What you'll do...
Oversees quality, freshness, and food safety of grocery products in a distribution center as they flow from suppliers through distribution centers to stores and clubs by implementing and monitoring quality control policies and procedures; teaching quality inspection practices to provide consistency of execution; calibrating inspection methodology with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS) offices; and communicating acceptance and rejection performance to suppliers.
Oversees Walmart's fruit ripening program by reviewing forecasting demand, ordering and delivery scheduling, and the conditioning and ripening of products; educating distribution center and store associates on proper handling procedures; managing exceptions (for example, fruit availability resulting from adverse weather, mechanical failures, room capacity) within the Walmart fruit ripening program; escalating exception issues to Regional Quality Control Manager; working with the Regional Manager to identify solutions; and executing processes to resolve exception issues, as defined at Regional level.
Prepares distribution center overhead budget by calculating wage expenses for Management and hourly associates; estimating travel expenses for Quality Control associates; estimating training, supplies, and other line item expenses; submitting proposed budget to Regional Manager for approval; and comparing forecasted budget to actual spending to identify discrepancies.
Provides recommendations to improve the quality of perishable products by observing suppliers' facilities and growing areas to discuss quality opportunities; recommending new standards for quality; and instructing distribution center and transportation associates on cold chain protocol.
Oversees communication on product quality to the distribution center by ensuring information is communicated accurately; and ensuring communication timelines are met.
Oversees cold chain compliance within the distribution center to ensure products are kept at proper temperature by reviewing cold chain compliance records; addressing issues of noncompliance; and overseeing distribution center actions to resolve compliance issues.
Oversees Seafood Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan by reviewing and approving required documents and records (for example, thermometer calibration and receiving logs); validating critical control points (for example, inbound, outbound, and storage temperatures) related to food safety are maintained and in compliance with HACCP plan; and communicating with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Inspectors. Coordinates, completes, and oversees job-related activities and assignments by developing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders; supporting plans and initiatives to meet customer and business needs; identifying and communicating goals and objectives; building accountability for and measuring progress in achieving results; identifying and addressing improvement opportunities; and demonstrating adaptability and promoting continuous learning. Provides supervision and development opportunities for associates by hiring and training; mentoring; assigning duties; providing recognition; and ensuring diversity awareness. Ensures compliance with company policies and procedures and supports company mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity by implementing related action plans; utilizing and supporting the Open Door Policy; and providing direction and guidance on applying these in executing business processes and practices.
Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Agriculture, Agronomy, Food Science, or related field and 2 years' experience in agricultural quality control, agronomy, food retail management, or related field OR 4 years' experience in agricultural quality control, agronomy, food retail management, or related field. 1 year's of supervisory experience.
Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.
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