Regulatory Ops Specialist
Berry Plastics
 Jackson, TN

Berry Global Berry Global, headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, is committed to its mission of 'Always Advancing to Protect What's Important.' With $13 billion in revenue for fiscal year 2018 on a combined pro forma basis from operations, Berry is a leading global supplier of a broad range of innovative nonwoven, flexible, and rigid products used every day within consumer and industrial end markets. Berry operates over 290 manufacturing facilities worldwide, on six continents, and employs over 48,000 individuals.

At Berry, we pursue excellence in all that we do and are always advancing to improve the way we work along with the products and services we provide. Our culture fosters trust and partnerships through appreciation, acknowledgement, and inclusion. At Berry, we are continuously improving to support our mission and exemplify our values of partnerships, excellence, growth, and safety. To learn more about Berry, visit


This position works closely with leadership to foster a continuous improvement environment within the Operation. Responsible for coordination of activities related to SQF (Safety Quality Food) programs understanding training needs plant wide and developing materials to support them. Evaluating training effectiveness to ensure employee development, maintains and tracks training progression, provides and ensures consistent training for the facility. Subject matter expert for Operations, SQF, resources and leads continuous improvement projects as necessary.


  • Responsible for achieving plant Safety, Quality and Productivity goals.
  • Complete a minimum of 2 Observation and 2 Near miss audits per month.
  • Accountable for the safety of all employees for whom they are responsible through active engagement in safety activities and provide clear, consistent communication of safe work expectations.
  • Supports and investigates situations in which line/equipment stoppage occurs due to perceived, imminent safety risk.
  • Completes responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and procedures, and applicable laws
  • Actively leads risk assessment activities for their area of responsibility by driving prioritized corrective and preventive actions to eliminate/reduce environmental, health or safety risks.
  • Lead all required meetings with safety (i.e. Pre-shift, Department, Change Management, General communication, Town Hall, etc...)
  • Completes incident investigations, root cause analysis and implements corrective actions accordingly in a timely and thorough manner.
  • Ensures the proper training and development of all assigned employees for whom they are responsible.
  • Sets goals for their organizational unit; achieves goals and ensures that all employees understand and work toward achieving goals.
  • Motivates and coaches employees through good communication and frequent performance feedback. Identifies and coordinates additional training as needed.
  • Participate in meetings and inspections to promote and reward a culture of teamwork and respect among all employees.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of a training matrix to help assess, train, and keep track of training needs for Supervisors.
  • Identifies areas of operational opportunity for continues improvement.
  • May assist in the development and facilitation of additional training materials and program.
  • Support with Plant leaders to develop Continuous Improvement strategies that close key business gaps.
  • Support kaizens and focused C.I. events to implement improvement strategies on all shifts working closely with Manufacturing Supervisors and Operators.
  • Utilize Lean principles and Best Practices to establish new work standards for machines, processes and people, to generate productivity savings, improve quality and increase OTD.
  • Oversee the development, implementation, review, management, and maintenance of the plant's Food Packaging Safety Programs including SQF System.
  • Communicate to relevant personnel all information essential to ensure the effective implementation and maintenance of the SQF System.
  • Take appropriate action to maintain the integrity of the SQF System
  • Validate changes to Food Packaging Safety Fundamentals and HACCP Plan that have an impact on the ability to deliver safe, quality food packaging.
  • Responsible for the validation and verification of the following SQF requirements:
  • Pre-requisite programs
  • Critical control points
  • Critical packaging safety limits
  • Monitoring activities
  • Sampling, inspection and analysis for Food Packaging Safety
  • Schedule and lead internal audits for Food Packaging Safety
  • Ensure SQF training is conducted for required team members within plant.
  • Any other duties as assigned.


  • Maintain a clean, healthy and safe workplace by ensuring adherence to safety standards.
  • Conduct required safety reviews of equipment and processes prior to project start-up.
  • Support the accomplishment of your work groups through the quality, timeliness and professionalism of your attitude.
  • Supply accurate and timely data as required by performance tracking and reporting.
  • Apply resources in a manner that maximizes their effectiveness while assuring quality.
  • Maintain a work environment that will contribute to the assurance of safety and GMP compliance.
  • Adhere to established procedures, perform self-checking and pay attention to detail in the performance of you and your team's work.
  • Notify management in a timely manner of any problems with procedural compliance.
  • Report observed quality problems and deficiencies in a timely manner.
  • Make recommendations to management for improving the quality and efficiency of your work.
  • Oversee work to ensure projects are completed.


  • Safety Leadership – Embodies commitment for a safe workplace; acts as a role model.
  • Accountability – holds self-accountable evidenced by say/do ratio, initiative and ownership actions such as ensuring safety is more important than productivity).
  • Communication – ability to communicate safety, goals and company expectations with appropriate levels of the organization; create clear, timely audience appropriate messages (both written and verbal)
  • Engagement – communicate and support the vision of plant leadership; celebrate the wins and ensure employees actively participate in safety-related activities.
  • Team Development – understand the development needs of employees in your organization; drive the culture of employees as safety leaders; champion talent development from pre-hire to continuous learning.
  • People Agility – understand personal strengths and weaknesses; leads by example; promotes change through listening skills and seeking frequent input from employees; is genuine and approachable; firm but fair – consistent.
  • Problem Solving/Conflict Resolution – identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; mitigates relationship conflicts and encourages constructive (problem-solving) conflict.


  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Basic working knowledge of Excel and Word Software
  • Must read, write, and speak English
  • HACCP training with evidence of competency
  • Written and verbal communication skill


  • 2+ years of Food Packaging Safety and/or Quality experience in an industrial setting preferred
  • B.S. degree in Food Science or related field or equivalent experience preferred
  • Minimum 6 years' progressive manufacturing experience. Plastics industry a plus.


Manufacturing environment: SQF and GMP.

Regularly required to walk, lift and carry materials