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Regional Food Safety Lead Africa

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Job ID 252105 Date posted 01/20/2023 Location : Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s animal nutrition and health business, where we improve lives through better nutrition. Our team researches, innovates and creates solutions that deliver healthy results for our customers.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Regional Food Safety Lead will ensure consistent application of food, safety, quality and regulatory policies and standards across facilities within a business or region. In this role, you will identify continuous improvement of food safety processes and systems, implement policies within the business, ensure audit compliance and customer specifications and quality issues.

Key Accountabilities

  • Performs prevention activities and issue resolution across multiple facilities in a region to ensure consistency and collaboration.
  • Direct work with suppliers and external manufacturers.
  • Accountable for completion of facility audits and proactively anticipates risks and preventative actions.
  • Develop, implement and assess food safety processes and systems for facilities and drive continuous improvements.
  • Conduct root cause analysis for defects, nonconformities or other quality failures.
  • Ensure compliance with formal external and internal quality standards.
  • Provide leadership, coaching and mentoring to peers within the team.
  • Independently handle complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating only the most complex issues to appropriate staff


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience

  • Knowledge of food safety concepts, policies, hazard analysis and risk mitigation.

  • Minimum of four years of related work experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Operations experience

  • Must have either feed or manufacturing industry experience.

  • Understanding of statistical process control programs.

  • Applies intermediate auditing and quality compliance skills to identify and manage risks/compliance.

  • Animal nutrition food safety and quality experience.

  • Experience interacting with state and federal regulators.

Our Offer
We provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

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