Quality Systems Coordinator

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



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ASR Group is the

world’s largest refiner and marketer of cane sugar, with an annual production capacity of more than 6 million tons of sugar. The company produces a full line of grocery, industrial, food service, and specialty sweetener products. Across North America, ASR Group owns and operates six sugar refineries located in Louisiana, New York, California, Maryland, Canada, and Mexico. In the European Union, the company owns and operates sugar refineries in England, Portugal, and Italy. ASR Group also owns and operates mills in Mexico and Belize. The company’s brand portfolio includes the leading brands Domino®, C&H®, Redpath®, Tate & Lyle®, Lyle’s®, and Sidul®.

POSITION SUMMARY
The Quality Systems Coordinator is primarily responsible for managing all aspects of SQF certification, Quality and Food Safety systems (including the Prerequisite Programs), and the HACCP plan for applicable ASR Group location(s).

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Set standards and monitor procedures to ensure food safety at all stages of the operation
  • Maintains and improves site SQF certification
  • Lead cross-functional HACCP team including regular meetings with the HACCP team to exchange information and discuss new procedures or equipment related to food safety
  • Read, interpret, and cross-reference the accuracy of large number of records which requires a broad and specialized knowledge of the content
  • Implement procedures and forms to support quality and food safety systems
  • Develop and deliver training and orientation materials about HACCP and related topics (GMPs, sanitation, etc.)
  • Works with Supplier Quality on approving new suppliers and new ingredients
  • Liaises with ASR corporate staff on methods and policies development
  • Interacts with Supplier Quality in order to communicate company standards for quality and safety of incoming products
  • Interacts with purchasing, maintenance, process, packaging and warehouse supervisory teams to ensure reliability of food safety programs
  • Practices and promotes GMPs and plant safety procedures
  • Completes SQF Audits as needed
  • Performs other duties as assigned

  • TRAVEL

  • Less than 5% travel
  • REQUIRED EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline from an accredited college/university is required
  • At least 1 year of applicable professional experience working with quality & food safety systems
  • HACCP and related food safety training
  • SQF or other related GFSI benchmarked standard training / certification
  • Knowledge of Quality Assurance/Control practices and procedures
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written in English

  • PREFERRED EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE

  • An advanced degree in a related field of discipline from an accredited college university is preferred
  • Preferred experience working as a SQF practitioner
  • Preferred experience in the development and maintenance of HACCP Plans
  • Preferred experience working on an internal audit team

  • COMPETENCIES

  • Quality Management:  Knowledge and application of food industry quality systems; Knowledge and application of procedures required for testing food quality.
  • Acting with Integrity: Clearly states goals and beliefs; lets people know his/her true intentions; does what he she said they would do; follows through on commitments; Understands and follows company policies
  • Communication & Interpersonal Skills: Expresses ideas and information in a clear and concise manner; tailors message to fit the interests and needs of the audience; delivers information in a manner that is interesting and compelling to the listener
  • Regulatory Matters:  Demonstrates understanding of regulatory and compliance requirements for area of responsibility.
  • Accountability: Takes accountability for delivering on commitments; owns mistakes and uses them as opportunities for learning and development; openly discusses his/her actions and their consequences both good and bad.
  • Credibility:  Adheres to a set of core values that are represented in decisions and actions. Does the right thing, even when it is difficult. Demonstrates technical proficiency, reliable customer service and delivery of results in supporting clients; speaks with authority and is respected by others; maintains objectivity in dealing with issues. Removes/ minimizes bias from decisions.
  • Energy & Initiative: Takes action on his/her own without being prompted; handles problems independently; able to resolve issues without relying on extensive help from others; does more than is expected or asked; asserts one's influence over events to achieve goals
  • Customer Orientation:  Addressing internal and/or external customer needs by providing and delivering professional, helpful, high quality service and support

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