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Cargill Food Safety Quality and Regulatory Lead in Emporia, Kansas

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s food ingredients and bio-industrial business, where we anticipate trends around taste, nutrition and safety to innovate and provide solutions to manufacturers, retailers and foodservice companies.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Food Safety Quality and Regulatory Lead will be responsible for ensuring internal collaboration and connectivity for all policies, standards, and trainings. You will partner with contacts to assist with compliance and customer specification issues. You will also work closely with the location(s) to coordinate and plan programs that fall under food safety, quality and also regulatory areas.

Key Accountabilities

  • Performs inspection of finished or in-process goods, analyzes data, and identifies trends in defects or errors.

  • Conducts root cause analysis for defects, non-conformities, or other quality failures.

  • Responsible for coordination of Food Safety Quality and Regulatory functions including continuous improvement processes, compliance to audits, and assisting with customer specifications and quality issues.

  • Ensure Environmental Health and Safety training and new procedure implementation are executed and completed timely and accurately.

  • Assist with Related training development and scheduling.

  • Provides training, coaching, and mentoring to team members.

  • Plan, coordinate and direct all regulatory compliance, laboratory, food/feed safety, and quality programs within the location to ensure compliance with customer, supplier, and government requirements and expectations.

  • Handle basic issues and problems under direct supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.

  • Other duties as assigned

Position Information:

  • Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in animal science, food science, or biological science or equivalent experience

  • Food safety knowledge and experience

  • Willing and able to work in support of other shifts when needed.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Attention to detail

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Moderate computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets, and database navigation)

  • SAP experience

  • Validated change management in an industrial setting

  • Experience in leading cross functional teams

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

At Cargill, everyone matters and everyone counts. Cargill is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. As such and in alignment with our Guiding Principles, Cargill's long-standing equal employment opportunity policy prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, family status, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, union affiliation, or any other status protected by law.

Cargill also complies with all applicable national and local laws and regulations pertaining to non-discrimination and employment.

Notice to Recruiters and Staffing Agencies: Cargill, Inc. and subsidiaries (“Cargill”) have an internal recruiting department. Please review this notice.

US Employment Resources: Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

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