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TreeHouse Foods, Inc. Food Safety & Quality Internal Auditor in Springfield, Illinois

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Full time


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Job Posting Title:

Food Safety & Quality Internal Auditor

About Us:

TreeHouse Foods (NYSE: THS) is a leading manufacturer of private label packaged foods and beverages, operating a network of production facilities across the United States and Canada. At TreeHouse Foods, our commitment to excellence extends beyond our products and revolves around our people. We are investing in talent and creating a performance-based culture where employees can do their best work, directly impacting our mission to make high quality, affordable food for our customers, communities and families. We hope you will consider joining the team and being part of our future.

What You Gain:

  • Competitive compensation and benefits program

  • Enrollment in our wellness and employee assistance programs

  • Paid holidays, vacation, and other competitive paid time off opportunities

  • An inclusive working environment where you can build meaningful work relationships with a diverse group of people

  • Leaders who are invested in supporting your career growth

  • Opportunities to be recognized for outstanding contributions to yourteam through our employee recognition programs

Job Description:

About the Role:

Provide assurance suppliers provide safe and wholesome materials/products through scheduled audits and/or product evaluations.

  • Perform supplier risk assessments to determine facility food safety tier and future audits.

  • Determine supplier risk tier based on evaluation

  • Perform ‘for cause’ audits to investigate food safety or quality issues

  • Schedule and perform routine supplier facility audits (possible international travel) to assure food safety and quality and to verify material meets specification.

  • Write audit reports and request corrective actions for ‘non-conformance findings’ as needed and follow-up on corrective actions.

  • Perform supplier approval assessments, review and recommend actions based on risk.

  • Perform material risk assessment to facilitate manufacturing HACCP and Preventive Controls review.

  • Provide resource for material specifications, customer complaints, and/or quality incidents as needed.

Important Details: This is a full-time role with approximately 75% travel to our manufacturing plants located in US and Canada.

About You:

You’ll fit right in if you have:

  • At least 3 years of food manufacturing or auditing experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required – preferred Food Science, Food Safety, Microbiology or related scientific field

  • Experience in more than one food manufacturing categories

  • Demonstrate technical knowledge of food processing systems

  • Knowledge of food safety systems including HACCP and preventive controls theory and methodology

  • Knowledge of food safety risks associated with microbiological, chemical, physical, economical and pest hazards

  • Knowledge of food quality risks during manufacturing

  • Ability to perform ingredient data analysis to be able to perform supplier and ingredient risk assessments

  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral, for effective interaction with all internal and external contacts

  • Ability to be assertive as needed in audit situations

  • Well-developed sense of urgency and follow-through

  • Knowledge of MS Office, database, robust reporting systems, including SAP and TraceGains

  • Ability to stay calm and make sound judgement calls under pressure

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TreeHouse Foods is a private label food and beverage leader focused on customer brands and custom products. When customers partner with TreeHouse they can expect access to an industry-leading portfolio, strategic vision, on-trend innovation and insights, world-class supply chain, operational excellence and flexibility, collaborative approaches, and dedicated customer service.

Our strategy is to be the leading supplier of private label food and beverage products by providing the best balance of quality and cost to our customers. We engage with retail grocery, food away from home, and industrial and export customers, including most of the leading grocery retailers and foodservice operators in the United States and Canada.

Our portfolio includes a variety of shelf-stable, refrigerated, and snack products.

Customers can expect comprehensive flavor profiles including natural, organic, and preservative-free ingredients in many categories and packaging formats.

TreeHouse Foods is best known for food and beverages produced by our two largest businesses Bay Valley Foods, LLC (including E.D. Smith and Sturm Foods) and TreeHouse Private Brands. With more than 10,000 employees in over 35 plants across the United States, Canada, and Italy, TreeHouse Foods is based in Oak Brook, Illinois.

Disability Assistance

TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to . In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

To all recruitment agencies: TreeHouse Foods does not accept unsolicited agency resumes/CVs. Please do not forward resumes/CVs to our careers email addresses, Treehouse Foods employees, or any company location(s). TreeHouse Foods is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes/CVs.

EEO Considerations: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability, or protected veteran status.