Global Field Operations Manager A&I

Location US-PA-Allentown | US-MA-Canton | US-IL-Northbrook | US
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Field Operations/Follow-Up Services


CRS.FoodSafety – Food – Safer World

At UL, we know why we come to work.

Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!

With over 3,000 employees globally, our RCP (Retail and Consumer Products) division works closely with manufacturers, retailers and brands to support them in developing and producing innovative, safe products through consumer product testing. Our proactive approach to risk reduction eliminates issues in sourcing, safety, and quality assurance before they impact our client’s business and brand. Our expertise and dedication to enhance sustainability also extends across the areas of social responsibility, environmental, brand protection, supply chain security, extractives, and raw material sourcing.

What you’ll learn & achieve:

Global Field Operations Manager is responsible for the development, implementation and management of the field strategy for the GMP, QMS and Food Safety audit business in conjunction with business leadership. Responsible to lead and manage regional field managers and field supervisors in the planning and execution of GMP, QMS and Food Safety audit business in conjunction with business leadership.  Through direct and indirect reports, develops and manages the pipeline of potential auditors and the utilization of qualified field staff including coordinating with technical services for the training of new and experienced staff on the completion of assigned client GMP, QMS and food safety audits (supply chain).  Manages operational procedures and develops best practices related to the conduct of audits meeting consistency, quality and ethical standards.  Direct responsibility for budget management including revenue attainment and margin analysis and adjustment related to auditor pool, and controlling costs related to auditor competency development.   

  • Provides input to and implements the strategy of the GMP, QMS and Food Safety business in conjunction with business leadership.
  • Sets and manages the schedule of audit process and work load projects for entire GMP, QMS and Food Safety business in all regions.
  • Manages budget target attainment and costs related to the onboarding and training of new auditors and in-field monitoring of existing audit supervisors and assigned team.  Identifies opportunities for cost controls and field resource needs by region.
  • Manages and develops programs for productivity and utilization improvement, ensuring audit work is done on-time, within budget, consistently and efficiently through direct management of field resources. 
  • Plans for adherence to the training requirements related to new or revised assessment tool development/improvements based on input from Technical Services team.
  • Overall management of the identification, contracting and termination of auditors related to auditor competency criteria and operational procedures and policies.
  • Manages the performance of direct reports (estimated to be 5 to 10 direct reports in various time zones) by defining accountabilities, establishing performance objectives, providing feedback, coaching and guidance, and ensuring that all policies are understood and adhered to.  Responsible for supporting career development of FTE field staff in conjunction with the employee.
  • Supports Accreditation Audits as needed.
  • Supports the development of relationships with new business targets and the development of new services required of the GMP, QMS and Food Safety business strategy.
  • Completes client audits as needed due to resource gaps and as required to gain/maintain auditor credentials.

What makes you a great fit:

  • University Degree (Equivalent to Bachelor’s degree) required. Prefer Graduate Science Degree in Food or Pharma Sciences, Engineering, Technology, or similar.
  • Willingness and ability to travel to other countries, states, regions, provinces and or throughout any assigned or designated country (up to 50 to 80% annually).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and, if required, fully proficient/literate in a 2nd language.
  • Excellent oral communication skills; capable of addressing high executive audiences and conduct opening and closing conferences in front of multiple people.
  • Excellent mathematical skills and analytical skills. Creative and innovative thinking to problem solve and streamline processes.
  • Ability to lead a team of auditors during the execution of a project and/or specialized audits.  Proficient in internet navigation, e-mail and PC software such as Microsoft Word, Excel.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in execution and management related to quality/GMP audit discipline including budget/resource management.
  • Preferred to hold one or more scope specific professional credential(s), such as: GFSI recognized auditor credential; CQA, RABQSA, IRCA, RAC, GRMA; Pharmaceutical GMP Professional Certification (CPGP)
  • UL has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place to ensure the safety of our employees, customers and clients. Effective November 1, 2021, the company mandates that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment (except where prohibited by law), subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.


What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 128 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.
  • People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL. We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.
  • Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers’ create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.
  • Grow & achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.
  • Total Rewards: All employees at UL are eligible for bonus compensation. UL offers a generous 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest an additional 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. We provide Healthcare Reimbursement Accounts and Health Savings Accounts that UL contributes to twice per year! Depending on your role, you can work with your manager on flexible working arrangements. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off.

Learn More:

Working at UL is an exciting journey that twists and turns daily. We thrive in the twists and revel in the turns. This is our every day. This is our normal.


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