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Food Safety and Quality Lead at Cargill in Albany, New York

Posted in Science 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

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.

  • You will work under direct supervision and handle basic issues and problems, while referring more complex issues to higher-level staff.

  • Other duties as assigned



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

  • One plus years of Food Safety, Quality control related experience.

  • One plus years in project leading or training or leading teams experience.

  • Willing and able to work in Albany, NY.


  • SAP experience

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

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Experience in leading cross functional teams

  • Validated change management in an industrial setting

  • Willing and able to work independently or with little supervision.