Cargill FSQR Manager in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

FSQR Manager

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Job location: Worcester or Wolverhampton (UK)

Cargill’s European Protein business (CPE) is a leading supplier of food products to retail, foods service and food manufacturing customers in both European and global markets. By combining global market knowledge and experience with local market understanding and insight, Cargill’s European Protein business is committed to expanding its business and markets through innovation, and by creating real customer and consumer value in its products and services.

The position holder will manage the Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory (FSQR) agenda for Cargill’s European Protein UK Import and Distribution business. The role will provide an exciting opportunity to liaise with customers, suppliers, Cargill commercial, logistics and research and development (R&D) colleagues to ensure all Food Safety, Regulatory Compliance and Quality objectives are met and Cargill corporate requirements are understood and implemented. The role ensures our commitment to 100% safe and good quality food is met. In return you get to work within an exciting and dynamic team environment with opportunities for talented individuals to grow their career with Cargill.

Main Tasks:

  • Responsible for ensuring all finished product suppliers to Cargill are approved and have in place systems that comply with Cargill corporate standards

  • Ensure that due diligence records are established for all products purchased by CPE and ensure all products comply to Cargill FSQR requirements

  • Ensuring the technical library of supplier information is maintained for externally sourced products and supervise the technical services support in order requirements are accurate, legal, up to date and complete

  • In the event of exceptions, negotiating with suppliers to find safe, practical and efficient solutions

  • Managing existing and develop technical relationships with customers to resolve FSQR related issues

  • Ensure systems are in place for supplying customer specifications, meeting customer policy requirements and dealing with customer complaints, should they arise

  • In the event of complains conducting complaint trend analysis and develop action plans for continuous improvement

  • Support Cargill commercial and R&D colleagues with customer visits as the FSQR and knowledge expert of the CPE UK team

  • Developing and maintaining the UK supply chain quality manual including HACCP, Supplier Assurance, Product Recall plans in line with BRC Importer and Broker requirements

  • Ensuring Cargill Supply Chain Colleagues are fully conversant and trained with FSQR policies

  • Keeping updated with developments on legal, labelling, food safety changes, customer requirements and supplier facility capabilities.


  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent in a relevant science subject (a Degree in a Food related subject is preferred)

  • Knowledge of Microbiology is advantageous

  • Proven experience in a comparable position in a food manufacturing environment

  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant food legislation including but not limited to; Food labelling, Allergens, Food Safety, GMOs

  • The ability to influence multiple, complex stakeholders at different levels

  • Details orientated able to assess information for accuracy and relevance in order to understand the Food Safety implications

  • Ability to work with autonomy, set priorities and be accountable for own decisions, recognising when escalation is necessary

  • Excellent communication skills, verbally and written in fluent English and able to present to external stakeholders in an articulate manner

  • A recognised auditing qualification, with a lead auditor qualification being preferred

  • Experience dealing with product specifications and retailers and food manufacturers specifications and systems is advantageous

  • Computer literacy, including the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook) and SAP

  • The position holder will need to be flexible for European and global travel when necessary

  • The position holder will work with colleagues from different time zones in Brazil, Thailand, Europe and Asia and will need to demonstrate flexibility and cultural sensitivity.

Our Offer

In return for your expertise and commitment, we will provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest private companies in the world.

Interested? Then please send us your CV and cover letter today.

Job Quality Assurance/Food Safety

Primary Location United Kingdom-ENG-Worcester

Other Locations United Kingdom-ENG-Wolverhampton

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: HER00484