**Job Description:**

**Basic Purpose-**

Maintain, update and implement national food safety and quality programsDevelop plant specific programs and forms in conjunction with plant leadership Coordinate, implement and maintain the GFSI FS22000 food safety standards.


+ Manage the internal quality audit function for the site and ensure effectiveness of the corrective and preventative action process within the framework of the plant’s Quality Management System
+ Site leader responsible for on-site product risk assessment and risk management plan
+ Attend site leadership meetings to report and drive continuous improvement: in 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 and act as division’s primary liaison with these agencies
+ Develop & implement site specific programs for GMP’s, SSOP’s, allergen control etc.
+ Develop and conduct site specific training programs for employees
+ Manage HACCP and SSOP validations and verifications
+ Manage to contract 3rdparty labs and develop bacteria and quality lab testing as needed / required
+ Perform 3rdparty audit preparation and supplier audits as necessary
+ Ensure sanitation requirements are maintained in all areas of the facility under scope
+ Work with management, sales and customers as needed to understand and reduce product returns and complaints and implement appropriate corrective actions
+ Manage vendor relationships to ensure food safety and raw material compliance specifications
+ Manage labeling compliance with USDA/FDA regulations
+ Ensure complete data collection and trending on relevant programs
+ For exporting facilities only – manage export program, including update of product lists, AMS audit, update of QSA manual, exporting certification, troubleshooting of export related issues and review of all appropriate paperwork



# EOE Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status



+ 4 year college degree or formal training/certification in Animal science/Food safety/Veterinary science required
+ Minimum 2 years experience leading plant food safety program required
+ Preferred 5 years experience in a food service processing & distribution environment

*Related Experience:*

+ Food safety training, sanitation (SSOP & GMP), USDA quality troubleshooting and QA process improving skills required
+ 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


+ Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize required
+ Critical thinking. Analytical skills. Written and verbal communication skills.
+ Strong interpersonal skills required, including the ability to relate and positively influence employees & third parties at all organizational levels

**Physical Requirements:**

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

**Primary Location:** Buffalo-NY

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

**Job Function:** Quality Assurance

**Job Level:** Manager

**Travel:** No

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.