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Manager, Food Safety And Hygiene-15006389 - AR-Fort Smith





Is in the factory the guardian and challenger of all factory functions to drive Food safety and hygiene anywhere and at any time as the essential base for maintaining consumer trust and preference.



People and know-how: Develop and maintain competences on food safety (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Plan (HACCP) and associated programs) and hygiene (Nestle Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and associated programs) in the factory.


Quality System: Setup, manage, enforce and maintain all Nestlé Quality Management System related to food safety and hygiene. Ensure Quality monitoring scheme (QMS) is up to date with all food safety and hygiene requirements                          


HACCP:  Is able to plan, communicate, implement and enforce HACCP in the unit as per internal   guidelines and standards. Is able to explain and provide guidance on implementation (e.g. process of deploying and sustaining HACCP studies) of these reference materials to all stakeholders. Is able to get support from the relevant expertise required. Is able to demonstrate that HACCP is in place and managed as part of unit routines (supporting documentation, CCPs and OPRPs validation / verification & monitoring activities, PRPs robustness, limited gaps under control).


Hygiene: - Is able to provide expertise, support and check (verify, evaluate) on NGMP area(s) under responsibility. Is able to give necessary visibility to the manager on gaps & weaknesses. Is able to explain reference material to all stakeholders and to provide guidance on implementation. Is able to demonstrate that competence and system are in place for NGMP area(s) of expertise and that gaps have been highlighted to be managed.                                               


Quality auditing and verification: Manage the internal auditing food safety & hygiene programs, assessing the performance of the quality system in this area, reporting its effectiveness to the management and proposing actions for improvement.



Makes frequent autonomous decisions under the direction of factory QA manager.



Lead teams of 5-10 quality experts and indirect leadership for the factory staff on food safety and hygiene related activites (Subject Matter Expert (SME) role)



Food Safety and hygiene related issues

Thermal process activities (consumers safety)

In charge of key focus Quality areas for Authorities (FDA, USDA, Department of Health)









Academic Experience

University graduate or equivalent (preferred microbiology, chemistry or food science)

Operational Experience

Demonstrated capability to lead a group, e.g.:

Supervisor position in a factory: Deputy QA, Quality Systems, Hygienist; or

QA specialist in a PTC or R&D Center, NRC, CO-QM

Business Experience

Different factory positions in Quality

Proven track record in delivering results by working with cross-functional teams



1. Leadership and people development skills.

2. English language and preferably local language written and spoken.

3. Able to dialogue with all levels of factory management.

4. Able to work under pressure and yet stay calm before management.

5. Able to set priorities and delegate activities.




Primary Location

US-AR-Fort Smith-Fort Smith


 Nestle Nutrition



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