Food Safety Quality Assurance (FSQA) Manager - Stock Yards

US Foods


Maintain, update and implement national food safety and quality programs Develop plant specific programs and forms in conjunction with plant leadership Coordinate, implement and maintain the GFSI FS22000 food safety standards.



  • Manage the internal quality audit function for the site and ensure effectiveness of the corrective and preventative action process within the framework of the plant's Quality Management System
  • Site leader responsible for on-site product risk assessment and risk management plan
  • Attend site leadership meetings to report and drive continuous improvement: in sanitation, food safety, quality, and preventative maintenance.
  • Enforce production suspension to ensure food safety and quality continuity
  • Ensure regulatory compliance with USDA, FDA, State and local authorities and act as division’s primary liaison with these agencies
  • Develop & implement site specific programs for GMP’s, SSOP’s, allergen control etc.
  • Develop and conduct site specific training programs for employees
  • Manage HACCP and SSOP validations and verifications
  • Manage to contract 3rd party labs and develop bacteria and quality lab testing as needed / required
  • Perform 3rd party audit preparation and supplier audits as necessary
  • Ensure sanitation requirements are maintained in all areas of the facility under scope
  • Work with management, sales and customers as needed  to understand and reduce product returns and complaints and implement appropriate corrective actions
  • Manage vendor relationships to ensure food safety and raw material compliance specifications
  • Manage labeling compliance with USDA/FDA regulations
  • Ensure complete data collection and  trending on relevant programs
  • For exporting facilities only - manage export program, including update of product lists, AMS audit, update of QSA manual, exporting certification, troubleshooting of export related issues and review of all appropriate paperwork





***EOE Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status***



  • 4 year college degree or formal training/certification in Animal science/Food safety/Veterinary science required
  • Minimum 2 years experience leading plant food safety program required
  • Preferred 5 years experience in a food service processing & distribution environment
Related Experience
  • Food safety training, sanitation (SSOP & GMP), USDA quality troubleshooting and QA process improving skills required
  • Meat industry background/experience with food safety/quality knowledge in a meat production environment required
  • Experience with a HACCP plan design, measurement, documentation & training required. Formal HACCP training/certification preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize required
  • Critical thinking. Analytical skills. Written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills required, including the ability to relate and positively influence employees & third parties at all organizational levels

Up to 50% walking in a cold environment Up to 50% sitting Up to 75Lb lifting

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Quality Assurance

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