As Quality Manager, you will be responsible to ensure effective product safety and quality system controls are implemented. You will ensure all products placed in the market are fully compliant to customer, regulatory, industry, and Ardent Mills requirements. You will provide technical guidance to your team and provide technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems.
As a leader and people manager, the Ardent Mills Values of trust, serving, simplicity, and safety will guide your decisions. You will listen, learn, and serve your team members. You will enable your team to deliver superior business results by constantly learning, reinventing, and challenging yourself to do better. You will inspire people to achieve things they never thought possible. To succeed, you must be able to:
Deliver results in first-time situations by inspiring others and working to earn trust every day
Serve others with understanding, respect, and care
Operate with simplicity, clarity and transparency
Deal with and drive change
Organize, prioritize and own multiple tasks while meeting or exceeding deadlines
Learn and apply new technology, and share your knowledge with others
Above all you will be expected to carry out all your activities with reliability, integrity, compliance and in a safe, environmentally responsible, and efficient manner.
Ensure Quality/Food Safety execution, including training, compliance, verification and auditing activities, upholding customer standards, and direct implementation of Q/FS policies
Manage the wheat pipeline to ensure wheat shipped to the mill meets customer needs, optimizes mill performance, and is in alignment with regulatory standards
Manage customer audit programs, documentation, specifications, and ensure active customer support
Build relationships with local customers to uncover opportunities that lead to value creation and strengthen ties between our companies
Maintain customer audit certification and agreed 3rd party certification
Lead Integrated Pest Management
Maintain compliance with company policies, regulatory requirements, quality specifications, safety standards, and sanitation practices
Essential skills and experience:
Bachelor’s degree with 2-5 years or High School diploma/GED with 6-9 years of Quality Systems and Food Safety experience in flour milling or related manufacturing industry
Demonstrated Knowledge and implementation of the following programs:
Food Safety Plan
Integrated Pest Management
Good Manufacturing Practices
Food Microbiology and Chemistry
FDA and FGIS Grain Standards
Knowledge of GFSI audit standards
Knowledge of Grain Market
Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge of quality standards and tools to enhance food safety and quality
Experience interacting effectively with customers, including ensuring products meet specifications, and solving customer problems
PCQI and HACCP certification
Good to have:
Experience in project management, including applying structured approach to planning, administering and completing projects successfully
Demonstrated understanding of Statistical Process Control and ability to complete elementary statistical analysis
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions (With or without reasonable accommodation):
Ability to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) as is required by the operating areas (i.e. safety glasses, protective footwear, hearing protection and, at times, a respirator)
Ability to work a rotating schedule including nights, weekends and holidays
Ability to work a machine paced continuous process that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with conditions which include:
Heat/cold temperatures (inclement weather)
Frequent moving/vibration/ or other motion of equipment/processes
Elevated places, to include stairs/ladders
Ability to perform work at a computer and other administrative/managerial tasks
Willing to work weekends, holidays, 7-day weeks, and opposing shifts, when needed
Willing to relocate as promotional opportunities exist throughout career
Ability to travel 10-15%
Except where prohibited by law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a pre-employment background check and/or drug test
Must be authorized to work in the Unites states without sponsorship now and in the future
At Ardent Mills, everyone matters and everyone has a voice. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal opportunities are available to all applicants and team members and the decisions will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, aboriginality, ancestry, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, veteran status, age, political affiliation, or any other non-merit characteristic protected by law or not. Together, celebrating our differences, we make Ardent Mills.
The preceding position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this position. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees in this position. The description, duties, functions, and responsibilities are subject to change at the discretion of Ardent Mills.
Address:9345 Highway 127, Fairmount ND, 58030
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Employment Type:Full time
“…we work hard to always serve our customers and create value in the Ardent Mills experience”Matt Grace - Pack and Warehouse Supervisor
While the experience of applying for a job at Ardent Mills may vary from mill to mill and from role to role, it almost always involves following the same basic process outlined below:
Our talent acquisition team will review your resume to check you have the experience and qualifications we are looking for. Everyone who applies for a job at Ardent Mills receives a response from us, so we will email you to let you know the outcome whether you have been successful or not.
A member of our talent acquisition team may speak to you on the phone to find out more about you and determine whether you are potentially a good fit for the role.
If the hiring team thinks you could be the person they are looking for, you are likely to be invited to an interview.
As the successful applicant, you will be made a verbal offer followed by a written one. Once you have accepted our offer, you will need to go through a background check and potential other pre-employment contingencies, which can take up to 10 business days.