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Food Safety & Quality Systems Specialist - Fort Worth, TX

Requisition ID 44713
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Quality 
Posting Type DNI

Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the worlds leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building and manufacturing sustainable solutions for food, beverage or pharmaceutical consumers, our commitment to lead the world to better nutrition drives us forward. With 24,000+ colleagues across the globe and 15,000+ Kerry products, your opportunities are limitless.

About Kerry

Kerry is the world's leading taste and nutrition company for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Every day we partner with customers to create healthier, tastier and more sustainable products that are consumed by billions of people across the world. Our vision is to be our customers' most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition. A career with Kerry offers you an opportunity to shape the future of food while providing you opportunities to explore and grow in a truly global environment.

About the role

Our Fort Worth, Texas location is part of our Dairy division and creates soups and sauce variations for Kerry customers and brands. We are a fast paced, never a dull moment manufacturing facility that comes together as a team to get the job done. If you like working with a close-knit group that makes a big impact, we may be the place for you!

What would you do?

  • On-going maintenance of Quality / Regulatory policies, Food Safety Programs (HACCP) procedures, SSOPs, Foreign Material Program, Environmental Standards, and other applicable pre-requisite programs.
  • Performing internal audits in accordance with the internal audit program and work with the Quality Team, Production and other functional areas to ensure compliance against standards.
  • Head coordination, preparation, and presentation of materials for the annual GFSI/BRC audit, regulatory inspections, and customer and 3rd party audits.
  • Review and PCQI verification of process records.
  • Supporting the resolution and close out of issues / incidents which have been identified as part of audit or process monitoring activities.
  • Provide training, support and guidance to departments to ensure standards are fully understood thereby enabling effective implementation.
  • Provide skilled technical administrative support to the Quality and Production Teams and ensuring a standardized approach to Quality activities on site.
  • Lead and take initiative for continuous improvement quality activities in site, supplier, and customer activities, with appropriate notification to senior management of each.
  • Develop, implement and audit programs directly related to quality and assigned projects.

What will you need to be successful?

  • Qualified background in food science or related discipline and/or 3-7 years practical experience in Food Safety or Management of Quality of Production, or Project Management in the food industry.
  • Strong food quality systems knowledge including but not limited to BRC, HACCP, PCQI GMPs and other related prerequisites.
  • Ability to drive continuous improvement.
  • Ability to affect change through indirect leadership.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Proficient at Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Must have strong critical thinking ability along with analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, coaching and conflict management skills.

Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. EEO is the Law poster can be found here. Additional information can also be here .                                       

Beware of scams online or from individuals claiming to represent us. A Kerry employee will not solicit candidates through a non-Kerry email address or phone number. In addition, Kerry does not currently utilise video chat rooms (e.g., Google Hangouts) to conduct interviews. Refuse any request that asks you to provide payment to participate in the hiring process (e.g., purchasing a “starter kit,” investing in training, or something similar). Kerry will not ask you to pay any money at any point in the hiring process with the exception of reimbursable travel expenses. In addition, any payments made by Kerry will be from official firm accounts bearing the Kerry name.                                                                   

Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

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