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Regulatory Affairs Supervisor

Manufacturer of Premium Meat Products in Fort Atkinson

Jones Dairy Farm, a family owned and operated business for 135 years, is seeking a Regulatory Affairs Supervisor. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual that can demonstrate organization, a high level of accuracy, and attention to detail.

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for the day-to-day management of the USDA-FSIS and other government agencies and 3rd party regulatory programs, Allergen, Product Shelf Life, Labeling, Nutritional, Multi-Component Ingredient, and other assigned programs.  Serves as HACCP team member. Provides timely information to internal departments including Customer Service, Consumer Affairs, Purchasing, and Product Development.  Participates in cross-functional teams for recall drills, HACCP, SQF, and SPS.  Must be able to work flexible hours including weekends.

Responsibilities:

An essential job duty of this position is regularly reporting to work on time and being able to perform the essential duties of the position.

  • Maintain a thorough and updated knowledge of all inspection regulations including inspection, labeling, export, and nutritional rules.
  • Supervise, and assist with the professional development of RA hourly staff to provide accurate and timely execution of HACCP, SSOP, SPS/Pre-Requisite Programs, shelf life, label approvals, and assigned special projects.
  • Manage HACCP program, training program development, validation, and verification requirements to ensure programs meet FSIS regulations, directives, and guidelines.
  • Liaison with FSIS officers, third-party consultants, and internal contacts to ensure all food regulatory issues are resolved in a timely and professional manner.
  • Provide RAPA technical support with specific oversight for label approvals, research technical questions, and share best practices for HACCP, SSOP, Pre-requisite, and SPS programs in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Manage shelf life, allergen, and nutritional database programs per established protocols including auditing and training as required.
  • Participation or leadership of the Recall drill team.
  • Manage technical issues in label development and approval processes working with internal Marketing, Sales Representatives, and Purchasing.
  • Serve as backup for QA managerial duties.
  • Minimal overnight travel.
  • Accept special projects and complete them promptly.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science or related field.
  • 5 years of experience in meat or related food industry or equivalent experience.
  • Prior supervisory experience.
  • Excellent written and oral skills.
  • Knowledge of USDA-FSIS regulations and operations.
  • Licenses/Certificates: HACCP
  • Technology/Equipment: Good computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office programs.
  • Ability to learn additional software programs.
  • Lift and carry up to 40 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience or Training: USDA-FSIS labeling
  • Licenses/Certificates: SQF Practitioner

Benefits Package:

We offer an excellent compensation and benefit package:

  • Medical Insurance with a Health Reimbursement Account
  • Dental, Vision, Prescription, and Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Company Paid Short Term Disability/Sick Pay
  • Long Term Disability available
  • Paid Vacation and 11 Paid Holidays
  • 401K with a 100% Employer match on 5.5% eligible earnings
  • Health Club Incentives
  • Professional Development Including Tuition Reimbursement & more!

We offer an excellent compensation and benefit package. Qualified candidates should apply online and submit a resume.

EOE