Food Safety & Quality Plant Manager

Somerset, NJ

Company description

Ferrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, Raffaello®, Kinder Bueno® and Kinder Surprise®. As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in more than 50 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? 40,000  dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of. Join us, and you could be one of them.

Diversity Statement

Ferrero is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture in which all employees feel welcomed and appreciated and have the same opportunities. We believe all of our people are equally talented in their own way. In nurturing the curiosity and natural abilities of our employees, we provide them, generation after generation, the means to succeed personally and professionally, enabling them to craft their journey at Ferrero. The diversity of our talents is what makes our work environment multicultural, innovative and highly rewarding.

About the Role:

You will be responsible to manage the site's overall quality management system and maintain ISO 9001 quality and FSSC 22000 food safety systems in addition to all Ferrero internal plant quality guidelines for the Somerset, NJ facility.

Main Responsibilities:

•    Implement and lead the changes to convert Somerset from a co-packing site to the broader standard of a Ferrero Plant.
•    Apply the Ferrero regional model for escalation, definition of priorities and strategic projects.
•    Ensuring compliance of Somerset's plant with applicable food safety regulatory requirements (FDA).
•    Implement and maintain certification schemes (FSSC22000 and ISO 9001), with Ferrero global Quality Requirements and Policies, and with Industry Best Practices.
•    Implement and overview incoming controls of packaging.-.
•    Perform internal audits and external audits of supporting warehouses and contract co- packers as needed.
•    Ensure pest control is managed effectively by external PCO
•    Managing and developing Quality staff
•    Managing plant Quality budget
•    Managing quality and food safety risks, product non-conformities, and issues daily
•    Driving continuous improvement through management of CAPA
•    Prepare monthly dashboard and presentation to the VPQ NAM and group leadership team of results and actions plans
•    Prepare and manage a roadmap for identifying and tracking key projects and objectives for the year
•    Implement projects and Action Plans for achieving objectives (KPIs)
•    Manage quality inspections and support Operations with new products packed at Somerset
•    Work with new product team as needed to perform quality inspections
•    Ensure product traceability, lead mock recalls.

Who we are looking for:

•    Bachelor's Degree in food science or related science discipline
•    Minimum of 5+ years of experience in ISO 9001 and FSSC 2200 or related certifications, HACCP/Food Safety Plan, Food Defense, FSVP
•    SAP knowledge and usage
•    Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Access and SharePoint
•    Strong, independent analytical and problem solving skills, attention to detail
•    Must demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, willingness to learn
•    Results-oriented, innovative thinker with a focus on continuous process improvement, process-driven
•    Must be able to work in a team environment and manage conflicting priorities while meeting deadlines
•    Must be a self-starter
•    Understanding of FDA regulations and GMPs for a food facility
•    Bilingual in English & Spanish

How to be successful in the role and at Ferrero:

Consumers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you’ll need to be just as consumer and product centric as we are - dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world. 

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey