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FSQ Manager

Company: Jack Link's
Location: Minong
Posted on: September 22, 2023

Job Description:

Company DescriptionRunning with Sasquatch is more than just a clever marketing campaign. As a Jack Link s team member, Running with Sasquatch means we roll up our buffalo plaid sleeves and do the hard work first. We don t shy away from challenges. In fact, we push hard and take risks. True to our North Woods roots, we're a bunch of ordinary people who accomplish extraordinary things by driving results with innovation, creativity and a clear sense of urgency. Like our awesome protein products, we have an unwavering passion for quality, and you won t find anything artificial here. What you see is what you get
authentic, humble and fun people who Run with Sasquatch!Running with Sasquatch takes a team. We invite you to run with us, succeed with us, and celebrate with us. Most importantly, Feed Your Wild Side with us on our journey to be the dominant global leader of branded protein snacks!Jack Link's Protein Snacks is a global leader in snacking and the No. 1 meat snack manufacturer worldwide. Still family-owned and operated with headquarters in Minong, Wisconsin, Jack Link s also has a large corporate hub in Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, and operates a total of 11 manufacturing and distribution facilities in four countries. Jack Link s produces high-quality, great-tasting protein snacks that feed the wild sides of consumers around the world. Jack Link's Protein Snacks family of brands includes Jack Link's, Lorissa's Kitchen, World Kitchens Jerky, Bifi and Peperami.Job DescriptionManages Food Safety and Quality (FSQ) staff and determines the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of all quality systems as they relate to achieving corporate FSQ objectives.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESThe duties and responsibilities of this position shall consist of, but not be limited to, the following:Monitor Return-to-Vendor (RTV) items, investigate issues, determine corrective actions and appropriate disposition, and follow up with, record keeping, and reporting.NR response/tracking/reporting.Consumer complaint investigation, corrective actions, record keeping, and reporting.Communicate with USDA/FSIS concerning regulatory issuesImplement and/or maintain a Listeria environmental monitoring and control program including corrective actions, record keeping, and reportingManage the USDA pathogen monitoring sampling program, product retention & release.Maintain HACCP support documentation file & prepare for USDA HACCP In-Depth-Verification (IDV) review.Manage the use of chemicals in the quality control department.Function as the liaison between the plant and the USDA.Maintain and reassess SQF, HACCP and SSOP Plans.SOP s & SSOP s
Program development, training, implementation, maintenance, validation, reassessment, corrective actions, record keeping, and verification in support of plant operations & quality systems or as defined in 9 CFR, Chapter III, Part 416
Sanitation, Part 417
Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Systems.Review, monitor, and maintain all ingredient and process control systems.Conduct a mock recall bi-annually to verify the effectiveness and accuracy of data gathering and record keeping functions.Establish, monitor and control a Quality Systems Laboratory capable of conducting chemical testing of in-process and finished products as required by corporate FSQ objectives.Implement and monitor training for new hires & continuing training of current team members.Ensure all state, local, and federal Food Safety regulatory issues are adhered to, and implement changes.Enforce all safety rules and company policies; provide appropriate interpretation of company policies and safety policies for team members.Suggest improvements; continuously improve the quality of all support activities.Encourage team members
initiative and innovation, and show recognition for effort & achievement.Create and cultivate positive work relationships at all levels of the plant/organization.Ensure proper staffing is maintained, including interviewing and hiring new team members.Maintain attendance records, counsel team members with poor attendance, & follow up with coaching/discipline as appropriate.Appraise work performance: conduct appropriate reviews for team members; give coaching/discipline as appropriate in a consistent and timely manner.Review, correct, and approve timekeeping tool to ensure team members are paid correctly each pay-period.Performs other duties and responsibilities as necessary.QualificationsRequired Education: High School Diploma or GED*Required Experience: 2 years** of Quality Assurance experience in the food industry plus prior supervisory experiencePreferred: * Bachelor s Degree and 5 or more years of successful supervisory experience in a food manufacturing environment---------------------------------- * Education focused in Food Biology or Microbiology*A High School Diploma or GED is equivalent to two years of experience**An Associate s Degree or higher can be taken into consideration for 2 years of experienceREQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE and ABILITIES:Proven understanding of food safety and quality in a manufacturing environment.Excellent verbal and written communication skills; must work effectively with all levels of management and employees.Demonstrated professionalism, effective leadership, problem solving, presentation, prioritization, attention to detail, and employee motivational skills. Proficient in Internet navigation, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Knowledge of cost accounting.Additional InformationPHYSICAL DEMANDS:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to be successfully perform the essential functions of this job.-- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and talk or hear.-- The employee is occasionally required to sit, and reach with hands and arms.-- The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.-- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.WORK ENVIRONMENT:The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The work environment is a plant / office setting with varying degrees of temperatures and noise levels. Exposure to manufacturing equipment movement and wet / slippery floors. Travel may be required.Equal Employment Opportunity EmployerJack Link's is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.E-VerifyJack Link's provides the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new Team Member s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. IMPORTANT: If the Government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, we are required to provide you written instructions and an opportunity to contact SSA and/or DHS before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment. We do not use E-Verify to pre-screen job applicants or to re-verify current employees and may not limit or influence the choice of documents presented for use on the Form I-9. In order to determine whether Form I-9 documentation is valid, we use E-Verify s photo screening tool to match the photograph appearing on some permanent resident and employment authorization cards with the official U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
(USCIS) photograph. If you believe that Jack Link s has violated our responsibilities under this program or has discriminated against you during the verification process based upon your national origin or citizenship status, please call the Office of Special Counsel at 1-800-255-7688 (TDD: 1-800-237-2515).

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