Food Safety and Quality Manager in Minong, WI at Jack Link's

Date Posted: 7/30/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Jack Link’s Protein Snacks began with treasured family recipes passed from generation to generation, transforming a small North Woods business into one of the fastest-growing meat snack manufacturers in the world. Over the years, as consumer demand for convenient, high-quality snack foods increased, so has the company’s product offerings. Today Jack Link’s is the fastest-growing meat snack manufacturer in the world and sells more than 100 different meat snack products in more than 40 countries. The Link family principles and traditions remain the same: hard work, integrity and a commitment to earn consumer respect by delivering the best-tasting meat snacks in the world.

Our Food Safety and Quality Manager will work in our North Woods protein snack facility to determine the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of all plant quality systems as they relate to achieving corporate Food Safety and Quality. This person will also coach, manage and lead our FSQ team including lab technicians and quality control inspectors to ensure our high-quality standards are met.

Specifically, you will:

  • Build strong relationships with the operations team to ensure good manufacturing practices along with company SOP’s & SSOP’s
  • Implement plant-wide informational training sessions, as necessary, to educate and update all employees on Food Safety and Quality issues
  • Complete SSOP, HACCP and GFSI (SQF and/or BRC) program development including, training, implementation, maintenance, corrective actions, record keeping, and verification.
  • Conduct a mock recall bi-annually to verify the effectiveness and accuracy of data gathering and record keeping functions.
  • Assure all state, local, and federal Food Safety regulatory issues are adhered to and implement changes.
  • Function as the liaison between the plant and the USDA.
  • Work closely with R&D, sales, and marketing to generate a complete understanding of all factors involved in a project.
    Assure proper product labeling & packaging, and obtains required regulatory approvals.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor of Science degree with 4 years industry or similar experience in meat processing, food processing, or related field.
  • Knowledge and experience in Management & Quality Systems, Meat Processing and Formulating, Research & Development, and Microbiology are necessary to perform the duties of this position. 
  • Experience with HACCP required
  • Experience with SQF (or another GFSI such as BRC is acceptable)
  • PCQI/FDA highly desirable  
  • Leadership over a team of quality assurance techs, lab techs and HACCP coordinator(s)
  • Independently manage and organize individual projects and work as part of a team.

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