Senior Food and Safety Compliance Manager

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Job Description: 

Gate Gourmet is the leading global provider of airline catering solutions and provisioning services for airlines, both in-flight at over 200 airports as well as at airport lounges. From menu design through execution and delivery, our passion is giving our airline customers and their passengers an exceptional experience.

We have an immediate opening for a Senior Food & Safety Compliance Manager
 
The Senior Manager, Operations Compliance, Business Unit is responsible for ensuring Quality, Environment, Health and Safety (QEH&S) compliance in assigned business unit and associated operations. Actively leads improvements and implements risk mitigation solutions for business operating units. Manages regulatory and internal requirement changes for immediate and flawless adaptation in operations. This individual will work collaboratively with business units and with team members within the region to drive the Company’s compliance strategy and plans to achieve world-class/zero incident QEH&S performance.

Employees at gategroup are expected to live our Values of Excellence, Integrity, Passion and Accountability. To demonstrate these Values, we expect to observe the following from everyone:

  • We treat each other with respect and we act with integrity
  • We communicate and keep each other informed
  • We put our heads together to problem solve and deliver excellence as a team
  • We have passion for our work and we pay attention to the little details
  • We foster an environment of accountability, take responsibility for our actions and learn from our mistakes
  • We do what we say we will do, when we say we are going to do it
  • We care about our coworkers, always taking an opportunity to make someone’s day better
Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • Provides leadership and development for hub unit QEH&S team members, through teaching and coaching.
  • Drives successful attainment of regional QEH&S goals, objectives and targets at the unit level.
  • Liaises with support functions such as Human Resources and Customer Service to evaluate and reduce potential risks.
  • Provides operating unit technical support in the areas of quality, food safety, occupational safety and health, chemical safety, waste management, waste water and storm water pollution prevention, air quality and environmental annual reporting.
  • Prepares proposals and reports for unit and regional leadership.
  • Ensures adherence to departmental budgets.
  • Liaises with unit customers, union representatives, airport and regulatory agencies to identify emerging trends and issues.
  • Implements special projects related to company business objectives related to the QEH&S.
  • Assesses and ensures compliance with local, state and federal food safety, environmental, health and safety regulations. Ensures regulatory reporting responsibilities of units are met.
  • Partners with units to integrate sustainable compliance solutions within operations.
  • Supports Environmental Compliance Calendars for assigned units.
  • Works with regulatory agencies and environmental consulting firms to achieve goals and ensure permits are in place.
  • Supports unit operations training in QEH&S.
  • Drives waste minimization, reduction and recycling process through the identification of opportunities and targets. Supports operating unit program implementation.
  • Supports operating units in determination of quality defects, accident and injury root causes, corrective and preventive actions.
  • Monitors, measures and communicates unit safety trends, targets and impacts through the use of QEH&S scorecards.
  • Evaluates and continuously improves unit risk prevention process effectiveness (Business Management System (BMS), Critical Control Points (CCPs), Personal Responsibility in your Daily Efforts (PRIDE) and Ramp Safety, Quality and Delivery (SQUAD).
  • Works with operations leadership to optimize deployment of QEH&S processes.
  • Administers corporate QEH&S policies and procedures within hub units and make improvement recommendations.
  • In conjunction with Human Resources, identifies and supports implementation of CSR, health and wellness initiatives at the unit level.
  • Completes Hazard Analysis and Risk Based Preventative Controls (HARPC) Preventative Controls for Human Food training and certification course to be a PCQI “Preventive Controls Qualified Individual according to company policy.
  • Completes all other company required training including but not limited to ServSafe Sanitation Manager Certification.
Requirements: 
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of time
Qualifications: 
  • Minimum 5 years industrial experience in quality, environmental, health and safety.
  • Airline and/or food industry experience preferred.
  • A proven track record of successful results.
  • Proven experience in field implementation of quality, environmental, health and safety processes.
Education: 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health and Safety or related field. In exceptional cases, relevant and extensive work experience may substitute for the degree requirement.
Skills: 
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or similar quality or Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) certifications desired, but not required.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Strong knowledge of Quality, Environment, Health and Safety (QEH&S) standards.
  • Food manufacturing Quality Assurance.
  • HACCP Certified.
  • FSMA PCQI.
  • Excellent interpersonal, influencing, verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Strong presentation skills for all levels of unit employees.
  • Proven teamwork experience in a fast-paced environment. Able to build consensus and lead successful teams.
  • Passionate and self-motivated to excel.
  • Detail orientated, flexible and responsive.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet tight deadlines.
  • Information Search and analysis & problem resolution skills.
  • Understanding others, Team Leadership and Developing People.
  • Influencing and building relationships, Motivating and Inspiring, Communicating effectively.
  • Delivering business results under pressure, Championing Performance Improvement and Customer Focus.
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  • Excellent interpersonal, influencing, verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Strong presentation skills for all levels of unit employees
  • Proven teamwork experience in a fast-paced environment. Able to build consensus and lead successful teams
  • Passionate and self-motivated to excel
  • Detail orientated, flexible and responsive
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet tight deadlines.

Our company is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits and termination.