certified and very strong HACCP and regulatory skills.Experience in leading a food facility in GFSI compliance (BRC, SQF).Experience and/or knowledge with digital databases and data collection (such as Safety Chain, etc.). Minimum EducationBachelors degree or higher in the area of poultry, meat or food science.Experience PreferredPrevious experience as FSQA manager in poultry processing environment. Some experience working with live animals.Environmental Factors and Physical RequirementsPosition is mostly sedentary but may require occasional moving to other offices or buildings.When in a plant environment: Exposure primarily consists of wet and moist floors which include metal and plastic grating surfaces.00May be exposed to temperatures of 28 degrees to 100 degrees Fahrenheit with both ambient and 100% humidity. May handle product 25 degrees to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. May be exposed to noise ranges of 50 db. to 110 db. May be exposed to all chemicals used in poultry, food, processing facility. Must wear and use protective and safety equipment required for the job as directed by the Company.Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Keywords: Perdue Farms, Victoria , Food Safety Quality Assurance Manager, Executive , Schulenburg, Texas

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