Quality Assurance Specialist III

Inthe Quality Assurance Specialist III position, you will lead and facilitate thefocus on attainment and maintenance of Federal, State and Local Regulatoryagencies as well as maintenance of Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)certification for the Distribution Center site operations. You will beresponsible for the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) planvalidation, Food Safety and Food Quality Plans that meet GFSI guidelinesand supports our leadership in the specialty beverage industry. You willperform facility audits, manage the site sanitation program, and maintainessential documentation as required for 3rd parties. You will work withPlant Quality Assurance Teams, HACCP Teams, Plant Internal Audit Teams,Production, Maintenance, Facilities and Multi-Site Quality Support Groupsto define objective quality standards, monitor performance to these standards,identify opportunities for improvement and monitor the implementation ofcorrective and preventative actions.
Whatyou will do:
Lead the development and implementation of Food Safety Fundamentals, Food Safety Plan and Food Quality Plan for maintaining Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level 3 Certification for the site and to meet all Keurig Dr Pepper requirements related to quality and food safety programs.
Champion the education and training of personnel on quality auditing practices and standards.
Facilitate, oversee the development, implementation, review and maintenance of the SQF Level 3 System.
Oversee plant relationship with SQF Certification Body.
Directs pest control programs for the plant, per SQF guidelines.
Collaborate with the Multisite Quality and Supplier Quality Teams to ensure products meet specifications, and are manufactured, stored and distributed using an internal system that conforms to the requirements of SQF Level 3 (GFSI).
Act as internal audit program Subject Matter Expert and directly manage the facility Internal Audit Teams.
Effectively communicate across the organization with all executive levels and operational management on the compliance status.
Maintain compliance for non-saleable Trial work, ensuring Food Safety & Food Quality concerns are documented and addressed.
Design, manage and maintain the plant's Master Sanitation Schedule (MSS) to cover the entire manufacturing facility-including production, warehouse, utilities, engineering and plant perimeter; ensures compliance and reporting to plant management.
Identify and communicate any potential Food Safety or Food Quality concerns.
Validate changes to Food Safety and Food Quality Plans.
Whatyou must have:
Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Food Safety or related field.
5 plus years of a progression of quality systems management in a manufacturing environment under USDA and/or FDA and HACCP. CPG industry highly desired.
Demonstrated successful experience with sanitary design experience in a food manufacturing environment required.
Advanced knowledge of sanitation, food safety and pest control.
Certified SQF Practitioner (desired), Certified HACCP Training, and Certified Auditor Training or/ equivalent certifications.
Demonstrated successful experience and abilities in the areas of: Sustainability, Quality Management Systems and applications (ISO 9001, Lean, Six Sigma, GFSI, etc.), food regulatory and microbiology.
Advanced analytical, problem solving, facilitation and communication skills
Demonstrated Project Management experience as Project Leader and act as a cross-functional team participant.
Demonstrated skill to persuade/influence both internally and externally to the function and organization.
Competent in the use of MS Office suite, PeopleSoft and SAP preferred.
Must be able to work extended hours and/or off shifts as required to ensure optimal success for the department, plant and company.
KeurigDr Pepper Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeksdiversity in its workforce. Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. recruits qualified applicantsand advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color,religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression,age, disability, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, maritalstatus, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. EOE Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans/ Disabled

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