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FSQ Acquisition Manager

Gaylord, Minnesota
Job Type
30 Aug 2022
Business Unit Overview:

Michael Foods, Inc. is a leader in the food processing and distribution industry with business in egg products, refrigerated grocery and potato products. We offer exciting job possibilities throughout our organization where you can enhance your career, sharpen your talents and make an impact. Join our company and be part of an innovative team that's First in Food.

Location Description: Michael Foods, Inc. located in Gaylord, Minnesota is Minnesota's Healthy Heartland! Gaylord is located in south central Minnesota about an hour west of the Twin Cities and 35 minutes from Mankato, Hutchinson, and New Ulm. As the County Seat, Gaylord is the "Hub of Sibley County." Our location produces liquid egg, hardcook egg, and precooked egg such as scrambled, patties and omelets. Responsibilities:


  1. Support the development, implementation, and maintenance of the Food Safety & Quality Management system of acquisition and greenfield startup facilities, in collaboration with Michael Foods Corporate and site food safety and quality teams.
  2. Function as a key member between acquisition sites\co-manufacturers and MFI functional departments such as Food Safety and Quality, Marketing, Research and Development, Procurement and Engineering to address identified risks.
  3. This position will mentor and coach the acquisition sites and co-manufacturing FSQ groups to promote a culture of excellence to meet and exceed customer and regulatory requirements.
  4. This position is responsible for the development, implementation, and maintenance of the Co-Manufacturer Food Safety and Quality Management system to identify and quantify risk in the supply chain, in collaboration with and supporting the Co-Manufacturing food safety and quality teams.
  5. Proactively and independently recognizing, assessing, and documenting Co-Manufacturer and acquisition facility adherence to company, state, and federal regulatory requirements.
  6. Act as a subject matter expert to assist the co-manufacturing and acquisition facilities in building, training and/or implementing programs as identified through observation and risk-based assessments.
  7. This individual will actively participate in the identification and resolution of issues using risk-based methods to best prioritize the needed activities.


  • Assess newly acquired facilities for compliance to company, state, and federal regulatory requirements. Develop and execute action plans to close gaps and eliminate identified risks.
  • Work closely with acquired facility teams to build a food safety and quality culture which exemplifies the values of the Michael Foods organization.
  • Provide impactful collaboration to acquired facilities through extended on-site support.
  • Proactively work with appropriate functional areas, including but not limited to Procurement, Marketing, R&D, Co-manufacturing Operations and Corporate FSQ leaders to ensure company requirements and regulatory programs are effectively implemented and maintained in compliance with relevant standards and regulations.
  • Monitor emerging food safety issues, regulatory trends as it relates to external supply that may impact the Integrated Supply Chain, acquisition sites and co-manufacturers.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with co-manufacturing partners, employees, supervisors, and the public.
  • Assess Co-manufacturer capabilities through direct visits using technical discussions and Quality System Audits with detailed reports documenting the outcomes including findings and observations.
  • Track and trend co-manufacturer performance using FSQ metrics and communicate quality issues to the co-manufacturer.
  • Support and confirm resolution of non-conformances identified through the audit process as well as through customer feedback/complaints.
  • Hold regular meetings with the co-manufacturer to discuss challenges, improvement opportunities and successes.
  • Schedule and lead regular reviews with the Integrated Supply Chain FSQ and Operations leadership related to the co-manufacturer's performance including but not limited to customer complaint trends, processing challenges, improvement opportunities and successes.



  • Bachelor's degree in dairy or food science or related field and a minimum of 7 years' experience in QA systems and food safety auditing with experience writing audit reports and interpreting corrective action responses.
  • Working knowledge of Quality systems, food safety programs, HARPC, and GMP's is required.
  • Strong continuous improvement knowledge.
  • Excellent computer skills in Office, SharePoint, SAP, Intelex
  • Must have excellent communication, interpersonal and team building skills.
  • Able to work flexible hours (nights and weekends) as required.
  • Willing to travel 75% of the time.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the work and may not include all the duties associated with this position. 

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  • Job Reference: 698018921-2
  • Date Posted: 30 August 2022
  • Recruiter: Michael Foods Inc.
  • Location: Gaylord, Minnesota
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: HR / Recruitment
  • Job Type: Permanent