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US Foods FSQA Manager Aurora Stockyards in Aurora, Illinois

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Maintain, update and implement national food safety and quality programs

Develop plant specific programs and forms in conjunction with plant leadership

Coordinate, implement and maintain the GFSI FS22000 food safety standard

  • Manage the internal quality audit function for the site and ensure effectiveness of the corrective and preventative action process within the framework of the plant's Quality Management System

  • HACCP Coordinator and responsible for coordination of recalls

  • Site leader responsible for on-site product risk assessment and risk management plan

  • Attend site leadership meetings to report and drive continuous improvement: in sanitation, food safety, quality, and preventative maintenance.

  • Enforce production suspension to ensure food safety and quality continuity

  • Ensure regulatory compliance with USDA, FDA, State and local authorities and act as division’s primary liaison with these agencies

  • Develop & implement site specific programs for GMP’s, SSOP’s, allergen control etc.

  • Develop and conduct site specific training programs for employees

  • Manage HACCP and SSOP validations and verifications

  • Manage to contract 3rd party labs and develop bacteria and quality lab testing as needed / required

  • Perform 3rd party audit preparation and supplier audits as necessary

  • Ensure sanitation requirements are maintained in all areas of the facility under scope

  • Work with management, sales and customers as needed to understand and reduce product returns and complaints and implement appropriate corrective actions

  • Manage vendor relationships to ensure food safety and raw material compliance specifications

  • Manage labeling compliance with USDA/FDA regulations

  • Ensure complete data collection and trending on relevant programs

  • For exporting facilities only - manage export program, including update of product lists, AMS audit, update of QSA manual, exporting certification, troubleshooting of export related issues and review of all appropriate paperwork


Manage the sanitation activities and/or crew (internal or external).

Manage possible quality technician in plants where applicable


Internal : Support operations associates at plant level and maintain corporate communications

External : Various governing agencies such as USDA, FDA, local authorities, auditing companies, vendors and customers


Education/Training :

  • High school graduate or equivalent required, 4 year college degree or formal training/certification in Animal science/Food safety/Veterinary science preferred.

  • Minimum 2 years experience LEADING plant food safety program required

  • Preferred 5 years experience in a food service processing & distribution environment

Related Experience :

  • Food safety training, sanitation (SSOP & GMP), USDA quality troubleshooting and QA process improving skills preferred

  • Perishable industry background/experience with food safety/quality knowledge in a perishable production environment required

  • Experience with a HACCP plan design, measurement, documentation & training required. Formal HACCP training/certification preferred

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities :

  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize required

  • Critical thinking. Analytical skills. Written and verbal communication skills.


  • Strong interpersonal skills required, including the ability to relate and positively influence employees & third parties at all organizational levels

Physical Requirements:

Up to 50% walking in a cold environment

Up to 50% sitting

Up to 75Lb lifting

EOE* Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status*

EOE* Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status*

US Foods is one of America’s great food companies and a leading foodservice distributor, partnering with approximately 300,000 restaurants and foodservice operators to help their businesses succeed. With 28,000 employees and more than 70 locations, US Foods provides its customers with a broad and innovative food offering and a comprehensive suite of e-commerce, technology and business solutions. US Foods is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., and generates more than $28 billion in annual revenue. Visit to learn more.

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