FSQR Facility Manager

Cargill Salt
St. Clair, MI (USA)
Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world.  Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience.  We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.
Position Purpose
The Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory (FSQR) Facility Manager is responsible for leading the planning, development and maintenance of food safety and quality systems at a facility.  This role is ultimately responsible for assuring that all final product shipments meet or exceed customer requirements, facilities are compliant to internal policies and external regulations, and the continuous improvement of the food safety and quality system.  This role is a key member of a site’s leadership team contributing positively and where appropriate holding the facility accountable for their food safety and quality management system.  As part of their role the FSQR Facility Manager will maintain and grow a robust food/feed safety and quality culture in their facility, which includes frequent interactions with key stakeholders at the facility.  This role supports food safety and quality issues, which includes leading root cause analysis and sustainable corrective action implementation.  This role will interact with customers, regulators, suppliers and other key internal and external stakeholders.  
Principal Accountabilities
40% Perform Prevention Activities and Issue Resolution - Assumes ultimate accountability for compliance to all food/feed safety and quality regulations, policies, standards and practices across a facility.  Monitors regulatory activities, plant compliance with regulatory food/feed safety & sanitation standards and acts as a liaison for the business with external regulatory authorities.  Acts as an interface between our customers and the facility to review product performance, conduct quality and food/feed safety audits, review 3rd party certifications and respond to customer questions and complaints.  Proactively identifies and anticipate potential risk and takes action to prevent food/feed safety and quality issues.
30% Develop, Implement and Assess Process and Systems –  Analyzes reviews and interprets FSQR policies, regulations, customer and supplier standards for a location.  Plans, coordinates and directs all quality, regulatory and food/feed safety programs and management of change programs.  Implements product specification systems and drives continuous improvement in the areas of processes and customer focus.  Provides input to location leaders related to base and non-base capital expenditures necessary for achieving/maintaining industry leadership position in the food/feed safety and quality areas.
30% Shape Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory Culture and Reputation
Interfaces cross functionally within a location to build and maintain an effective food safety, quality and regulatory culture.  Represents FSQR as part of the location management team.  Collaborates with FSQR peers across the business group.  Acts as a liaison between customer and operations to ensure the customer’s quality standards and expectations are met.
Minimum Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in science, chemistry, microbiology, quality assurance or other applicable field
  • 5 or more years of working experience with 3 or more years in a technical related field such as plant operations food safety and/or quality assurance 
  • Experience with food manufacturing environments, preferably in dry food processing
  • Experience interacting with external stakeholders (i.e. certifying bodies, suppliers, external manufacturers, customers, etc.)
  • Able to travel when needed and work nights, weekends when necessary.
  • Ability to relate technical knowledge to solve complex testing and process problems.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage a large workload with multiple priorities.
  • Ability to translate and communicate analytical data and technical knowledge to technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability of leadership, motivation, interpersonal effectiveness, teamwork and successful completion of work.
  • Ability to make decisions under pressure.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Ability to adapt and learn in a changing work environment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with diverse groups of people within and outside of reporting relationships.
  • Computer proficiency (i.e., Word, PowerPoint, Internet, etc.)
  • Must have good time management skills and the ability to organize own work.
Preferred Qualifications
  • 8 or more years of working experience with 4 or more years in a technical related field such as plant operations food safety and/or quality assurance 
  • Experience and knowledge in salt processing and manufacturing (solution mine, solar, rock and/or evaporation)
  • Animal food/feed knowledge, especially pet food
  • Laboratory knowledge, including Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and instrumentation
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification and/or Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC) experience
  • SAP and/or Enablon software experience
  • GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) knowledge and experience

 Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

June 29, 2018