Jobot Portales, New Mexico
Mar 01, 2024Full time
This Jobot Job is hosted by: Maria Reyes Are you a fit? Easy Apply now by clicking the "Apply Now" button and sending us your resume. Salary: $115,000 - $130,000 per year A bit about us: We are a leading cooperative owned by family farmers across the United States Committed to delivering wholesome dairy products to consumers globally, our company plays a vital role in supporting sustainable farming practices, innovation, and the dairy industry's growth. As we continue to lead in the production and distribution of high-quality dairy products, we are looking for individuals who share our passion for agriculture, sustainability, and making a positive impact on the world. Why join us? We offer Competitive salaries and benefits! Great PTO Annual bonus & relocation assistance! Job Details Ensure adherence to regulatory requirements and internal FSQ programs/standards. Oversee daily plant Quality and Food Safety operations in alignment with our policies, procedures, customer requirements, and applicable regulations. Take responsibility for the Food Safety and Quality Plans, including supporting prerequisite programs. Enhance and maintain plant policies, procedures, and practices to uphold a cGMP environment. Collaborate cross-functionally to assess and maintain an effective plant hygiene plan. Manage the PEM Program to ensure holistic management of food safety issues and implement effective corrective actions. Supervise plant sanitation to support a robust sanitation program within a cGMP environment. Ensure the effectiveness of plant pest control programs through current, followed, and proactive maintenance. Manage the facility's change control program to enable robust risk assessment and decisions. Lead investigations related to non-conforming events, identifying root causes and implementing effective resolutions Maintain the CAPA program. Collaborate with R&D during new/reformulated product introductions to ensure compliance with established specifications and regulatory requirements. Act as the point of contact for customer-related issues, complaints, or inquiries. Lead plant complaint investigations, ensuring thorough, effective, timely, and customer-facing responses. Monitor compliance with customer expectations and specifications, communicating any issues or concerns. Maintain plant preparedness for customer and regulatory audits/visits. Provide Leadership: Serve as a key member of the plant leadership team. Collaborate with Operations to foster a world-class food safety and quality culture. Cultivate a positive and effective work culture with direct reports. Identify and retain highly effective personnel through proper selection, training/development, and setting expectations for performance. Track and report on plant quality Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Participate in the annual plant budgeting process. Collaborate with the plant manager to identify key capital projects supporting food safety and quality initiatives. Provide training to plant personnel concerning food safety, FSMA, and regulatory compliance. Offer quality leadership during unplanned events or emergencies. Provide visible leadership by participating in Gemba walks and internal audits. Engage and interact with all personnel regularly, assisting them with challenges and questions concerning food safety. Bachelor's degree required in Food Science, Biological Sciences or related field 5+ years of experience in food processing environment 3+ years of experience managing teams Prefer experience in dairy manufacturing Certification and/or Licenses HACCP certification SQF Practitioner certified or obtain within first 90 days. PQCI certification Interested in hearing more? Easy Apply now by clicking the "Apply Now" button.