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Quality Control Supervisor

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Job ID 292189 Date posted 05/28/2024 Location : Fort Dodge, Iowa Category  FOOD SAFETY QUALITY & REGULATORY Job Status  Salaried Full Time

Cargill’s size and scale allows us to make a positive impact in the world. Our purpose is to nourish the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way.
Cargill is a family company providing food, ingredients, agricultural solutions and industrial products that are vital for living. We connect farmers with markets so they can prosper. We connect customers with ingredients so they can make meals people love. And we connect families with daily essentials — from eggs to edible oils, salt to skincare, feed to alternative fuel. Our 160,000 colleagues, operating in 70 countries, make essential products that touch billions of lives each day. Join us and reach your higher purpose at Cargill. 
This position is in Cargill’s food and bioindustrial business, where manufacturers, retailers, and foodservice companies rely on us to consistently deliver the products and services they need, and use our technical expertise and market knowledge to develop innovative products. 


Job Purpose and Impact

The Quality Control Supervisor will provide quality control management for the assigned businesses. In this role, you will ensure quality control laboratory performance using quality data combined with a strong product quality expertise. You will proactively inform the internal partners on quality trends, to ensure compliance for final products. 

Key Accountabilities

  • Lead the quality control processes for the defined business units, overseeing the quality procedures and quality data and assure reliability of data including methodology and analysis execution.
  • Lead routine operational testing of incoming materials, in process and final goods, deliver accurate and timely results to enable decision making, support the production labs to ensure efficient operations and produce corrective action for final products.
  • Collaborate with businesses and location professionals on research projects and act as a domain specialist in food quality related projects or trouble shooting activities either as a team member or as a project lead.
  • Oversee laboratory safety by implementing safety standards, undertaking verification of safety control effectiveness and leading continuous improvement.
  • Develop analytical optimization, develop and implement lead and lag key performance indicators and ensure clear objectives are in place.
  • Collaborate with the laboratory development team on calibration and validation of new and improved methods.
  • Responsible for personnel decisions related to hiring, performance and disciplinary actions for your direct reports. You will also spend time completing the same tasks as employees on your team.
  • Other duties as assigned

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Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum one year of directly related work experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Understanding of analytical and calibration techniques
  • Basic knowledge of food safety legislation
  • Knowledge of food safety management systems
  • One year of supervisory experience

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

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