Regulatory and Technical Services Manager Position opening; located in Omaha, NE.
Primary emphasis in this role is on technical product requirements including nutrition, labeling, formulas, documentation, and some involvement in research and development of innovative, customer focused food products. Experience in formulation, labeling, specifications, product development, scale-up, and processing of meat products is desired.
In this role, you will perform specification audits on products, identifying allergens and ensuring labeling specifications are met. You will write product specification descriptions. You will work with nutritional information, utilizing specific software (Genesis). You will work with production leadership, quality, R and D, and others to ensure all label requirements are met and labels are accurate and comprehensive. You will complete nutritional descriptions and records, working from formulas, and write formulas as needed. You will work with accounting management and controllers on product pricing. You will be able to work independently, managing projects, and successfully meeting deadlines,
The Regulatory and Technical Service Manager will communicate with members of management in plant engineering, operations, regulatory/food safety and related areas, on a regular basis to report and receive feedback on quality of products and to address product non-conformance. You will work with various departments to provide the best quality product possible. You will assist in ensuring plant production meets or exceeds FDA/USDA, HACPP, and GMP requirements, compiling and interpreting related test data on new and existing products.
In this role, you may travel up to 10% of the time, with some overnight trips of 2-3 days at a time, once per month generally. Flexible hours may occasionally apply as periodically there are late night test runs of products or other assignments.
The Regulatory and Technical Services Manager will demonstrate positive, effective communications, and will be a collaborator; acting as a liaison in communications with internal departments and between plants including food safety, VP R and D, microbiology, sales, plant engineering, as well as production management, quality associates, and others.
This position is with a successful and diversified industry leader that manufactures meat products that are marketed world wide and is a leader in the beef processing industry serving military, education, retail, food service, and international markets. Additionally, this company is recognized for the efficiencies of vertical integration of their operations.
This company is a “most admired” privately held company based on effective leadership, effective collaboration and communications, and effective employee relations, in an organization with emphasis on innovation and with highly progressive leadership that is focused on continuous improvement. The company focuses on building a great company with over 4000 employee’s company- wide using technology and innovative ideas to provide quality products and services in a continuously changing marketplace and world.
The position will be located in the Midwest and relocation assistance is provided.
A BS/MS in food science, animal science, meat science, or related area is desired.
Basic knowledge of FDA/USDA regulations, HACCP, and GMP requirements is required. .
The qualified candidate will have well developed communication skills, effectively collaborating with others to create high quality solutions. Effective problem solving skills and technical knowledge are essential. Experience in managing projects is required as the candidate may handle multiple projects simultaneously.
Computer proficiency with knowledge of Microsoft Office Products is desired; knowledge of nutrition and formulation software such as Genesis is a plus, experience with enterprise resource planning software such as JDE, SAP, and with quality management and product specification software is a plus.
Food Science knowledge including Formulas and Nutritional Facts is desired. Experience with labeling and allergens is desired. Knowledge of labeling requirements, including for child nutrition is required. Experience with USDA/FSIS is desired.
The ability to cook and evaluate prepared samples is desired.
The benefits of this opportunity:
-You will be joining a very successful and growing industry leader that has experienced continued financial success, even through very difficult economic periods, and with a future mission for continuous growth.
-You will be joining an organization that is focused on innovation; developing technologies and solutions to continuously maintain superior quality products and build customers
-You will be joining an organization with solid resources to support research, develop people, finance projects, and find effective solutions.
In addition, a competitive package of compensation and benefits is provided.
Linda Morrison Brown
Executive Search Consultant
The Lee Group
703 Thimble Shoals Boulevard, Suite B2 Newport News, VA 23606
Direct (757) 240-4543 Tel (757) 873-0792 Cell (804) 854-1763