• Plant Operations - North East, PA
  • North East, PA, USA
  • Full Time

We're not just about grapes. Our bold ambition is to be the leading company of convenient, good for you, fruit-based food and beverage globally. To make this happen, we need talented, agile and innovative people who want to help us grow something special together.

Our culture is authentic, and we are building an inclusive environment where you belong and can be the best version of yourself. If you want to work in a safe and clean manufacturing environment, are passionate about achieving goals and trying new things, and want to make an impact every day, we want to hear from you!

We're looking for a Food Safety & Quality Manager, to join our team to oversee and ensure continuous improvement of the Food Safety & Quality Assurance programs to assure products are safe and processed in a sanitary environment.

What You'll Do:

  • Establish, enhance, and maintain the Quality and Food Safety programs for North East and Westfield manufacturing locations, including support of associated distribution and storage locations.
  • Understand the food safety/regulatory environment and corporate programs to develop solutions that balance cost and risk and make the right business sense for the company.
  • Establish clear goals/ objectives for FSQA team in alignment with corporate initiatives and to enhance food safety and quality assurance systems, and customer satisfaction.
  • Assure ongoing Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certification of North East and Westfield plants, as measured by internal, corporate, SQF, customer and regulatory audits.
  • Lead continuous improvement projects to consistently improve / maintain a low consumer and customer complaint profile for all products produced at North East and Westfield.
  • Manage on-site laboratories and FSQ teams to ensure positive and cohesive teamwork, execution of all assigned duties, and accuracy of analytical methods.
  • Lead the safety for FSQ teams to assure all team members are safe and there are no injuries.
  • Assure sanitation programs are monitored and provide technical leadership to facility to set plan for execution and monitoring. Work with operations team to assure execution of sanitation.
  • Actively participate and provide leadership to plant leadership teams.
  • Develop and implement food safety and quality policies and procedures as necessary to assure compliance to regulatory standards, alignment with industry best practices, and integrated with overall Welch's food safety and quality policies and procedures. Actively participate on Corporate team developing / revising these policies. Lead training and verification of policies and procedures.

Who You Are:

  • An expert in Juice HACCP, PCQI, GFSI certification, FSMA and Food Defense in branded food products industry.
  • A driver of change who can lead and influence others within and outside of the organization
  • A communicator who has the ability to set the appropriate direction for food safety & quality program design and implementation that balances speed, agility and compliance.
  • A strong project manager who delivers results under tight timelines.
  • Technically curious with the ability to translate insights into action.
  • A strong team player who can develop positive relationships across facilities and overall company.
  • A trainer, coach and mentor to internal employees.

What You'll Need:

  • B.S. required in Food Science, Engineering, Chemistry, Microbiology or related science.
  • 5-8 years experience combination of Corporate Food Safety or Quality Assurance, Plant Quality Assurance, and Plant Operations.
  • Expert knowledge of HACCP, PCQI, GFSI certification, FSMA and Food Defense in branded food products industry.
  • Comprehensive understanding of plant operations as it relates to food safety and quality with experience in plant quality and food safety management.
  • Demonstrated hands on capabilities applying microbiological, thermal processing, sanitation methodology, HACCP and FSMA Preventative Control program management, and pest control expertise.
  • Ability to travel 10 - 15%

What You'll Enjoy:

  • Organization with a bold, clear purpose.
  • Authentic culture that supports working together to deliver results.
  • Workplace where teams care about each other and your voice is heard.
  • Core and voluntary benefits so you can choose the right recipe for you.
  • Generous 401(k) plan with annual company match.
  • Learning and development opportunities with coaching.

Welch's is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Protected Veteran

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