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Food Safety & Quality Assurance (FSQA) Partner

Kelly Services
Dayville, CT 06241
Direct Hire-Food Safety & Quality Assurance (FSQA) Partner

Dayville, Connecticut, United States (On-site)

The Food Safety Partner position will aid the organization deliver on this critical value day in and day out. The role is fast-paced and complex and has responsibility for helping maintain a world class food safety culture in which UNFI associates are proactive and interdependent when it comes to food safety.

Responsibilities include ensuring compliance with food safety, sanitation, and pest control programs within their location. Interacts with Distribution Center (DC) leadership teams to ensure policies, procedures, audits, and training programs are understood and followed. This includes comprehensive support of any and all regulatory certifications.


Coordinates food safety, sanitation, and pest control compliance efforts as required

Ensures regulatory standards are met by third party sanitation and pest elimination providers by conducting occasional joint surveys/visits

Conducts food safety assessments at internal DC location and 3rd party locations if needed

Ensures compliance with 3rd party certifications

Review findings with DC leadership and ensures corrective action plans are detailed and completed with leadership support to improve food safety culture

Be and stay current with all State, Federal, and local regulatory agencies to ensure compliance regarding local DC Operations as well as adhere to SQF standards

Uses available metrics and reporting systems to track and measure food safety performance, identifying exceptions to outstanding performance and influencing leadership to resolve specific and cultural opportunities

Manages SQF, GDP, and food safety programs, including document review of records, associate training, and oversight of corrective actions.

Directs activities in maintaining and executing effective food safety, food defense, and recall plans, policies, and processes in Distribution Center operations

Provides food safety training and support to operations and internal/external partners

Collaborates with operations partners to ensure compliance during facility changes and/or new site developments

Investigates product quality and compliance issues (i.e., tampering, adulteration, mislabeling, etc.) Maintains active working relationships with all appropriate industry and regulatory bodies

Consistently drive and execute innovation for food safety messaging, development of food safety culture, and nurture the belief that food safety is and should always be everyones top priority.

Performs other relevant job duties as required.



Associate degree in Biology, Food Science, Public Health, Environmental Science or related field required

HACCP, Preventive Controls Qualified Individual, and/or SQF Practitioner certifications highly desired


3+ years experience in related food fields

Experience with interpreting state and federal regulations, and maintaining working relationships with industry and regulatory officials

Ability to coordinate planning and collaboration with other business functions in a way that is mutually beneficial and drives continuous improvement.

Ability to analyze and independently resolve a variety of difficult situations and problems using timely decision making.


Familiarity with FDA Food Code, Food Safety Modernization Act and Seafood HACCP requirements

Familiarity with GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) schemes.

Working knowledge of Federal Occupational Safety and Health Standards(OSHA) is beneficial Skills/Abilities:

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to interact and influence effectively with all levels of management, employees, and customers and experience collaborating with unions.

Ability to balance multiple priorities and ensure significant issues are communicated clearly to relevant stakeholders in timely manner

Strong analytical skills required for data interpretation and analysis

Computer skills in word-processing and spreadsheet software preferred

Must be able to interface effectively with a wide variety of personnel

Possess ability to communicate concepts, systems, procedures, etc., in a training environment

Experience in training large groups is helpful

Must possess leadership ability to inspire others to achieve desired results

Flexible and adaptable to learning and understanding new technologies

Proficient with Microsoft Word, Power point and Excel

Adapts well to and initiates change in the organization.


Limited travel may be required

Stooping, bending, twisting, lifting and reaching may be required

May be in refrigerated food processing rooms for extended periods, may handle hazardous chemicals and manipulate or install cleaning equipment and dispensers

Incumbent must be able to move throughout the facility including second story offices, and back rooms Some work is performed in a temperature-controlled office environment

Incumbent may sit for long periods of time at desk or computer terminal

Incumbent may use calculators, keyboards, telephone and other office equipment in the course of normal activities

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the work performed by the employees assigned to this job. All employees must comply with Company policy and applicable laws. The responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified may vary within each department and/or location.

**You should know:** Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

As a worker today, its up to you to take charge of your career and look for opportunities to learn, grow, and achieve your potential. Helping you find whats next is what were all about. We know whats going on in the evolving world of workjust ask the 440,000 people we employ each year. Connecting with us means getting the support, guidance, and opportunities needed to take your career where you may have never imagined.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly Services is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We welcome, value, and embrace diversity at all levels and are committed to building a team that is inclusive of a variety of backgrounds, communities, perspectives, and abilities. At Kelly, we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better services we can provide. Requests for accommodation related to our application process can be directed to Kellys Human Resource Knowledge Center.
Kelly complies with the requirements of Californias state and local Fair Chance laws. A conviction does not automatically bar individuals from employment.
Posted: 2022-09-12 Expires: 2022-10-13

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