Food Safety & Quality Manager

Marshall, MN

Posted: 01/13/2020 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 22.20KK Pay Rate: 90,000 - 105,000

Job Description

Food Safety & Quality Manager

As the Food Safety and Quality Manager you will be a key member of the Management Team at our Minnesota operation.  You will be responsible for providing direction and the implementation of all necessary food safety and quality programs to ensure the safety, quality, and regulatory compliance of company Protein Manufacturing. You must demonstrate strong leadership skills with the ability to act collaboratively and proactively while being consistently engaged to find solutions that bring forth new ideas to achieve company objectives.


  • Lead plant quality programs, processes and systems to ensure performance meets or exceeds regulatory, company and customer expectations
  • Assure alignment of factory program with company corporate quality guidance and objectives.
  • Oversee the development, implementation, maintenance and review of the SQF System, including food safety fundamentals/plan and the company manufacturing expectations; manage and implement FSMA-compliant food safety and quality systems
  • Work closely with all departments and levels throughout the organization to ensure regulatory compliance
  • Manage food safety and quality incidents and non-conformances at the site while working closely with all departments cross-functionally to collaboratively identify, root-cause and solve quality opportunities and aid in developing processes to prevent recurrence in coordination with the corporate headquarters
  • Demonstrate continuous improvement in all food safety systems; analyze quality data and performance, including SPC, to provide information and insight on business improvement opportunities
  • Responsible for site product release and approval of all product, raw materials, packaging and process specifications, quality food safety risk assessments and change management
  • Develop, train, and lead factory staff to deliver on food safety & quality initiatives
  • Lead internal and external 3rd-party food safety and quality audits
  • Maintain positive relationships with suppliers, vendors and support on-site and off-site audits as needed
  • Lead microbiological control and improvement programs
  • Perform other tasks and special projects as assigned
  • Manage Master Sanitation Schedule and Pest Control compliance

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Sam Kovacevic at

JO:  22.20KK


Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Quality, Food Science, Microbiology or Science-related field
  • Must be an SQF Certified Practitioner with 3+ year’s SQF quality experience or have equivalent experience with another GFSI standard
  • Previous team leadership & GFSI standard implementation experience
  • Excellent critical thinking and time management skills
  • Preventive Control Qualified Individual and Better Process Control training strongly preferred
  • In-depth knowledge of food microbiology, product sampling plans and environmental monitoring programs as well as US FDA FSMA regulations, one or more GFSI schemes, and GMPs

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Sam Kovacevic at

JO:  22.20KK


Meet Your Recruiter

Sam Kovacevic
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Proven recruiter with 15 years of experience specializing in the Food and Beverage sector.  

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