Land O'Lakes Inc. Corporate Quality Assurance-R-6548 in Arden Hills, Minnesota

Imagine what you can do at Land OLakes. Our growth relies on extraordinary talent and boundless thinkers who are always looking for a better way and believe anything is possible. Like you, innovation and technology drive us.At Land OLakes, you will also be part of a community with creative doers and dreamers, who want to make a difference. We work together combining our global perspective and direct access to the source to create practical, new solutions to meet agricultures toughest challenges.Join the team at any Land OLakes location or with one of our retail-owners and youll sense the optimism, honesty and innovation that goes into everything we do. Together, we strive to feed human progress.Job Posting Title:Corporate Quality AssuranceJob Description:Job Description SummaryThis position will provide product safety leadership within the Animal Food division. This role will build upon current knowledge to lead improvements in many areas, such as hazard analysis reviews, animal food safety plans, and safety validation information.Animal Food Safety Plan Leadership:Support the development and maintenance of the animal food safety plans and their compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act regulationsLead the process hazard analysis reviews and identify areas for improvementLead the development / improvement of validation data in support of the animal food safety plansRaw Material and Finished Product Hazard Analysis Leadership:Develop / improve raw material and finished product guidelines.Work with Supplier Quality Assurance and external vendors to ensure purchased materials follow internal safety and specification requirements.Lead the ingredient hazard analysis process, including proper documentation and reference to the animal food safety plans.Product and Process Design Leadership:Lead/develop the animal food design safety program within the animal food businessCollaborate with product development teams to design product safety into processes and productsEnsure the safe production and use of experimental productsAnimal Food Quality Operations Support:Provide animal food safety guidance to the internal and external Operations Quality groups.Experience/Education Requirements Required:Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science, or related field and 3 plus years of experience in Animal Feed/Food Production Manufacturing setting.Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to teach, coach and implement change with internal/external customers.Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, outlook and PowerPoint.Capabilities and Success Factors for this role:Knowledge of animal food regulations and ability to conduct research and literature reviews of regulatory and animal food safety standards.Knowledge of Preventive Controls, animal food product design and animal food raw material safety.Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.Demonstrated knowledge of animal food safety hazards (biological, chemical, physical).Demonstrated ability to lead and drive change.Ability to work independently and drive projects through to completion.Must be able to effectively communicate and positively interact with various functional areas within the organization.Set and maintain high goals and standards of performance for self, peers and project team members.Passionate about product safety and able to think creatively about animal food safety management systems.Travel: 20%Land O'Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/Vets/Disabled. The company maintains a drug-free workforce, including pre- and post-employment substance abuse testing pursuant to a Drug and Alcohol Policy.Neither Land OLakes, nor its search firms, will ever contact you and ask for confidential information over the phone or in email. If you receive a call or email like this, please do not provide the information being requested.If you need to submit a reasonable accommodation request to complete the employment application process, please call the HR S