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Business Unit Description:
Bob Evans Farms operates in multiple convenience foods categories within grocery and club. It holds #1 market positions in three major categories. This winning brand has been experiencing strong growth, a trend it's expecting to continue mostly through its leadership in the refrigerated dinner and breakfast categories. In addition to its flagship Bob Evans brand, the Bob Evans Farms portfolio proudly includes Owens, Simply Potatoes, Egg Beaters, Davidson's and Pineland Farms. Bob Evans Farms products are distributed nationally in retailers throughout North America. This includes national grocery chains like Kroger, Safeway, Whole Foods Market, and SuperValu; mass merchants Target and Walmart; as well as club stores and via e-commerce.
Conduct Food Safety audits on supplier and co-manufacturing facilities in a variety of food processing and related environments.
Assess internal manufacturing facilities for GFSI audit readiness, company quality standards or similar scope
Assess compliance with FDA, USDA, and FSMA regulations and guidelines associated with all manufacturing elements.
Capture and report noted quality and food safety data within audit reports
Assist and advise Operations in providing viable corrective and preventative actions
Deliver Training to associates regarding food safety and quality assurance procedures and principles
Identify a wide variety of risks and escalate ‘out of Norm’ situations and non-compliances and ensure corrective and preventive actions are identified
Verify timely completion of CAPA plans
Assist BEF internal plants in preparing for audits.
Develop and improve the BEF audit criteria and expectations and performance standards
Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, Food Microbiology, Agriculture, Chemistry, or equivalent (biological sciences) required
PCQI or HACCP certification required
Minimum 5 years of experience in a manufacturing facility including production and quality.
Previous auditing experience required (minimum of 160 hours and/or two years)
Must have a thorough understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices, Quality Management Systems, and Government/Local regulations (21 CFR 110, 111, 117).
Experience in a broad range of food production operations in order to assess quality assurance risk
Knowledge of HACCP, food safety plans, cGMP, food quality system, sanitation, allergen control, and environmental monitoring.
Working knowledge of quality auditing schemes such as SQF, BRC, AIB, ISO 22000, and other benchmarked schemes.
Skilled in Working Effectively with Others.
Submit accurate and complete technical reports within specific timeline
Maintain applicable professional development and training required for audit proficiency.
Maintain confidentiality and impartiality of work and adhere to all procedures established by Safe Food Certifications or GFSI Scheme criteria.
Ability to Lead and Communicate the audit findings verbally and clearly at the conclusion of the audit to the management present at the site.
Excellent time management skills. He/she will also need to stay connected to the home office (New Albany, OH) to assure the business needs are getting met.
Proficiency in documentation and computing, including report generation, database maintenance, and resource tracking.
Strong problem-solving, issue resolution, and root cause analysis skills
Excellent organization and project management skills (methodical & detail oriented)
Must maintain professionalism at all times: integrity, honesty, impartiality, and reporting any potential conflicts of interest.