Feed Food Safety and Quality Specialist II

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Blair, NE:Minneapolis, MN:
Mar 24, 2017
Apr 29, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Feed Food Safety and Quality Specialist II-BLA01174 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 www.cargill.com.


Cargill Starches & Sweeteners North America

From frosting on birthday cakes to the fuel in your car, Cargill Starches & Sweeteners North America (Starches & Sweeteners NA) is a part of your life in more ways than you would imagine. Leading national brands choose Starches & Sweeteners NA to develop, manufacture, and deliver ingredients that differentiate their food and beverage products in the marketplace. In addition, Starches & Sweeteners NA unlocks the goodness of the common corn kernel to create ingredients that are used in cattle feed, plastics, food packaging and medicines. Starches & Sweeteners NA also markets its own national brands, such as Truvia®, a zero-calorie sweetener, and Sweet Bran®, a value-added cattle feed. BIOasis™ is a feedstock co-location partnership program that offers over the fence product to bio-processing and biotechnology companies. Starches & Sweeteners NA employs more than 2,400 people and operates facilities in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas.

Position Purpose

The Feed Food Safety and Quality Senior Professional (Specialist II) position provides a higher level of specialized knowledge of specific segments of our Feed FSQR systems and/or plant processes. Areas of specialization include: food safety and quality auditing, domestic and international regulatory compliance, food safety risk assessment, specific product line knowledge, and other needed focus areas. This position is expected to provide technical knowledge and support for moderate to highly complex projects across multiple locations and problems which may be directly tied to production areas, customers/suppliers, or other quality management systems. On an enterprise level, in addition to normal enterprise collaboration, this position may be called on for their expertise in helping multiple locations develop systems, resolve problems, or handle customer or supplier situations. This position works with their counterparts to share best practices and identify and implement best practices at their locations. This position is able to independently identify complex or long term problems, identify/use resources and implement solutions. Food Safety and Quality Professional (Specialist II) may supervise one or more interns, lab technicians, chemist I or Product Line Support Chemist (PLSC) (chemist II).


Principal Accountabilities

Accountability for Feed FSQR regulatory compliance across multiple facilities and multiple feed products.

Corn Quality management.

In-depth management of specific segments of quality management systems (i.e., food safety, regulatory,

specific product lines or other quality systems, etc.), corn quality management, and providing support for operations or other functional areas where needed.

Customer/supplier/co-manufacturer interaction, presentations, response to audits and issues, enterprise and local execution of best practice initiatives.

Analyzes, reviews and interprets FSQR policies, regulations, customer and supplier standards for multiple locations and drive continuous improvement in the areas of processes, plant design and customer focus for the feed business.

Training of employees on food safety programs and regulatory changes.

Miscellaneous job related duties i.e. supervision of interns, chemists or PLSC's, recruiting, operations or FSQR supervisory.


  • Bachelor's Degree in a science field.
  • Minimum 5 years of quality/operations/technical experience.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience as a Specialist, Supervisor, PDG, engineer, or Scientist.
  • Demonstrated technical and leadership skills.
  • Ability to adapt and learn in a changing work environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Microsoft Office Suite experience.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to balance and achieve positive results in the areas of food safety, safety, quality, productivity, cost and employee
  • relations.
  • Able to effectively communicate with diverse groups of people with varying levels of education.
  • Able to travel when needed and work nights, weekends when necessary.


  • Understanding of the regulatory requirements for both animal and pet food.
  • Knowledge of FSMA
  • Knowledge of HACCP
  • Highly self-motivated.
  • Experience dealing with customers and suppliers.
  • Knowledge of multiple areas of quality management.
  • Demonstrated ability to positively influence the thoughts and/or actions of others.
Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Quality Assurance/Food Safety

Primary Location US-NE-Blair

Other Locations US-MN-Minneapolis

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

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