Florida Crystals Corporation Quality Systems Coordinator in Baltimore, Maryland
ASR Group is the world’s largest refiner and marketer of cane sugar, with an annual production capacity of more than 6 million tons of sugar. The company produces a full line of grocery, industrial, food service and specialty sweetener products. Across North America, ASR Group owns and operates six sugar refineries, located in Louisiana, New York, California, Maryland, Canada and Mexico. In the European Union, the company owns and operates sugar refineries in England, Portugal. ASR Group also owns and operates mills in Mexico and Belize. The company’s brand portfolio includes the leading brands Domino®, C&H®, Redpath®, Tate & Lyle®, Lyle’s® and Sidul®.
The Quality Systems Coordinator is primarily responsible for managing all aspects of SQF certification, Quality and Food Safety systems (including the Prerequisite Programs), and the HACCP plan for applicable ASR Group location(s).
Maintain and improve site SQF certification
Implement ongoing quality improvement processes working with interdepartmental teams.
Initiate and own CAPAs to resolve concerns related to Quality Systems
Manage customer audits and investigate customer complaints
Lead cross-functional Food Safety team including regular meetings with the Food Safety team to exchange information and discuss new procedures or equipment related to food safety
Implement procedures to support quality and food safety systems
Deliver training and orientation materials about HACCP and related topics (GMPs, sanitation, etc.)
Interact with ASR corporate staff on methods and policies development
Interact with Supplier Quality on approving new suppliers and new ingredients
Interact with purchasing, maintenance, process, packaging and warehouse supervisory teams to ensure reliability of food safety programs
Provide effective communication regarding issues, objectives, initiatives, and performance to plan.
Practices and promotes GMPs and plant safety procedures
Performs other duties as assigned
ESSENTIAL ABILITIES & CRITICAL SKILLS
Ability to analyze complex information and perform root cause analysis
Ability to recognize areas for Continuous Improvement strategies; recommend and implement CI strategies as assigned
Ability to utilize ERP information and analyze results
Ability to maintain confidentiality of proprietary business information at all times
Ability to effectively manage time, including the ability to prioritize, work within assigned deadlines, and work independently or collaboratively to accomplish organizational objectives
Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects while maintaining quality & accuracy standards
Ability to utilize Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel, Word, and Outlook on an Advanced Level
Ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner both verbally and in writing, fostering strong lines of communication across the business
Ability to troubleshoot quality issues on dry packaging lines
Planning & Scheduling
Managing Complexity- Keeping focused on key objectives and results when addressing the details of a situation. Making timely decisions using available facts in ambiguous situations.
Change Management- Challenges the status quo; encourages people to question existing methods, practices, and assumptions. Responds positively and enthusiastically to novel ideas and suggestions; supports people in their efforts to try new things; seeks ways to implement new ideas. Coordinated, structured period of transition from one situation to another in order to achieve sustainable positive outcome.
Regulatory Matters- Demonstrates understanding of regulatory and compliance requirements for area of responsibility, which will include the countires in which the product is both made and sold.
Working with Ambiguity- Achieves forward progress in the face of poorly defined situations and/or unclear goals; able to work effectively with limited or partial information.
Accountability: Takes accountability for delivering on commitments; owns mistakes and uses them as opportunities for learning and development; openly discusses his/her actions and their consequences both good and bad.
Credibility - Adheres to a set of core values that are represented in decisions and actions. Does the right thing, even when it is difficult. Demonstrates technical proficiency, reliable customer service and delivery of results in supporting clients; speaks with authority and is respected by others; maintains objectivity in dealing with issues. Removes/ minimizes bias from decisions.
Quality Management- Knowledge and application of food industry quality systems; Knowledge and application of procedures required for testing food quality.
Acting with Integrity: Clearly states goals and beliefs; lets people know his/her true intentions; does what he she said they would do; follows through on commitments; Understands and follows company policies
Communication & Interpersonal Skills: Expresses ideas and information in a clear and concise manner; tailors message to fit the interests and needs of the audience; delivers information in a manner that is interesting and compelling to the listener
Energy & Initiative: Takes action on his/her own without being prompted; handles problems independently; able to resolve issues without relying on extensive help from others; does more than is expected or asked; asserts one's influence over events to achieve goals
Judgment & Decision-Making: Bases decisions on a systematic review of relevant facts and information; avoids making assumptions or rushing to judgment; provides clear rationale for decisions
Customer Orientation – Addressing internal and/or external customer needs by providing and delivering professional, helpful, high quality service and support
REQUIRED EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline from an accredited college/university
At least 2 years of applicable professional experience working with quality & food safety systems
At least 2 years working in a manufacturing environment
HACCP and related food safety training with experience in the development and maintenance of HACCP Plans
SQF or other related GFSI benchmarked standard training / certification
Knowledge of Quality Assurance/Control practices and procedures
Excellent communication skills both verbal and written in English
PREFERRED EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE
Advanced degree in a related field of discipline from an accredited college university
Experience working as a SQF practitioner
Experience leading an internal audit team
- North America
- 5% travel
Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.