Corporate Quality Projects Manager


Arabi, LA, US

Req ID:  38128
Date:  Apr 8, 2024

ASR Group is the world’s largest refiner and marketer of cane sugar, with an annual production capacity of more than 6 million tons of sugar. The company produces a full line of grocery, industrial, food service and specialty sweetener products. Across North America, ASR Group owns and operates six sugar refineries, located in Louisiana, New York, California, Maryland, Canada and Mexico. In the European Union, the company owns and operates sugar refineries in England, Portugal.  ASR Group also owns and operates mills in Mexico and Belize.  The company’s brand portfolio includes the leading brands Domino®, C&H®, Redpath®, Tate & Lyle®, Lyle’s® and Sidul®.



The Corporate Quality Project Manager will be the main quality and food safety interface to the Corporate Engineering function.

The role will own the food safety, quality and sanitation aspects of equipment specifications, and functional specifications for foreign material control equipment such as metal detectors, X-ray, magnets and screens.


The role will also ensure that food safety and quality requirements are included at concept stage of major corporate engineering projects and maintained throughout the project to release for production. This will include the choice and design of equipment, design of process and engineering of the project implementation (ensuring that the entire installation allows access for food safety and quality checks, complies with GMNP and sanitation requirements and is finished and cleaned to a suitable standard for food production).

This role will be heavily focussed on the creation of Quality, Food Safety and Sanitary Design standards associated with a planned significant project at the Chalmette refinery, and other currently in feasibility study stage.



  • Ownership of foreign material removal equipment specifications
  • Ownership of food safety, GMP and sanitary design for all equipment
  • Inputs to the Capital approval (AFE & CPC) process to ensure appropriate local and corporate quality involvement and approvals are in place
  • Food Safety and Quality interface to all major corporate engineering projects to provide requirements, advice and release for production
  • Works in alignment with R&T to assess the impact of any new refining and packing technology proposed for introduction. Owns the co-ordination of any updates required to policies, procedures and specifications required by corporate quality.
  • Is accountable for ensuring appropriate resources are available to walk installations, necessary reviews are being completed on time and approval from a Food Safety, Quality, EHS and Sanitation for perspective at key project stage gates.
  • Keeps manager informed of issues within assigned area of responsibility; escalates issues to appropriate parties as needed
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Train others on how to properly evaluate work sites at their sites to sign off on smaller projects
  • Development and implementation of engineering project stage gate documents from project scoping to handover for EHS, Quality and Sanitation Functions.  Note: SME responsibility for EHS is with EHS.



  • Bachler’s Degree level qualification in food science/technology or related discipline
  • Recognized high level qualification in HACCP/Food safety plans
  • 2 years of professional experience working with engineering installations/significant projects



  • Master’s degree
  • Experience leading a food safety team in a complex process facility
  • General knowledge of global food legislation and industry best practice with respect to equipment and facility design
  • Membership of a professional organisation specialising in sanitary design of food manufacturing equipment
  • Experience and understanding of the cause of incidents with the food and sugar industries
  • Experience working for a global company



  • None



  • Ability to collaborate effectively across the QEHS, Engineering and research and Technology functions on a global scale.
  • Ability to resolve issues through effective communication with external resources and internally with all levels of the Company.
  • Ability to effectively manage time, including task and project prioritization, working within assigned deadlines, and working independently or collaboratively as needed to accomplish organizational objectives
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects while maintaining accuracy
  • Project Management



  • Accountability: Takes accountability for delivering on commitments; owns mistakes and uses them as opportunities for learning and development; openly discusses his/her actions and their consequences both good and bad
  • Customer Orientation: Addressing internal and/or external customer needs by providing and delivering professional, helpful, high quality service and support
  • Acting with Integrity: Clearly states goals and beliefs; lets people know his/her true intentions; does what he she said they would do; follows through on commitments; Understands and follows company policies
  • Communication & Interpersonal Skills: Expresses ideas and information in a clear and concise manner; tailors message to fit the interests and needs of the audience; delivers information in a manner that is interesting and compelling to the listener
  • Energy & Initiative: Takes action on his/her own without being prompted; handles problems independently; able to resolve issues without relying on extensive help from others; does more than is expected or asked; asserts one's influence over events to achieve goals
  • Teamwork & Collaboration: Works effectively with others to achieve a desired outcome
  • Continuous Learning: Demonstrates ambition and desire to move forward in his/her career; engages others in discussions about career development; seeks feedback on ways to increase his/her performance; takes advantage of opportunities to build new skills and capabilities



  • Primary language is English


Can be located in Chalmette, LA, Baltimore, MD, or Yonkers, NY



  • National and international travel to company sites as required to support projects. Expected to be approximately 25% travel.


We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other category protected under federal, state, or local law.  All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. 

Nearest Major Market: New Orleans