Food Safety Lead

Frontier Co-op

Job Locations US-IA-Norway
Req No.
Regular Full-Time


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We are currently seeking a Food Safety Lead to join our team. Now more than 40,000 member-owners strong, we’re dedicated to sourcing and packaging the highest quality spices, herbs and botanical products through our Frontier Co-op, Simply Organic® and Aura Cacia® brands. We’re driven by a simple purpose: to do good by our people and planet. And to create a stronger company built on a commitment to quality and sustainability.


Responsible for compliance with government and third party standards and regulations. Recommends, creates, and presents new processes, SOP's and applicable training programs.



  • Has a critical role in assuring food safety, quality and continuous improvement and assists with the development, implementation, review and maintenance of the SQF system.
  • Maintains current knowledge base of existing and emerging regulations, standards or guidance documents, including compliance with FDA, CTFA, organic and kosher regulations and standards, cGMPs, HACCP, PCQI and other governmental and trade requirements.
  • Works on projects relating to the development of labratory and organizational process optimization, develops plans of actions and initiates changes for improving process standards throughout the facility.
  • Develops, writes and updates SOPs for current and new manufacturing operations and quality processes.
  • Develops training programs based on auditor standards and regulations.
  • Ensures that required training is done on a timely basis and maintains training records that can be retrieved and presented in a professional manner.
  • Attends or assists third party audits.
  • Works independently while demonstrating excellent judgement, accuracy, and decision making with little oversight.
  • Other duties may be assigned.




Direct or indirect supervision of 3 to 5 auditors and/or associates who provide support in departmental and divisional goals.

Takes responsibility for safety within department and actively assesses hazards in their department and finds solutions to those hazards.

Reinforces a safety culture: leads by example, reminds employees to work safely, praises good behavior and safe practices, encourages suggestions, communicates consequences for unsafe acts, holds employees accountable, disciplines employees when warranted.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.




Bachelor's degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university; and 5 to 7 years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. At least 3 years of people management and SQF Practitioner preferred. 




Ability to read and comprehend detailed instructions, correspondence, reports and memos. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively with a variety of people and respond to basic questions in situations where common courtesy and tact are needed.




Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, and volume. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Ability to use a computer to create spreadsheets and charts, and run reports.



  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects and work independently.
  • Good organizational skills, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work within team concept.
  • Familiarity with Word, Excel and database software.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and/or fingers to type, handle, or feel and taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, and view a computer monitor or video display. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and color vision, necessary to evaluate products effectively.




The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Job ID: 73248

Posted 17 days ago

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