Food Safety Quality Specialist (281722)

Wichita, KS
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 agricultural supply chain business, where we seamlessly connect farming customers with food, feed and industry.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Food Safety Quality Specialist will provide specialized knowledge of specific segments of quality systems or plant processes such as food safety and quality auditing, instrumentation, specific product line knowledge, computer systems, management or oversight of suppliers and other needed focus areas. In this role, you will be involved in preparation and participation of customer audits and you will partner with internal and external teams to address customer requirements and concerns, as well as collaborate on audits.

Key Accountabilities

  • Conduct verification and maintenance of the food safety and quality systems, hazard analysis and sanitation processes, prerequisite programs, manufacturing processes, plant environment and finished product.

  • Collaborates with operations on the initiation of corrective action and preventative measures when necessary.

  • Ensure adherence to corporate, regulatory, customer and facility food safety and quality requirements and completion of corrections and corrective actions.

  • Lead relevant regional, corporate and regulatory food safety and quality focused audits.

  • Act as food safety team leader, coordinate and lead the food safety team and overseeing the food safety management system and management review.

  • Manage food and feed safety management system compliance to appropriate government regulations.

  • Investigate and follow up on food safety and quality incidents that occur in the plant to ensure they are reported and that corrective action and permanent corrections are taken.

  • Independently solve moderately complex issues with minimal 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

  • Strong computer skills and Microsoft Office experience.

  • Knowledge of food/feed safety industry practices and standards.

  • Minimum two years of work experience in food and/or feed industry

  • Minimum of two years of related work experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with the Food Safety System Certification 22000 or similar ISO certifications

  • Experience working with SAP or similar

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Experience in leading cross functional teams

  • Experience, training or education with quality and safety management systems

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.


United States