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Food Safety Quality & Regulatory Product Line Specialist (Sign on bonus)

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Job ID 275697 Date posted 04/10/2024 Location : Wahpeton, North Dakota Category  FOOD SAFETY QUALITY & REGULATORY Job Status  Salaried Full Time

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s food ingredients and bio-industrial business, where we anticipate trends around taste, nutrition and safety to innovate and provide solutions to manufacturers, retailers and foodservice companies.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Food Safety Quality & Regulatory Specialist will provide specialized knowledge of specific segments of quality systems or plant processes such as food safety and quality auditing, instrumentation, specific product line knowledge, computer systems, management or oversight of suppliers and other needed focus areas. In this role, you will be involved in preparation and participation of customer audits and you will work together with internal and external teams to address customer requirements and concerns as well as collaborate on audits.

Key Accountabilities

  • Work closely with cross functional teams, including product management and production, to identify and mitigate quality and food safety risks.
  • Conduct root cause analysis for defects, nonconformities or other quality and food safety failures.
  • Ensure compliance with formal external and internal quality and food safety standards.
  • Provide management of specific segments of quality management systems and provide continuous improvement support for operations or other functional areas where needed.
  • Investigate and responds to customer complaints and provide guidance.
  • Lead the nonconforming materials program for the plant and other plant specific activities.
  • Independently solve moderately complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.
  • Other duties as assigned




  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field OR equivalent experience
  • Minimum of two years of related work experience


  • Food manufacturing process experience 
  • Experience in conducting food safety audits (ISO 22000 or FSSC 22000)
  • Experience working with an enterprise resource planning platform, such as SAP. 
  • Microsoft Office proficiency (Word, Excel, Outlook) 
  • Demonstrated project management - Lean Six Sigma 

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

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