SQF Lead Auditor - Subcontractor

US-IL-Orland Park | US-TX-Dallas | US-WA-Seattle | US-OH-Columbus | US-PA-Mechanicsburg | US-FL-Sunrise
Requisition ID
Business Area
Business Assurance
Location Details
Nationwide, USA - based out of any home office
Position Type
(Sub-) Contractor

Local Unit & Position Description

Subcontractor - SQF Lead Auditor


DNV GL Business Assurance North America’s Food and Beverage Division is seeking a Subcontract SQF Lead Auditor. DNV GL's Business Assurance North America's Food and Beverage division partners with clients to assure quality and safety throughout the supply chain through certification, verification, training and assessment activities. As independent third party auditors we assist clients of all sizes in achieving and maintaining internationally recognized certifications enabling our clients to provide the highest quality products.


Our auditors perform 3rd party quality and/or safety audits/assessments on behalf of customers and their suppliers. The SQF auditor focuses primarily on clients requiring the SQF certification but also may conduct other audits according to their individual qualifications.   Food and Beverage auditors work with clients large and small at locations around the country to improve and ensure quality and safety at all points along the value chain. This position may be based in any home (remote) office in the continental United States. 


Tasks May Include:

  • Performs 3rd party SQF certification audits for US and Canada F&B customers
  • Performs 3rd party quality and/or safety audits/assessments on behalf of customers and their suppliers
  • Maintain schedule of audit activity with customers
  • Provide timely and accurate reviews of customer corrective action and closure
  • Maintain appropriate audit credentials and pursues advancement of those credentials and other related credentials as needed


Position Qualifications

  • Must have a Bachelor's Degree in a Life Science
  • Minimum of five (5) years of full-time SQF Lead Auditing work experience in the food-chain-related industry, including at least two years of work in quality assurance or food safety functions within food production or manufacturing, retailing, inspection or enforcement
  • Must be an SQF Lead Auditor qualified in the following areas:
    • Food Sector Category 15: Canning, Pasteurizing, UHT & Aseptic Operations (HR)
    • Food Sector Category 16: Ice, Drink, & Beverage Processing (HR)
    • Food Sector Category 18: Preserved Foods Manufacturing (HR)
    • Additional SQF codes and ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Certification a plus
  • Must have Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) certification
  • Must perform 3rd party onsite SQF certification audits for North American customers
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to audiences of varying size, seniority and technical competency
  • Ability to read/interpret audit protocols and work instructions
  • Ability to write thorough audit reports
  • Working proficiency in MS Office
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and be able to rent and drive a car and travel on public conveyances when required
  • Must be willing and able to travel to client sites up to 80% of the time
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 10 pounds in addition to transporting one’s own luggage for multiple-day travel and push, pull reach, bend, twist, stoop and kneel with that which is lifted, carried or transported
  • Must be able to walk and stand for up to 4 hours at a time and maneuver throughout multiple levels of client sites either by stairs or elevator?
  • Analytical, empathetic and able to communicate effectively, respond calmly and make decisions

Subcontractors will be contracted on a project basis with expected utilization to be limited to less than 70% of the time.


Opportunities Beyond Business


At DNV GL, we offer opportunities beyond business. In addition to competitive conditions, the right candidate will enjoy the possibility to make a global impact for a safe and sustainable future. Our working culture is based on respect for one another and sharing competencies to achieve our goals.



Please visit our website at www.dnvgl.com

Company & Business Area Description

Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organisations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas and energy industries. We also provide certification services to customers across a wide range of industries.


Combining leading technical and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, DNV GL empowers our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight.


Originated in 1864, DNV GL operates globally in more than 100 countries with our 15,000 professionals dedicated to helping our customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.


As a world-leading certification body, we work with companies to assure the performance of their organisations, products, people, facilities and supply chains through certification, verification, assessment and training.  As part of the larger DNV GL Group, our 2,000 Business Assurance employees worldwide help our customers build sustainable business performance and create stakeholder trust.  We promise to be focused on your future.


With more than 70,000 certificates issued worldwide, our name evokes a strong commitment to safety, quality, and concern for the environment. For years, we have been the preferred certification partner for many Fortune 500 companies, as well as for medium and smaller businesses.  


With our extensive local presence, consolidated global experience across industries and acknowledged technical competence, we are an ideal partner for companies in all sectors. We partner with our customers to help them create value while meeting the world’s economic, social and environmental needs.


Through our certification, verification, assessment and training services, we assure the performance of our customers’ organisations, products, people, facilities, and supply chains.  Working with companies in most industries, and some of the world’s leading brands, in practice, we are virtually everywhere.

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