**Job Description:**

**Basic Purpose-**



Maintain, update and implement national food safety and quality programs

Develop plant specific programs and forms in conjunction with plant leadership

Coordinate, implement and maintain the GFSI food safety standard for USDA & FDA Produce production and distribution of food products.


+ 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
+ HACCP Coordinator and responsible for coordination of recalls
+ 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 and Preventative Controls
+ 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


Manage the sanitation activities and/or crew (internal or external).

Manage possible quality technician in plants where applicable



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




+ High school graduate or equivalentrequired, 4 year college degree or formal training/certification in Animal science/Food safety/Veterinary science preferred.
+ 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 preferred
+ Perishable industry background/experience with food safety/quality knowledge in a perishable 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:**

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

**Primary Location:** Sioux City-IA

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

**Job Function:** Quality Assurance

**Job Level:** Manager


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.