Kellogg Quality Auditor in BATTLE CREEK, Michigan

Lead with us as a Quality Auditor who leads or participates in cross-functional teams in support of the planning, execution, and documentation of quality and food safety audits of Kellogg Plants, co-manufacturers and supplier facilities. Engage with us when you collaborate with the plants and Corporate Quality to ensure consistent adherence to Kellogg approved audit criteria utilizing HACCP food safety and quality management principles and is responsible for establishing and verifying equivalent standards are applied among all KNA business groups and ingredient categories.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

In your role as a Quality Auditor at Kellogg, you will be part of our success by:

  • Ensuring consistent application of Kellogg approved audit standards and processes across business units, manufacturing facilities and ingredient categories while leading or providing food safety support for the audit team

  • Reviewing and providing assessment of 3rd party audits and government audits of suppliers

  • Scheduling and conducting audits, coordinating findings of audit team, writing final audit reports and leading discussion with plant / supplier to develop acceptable corrective actions; collaborating with the plants / supplier and providing coaching and teaching to help them understand what is an issue and why it is an issue

  • Ensuring effective follow-up to audit issues by thoroughly transitioning findings from the audit to a Quality Program or Ingredient Manager to work with the facilities or supplier to successfully complete action register; making final recommendations to Kellogg Quality Management for acceptance or refusal of all assigned suppliers

  • Reviewing and recommending revisions to Quality Manual to ensure consistency between Quality Policies and the audit process

  • Evaluating new facility and equipment design, plans and installations to assess risk and recommend improvements from an auditor perspective

  • Keeping abreast of new findings and practices related to food safety and regulatory compliance of ingredients, finished foods and potential contaminants; assessing risks and, using technical expertise and knowledge of Kellogg business, notifying appropriate senior management and technical personnel of potential issues and recommending adjustments to audit programs as needed

  • Assessing and recommending best practices as observed during audits

WHAT DO I NEED TO DEMONSTRATE?

As well as a hunger to learn and succeed in Quality, to be considered for this position you must be able to meet the following requirements:

Required

  • B.S. in a technical discipline with substantial experience in Quality Assurance including experience in food industry auditing techniques, or

  • High School Diploma with extensive experience in Quality Assurance including experience in Ingredient or Supplier Management and substantial experience in food industry auditing techniques

  • Must have practical auditing experience as a Lead Auditor

  • The ability to stand or walk for extended periods of time

  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of plant operations from production floor to plant manager

  • Ability to collaborate with the plants, be open to feedback, provide real-time feedback, coach and teach others as they are auditing a facility

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

  • Thorough knowledge of food safety and quality management systems and understanding of food ingredient law, food processing and controls, Good Manufacturing Practices, and Good Agricultural Practices

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to promote good relations with suppliers, procurement & management

  • Ability to be effective as an Audit group leader, project manager, planner, coordinator, and communicator in high risk situations

  • Ability to demonstrate objectivity and authority in all recommendations

Preferred

  • Bachelors Degree in Food Science/ Grain Science/ Food Technology Microbiology / Food Safety / Chemistry

  • Experience leading cross-functional teams

  • GFSI auditor certification

  • Knowledge in Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?

  • This position requires 50-70% travel and work in a food processing or agriculture environment.

  • Majority of time is spent working independently from a remote location.

  • Weekends and extended hours are sometimes required.

The ability to work a full shift, come to work on time, work overtime as needed and the ability to work according to the necessary schedule to meet job requirements with or without reasonable accommodation is an essential function of this position.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Where required by state law and/or city ordinance; this employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For additional information, please follow this Link at https://e-verify.uscis.gov/emp/media/resourcesContents/EverifyPosterEnglish.pdf for English or this Link at http://e-verify.uscis.gov/emp/media/resourcesContents/EverifyPosterSpanish.pdf for Spanish.

Title: Quality Auditor

Location: USA-MI-Battle Creek - Corporate Headquarters

Requisition ID: QUA000513

Job Function: Quality

Job Type: Professional

Closing Date: Nov 10, 2017, 11:59:00 PM

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