Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company
heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. With a
goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we
create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice
customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are
raised for food.
The Food Safety/Quality Assurance Manager provides leadership,
direction and execution of all plant food safety functions to
support the company's food safety goals, the Company's statement of
qualityand ensures compliance with all regulatory agencies. Ensures
all products produced meet or exceed all customer, regulatory and
company requirements as they relate to food safety. Directs the
plant Food Safety and Quality departments in selecting, developing
and motivating food safety team members to achieve organizational
goals. Acts as plant authority on all food safety and quality
matters to ensure product safety is always maintained.
**Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities**
+ Manages all activities of the Food Safety department in a
manner which results in consistent food safety results as measured
through the company matrix and regulatory mandates.
+ Develops, documents and implements food safety processes and
procedures to ensure product safety is always monitored and
+ Leads all food safety and regulatory efforts at the plant.
+ Serves as the catalyst for leading continuous quality
improvement and Company's QIP.
+ Enforces the company's food safety standards as outlined in
the plants HACCP, LCP, Salmonella/Campy standards and other
programs. Maintains the required documentation.
+ Serves as the catalyst for leading continuous improvement
through technology and scientific research in an effort to take the
plants food safety program(s) and quality to the next level.
+ Provides leadership and is an active member of all project
teams to ensure food safety concerns are addressed at assigned
+ Maintains open communications with corporate QA, plant
management, sales and marketing staffs to ensure each are aware of
any potential food safety related concerns with product or product
requirements and specifications.
+ Develops a professional working relationship and acts as a
plant liaison with USDA staff.
+ Develops staff through appropriate mentoring and continuing
education efforts. Ensures the company's food safety programs are
properly communicated and plant associates have a working knowledge
of the programs through training and mentoring.
+ Provides timely, accurate and relevant data and analysis to
plant and corporate management.
**Minimum Education and Experience**
Bachelors degree or higher in the area of poultry, meat or food
science, plus 3 - 5 years of relevant experience. Experience in a
HACCP, QA or food safety supervisory role. Good analytical and both
oral and written skills. Experience in further processing may be
required. Must have or completed certification status as Certified
Food Safety Manager or equivalent. Knowledge of poultry and food
processing principles. Understanding of management principles and
team concepts. General knowledge of plant functions, i.e.,
production, maintenance, warehouse, shipping and sanitation. HACCP
certified and very strong HACCP and regulatory skills.
Previous experience as Food Safety manager in poultry processing
**Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements**
Position is mostly sedentary but may require occasional moving
to other offices or buildings.
When in a plant environment: Exposure primarily consists of wet
and moist floors which include metal and plastic grating
May be exposed to temperatures of 28 degrees to 100 degrees
Fahrenheit with both ambient and 100% humidity. May handle product
25 degrees to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. May be exposed to noise ranges
of 50 db. to 110 db.
May be exposed to all chemicals used in poultry, food,
Must wear and use protective and safety equipment required for
the job as directed by the Company.
_Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action
employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or
protected veteran status._