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Smithfield Plant Food Safety & QA Manager in Springfield, Massachusetts

Plant Food Safety & QA Manager (SEE SMITHFIELD FOODS WEBSITE FOR COMPLETE JOB DESCRIPTION) A great job-and a great future-awaits you at Smithfield Foods. We\'re an \$18 billion U.S. food company with nearly 60,000 employees worldwide. We\'re looking for motivated people who want to join our team and grow lasting and meaningful careers with us. Join our family today. Apply Now! Your Opportunity Our team members receive industry-competitive salaries and are eligible for great benefits packages: Competitive Pay: \$78,500 - \$116,600 annually Annual Bonus Earning Potential Comprehensive Health Insurance, Retirement Benefits and More Education benefit available to full and part time Smithfield team members on their first day of employment. *Program eligibilities apply In addition, we offer opportunities for career growth, professional development, and tuition assistance. As part of our FS/QA team, you would conduct routine sanitation checks, ensuring that HAACP and USDA regulations are strictly enforced. Providing technical expertise to track product from start to finish, and develop corrective actions when needed. You will be responsible for ensuring that we are able to safely deliver the best Smithfield, Eckrich, Nathan?s Famous, or any of our product brands to customers and consumers. Responsible for managing the Plant Food Safety and Quality Assurance Department to provide safe, high quality products that meet customer expectations. This role has the overall accountability of ensuring the food safety system is properly written, validated, documented and implemented as directed to ensure USDA and FDA regulatory compliance and the production of safe and wholesome products. Is accountable for the plant?s Quality System and must provide solid leadership to achieve company, plant, and department goals through various management, evaluation and improvement skills and strategies that improve overall quality and profitability. The Plant Food Safety and Quality Assurance Manager reports to the Plant Manager, the Corporate Food Safety Manager and the Corporate Quality Assurance Manager. Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions. Bachelor\'s degree from an accredited four-year college or university and 5+ years\' experience in the food industry; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum of 2+ years\' experience in a position of leadership to include team development and management, required. Knowledge and understanding of quality assurance principles, food science and meat processing, SPC and statistics; preferred. In-depth understanding of microbiological testing and limited chemistry testing. Knowledge of various pathogens and microbes associated with food production. Hands on experience conducting microbiological testing of meat and poultry products. Comprehensive knowledge of USDA, FSIS, HACCP, and SSOP requirements. USDA/HACCP Certified, preferred. SQF Certified Expert, preferred. Ability to uphold regulatory, company and customer standards. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Knowledge of Database software; Inventory software; Manufacturing software; Spreadsheet and Word Processing software; QMS system and SAP. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong decision making and problem solving skills. Excellent planning and organizational skills with demonstrated multi-tasking and project management skills. Must be able to travel up to 10% of the time. May be required to work long hours and weekends.