Bell Flavors & Fragrances Quality Systems Specialist

Position Overview

The Quality Systems Specialist responsibilities is to create/maintain the SQF program and certification, responds to quality portions of regulatory requests and manages process to request and update ingredient specifications.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Initial focus will be on GFSI/SQF Program certification including implementation, documentation, and training.
  • Reviews, updates maintain the documented Food Safety and Food Quality programs to ensure compliance with GFSI/SQF Standards.
  • Maintains self-assessments and self-audits of quality systems
  • Responds to quality portions of regulatory and customer requests
  • Establishes and maintains process to request and update ingredient and packaging information from suppliers.
  • Must be HACCP and SQF Practitioner trained & qualified
  • The Quality Systems Specialist will back-up the Director of Quality Systems regarding Food Safety and as SQF Practitioner.
  • Serves on Food Defense, HACCP, GMP Audit and Food Safety & Quality Development Teams

Education and/or Experience

  • BS in food science or microbiology or related science
  • Fifth year college or university program certificate
  • Two to four years related experience and/or training equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Working knowledge of GMP, HACCP, SPC, and SQF
  • Excellent organizational and computer skills
  • Good written and verbal skills
  • Ability to interact with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to work independently with attention to detail
  • Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
  • Certified in one of the GFSI benchmark standards – preferably SQF OR BRC

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Requirements

  • Understanding of FDA, USDA and State Food Safety/Quality regulations
  • Ability to work with Customer & Regulatory Agencies
  • Excellent critical thinking and project management skills
  • Ability to present information to the business and or public in a professional, concise manner
  • Ability to successfully lead teams to enable them to effectively perform
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment with facilities, regulatory agencies, and customers
  • Ability to communicate well, both orally and written
  • Ability to understand and analyze issues involving food manufacturing, natural sciences, mathematics (including statistics), technical and legal documents
  • Ability to understand issues in relation to product manufacturing operations and their impact
  • Ability to provide supervision, guidance and counsel to others
  • Ability to effectively organize, coordinate and execute
  • Ability to help develop and/or execute strategic plans to meet departmental and organizational goals while complying with regulatory and customer requirements