Perdue Farms, Inc.

QA COMPLIANCE AUDITOR

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Description/Job Summary

Want to work some place great?  Want to be a part of something new and exciting?  How about that beach life?
 
Come join the team at Perdue AgriBusiness!  Perdue AgriBusiness (PAB) is one of the two operating divisions of Perdue Farms headquartered in Salisbury, MD just miles away from the beaches, multiple coastal state parks and major cities including Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington DC.  Our company portfolio generates over $6.5 billion in sales and we are among the nation’s Top 10 grain companies with a global reach through our domestic and international export operations including organic grains.  We also operate four soybean processing facilities, an edible oil refinery and specialty feed ingredients manufacturing.  But wait, there’s more………Competitive salaries, flexible benefits plan, Tuition & Education Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, 401(k) Savings Options and so much more!
 
Be a part of a family company you can be proud of!  Your journey starts now!  We have a new and exciting opportunity for a Quality Assurance Compliance Auditor in Salisbury, MD.  Come GROW with us! 

This position will be responsible for evaluating the content and implementation of QA and Food Safety programs created to meet FDA and customer requirements.  The position will utilize a structured QA audit process to conduct the evaluations.  In addition, the position will assist with providing accurate responses to customer requests for information.   

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Develop and implement a structured QA audit process that incorporates practices noted in ASQ/ANSI/ISO 19011, where practical.
  • Use a structured audit program to evaluate the content and implementation of programs written to fulfill FDA FSMA rules and customer requirements for product quality specifications and food safety parameters.
  • Systems to be audited include – Preventive Controls Programs for Human and Animal Foods, Foreign Supplier Verification, Sanitary Transport, cGMPs, and Identity Preservation.
  • Process audits include - FDA Food Facility Registration, Pest Control, Labeling, Product Recall / Traceability, FGIS sampling and grading of grains, laboratory management and analytical procedures. Other audits may be conducted at the request of Business Unit Managers or QA Director.
  • Communicates and coordinates the audit process with operational and commercial management.  Ensures the audit process and expectations are known prior to conducting the audit.
  • Maintains audit records through use of a designated software solution; e.g., RCI or SharePoint.
  • Grow the audit process beyond compliance and conformance; i.e., facilitate continuous improvement and provide value-added assessments (examples – risk identification, quality costing).
  • Assists with the completion of Customer Requests for Information (CRFI) to ensure responses given to customers accurately reflect practices.
  • Conducts training and correlations as determined by QA Director.

Required Experience

  • 3 or more years industry experience managing food/feed safety and quality systems.

Required Education

  • Completion of Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree in Food/Feed Science, Animal Science, Ag Economics or an Agribusiness related major.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Must consistently demonstrate Perdue Farms’ Values, practice excellent communication skills, and maintain confidentiality.
  • Must be proficient in general computer skills (Microsoft Office, ERP).
  • Must be trained in HACCP, FSMA Preventive Controls Qualified Individual or FSVP QI or obtain qualifications within first year of employment.
  • Must be a qualified internal auditor or obtain qualification within the first year of employment.
  • Proficient in technical writing, reading and interpreting scientific journals or publications.
  • Proficient in agribusiness regulations and programs.
  • Have basic knowledge of grain, soy crush and feed processing operations, specifically HACCP Plan management, quality programs and statistical process control.
  • Available for frequent travel; qualified to drive a company vehicle.

Details

Perdue family of companies is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce.
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Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.