Food Safety and Quality Manager
Agrana Fruit US - Baldwinsville, NY

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Maintain the FSQMS to ensure compliance with the appropriate certification standards (i.e. FSSC 22000, ISO 9001, etc.) and plant FSQ performance fulfills established KPI targets.
  • Manage the FSQMS to ensure the day-to-day activities are completed and aligned with the AGRANA FSQ strategies.
  • Under the direction of the Plant Manager and US Head of Food Safety & Quality assist with the development of the FSQ strategies to ensure alignment with overall AGRANA direction.
  • Manage and maintain a highly-trained quality assurance staff to confirm product testing is completed promptly and accurately to ensure only the highest quality products are shipped to the customer.
  • Control and update all Lysander procedures including food safety & quality procedures, standard operating procedures and work instructions so that all personnel will know and follow the correct established processes. Correct procedures are critical for successful training.
  • Prepare for and participate in customer and regulatory audits at the Lysander Plant to ensure superior audit scores and compliance with all regulatory and customer requirements. Superior audits help maintain or gain approved supplier status with customers. Review and document completion of any corrective and preventative actions along with providing follow up with customers and regulatory agencies as needed.
  • Facilitate the plant food safety and quality team.
  • A ssist NPD on new commercialized products so that quality and related customer issues can be resolved to ensure a successful product launch for Agrana and the customer.
  • Communicate plant food safety & quality information on a weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis. Through reports, meetings and presentations provide plant management and corporate staff an accurate view of plant performance through analysis of data trending. This information measures improvement and completion of goals.
  • Oversee and investigate all Lysander customer returns or complaints to ensure accurate determination of root cause and implementation of any needed corrective actions. Maintain contact with the customer for resolution of the issues.
  • Oversee the implementation of Good Manufacturing Practices and associated FSMS programs to ensure production of safe and wholesome products.
  • Fundamental Requirements

    Education / Training:

    B. S. in Food Science, Biology, or applicable science field. Know-how / Professional Experience :
    • Minimum five years supervisory experience in a food manufacturing plant.
    • Strong communication skills –written and verbal
    • Strong computer skills proficient at Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint. SAP
    • Strong working knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices, HACCP, basic quality testing and safety issues
    • Previous experience with GFSI certification systems (ISO 22000/FSSC Certification experience a strong preference).
    • Experience with quality management systems is a prerequisite.
    • Problem solving and creating solutions.
    • Strong organization skills and the ability to multi-task major initiatives simultaneously.
    Please submit all resumes with salary requirements to: lori.rajewski@

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