Manager FSQA

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Job Description: 

This position is responsible for the daily management of all activities of the FSQA department to include food safety programs specification adherence and product quality for products within their assigned facility. In addition, the FSQA Manager will oversee all special projects as assigned, departmental budgets, turnover and safety.  Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

Daily oversight of production practices including raw material receiving requirements; pre-operational and operational sanitation; finished product quality and Food Safety Systems; ensuring all Tyson FSQA policies and procedures are followed; monitoring verification and documentation associated with adherence to government regulations; developing, implementing and maintaining the HACCP, PCQI, SOP, GMP and SSOP based programs; ensuring finished product conforms to customer product and label specifications; report product issues and audit results to plant and corporate FSQA, plant management, corporate sales and/or operations; interacting with customers and their agents for product showings, plant tours and audits; visits to customer facilities; initial product runs and investigation response to quality related customer complaints; monitoring microbiological results; conducting bacterial swabs and generating shelf-life environmental graphs; performing research and development activities; responsible for implementing and maintaining food safety and quality programs and for the selecting training and managing of FSQA Supervisors and FSQA Technicians; facilitating both the Food Safety and Foreign Material teams at the plant; Completing required internal, regulatory, and customer audits; Completing required internal, regulatory, and customer audits;  managing Hold Release inventories at plant level in SAP.


Education: Knowledge associated with food safety, animal science, natural science or technical field normally acquired through a bachelor’s degree or higher in academic study, or related job experience essential to the job.

Experience: Minimum 5 years of prior industry experience to fully grasp regulatory, production and manufacturing concepts preferred.  Experience with FDA and USDA regulated products.  SAP Experience a plus.

Computer Skills:  Standard computer skills required; generating spreadsheets and developing templates for use by plant management and corporate FSQA, sales and operations.

Communication Skills: Excellent communication skills required, both written and verbal, demonstrating the proven ability to correspond with all levels - line team members to corporate management.

Special Skills: Must have good problem identification and problem-solving skills. Must be able to work independently yet interact with many different facets within the organization and be the plant liaison to USDA.  HACCP Certified, SQF Certified and PCQI Certified preferred.

Supervisory: Manage crewing labor and attendance of the FSQA department.

Travel: This position is responsible for the Hutchinson, KS facility and South Hutchinson, KS (Winchester) facility. Travel between the two will be required as needed. Additional travel may be required, up to 5 trips per year.

Relocation assistance may be available for candidates that qualify according to the Tyson Relocation Policy.

Work Shift:

1ST SHIFT (United States of America)

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