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Vacancy: Manager, Food Safety & Quality Management Systems, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Vacancy: Manager, Food Safety & Quality Management Systems, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Posted on: Oct.08.2021

About Us

• Richardson International has a rich history in agriculture, dedicated to serving growers and international customers for over 160 years. Headquartered in Canada, Richardson is the country's largest agribusiness and is recognized globally as a leader in agriculture and food processing. The company is a worldwide handler and merchandiser of grains and oilseeds and is a vertically integrated processor and manufacturer of oats and canola-based products. Over the past two decades, Richardson has become a significant player in the global food business, producing a wide variety of food products and ingredients for the retail, food service and industrial markets. Richardson continues to grow thanks to the dedication and innovative spirit of over 3,000 employees worldwide.
Our commitment to our industry and the people within it is how we set ourselves apart. It is why we are always working to enhance our facilities and services, improve our processes, strengthen our relationships and invest in our communities.

Job Description

At Richardson International, being truly invested is at the heart of everything we do. For over 160 years, Richardson has been dedicated to Canadian agriculture. Recognized as a global leader in agriculture and food processing, Richardson is one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. Richardson has approximately 3,000 employees across Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. At Richardson, we are committed to enhancing our facilities and services and investing in our people and our communities.

We currently have an opportunity for a Manager, Food Safety & Quality Management Systems to join our team at our newly constructed, state of the art, Richardson Innovation Centre, located in downtown Winnipeg, MB. This position is responsible for leading the Quality Assurance and Food Safety (QAFS) team to develop and maintain relevant and effective QAFS risk management systems, while providing guidance and support to the operating business and technical teams on the implementation and management of system changes, challenging risk assessments, and preventative controls for ongoing improvements and maintaining regulatory and certification(s) compliance at all times.


• Design, develop, and facilitate corporate training and development systems and programs
• Lead regulatory, customer and corporate audits at Richardson operating facilities
• Contribute to the incident investigation process and the design and development of applicable risk based preventative measures and controls; implement and measure the effectiveness of such measures and controls
• Support the operating business in 3rd party certification activities
• Maintain up to date knowledge and understanding of applicable regulatory QAFS and import laws impacting the business; communicate all changes to the applicable business units
• Ensure proper design, implementation, and management of QAFS systems and programs
• Support the QAFS team in supplier risk management activities for compliance with applicable certification and regulatory requirements
• Apply ongoing improvements to QAFS systems and programs


• Degree in Science or a related discipline coupled with three to five years’ experience in quality assurance and food safety; or equivalent experience
• Working knowledge of North American quality assurance, food safety and food defense regulations, systems and practices
• Working knowledge of GFSI Food Safety Certification Systems
• Strong analytical, organizational and investigative skills
• Demonstrated leadership and facilitation skills

Richardson International provides an excellent compensation package consisting of competitive salary, pension, a flexible benefits plan and training and career development opportunities.
Interested candidates should click the Apply icon to apply online by October 24, 2021.
Richardson International values diversity in the workplace. Women, Aboriginal People, Visible Minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply and self-identify.

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