Quality Food Safety Manager – College Station, TX

College Station, TX
June 18, 2024
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Job Description

Quality Food Safety Manager – College Station, TX
This is a full-time, exempt position.

Nature & Scope:
The Quality and Food Safety Manager (QFS Manager) will define and promote the Quality and Food Safety mindset across this ADM facility. They are accountable for establishing and maintaining Quality and Food Safety Systems including Quality Assurance, Quality Control, and Food Safety programs within the plant. They are responsible for managing policies and procedures, CAPA programs, equipment risk evaluations, food safety programs, batch level documentation, and overseeing product release.

Major Accountabilities:
The responsibility of the QFS Manager includes; but not limited to, the following:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure work is completed in compliance with approved SOPs, batch records, controlled documentation and all applicable regulations, guidelines, safety policies and procedures are followed; Must understand and comply with OSHA safety requirements

  • Partner with operations team to build a strong food safety culture, to ensure pre-requisite programs are effective for producing safe food/supplement product and to facilitate the successful execution of customer and regulatory.

  • Perform document control activities including, but not limited, issuing, reviewing, and approving batch records and work instructions, ensuring logs and records are appropriately completed and maintained, reviewing and approving shipping documentation, and filing and maintaining all records as required

  • Document and oversee cleaning and equipment validation efforts and validation documentation (VRAs/VSAs, IOPQs, etc.) within a cGMP facility. Perform validations as required.

  • Perform raw material management functions including, but not limited to, receiving, sampling, testing, and shipping of goods

  • Ensure adequate stock of quality assurance consumables are maintained in inventory.

  • Assist in change controls associated with fermentation and support equipment, process, and utilities

  • Train associates as applicable. Participate in cross-training initiatives

  • Review and approve specifications for reagents, supplies, and materials used in production and laboratory testing

  • Assist in conducting hazard analysis and product evaluation

  • Review new or revised Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and forms for compliance with applicable regulations.

  • Implement and maintain a Food Safety Program, Food Defense, and Food Fraud Prevention Program in compliance with CFR Part 117.

  • Assist other departments in the development, revision, and preparation of SOPs and forms in accordance with policies, regulations and protocols.

  • Advise and assist in the establishment of calibration protocols and maintenance records in accordance with cGMP, cGLP and/or regulatory requirements; Assist in the review, trending, and management of equipment, calibration, and maintenance records.

  • Work flexible hours to accommodate manufacturing, including potential nights and weekends.

  • Carry out OOS investigations ensuring proper identification of failure mode, root cause, and corrective/preventive action and assist in the development of clearly written summaries.

  • Conduct CAPA investigations, deviation and nonconformance reporting, and other quality system documentation. Ensure communication is maintained with the Quality Systems Specialist.

  • Assist QA Management in gathering data and trending of Quality Objectives, QMS, and other quality data.

  • Assist with quality team audits including, but not limited to, Good Manufacturing Practices and HACCP

  • Must be able to tolerate the noise and odor that results from fermentation processes.


  • Minimum – 4-year University Degree required; 5+ years of related experience

  • Preferred – Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology/Biochemistry/Biology or equivalent; 5+ years of related experience


  • Minimum 2+ years in a cGMP manufacturing environment

  • Experience working in an FDA regulated environment

  • Experience in Federal and State Food Safety Regulations including HACCP and cGMP

  • Experience in Root Cause Analysis and/or Failure Mode Analysis

Specific skills

  • Ability to take initiative to maintain confidentiality, to meet deadlines, and to work in a team environment

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Must have the ability to assess situation and develop a solution

  • Must have good attention to detail

  • Must have the ability to adjust to changing work demands and priorities in a fast-paced environment

  • Effective communication and report writing skills; legible handwriting required

  • Experience with Microsoft Office products with an emphasis in Excel

  • Strong analytical experience

  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly

  • Results driven, strong work ethic

  • Strong organizational and time management skills

  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds

  • Ability to perform a standing job for a full shift

  • Must be able to walk, bend, kneel, stoop, climb, reach and grasp for varying periods of time

  • Ability to differentiate subtle variances in color

  • Ability to wear a respirator and hearing protection

  • Ability to work flexible schedule including nights and weekends

  • Fluent in English required, bilingual (Spanish) preferred

  • Must possess a valid US driver’s license

  • All other assigned duties

  • Local travel: Occasional (<25%)

  • Out of state travel: Occasional (<10%)

Excited about this role but don’t meet every requirement listed? Studies show that often applicants will self-select out if they don’t check every box. We encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this role or another one of our openings.

ADM requires the successful completion of a background check.



Benefits and Perks

Enriching the quality of life for the world begins by taking care of our colleagues. In addition to competitive pay, we support your diverse needs with a comprehensive total rewards package to enhance your well-being, including:
  • Physical wellness – medical/Rx, dental, vision and on-site wellness center access or gym reimbursement (as applicable).
  • Financial wellness – flexible spending accounts, health savings account, 401(k) with matching contributions and cash balance plan, discounted employee stock purchasing program, life insurance, disability, workers’ compensation, legal assistance, identity theft protection.
  • Mental and social wellness – Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and Colleague Giving Programs (ADM Cares).
Additional benefits include:
  • Paid time off including paid holidays.
  • Adoption assistance and paid maternity and parental leave.
  • Tuition assistance.
  • Company-sponsored training and development resources, such as LinkedIn Learning, language training and mentoring programs.
  • Benefits may vary for bargained locations, confirm benefit eligibility with your recruiter.


Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are cornerstones of ADM’s efforts to continue innovating, driving growth, and delivering outstanding performance. We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce and create welcoming, truly inclusive work environments — environments that enable every ADM colleague to feel comfortable on the job, make meaningful contributions to our success, and grow their career. We respect and value the unique backgrounds and experiences that each person can bring to ADM because we know that diversity of perspectives makes us better, together.

We are committed to ensuring all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in our industry, as we strive to ensure our workforce represents the world that we help to feed: people of color, women, gender non-conforming, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, please visit our website here: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | ADM.

About ADM

At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We’re a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world’s premier agricultural origination and processing company. Our breadth, depth, insights, facilities and logistical expertise give us unparalleled capabilities to meet needs for food, beverages, health and wellness, and more. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over. Learn more at www.adm.com.