Come Run with Sasquatch as our Food Safety Quality Manager in our Mankato, MN, plant! In this role, you will manage our 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 our plant operation in Mankato, MN.
Specifically in this role, you will:
Provide leadership to a team of food safety quality auditors
Monitor Return-to-Vendor (RTV) items, investigate issues, determine corrective actions and appropriate disposition, and follow up with, record keeping, and reporting.
Oversee NR response/tracking/reporting.
Complete consumer complaint investigation, corrective actions, record keeping, and reporting.
Communicate with USDA/FSIS concerning regulatory issues
Implement and/or maintain a Listeria environmental monitoring and control program including corrective actions, record keeping, and reporting
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 and the USDA.
Maintain and reassess SQF, HACCP and SSOP Plans.
SOP’s & SSOP’s – Program development, training, implementation, maintenance, validation, reassessment, corrective actions, record keeping, and 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, and maintain all ingredient and process control systems.
Conduct a mock recall bi-annually to verify the effectiveness and accuracy of data gathering and record keeping functions.
Establish, monitor and control a Quality Systems Laboratory capable of conducting chemical testing of in-process and 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, and federal Food Safety regulatory issues are adhered to, and implement changes.
Enforce all safety rules and company policies; provide appropriate interpretation of company policies and safety policies for team members.
Encourage team members’ initiative and innovation, and show recognition for effort & achievement.
Create and cultivate positive work relationships at all levels of the plant/organization.
Ensure proper staffing is maintained, including interviewing and hiring new team members.
Maintain attendance records, counsel team members with poor attendance, & follow up with coaching/discipline as appropriate.
Appraise work performance: conduct appropriate reviews for team members; give coaching/discipline as appropriate in a consistent and timely manner.
Review, correct, and approve timekeeping tool to ensure team members are paid correctly each pay-period.
Required Education: High School Diploma or GED*
Required Experience: 2 years** of Quality Assurance experience in the food industry plus prior supervisory experience
Preferred: * Bachelor’s 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 Associate’s Degree or higher can be taken into consideration for 2 years of experience
REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE and ABILITIES:
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.
About Jack Link's Protein Snacks
Jack Link's is a family-owned, family-operated business and is the Number 1 manufacturer of meat snacks worldwide. We operate 5 production plants and two distribution centers in the US as well as operations in New Zealand, Germany, Amsterdam and Brazil.
Running with Sasquatch is more than just a clever marketing campaign. As a Jack Link's team member, Running with Sasquatch means we roll up our buffalo plaid sleeves and do the hard work first. We don't shy away from challenges. In fact, we push hard and take risks. True to our Northwoods roots, we're a bunch of ordinary people who accomplish extraordinary things by driving results with innovation, creativity and a clear sense of urgency. Like our awesome protein products, we have an unwavering passion for quality, and you won't find anything artificial here. What you see is what you get... authentic, humble and fun people who Run with Sasquatch!
Running with Sasquatch takes a team. We invite you to run with us, succeed with us and celebrate with us. Most importantly, Feed Your Wild Side with us on our journey to be the dominant global leader of branded protein snacks!
Apply today and see if you've got what it takes to Run with Sasquatch!