Food Safety and Quality Manager in Milwaukee WI

CPS, Inc. (Food & Beverage Division)
Food Safety and Quality Manager
Job ID: 
Milwaukee WI
Not Specified
Job Types:
Food Safety, QA/Lab Manager
Employment Type:
Full Time

Food Safety and Quality Manager

We are looking for a dynamic, creative, collaborative and results driven Food Safety and Quality Manager to provide leadership and overall direction to the total quality program, ensuring that all internal quality standards and external regulatory standards are maintained at the plants, co-packer production facilities, vendors, and external storage locations.  The successful candidate will provide support, coaching, and training to all employees in all aspects of the Company total quality program.  This role is an active and integral member of plant senior management team.

The day in the life of a Food Safety and Quality Manager:

  • Provides direct leadership and mentoring of the Food Safety and Quality Assurance (FSQA) staff and is responsible for their development and performance.  Ability to connect / influence local plant management and plant workforce to drive a best-in-class Quality Culture
  • As a member of the Plant Leadership Team, influence plant leadership to ensure all FSQA programs and systems are implemented effectively.  Coach / develop all plant leaders in regard to quality and statistical tools
  • Oversees and maintains robust FSQA programs (e.g., HACCP, sanitation, pest control, GMP, traceability, others) in the facility, implementing and ensuring compliance to Government and Company Standards.  Monitors key quality indicators / metrics, manages continuous improvement reviews and special projects as assigned
  • Responsible as company representative to outside governmental agencies, USDA, FDA, State Department of Agriculture, etc. and to consumers and customers through investigation and response to complaints.  Leads all visits from external regulatory agencies
  • Audit Leadership – Responsible as company representative to customers for their audit requirements of our production facilities and to consultants that are employed for audits
  • Manages the investigation of product incidents and consumer complaint at the plant level.  Utilizes RCA’s and ensures CAPA’s are implemented and verified.  Empowers direct staff and collaborates with necessary departments to quickly understand issue
  • Responsible for ensuring plant sanitation requirements are met.  Includes monitoring / auditing effectiveness of cleaning practices using visual and microbiological methods.  Requires dotted line relationships to operations resources supervising and performing cleaning tasks
  • Sets standards for content of communication materials, distribution, and timeliness in relation to the food safety and quality practices of the Plant

What you need to know:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Food Sciences or Science related discipline
  • Six (6) years of managerial experience within manufacturing environment.  Eight (8) years progressive food/beverage quality systems experience, including statistical process control (SPC).  Experience in a union environment a plus
  • HACCP Certification.  FSMA, PCQI, GFSI certifications preferred
  • Requires effective leadership, influencing, and interpersonal skills in both the direction / development of subordinates and interaction with external contacts
  • Must be an effective listener to address the concerns of both internal and external customers.  Appropriate business management skills and strong problem-solving abilities are necessary

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Kristine O’Sullivan at

JO:  542.22KO

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