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Cargill Food Safety and Quality Coordinator in Cleveland, North Carolina

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s animal nutrition and health business, where we improve lives through better nutrition. Our team researches, innovates and creates solutions that deliver healthy results for our customers.


The Food Safety and Quality Lead will be responsible for ensuring internal collaboration and connectivity for all policies, standards, and trainings. You will partner with contacts to assist with compliance and customer specification issues. You will also work closely with the location(s) to coordinate and plan programs that fall under food safety, quality and also regulatory areas.


  • Performs inspection of finished or in-process goods, analyzes data, and identifies trends in defects or errors.

  • Conducts root cause analysis for defects, non-conformities, or other quality failures.

  • Responsible for coordination of Food Safety Quality and Regulatory functions including continuous improvement processes, compliance to audits, and assisting with customer specifications and quality issues.

  • Ensure Environmental Health and Safety training and new procedure implementation are executed and completed timely and accurately.

  • Assist with Related training development and scheduling.

  • Provides training, coaching, and mentoring to team members.

  • Plan, coordinate and direct all regulatory compliance, laboratory, food/feed safety, and quality programs within the location to ensure compliance with customer, supplier, and government requirements and expectations.

  • Handle basic issues and problems under direct supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.

  • Other duties as assigned.

    If selected for an interview you will be required to submit your past two performance reviews.

This position is posted internally as well as externally.

Relocation will not be provided for this position.


  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture science/engineering or a related field OR four or more years of related work experience in a manufacturing/production environment.

  • Food Safety or Quality Control experience.

  • Project leading, training or leading teams experience.

  • Moderate computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets, and database navigation).

  • Able and willing to work evenings, weekends and holidays when needed.

  • Able and willing to work in Cleveland, NC.


  • SAP experience.

  • Experience in leading cross functional teams.

  • Able and willing to work independently or with little supervision.


  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Attention to detail.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

At Cargill, everyone matters and everyone counts. Cargill is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. As such and in alignment with our Guiding Principles, Cargill's long-standing equal employment opportunity policy prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, family status, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, union affiliation, or any other status protected by law.

Cargill also complies with all applicable national and local laws and regulations pertaining to non-discrimination and employment.

Notice to Recruiters and Staffing Agencies: Cargill, Inc. and subsidiaries (“Cargill”) have an internal recruiting department. Please review this notice.

US Employment Resources: Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.