We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled FSQA (Food Safety and Quality Assurance) Professional to join our team. As an FSQA Professional, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the safety, quality, and compliance of our clients’ food products throughout the entire supply chain.
As a Catena Solutions consultant, you will have access to industry-leading benefits, including medical/dental/vision, 401(k) with match, long/short-term disability, pet insurance, career and holiday rewards, and more! Catena is a leading consulting firm, based out of Chicago, that provides solutions for our clients throughout the US.
- Implement and maintain food safety and quality management systems, adhering to industry standards, regulations, and company policies.
- Conduct regular inspections and audits of facilities, production processes, and suppliers to identify potential risks and ensure compliance with food safety protocols.
- Collaborate with cross-functional teams to establish and execute corrective actions to address any identified food safety and quality issues promptly.
- Develop and deliver comprehensive training programs to educate employees on food safety best practices and quality control measures.
- Monitor and analyze data related to food safety metrics and product quality to identify trends and areas for improvement.
- Participate in the development and implementation of new products, processes, and technologies, ensuring they meet food safety and quality requirements.
- Act as a liaison with regulatory agencies, customers, and suppliers to address inquiries, audits, and resolve any compliance-related matters.
- Lead investigations into food safety incidents and implement preventive measures to mitigate potential risks.
- Stay up to date with industry trends, advancements in food safety technologies, and changes in regulations to ensure continuous improvement of the FSQA program.
- Collaborate with the R&D team to conduct sensory evaluations and ensure product consistency and adherence to quality standards.
- Champion a culture of food safety and quality within the organization, promoting best practices and continuous improvement initiatives.
- Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Food Science, Food Technology, Microbiology, Engineering, or a related field. Advanced degrees and relevant certifications are a plus.
- Proven experience (2+ years) in food safety and quality assurance roles within the food industry.
- Knowledge of relevant food safety regulations (e.g., FDA, USDA, HACCP, GMP) and industry standards (e.g., ISO 22000, BRC).
- Strong understanding of food processing and manufacturing practices, as well as quality control methodologies.
- Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to handle complex food safety and quality issues.
- Detail-oriented and able to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
- Effective communication and presentation skills to interact with various stakeholders.
- Proven track record of implementing food safety and quality programs that resulted in improved compliance and product quality.
If you are a dedicated FSQA Professional with a passion for ensuring food safety and quality throughout the food supply chain, join our team and contribute to our clients’ commitment to delivering safe, high-quality food products.#LI-SJOH
Catena Solutions specializes in supporting supply chain organizations with their business initiatives including digital, financial, human capital, and supply chain transformations. Our team of consultants have expertise in the areas of Change Management, Communications, Cost & Margin Optimization, Data Management/Visualization & Analysis, Organizational Design, Project Management, Total Rewards, and Workforce Planning. It is Catena Solutions’ practice not to discriminate against any employee or applicant because of sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or sexual preference, pregnancy or maternity, genetic information, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law. If you have a disability or handicap and would like us to accommodate you in any reasonable way, please inform your recruiter so that we can discuss the appropriate alternatives available. Catena Solutions is part of the Advanced Group, a talent acquisition and management, consulting, outsourcing, and professional services organization.