Food Safety Manager

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Job Description: 

The Food Safety Manager supervises the Food Safety and Sanitation Department’s employees while also ensuring that the food safety system at the plant is properly written, documented, and implemented - thus ensuring regulatory compliance (HACCP, FDA, SQF) and the production of safe, quality, and wholesome produce. Overall responsibility for food safety and quality compliance.

Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • The Food Safety Manager supervises all Food Safety Specialists, FS Technicians, Sanitation Crew Leads, and Sanitation Technicians; to include hiring, training, counseling, and recommending discharge when necessary.
  • Must be a hands-on manager that is able to train and demonstrate how to effectively coach and train the food safety staff.
  • The Food Safety Manager ensures that all Food Safety programs are functioning as designed, being followed by all appropriate personnel, and also being correctly documented.  Further, that all programs in place are valid and following all legal as well as audit format requirements.
  • The Food Safety Manager must be able to quickly, yet thoroughly, investigate a product/process failure to determine the root cause as well as what corrective actions are needed.
  • The Food Safety Manager must be thoroughly versed in 3rd party Food Safety Audits as well as be prepared to be the primary contact for all audit events.
  • Must quickly gain an understanding of all of our safety policies and procedures and be able to express those policies to others as needed.
  • The Food Safety Manager will be responsible for ensuring that the cleanliness of the warehouse is maintained.
  • Must work collaboratively with the other managers to accomplish the goals of the department.
  • Excellent communication skills with internal and external customers.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: 
  • The Food Safety Manager supervises all Food Safety Specialists, FS Technicians, Sanitation Crew Leads, and Sanitation Technicians; to include hiring, training, counseling, and recommending discharge when necessary.
  • Must be a hands-on manager that is able to train and demonstrate how to effectively coach and train the food safety staff.
  • The Food Safety Manager ensures that all Food Safety programs are functioning as designed, being followed by all appropriate personnel, and also being correctly documented.  Further, that all programs in place are valid and following all legal as well as audit format requirements.
  • The Food Safety Manager must be able to quickly, yet thoroughly, investigate a product/process failure to determine the root cause as well as what corrective actions are needed.
  • The Food Safety Manager must be thoroughly versed in 3rd party Food Safety Audits as well as be prepared to be the primary contact for all audit events.
  • Must quickly gain an understanding of all of our safety policies and procedures and be able to express those policies to others as needed.
  • The Food Safety Manager will be responsible for ensuring that the cleanliness of the warehouse is maintained.
  • Must work collaboratively with the other managers to accomplish the goals of the department.
  • Excellent communication skills with internal and external customers.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

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.

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