Sr. FSQA Compliance Auditor
Ref ID: REF2069P
Department: Technical Services & Regulatory Control
Location: Livingston, CA
Employment Type: Full-time
Foster Farms has been a family-owned and operated company for four generations. Since our founding days back in 1939, we have always been committed to providing consumers with the highest-quality, best-tasting poultry products available. The hope is that our commitment to excellence, honesty, quality, service, and our people will shine through in everything we do.
We are always looking for talented individuals to join the Foster Farms team. We offer the experience of a large organization, but operate like a family business. More than half of our job openings are filled by internal promotion, and we encourage employees to gain a variety of experiences across different functional groups.Job Description
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
Under the direct supervision of the FSQA Compliance Manager, the FSQA compliance auditor is responsible for performing internal and external audits against company’s food safety and quality standards. This position will require the ability to travel to any of the Foster Farms processing facilities, to co-packers and suppliers. The successful candidate will be a self-starter with the ability to work independently to achieve cross-functional collaborative goals. The position provides visible quality leadership ensuring that Foster Farms food safety/quality standards are understood and met through on-site assessments. This position works closely with the FSQA Compliance Manager and other cross-functional teams to provide successful commercialization of new products at copackers.
This position is also responsible for assisting the FSQA Compliance Manager and FSQA Directors in performing supplier and ingredient risks assessment to determine the risk level and future audits.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Manage and perform on-site FSQA compliance audits at all Foster Farms facilities, co-packers and ingredient/packaging material suppliers, including the evaluation of potential co-packers and supplies to provide recommendations
Actively communicate with facility leadership teams and FSQA Management throughout all phases of the audit process
Document audit observations, generate audit results and corrective actions report
Review internal audits and inspections with FSQA Leadership to determine degree of compliance with the company’s food safety and quality standards
Perform supplier and ingredient risk assessments to determine product risk and audit schedules. Perform internal supplier approval assessments, review and recommend actions based on potential risk
Assist in the development and implementation of an integrated supplier risk management strategy
Monitor quality of product produced at Co-packer facilities through data evaluation, product cuttings on on-site visits. Monitor complaints for assigned co-packers and drive continuous improvementQualifications
Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year, accredited college or university, preferably in the area of animal or food science
Advanced degree in animal science, food science, or food safety preferred
Requisite 5+ years of work experience in food processing environment with food safety/quality programs focus
Understanding of GFSI auditing standards (e.g. BRC, SQF), HACCP and FSMA preventive controls
Understanding of food safety and quality risks associated with microbial, chemical and physical hazards
Proactive problem-solving and critical thinking approach to determine food safety risks and/or quality issues while auditing or while conducting risk assessments
Ability to think logically, problem solve and grasp concepts quickly
Strong writing and presentation skills, in order to communicate at all levels throughout the organization
This position requires strong interpersonal skills due to the visibility of the auditing process – audit summaries and corrective action follow-ups
Ability to execute sound judgment regarding communication for product disposition decisions
Self-starter, detail oriented, ability to work independently without direct supervision and instruction
Proficient use of Microsoft including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
Ability to work flexible hours,
Ability to travel at least 80% for business related visits (other plants), suppliers and co-packers
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Foster Farms is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities, Females, Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Foster Farms participates in E-Verify during the hire process at all locations for all new employees.