Food Safety & Quality Assurance – Import Manager Dot Foods

Description

Location: Chesterfield, MO, Mt. Sterling, IL or any Dot distribution center
Department: FSQA
Reports To: Director of FSQA
Application Deadline: February 27, 2019

Your Role: Chief responsibility for food safety and quality assurance of Savor Brands, Dot’s import business. You will work with vendors and supply chain partners to ensure products are safe and of the finest quality and that vendors are in compliance with all food safety regulations, foreign and domestic.

Company Bio: Dot Foods

As a family-owned and -operated company for the past 58 years, Dot Foods has created a strong family culture within the business. As a vital part of that family unit, we want to ensure you feel included and respected for any differing ideas. We appreciate those opinions and count on them to make us successful. In addition to an inclusive working environment, we will provide you with:
• Competitive wages and bonus program
• Flexible work environment
• 401(k) and profit-sharing plan

Responsibilities

• Responsible for food quality and safety of all Savor Brands product
• Collaborate with Savor Brands buyers to establish and maintain product and packaging specifications
• Ensure all Savor Brands suppliers meet all specifications by conducting tests of product, and establishing and conducting audits of suppliers’ plants and processes
• Ensure Savor Brands compliance to FDA Foreign Supplier Verification Program and other applicable FDA or USDA regulations
• Act as FSQA point of contact for all supplier and customer inquiries, including resolving all relevant customer complaints
• Monitor processes and analyze data to enable continuous improvement and minimize food safety risk
• Apply lean thinking and tools to identify and eliminate waste in all areas of the position

Role Specifics:
• Travel – Regular overnight domestic and international travel (up to 4-6 nights per month) to other companies’ facilities, outside training, and internal/external business meetings. Must have the ability to travel independently as needed, without restriction by all modes of transportation, including car, plane, or train.

 

Qualifications / Requirements

• B.S. in Food Science or related degree or equivalent
work experience
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical
skills
• Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
• Ability to collaborate in a team environment

We’d Like You To Have:
• 3+ years experience in food manufacturing and/or quality
• Knowledge of GFSI, FDA, and USDA standards and
requirements
• Ability to develop and work within budgets
• Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to influence
persons at all organizational levels
• Proven ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects
and meet deadlines

Safety: This position assumes responsibility for the workplace safety of self and co-workers, and for the safety conditions of the work locations, exercise and promotes safe behaviors and show unyielding support of programs, rules and policies regarding safety.
EOE/AA Employer: Dot believes all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunities. Dot will not discriminate against its employees or applicants for employment because of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status or other basic classes protected by applicable federal or state law provided they are qualified for employment or for existing positions.

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