Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory (FSQR) Manager

Nashville, TN:United States:
Mar 09, 2017
Mar 27, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory (FSQR) Manager-WIC03601 Working at Cargill is an opportunity to thrive—a place to develop your career to the fullest while engaging in meaningful work that makes a positive impact around the globe. You will be proud to work for a company with a strong history of ethics and a purpose of nourishing people. We offer a diverse, supportive environment where you will grow personally and professionally as you learn from some of the most talented people in your field. With 150 years of experience Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work. Learn more at


Cargill Protein is a leader at delivering primary processed and value added proteins into the Foodservice, Retail and Manufacturing market channels. It operates several food processing facilities located in the US and Canada. Our customers in Foodservice are comprised of large national restaurant chain operators, contract feeding companies and both national and regional foodservice distributors. Our Retail customers are comprised of primarily large national grocery retailers and warehouse clubs. Our Manufacturing customers are comprised of large branded manufacturers of retail consumer packaged goods. The customers from these channels are attracted to working with Cargill because of our demonstrated leadership in delivering innovative products, integrity, operational excellence, food safety and risk management.

This position is responsible for food safety and quality management systems and regulatory compliance within the plant facility. The FSQR Manager will hire, train and motivate FSQR team to insure continuous and consistent program implementation and continuous improvement. This position has responsibility for a large complexity facility.


  • 50% - Oversee Food Safety and Quality Management Systems. Plan, coordinate, and direct all quality, sanitation, regulatory and food safety programs within the establishment to insure compliance with company, governmental and customer requirements and expectations.

  • 15% - Acts as customer interface with plant to review product performance, respond to questions and complaints, and work with operations to ensure customer expectations are met.

  • 15% - Reviews and verifies results and communicates with Corporate FSQR. Interface with Corporate FSQR and with other FSQR Managers within the BU. Collaborate with FSQR Managers across the platform.

  • 10% - Monitor FSIS/CFIA regulatory activities and plant compliance with regulatory standards. Act as liaison between USDA/CFIA and plant operations.

  • 10% - Employee Management - selection, training development, performance management, staff efficiencies.

This position is posted internally as well as externally.



  • Minimum of 7 years of food safety/quality/regulatory experience
  • Solid understanding of USDA requirements (HACCP)
  • Experience/knowledge in Microbiology, Food Safety (HACCPs and GMPs), Quality Assurance
  • Ability to provide leadership and motivation to engage employees in the business
  • Strong risk management skills
  • Ability to rethink and improve business for continued growth
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and ensure execution
  • Auditing experience and skills
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills: Microsoft Office software (MS Word, Access, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Able and willing to travel up to 25%

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in building, creating, and managing Supply Quality Assurance programs

  • Quality Auditor Certification or ability to become certified

  • BS and/or advanced degree in science or other applicable fields

  • Experience leading and supervising teams

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Quality Assurance/Food Safety

Primary Location US-TN-Nashville

Other Locations United States

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job