Overview

**Job Description:**

**Basic Purpose-**

Under the general guidance of the Corporate FSQA function, this position is responsible for participating in the development of and implementation and coordination of food safety and quality policies and procedures to ensure compliance with various associated regulatory agencies for assigned region. Provides direction to assigned divisions in the areas relating to regulatory compliance.

**Description-**

Participate in the development of food safety and quality policies and programs.

Responsible for the hiring, training, and performance review of assigned personnel.

Manage the internal quality audit function for the assigned sites and ensure effectiveness of the corrective and preventative action process within the framework of the plant’s Quality Management System

Site leader responsibility for on-site product risk assessment and risk management plan

Attend site leadership meetings to report and drive continuous improvement: sanitation, food safety, quality, and preventative maintenance.

Enforce production suspension to ensure food safety and quality continuity

Ensure regulatory compliance with USDA, FDA, State and local authorities

Develop & implement site specific programs for GMP’s, SSOP, allergen control etc. for assigned locations

Develop and conduct site specific training programs for employees for assigned locations

Manage HACCP and SSOP’s validations and verifications.

Manage to contract 3rdparty labs and develop bacteria and quality lab testing as needed

Perform 3rdparty audit preparation and suppliers audits as necessary

Ensure sanitation requirements are maintained in all areas of the facility

Work with customers and end users directly to understand, reduce and eliminate product returns and complaints

Manage vendor relationship to ensure food safety and raw materials compliance specification

Manage labeling compliance with the USDA/FDA regulations

Manage customer complaint/returns and implement corrective actions

Ensure complete data collection andtrending on relevant programs

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**Qualifications-**

*Education/Training:*4 years college degree or formal training/certification in Animal science/Food safety/Veterinary science required

*Related Experience:*Minimum 5 years food safety and quality experience required in food service processing or a distribution facility.Food safety training, sanitation (SSOP & GMP), USDA and FDA quality troubleshooting and QA process improving skills also required.Formal HACCP training/certification preferred.

*Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:*

·Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritizerequired

·Meat industry background/experience with food safety/quality knowledge in a meat production environment required

·Experience with a HACCP plan design, measurement, documentation & training required. Formal HACCP training/certification preferred

·Strong interpersonal skills required, including the ability to relate and positively influence employees & third parties at all organizational level

**Physical Requirements:**

Up to 25% walking in a cold environmentUp to 50% sittingUp to 75Lb lifting

**Primary Location:** Phoenix-AZ

**Schedule:** Full-time **Shift:** Day Job

**Job Function:** Food Safety

**Job Level:** Manager

**Travel:** Yes, 50 % of the Time

About US Foods

Why US Foods? As one of America’s top 10 largest private companies, we offer talented professionals outstanding opportunities for personal and professional development. We maintain a strong focus on growth in a high-performance environment. That means your work will be challenging and rewarding. We conduct business in a highly ethical manner and maintain an unwavering commitment to operational excellence, safety, and environmental responsibility. As important, we encourage collaboration and value each member of our diverse and talented team.