Morton – Audit Manager







Market Leader in Salt

  • Over 30 production, mining, logistics and office facilities in North and South America
  • Market leader in the US, with extensive brand loyalty extending to Canada and South America
  • Products impact our communities; culinary, pharma, agriculture, oil & refinery, chemical mftg, Highway de-icing, water softening, pool salt…
  • 170 yrs of heritage with a new path forward; financial rigor, prod. efficiency, and innovation to lead continued growth




The role is integrated into a broader quality team that is actively trying to improve food safety and quality.

  • Instead of a “policing” audit team, the focus is on creating a collaborative environment focused on improvement.
  • Team members get to expand industry knowledge outside of food. Morton’s products are used in industrial, pharmaceutical, chemical, and many other industries - exciting for those looking to learn and grow.
  • This role (and team) is a change agent for the business - it's as much about technical skills as it is about leadership and relationship building.



Things we deeply care about

The following are attributes of our best leaders:

  • Intellectually Curious & Great Problem Solvers
  • Self-Motivated, Flexible & Adaptable
  • Consistent Positive Demeanor
  • Hands-on, willing to "get into the weeds"

Job Description

Role Description



The goal of the internal audit program is to identify and highlight compliance gaps for management so that appropriate and timely actions can be taken to reduce the overall risk to the company through a lens of continuous improvement. The external audit programs ensure that our suppliers and third parties that impact Morton’s brand are held to to company’s required standards.

Travel -up to 40%

When speaking with Olympia, please be prepared to share your salary expectations. We are unable to provide a salary range but can give guidance on if your expectations can be met.


What you’ll do:

Lead Audits

  • Coordinate/lead/participate in Corporate Food Safety and Quality audits (both internal and external)
    of Morton Salt, Inc and Windsor Salt Ltd manufacturing facilities, contract facilities, suppliers, and stockpiles.
  • Coordinate with the supplier quality liaison to ensure auditing team is resourced and trained to support the
    need for external audits of suppliers, co-manufacturers, warehouses, and stockpiles.
  • Assess state of compliance with appropriate regulations and standards and participates in the assessment of
    corrective action plans to ensure they meet the audit standard to correct the identified non-conformances.
  • Lead contact with 3rd party GFSI certification body responsible for scheduling audits, coordinating payment, and
    communicating requirements.
  • Lead and participate in GAAP analysis audits at the corporate level and specific processing facilities.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain good laboratory practice audit standards.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain auditor calibration program that includes the facility auditors to ensure
    internal audits are conducted impartially and fairly across all facilities and at the corporate level.

Continuous Improvement & Training

  • Provide corporate training for internal auditing and other FSCA subject matter.
  • Develop, implement, maintain and continually improve internal food safety and quality audit standards and
    checklists. Coordinate with supplier quality liaison, using a risk based approach, to develop audits and
    checklist that are appropriate for the scope of services and products handled by third parties (suppliers, co-
    manufacturers, warehouses, and stockpiles).
  • Coordinate and plan yearly audit schedule and provide continuous training and development.


In addition to demonstrating your capabilities of the above, top candidates possess:

  • Bachelor’s Science Degree in Food Science, Food Safety,  or related field with at least 5 years of experience within food, beverage, or pharmaceutical manufacturing.
  • FSMA PCQI Certification preferred. Strong understanding of FDA human and animal food requirements.  Preferred understanding FDA Drug requirements as well but not required.
  • Must have strong problem solving, team building, planning and decision-making skills.
  • Certification as a Lead Auditor preferred. Successful completion of auditor training course for one of the following standards: BRC, ISO 22000, IFS Food, SQF. Preferred experience with ISO 9001 standard.
  • Knowledge and experience working within a plant environment
  • Good laboratory practice experience required.

Morton Salt is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.



Largest Salt Company worldwide


Customers are loyal to the brand


Uses for Salt – Food, Highways, Medical Products, Water Softeners, …


Growth rate over the past year

The Team

Rachel Halphen - HIRING MANAGER

Rachel Halphen - HIRING MANAGER

Regulatory & Compliance Lead

Mark Lawson

Mark Lawson

Head of Quality and R&D (Americas)

Carol Cruz

Carol Cruz

Head of Procurement


Why Morton Salt? Why Now?
  1. Morton Salt is a highly recognizable brand that, under new leadership, is rapidly executing on efficiency & results.
  2. Currently there is a heavy focus on finding individuals who can innovate and implement processes that contribute to expansion.
  3. Unique opportunity to drive change that has immediate and obvious impact to the business – truly exciting for those looking to make a difference.
Salary & Benefits
  • When speaking with Olympia, please be prepared to share your salary expectations. We are unable to provide a salary range but can give guidance on if your expectations can be met
  • Typically full benefits information will be provided at/near the offer stage. As a $2.5B+ company, Morton offers competitive medical, dental, vision and disability coverages as well as 401(k), vacation/PTO.
Company Culture

As Morton focuses on global expansion, culture will be defined by those who are successful change-agents, innovators and implementers.


Other attributes of building the culture include people who are:

  • Results driven
  • Collaborative
  • Continuous Improvement Focused
Office & Plants

Americas Headquarters in Chicago, IL


Plants & Facilities in the Americas include:

Canada – 12 sites

U.S. – 16 sites

Caribbean – 1 site (Inagua)

South America – 7 sites

Interview Process


Discuss opportunity with Olympia


Forward resume and salary target


Olympia Screen


Details presented to client


Client Initial Screen



What you can expect from Oympia:

  1. Directness – We will provide candid feedback on your background, skills, and alignment of objectives against the opportunity.
  2. Professionalism – We will keep to any commitments we make to you. Let’s hold each other to the highest standard of professionalism.
  3. Honesty – We will tell you if you are not a fit and we will share whatever information we can regarding your candidacy.


Dan Gathof

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Let’s explore if this role fits your career goals.