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Senior Manager - Food Safety & Quality Assurance

Delphi, IN 46923

Posted: 03/19/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire/Perm Job Category: Quality and Compliance Job Number: 614997 Country: United States Is job remote?: No

Job Description

The Senior Food Safety and Quality Assurance Manager is the leader of the Food Safety and Quality Departments at the Delphi, Indiana slaughter plant and supports the same functions at the Frankfort, Indiana fabrication plant. The Food Safety and Quality Assurance teams report to this position, through the respective Managers. The Senior FSQA Manager oversees the successful execution of corporate policies and compliance to regulation and customer requirements.

The Manager is well-engaged with daily plant and department functions. The position reports to the Corporate Director of Compliance and Quality Assurance.

Duties And Responsibilities
  • Support SQF compliance and audit preparation.
  • Directly manage the Food Safety Manager and the Quality Assurance Manager.
  • Liaison between FS, QA Manager with daily operational functions and Corporate Director of Compliance and Quality Assurance for strategic department direction.
  • Primary support for regulatory functions, including FSAs, regulatory changes, and updates, and evaluating export regulatory requirements. Attend weekly FSIS meetings.
  • Lead department oversight of new equipment selection and design.
  • Review and grant approval of HACCP assessments and revisions, particularly related to new processes.
  • Support the department's functions related to product labeling. Review and approve internal sketch approvals, support functions for USDA label approval related to claims. Become knowledgeable of internal labeling systems and provide direction between FSQA department, Engineering, and outside vendors to assure accurate and functional labeling.
  • Interface with department managers to highlight and resolve daily FSQA priorities.
  • Develop and mentor the FSQA management team, including succession planning.
  • Lead traceability tasks, including familiarity with current systems and supporting design of future ERP functions that assure total recall accountability and capabilities.
  • Ensure identification, labeling, and traceability system function as planned.
  • Actively pursue regulatory and industry updates related to regulation changes and new technologies.
  • Work cooperatively with various departments.

Required Education And Experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in Food Science, Biology, Animal Science, or a related field (In absence of degree, suitable industry experience will be considered).
  • 5+ years Food Safety and Quality experience in a USDA pork slaughter facility.
  • Knowledgeable and certified in HACCP and SQF.
  • Familiar with FSIS Directives and regulations.
  • PCQI certified, preferred.
  • Animal Handling certifications are valuable, but not required.

Qualifications And Skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including technical writing.
  • Strong statistical analysis abilities.
  • Uncompromised ethics is a required.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position manages all employees of the department and is responsible for the performance management within that department.

Work Environment

This job operates in an office and plant environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. While performing the duties of the job, the employee may occasionally be exposed to extreme temperatures, strong odors, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The noise level in the plant environment can be loud.

Physical Demands

The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job.

The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Position Type/ Expected Hours of Work

This is a Full-Time position. Hours of work are Monday through Friday, approximately 50 hours per week. Overtime and occasional weekend work may be required as job duties demand. Must have reliable transportation.


Limited travel may be needed for this position.


This organization is a fully integrated retail, food service and private label producer of fresh and processed meats company. As a company, we are growing; in the past five years, we've grown by more than 50% to almost 3,000 team members with 4 primary processing facilities. We value diversity, innovation, collaboration and those passionate about their jobs. 

We reward our team members with compensation and benefits above the competition, including three health care options (including a HSA), two dental options, two vision options, a very competitive 401(k) plan (with two different company match components), and a number of other supplemental benefits (including a generous tuition reimbursement program).
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