Field Food Safety and Quality Manager

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Job Description: 

US Foods is one of America’s leading foodservice distributors to restaurants, healthcare and hospitality facilities, government operations and educational institutions. We offer more than 350,000 national brand products and our own high-quality private label items ranging from meats to produce to frozen foods. US Foods is based in Rosemont, Ill., and proudly employs about 25,000 associates in more than 60 locations. The company is owned by funds managed by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Inc. and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

We create an environment where passion for food and service can flourish. And our passion for food is equaled only by our commitment to our employees – the people who devote their careers to serving our customers. The feeling is mutual. In a recent employee engagement study, the vast majority of employees reported a long-term commitment to their jobs at US Foods.

We have a current opening for a Field Food Safety Quality Manager to join our team in Tempe, AZ.
Responsibilities & Duties: 
This position is responsible for managing the food safety and quality risks for produce, at the field level. The Field Food Safety Quality Manager will partner with key stakeholders to evolve existing produce food safety programs and alignment quality assessments and approaches within different growing regions. The Field Food Safety Quality Manager will proactively work with exclusive brand suppliers and suppliers to our manufacturing facility to build process controls to reduce/eliminate food safety and quality risk failures to deliver with excellence to our customers.
  • Further develop, evolve field food safety and quality assessment criteria and programs. Creating alignment in approach across multiple regional entities.
  • Collaborates with all existing vendors within the category to maintain product specifications, at the field level, for branded products to ensure consistent adherence to food safety and quality requirements. This requires teaming up with the category management team to hold suppliers accountable to US Foods requirements.
  • Conducts vendor facility risk assessments both through reviewing documentation and by conducting fresh produce food safety inspections/audits at the farm, packhouse, and facility level, with the ability to cohesively summarize and evaluate inspection and audit findings.
  • Technical expert in produce, across multiple commodities to include; critical to quality attributes, applicable state laws, processing techniques, environmental monitoring and general microbiology.
  • Develop and train direct reports on all aspects of food safety and quality initiatives.
  • Actively manages supplier, customer and internal feedback to move US Foods to a proactive/predictive state in managing product quality and driving continuous improvement. 
  • Analyze complaint and product evaluation data to identify trends and opportunities with products and vendors to drive continuous improvement.

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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