Auditor, Food Safety & Quality

  • Leprino Foods
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Nov 10, 2022
Full time

Job Description

Description: Within our Global Quality team located in Denver - Leprino is seeking an Auditor, Food Safety & Quality to move our organization to even larger level of dairy ingredient and nutrition growth! We take pride in our vision to be "world's best", it is why we work harder, invest more, and continually innovate.


At Leprino Foods, starting compensation for this role typically ranges between $77,000 and $90,000. This position has an annual target bonus of 5%.

  • Reviews and approves all required requisite supplier documentation including 3rd party audits, allergen assessments, product tech data sheets, and regulatory compliance documentation as part of the supplier approval process.
  • Recommends suppliers for initial and ongoing approval based on documentation review, audit findings, non-conformance issues and overall supplier performance.
  • Works quickly resolve any ingredient or packaging nonconformance issues, segregating any materials for disposition if needed.
  • Audits supplier facilities for initial qualification, ongoing approval or for problem solving purposes.
  • Ensures complete documentation of Supplier Audits and Corrective Actions.
  • Conducts Annual Ingredient Risk Assessments.
  • Assists with development of Annual Audit Schedule.
  • Communicates data from audits, complaints, and exceptions to Purchasing and Global Quality.
  • Assists Manager of Food Safety in establishing ingredient and packaging specifications that meet LFC and regulatory requirements.
  • Collaborates with Product Development, Purchasing and Suppliers to modify specs as needs arise.


You Have At Least (Required Qualifications):

  • Have a Bachelor's degree in Microbiology, Food Science, Dairy Science, Chemistry, or a similar scientific subject area.
  • Proven experience in quality assurance.
  • HACCP Certification or Certified in Preventive Controls for Human Food (PCQI).
  • The ability to work a weekly 3/2 (office/home) hybrid schedule.


We Hope You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications):

  • A Master's degree in the above-mentioned fields.
  • Previous experience as a food auditor.


Leprino Foods celebrates and supports diversity. We believe in equal opportunity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. We know we are better together and are committed to creating an inclusive and supportive culture that uses the unique talents, experiences, background, and perspectives of each individual employee.


Offering You In Return:

A chance to be part of a global team of individuals passionate about producing and delivering high-quality products that help feed and nourish families around the world. Leprino Foods could not be where it is today without our incredible employees. That is why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring great people who are in it for the long run is our goal. Through competitive salaries and bonuses, life, medical/dental/vision coverage, voluntary benefits, employee assistance programs, wellness incentives, tuition assistance, vacation, ten paid holidays, sick time, paid parental leave, annual merit increases, as well as the LFC Profit-Sharing & 401(k) plan. Your impact will be noticed and rewarded, as you seek to further our company, our customers, and one another.


Our Story:

Leprino Foods' history dates back over 70 years, when Jim Leprino first started making small batches of mozzarella for local markets and eateries in the Little Italy neighborhood of Denver. We've grown a bit since then. Today, Leprino Foods is the world's largest manufacturer of mozzarella and lactose, and a leading producer of whey protein. Still owned by Jim and the Leprino family, our sights are set to be the "World's Best Dairy Food and Ingredient Company." To help us achieve that bold vision, we're looking for our secret ingredient: You. A motivated team member who is the best at what you do. Three passionate individuals in a small corner grocery store in the early 1950s have now grown to almost 5,000 employees throughout 16 global locations. Will you join us on our journey?


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Leprino Foods requires all individuals to wear the appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) as required by the role and location.


Leprino Foods Company supports a drug-free workplace and is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/Disability/Veteran


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