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Quality Assurance - Fresh/Food Safety

Company: Meijer
Location: Lansing
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:



As a family company, we serve people and communities. When you work at Meijer, you're provided with career and community opportunities centered around leadership, personal growth and development. Consider joining our family - take care of your career and your community!

Meijer Rewards

  • Weekly pay
  • Scheduling flexibility
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid education assistance
  • Care.com/back-up care assistance
  • Team member discount
  • Development programs for advancement and career growth

    Please review the job profile below and apply today!

    Ensures that all Meat, Seafood and Fresh Produce distributed within our supply chain meets or exceeds Meijer quality standards and regulatory grading requirements. Works collaboratively with the Buying Office, through the inspection of incoming and outbound loads at the distribution facility, working with warehouse staff on product rotation, and creating weekly recaps and period end assessment reports. Trains, coaches and audits DF audit teams in execution of inspection SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures).
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    What You'll Be Doing:
    • Train and coach DF auditors on proper inspection processes.
    • Audit DF auditors on inspection SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures).
    • Review all fresh product quality issues observed by DF auditors and make the decision either to accept or reject fresh product based upon USDA and Meijer standards.
    • Partner with the Meat and Produce Buying Teams to address product quality concerns that may require rejection.
    • Inspect and evaluate all inbound produce, meat and seafood loads.
    • Ensure that fresh commodities meet or exceed Meijer specifications and standards for quality and temperature control, as well as, USDA requirements for quality.
    • Ensure that banana specifications are met on a daily basis prior to shipments leaving the DF.
    • Utilizes product quality test equipment to verify fresh product meets minimum government requirements and Meijer specifications.
    • Report inspection observations to DF Leadership; help facilitate corrective actions.
    • Audit the fresh DF in accordance with FDA cGMP guidelines, the DF Food Safety Plan as it pertains to the Preventive Control Rule, and the DF Seafood HACCP plan.
    • Identify and communicate to auditors produce seasonal trends as related to quality.
    • Perform recall effectiveness checks as required.
    • Develop collaborative and effective relationships with all levels of DF leadership and buying teams.
    • Provide quality assessments that analyze and compare fresh produce, meat and seafood supplier products against Meijer expectations and standards and report findings to the buying team and DF leadership.
    • Utilize quality software programs to assist buying team in assessing potential supplier charge-backs for product that does not meet Meijer standards.
    • This job profile is not meant to be all inclusive of the responsibilities of this position; may perform other duties as assigned or required.

      What You Bring With You (Qualifications):
      • Associates degree preferred
      • HACCP and SafeMark Food Safety certification a plus, but not required.
      • 2+ years of produce and or meat and seafood, knowledge of products, and/or 3 years of experience in a quality assurance position.
      • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
      • USDA familiarity/knowledge preferred.
      • PC Skills (Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, etc.).
      • Ability to Multitask; must be able to organize time efficiently and make decisions based on factual findings.
      • Self-motivated and able to work in an unstructured work environment.
      • Ability to influence and train others and achieve necessary results.
      • Quality Assurance is a 7 day operation; must be able to work on weekends and holidays or as needed
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Keywords: Meijer, Lansing , Quality Assurance - Fresh/Food Safety, Professions , Lansing, Michigan

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