Food Safety Quality and Regulatory Specialist (281498)

Des Moines, IA
United States
Job Description

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s food ingredients and bio-industrial business, where we anticipate trends around taste, nutrition and safety to innovate and provide solutions to manufacturers, retailers and foodservice companies.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Food Safety Quality and Regulatory Specialist, will ensure internal collaboration and connectivity for all policies, standards and trainings. In this role, you will partner with contacts to assist with compliance and customer specification issues. You will also work closely with the location to coordinate and plan programs that fall under food safety, quality and regulatory areas.

Key Accountabilities

  • Perform inspection of finished or in process goods, analyze data and identify trends in defects or errors.

  • Conduct root cause analysis for defects, nonconformities or other quality failures.

  • Coordinate department functions that include continuous improvement processes, compliance to audits and assisting with customer specifications and quality issues.

  • Ensure environmental health and safety training and new procedure implementation are executed and completed timely and accurately.

  • Assist with related training development and scheduling.

  • Provide training, coaching and mentoring to team members.

  • Plan, coordinate and direct all regulatory compliance, laboratory, food and feed safety and quality programs within the location to ensure compliance with customer, supplier and government requirements and expectations.

  • Handle basic issues and problems under direct supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.

  • Other duties as assigned



Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience

  • Knowledge in Food safety and quality 

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that could include nights, weekends and holidays.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Attention to detail

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Moderate computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets, and database navigation)

  • SAP experience

  • Validated change management in an industrial setting

  • Experience in leading cross functional teams


Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet


United States