Global Quality & Food Safety Senior Manager

Date: 13 Jul 2024

Location: Chicago, IL, US, 60606

Company: Glanbia


Global Quality and Food Safety Senior Manager

The Opportunity:

Glanbia is seeking a dedicated, focused, and purposeful technical leader to join our Global team as a Global Quality and Food Safety Senior Manager. This role is integral to the continued development and effective roll out of Group-wide programs in Quality and Food Safety. This permanent position will report to the VP Global Quality & Regulatory Affairs and duties will include but are not limited to the following;


  • Develop and deploy comprehensive global programs in collaboration with business unit leaders.
  • Lead the development and sharing of best practices and emerging issues/initiatives impacting Glanbia’s Quality and Food Safety programs.
  • Manage direct reports in the mission of the global quality and food safety team.
  • Implement Group reporting processes as formal, routine processes.
  • Collaborate with the Group ESG function to meet and exceed ESG regulatory requirements, Sustainability investor rating agency criteria, and voluntary disclosures.
  • Represent Glanbia in professional organizations to drive best practice, influence industry direction, and build peer review assessments.
  • Develop long-term strategic direction across business units, including target setting and ambition.
  • Advocate and lead for the Glanbia Quality System (GQS) across the organization.
  • Collaborate with the GN Quality, Food Safety, and Regulatory leadership team to create and implement a strategy for Quality, Food Safety, and Regulatory at GN.
  • Provide training and competency verification on new GQS Standards/Requirements to key leaders at site and business unit level.
  • Lead during external reviews/audits of Glanbia’s food safety programs for global customers, regulatory bodies, and industry panels/advocacy groups.
  • Develop new policies for end-to-end programs based on industry best practices and emerging regulations and standards.
  • Lead internal auditing programs in quality and food safety to measure compliance of Glanbia facilities versus best practice standards.
  • Lead Glanbia’s Food Safety and Quality Culture Strategy across the entire organization.
  • Manage the global Quality and Food Safety program inclusive of critical incident reporting, 3rd party certification, and internal GQS audits/self-assessments.
  • Develop basic awareness/training materials for new policies and standards.

Skills & Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree is essential, while a Master’s degree will be highly advantageous. Specialization in Food Science or a related scientific field is preferred. 
  • Site operational level experience within Glanbia or in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical or dietary supplements industry.
  • Strong understanding and experience with global regulations pertaining to Food Safety, including FDA’s FSMA and Food Safety Plan requirements.
  • Expertise in GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) standards, such as SQF, BRC, FSSC 22000, IFS, etc.
  • Understanding of requirements related to ESRS (European Sustainability Reporting Standards) and GRI (Global Reporting Initiative).
  • Candidates from compliance, auditing related functions or R&D will also be considered.
  • A history of progressive leadership capabilities in Quality, Food Safety & Process Improvement.
  • Hands-on experience in a manufacturing environment related to process/engineering and equipment design standards impacting Food Safety.
  • Training and/or proven experience in Food Safety (HACCP) programs/emerging regulations.
  • Success in the development and implementation of data reporting standards and dashboards in a multi-site/regional or global organization.
  • Understanding and/or aptitude in the application of workflow and tools.
  • Demonstrated people and project management skills.
  • Strong attention to accuracy and detail in their daily work, and a high level of accomplishment and motivation.
  • Dedication to meeting the expectations of internal and external customers.
  • Ability to leverage results with a wide range of subject matter experts which are geographically disseminated and without direct line reporting responsibility.
  • Comfortable interaction with mid-level and senior leadership roles across the organization.
  • Possesses motivational skills oriented towards encouraging people’s best performance possible.
  • Capable of up to 40% travel.


If you think you have what it takes, but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please apply!


Where and how you will work  

The position offers the flexibility to work a hybrid schedule. The ideal location for this in the Chicagoland area, Chicago, IL. However, remote work is also permitted, and a hybrid arrangement can be accommodated after a training period. 


What we would like to offer you!  

The opportunity to develop your career on a global stage, continuous learning through an on-demand learning platform, and a competitive compensation package including staff discounts, generous family leave policy, health & dental plan, competitive salary, 401K.  


About Glanbia  

The Glanbia Group comprises three divisions: Glanbia Performance Nutrition, Glanbia Nutritional's, and Joint Ventures. Collectively and with our partners we offer an incredible breadth of expertise in nutrition. We employ a team of 6,000 people, work with global food and beverage companies, and sell our award-winning and market-leading products in 130 countries worldwide.  


At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a variety of candidates, we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status.


At Glanbia, our culture celebrates individuality, knowing that together we are more.

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