Sr. Quality Specialist - Supplier Quality - Military veterans preferred

Conagra Brands (


  full-time   employee

United States

Conagra Brands has the most energized, highest-impact culture in food. Our people persistently challenge and disrupt marketplace/business conventions and we are respected for our great brands, great food, great margins and consistent results. Conagra Brands, be part of building something BIG.
Job Summary
Implements programs within given functional area of the food safety and quality group under limited supervision. Responsible for supporting the implementation of relevant processes and procedures, and the daily execution of activities related to their functional area. Provides technical expertise in are of responsibility and able to function as subject matter expert in this area. Provides leadership and guidance to team.
Position Responsibilities
Serves as expert resource for all facilities to drive continuous food safety improvement initiatives.
Drives continuous improvement in area of expertise and technical function.
Collaborates with other functions to advance awareness and education of food safety and quality.
Gathers and studies data to understand trends and issues in order to provide input to decisions related to product safety and quality in areas of assigned responsibility.
Assists or supervises others in the organization within assigned technical areas of responsibility.
Provides technical and decision-making support and/or data analysis in managing situations and issues relative to quality and/or food safety.
Collaborates and provides technical support to appropriate functions and employees to assure, food safety and quality of company products.
Gauges and evaluates effectiveness and assure continuous improvements in assigned areas of responsibility.
Designs and implements processes and procedures within assigned technical area(s) of responsibility.
Participates on cross functional teams to assure effective implementation and adherence of QA initiatives and process improvement of our suppliers, under limited supervision.
Performs assigned technical tasks/duties associated with department processes and procedures.
Interfaces/provides technical support to appropriate functions and employees to assure regulatory compliance, food safety and quality of company products.
Interfaces with company facilities to facilitate an ongoing effective relationship with packaging material suppliers.
Evaluates effectiveness and assures continuous improvement in assigned areas of responsibility.
Collaborates outside of FPRA organization to drive efficiencies and effectiveness with regards to food safety and quality.
Sets goals and direction for their team.
Responsible for understanding and executing against budget for their team.
Position Qualifications
BS in Food, Biological or Chemical Science or related field required.
Minimum 7 years of food industry experience in QA, Operations or equivalent function required.
Previous experience developing and leading teams required.
Demonstrated leadership and experience auditing complex manufacturing sites.
Leadership in development of auditing tools.
High level experience of in food safety and quality regulations and standards (GMP, GFSI [SQF, BRC, other benchmarked scheme], HACCP, SSOP), government regulatory requirements, food safety, food manufacturing processes, technologies or other relevant area of responsibility.
Develop and use continuous improvement tools and fundamentals.
Exceptional technical report writing skills.
Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
Create and maintain strong relationships with key internal and external customers.
Troubleshooting, data analysis, and investigative skills required.
Understanding of financial budgets and principles.
Ability to travel up to 75% of the time. Must be able to travel independently and as a responsible company representative.
Physical Requirements
Ability to sit, walk and/or stand for up to 8 hours a day
Climbing to various heights via stairs or ladders on a regular basis
Pushing/pulling various plant materials and/or equipment
Will maneuver in cramped/confined spaces
Exposure to manufacturing environments for up to 8 hours per work day to include: loud noise, excessive heat, cold, wet, slippery conditions, dirt, fumes, smoke, smells and allergies
Frequent bending and/or crawling; must be able to move safely and freely around machinery
Driving a company or rental vehicle for up to 8 hours if needed
Conagra Brands is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law.