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(USA-MN-Marshall) Sr Director FSQ Regulatory Compliance

Posted 4 months ago

Schwan’s Company, a U.S. affiliate of the global lifestyle company CJ CheilJedang Corporation, is a leading U.S. manufacturer and marketer of quality foods offered through retail-grocery and food-service channels. Its many popular brands include Red Baron®, Tony’s®, Big Daddy’s®, Villa Prima™ and Freschetta® pizza; Mrs. Smith’s® and Edwards® desserts; and Pagoda® Asian-style snacks. To learn more about Schwan’s, visit www.schwanscompany.com . What we are looking for: We are hiring a Sr Director of FSQ Regulatory and Compliance at our corporate headquarters in Bloomington, MN. This leadership role is responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction in development and implementation of food safety regulatory compliance and risk avoidance/mitigation strategies including recall management and will assist in strategic planning by providing a framework for company growth and future development. This role will also provide leadership as a subject matter expert to the Chem and Micro labs regarding ingredient finished product and environmental monitoring testing and results interpretation. What you will get from us: + Opportunity to work in a growing segment of a major food manufacturer and showcase your leadership and technical skills to make a big impact on the profitable growth of Schwan’s Company. + Opportunities for career growth with a well-established food company. + A culture focused on ensuring the health, safety and well-being of its employees. + Support and mentorship from team members who are authentic, good-natured and highly skilled. + Competitive wages, incentive pay and a comprehensive package of benefits. Responsibilities: + Provide strategic leadership on food safety and regulatory compliance to ensure a food safety culture throughout the company. + Ensure food safety and regulatory compliance metrics are communicated to all key stakeholders. + Lead and ensure food safety continuous improvement initiatives are developed and executed. + Provide strategic leadership on food safety risk management including risk assessments and communication. + Collaborate with key internal stakeholders to develop and lead the implementation of strategic plans to manage and mitigate risks. Collaborate with technical community to design food safety into products processes and facilities. + Validate capital expenditures to ensure compliance to sanitary construction and design functionality food safety and food sanitation opportunities. + Collaborate with key internal stakeholders to review new product platforms and/or sales avenues reviews for food safety and regulatory concerns. + Subject matter expertise and support in the evaluation of new and emerging food safety issues. + Provide leadership to assure all USDA, HACCP & FDA food safety plans and prerequisite programs are effective and scientifically substantiated. + Provide direction and guidance to FSQ team on effectiveness of co-pack and raw ingredients supplier food safety & auditing programs. Provide strategic and tactical leadership to assure all food safety and regulatory policies (USDA/FDA/Corporate) and procedures are maintained and followed. + Collaborate with food safety & quality teams to ensure sanitation and environmental monitoring programs are effective and substantiated. + Develop and provide or support food safety and regulatory training for all key internal stakeholders. + As recall coordinator provide strategic and tactical leadership for recall management corporate best practices. + Collaborate with technical community to develop food safety and microbiology scientific studies. Interface with industry experts to review current industrial and regulatory issues. Develop relationships with state and federal regulatory offices to provide insights to the facilities to ensure successful compliance against USDA and FDA expectations. + This role may act as a liaison during routine and non-routine regulatory matters. + Responsible for strategic leadership of food safety/microbiology and chemistry laboratories. What we need from you: Education : Minimum of BS in Food Science Food Microbiology or equivalent. Advanced degree preferred. Years of Related Experience : Minimum of 10 years related experience 15-20 years desired. Knowledge/Skills/Abilities : + Advanced knowledge of food safety management principles; in depth knowledge and understanding of food regulations (including but not limited to USDA/FDA). + Strong interpersonal and communication skills. + Ability to solve complex problems, solid analytical skills, experience with scientific methods and experimental design. + Fundamental knowledge of food microbiology, understanding of toxicology principles. + Team leadership and direct report development. + Project management experience and intermediate PC skills. The employing subsidiaries of Schwan’s Company are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, vet status, national origin or other protected class. null

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