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QFS Sr. Scientist

Post Consumer Brands Logo

84795 - 130554 USD

Post Consumer Brands

Lakeville, MN

Nicolas Catoggio

Unknown / Non-Applicable

Company - Public


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Business Unit Overview:
Headquartered in Lakeville, Minn., Post Consumer Brands, a business unit of Post Holdings Inc., is focused on providing delicious food choices for every taste and budget. As a company committed to high standards of quality and to our values, we are driven by one idea: To make lives better by making delicious food accessible for all.
The company’s portfolio ranges from iconic brands such as Honey Bunches of Oats®, Grape-Nuts® and PEBBLES cereals, as well as Peter Pan® peanut butter to the top-selling Malt-O-Meal® brand of value ready-to-eat cereals and more. Our business is growing and that’s where you come in. Our company is a hearty mix of ambitious people who want to make great things happen.
Location Description:
Post Consumer Brands in Battle Creek, Mich., the cereal capital of the U.S., is the company's largest manufacturing plant and home to about 600 team members. When you join the team here, you'll be helping to produce some of the most iconic cereal brands, including Honey Bunches of Oats cereal, PEBBLES cereal, Grape-Nuts and Honeycomb cereal. The Battle Creek plant is also unique as it is home to the original barn where C.W. Post started the Postum cereal company in 1895. The Battle Creek team has deep community roots, supporting the city's Cereal Festival, local elementary schools, and hosting several on-site volunteer events throughout the year.
Provide technical quality support to Quality Assurance, Operations, and Product Development with an emphasis on continuous improvement, consumer/customer requirements, and continuous product quality. Act as the official back-up for the Plant Quality and Food Safety Manager. Support, implement, and maintain food safety practices as required through SQF. Responsible for completing job duties in a manner that supports all plant safety, food safety, quality, and environmental practices.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
  • Provide leadership for the plant’s compliance to the SQF standard as serve as plant SQF Practitioner. Practitioner will oversee the development, implementation, review, and maintenance of the SQF system.
  • Serve as plant Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) for the facility.
  • Responsible for plant Food Safety Plans (FSP’s) and pre-requisite programs. This would include development, implementation, review and maintenance of these programs.
  • Manage and develop plant Quality and Food Safety Scientists.
  • Support site-wide activities where technical expertise is needed.
  • Develop and ensure that the Quality and Food Safety training plan is executed and meet internal, 3rd party, regulatory, and SQF requirements.
  • Serve as primary back-up for QFS Manager. This could involve supporting meetings and other plant leadership team activities.
  • Back-up other positions in the department as needed.
  • Four-year college degree in Food Science, Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, or other related field of study required
  • Preventative Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI), HACCP, Food Defense and SQF Certification preferred
Minimum of 5 years food product experience required preferably as a QA Scientist or Quality Supervisor

Other Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Excellent organizational and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work with a PC and have demonstrated math/statistical computation skills
  • Knowledge of SPC
  • Ability to work safely with chemicals, as well as, in and around equipment
  • Ability to compile, analyze and present collected data in summary form as well as being capable of performing a variety of tests.
  • Ability to communicate technical, scientific, and regulatory information, both written and verbally.
  • Interpersonal and presentation skills, including the ability to make presentations, facilitate meetings, probe for root cause, and provide training to various groups within the organization
  • Knowledge of CI problem solving tools.

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