Food Safety Supplier Manager - Richmond, CA
What We Do
At Blue Apron, our mission is to
make incredible home cooking accessible to everyone—from the novice cook just
getting started to the experienced chef. Each week we send hundreds of
thousands of customers all the pre-measured and perfectly proportioned ingredients
they need to prepare delicious and healthy meals at home. We introduce our
members to new ingredients, flavors, and cooking techniques with
seasonally-inspired recipes that are always delicious, fun and easy to
prepare. We make fresher, healthier food available at better
prices by rethinking the grocery supply chain from the table all the way back
to the farm.
What We Are Looking For: We’re looking for a Food
Safety Supplier Manager to conduct second party periodic audits of both
current and potential suppliers across commodities, on an annual and as
needed basis. Evaluation will be based on both regulatory guidelines and
internal quality and food safety expectations. These evaluations will be
inclusive of, but not limited to; recall systems and protocols, in-process
Responsibilities and Tasks
- Facilitate communication
between suppliers and Blue Apron. Working cohesively with the
- Participate in the development
and continual improvement of the approved supplier programs.
- Assure accuracy of records and
documentation of customer requirements.
- Participate in development of
quality, food safety and customer requirements ensuring specifications
accurately and completely depict the requirements for a product.
- Report progress of
vendor/supplier to the Director of Food Safety.
- Participate in research and
development, as it related to different products and packaging
Minimum Skill Levels and Work
- Bachelors of Science/Bachelors
of Arts Degree in Food Science, Food Technology, Animal Science,
Biology, Microbiology, or other closely related discipline.
- Minimum 3 years of experience
as a Food Safety Manager, or minimum 4 years of experience as a Food Safety
Supervisor in a food processing and/or manufacturing environment.
REQUIRED TECHNICAL SKILLS:
- Demonstrated technical
knowledge in Quality Processes and Systems (e.g. SPC, HACCP, SSOP and
- Demonstrate a working knowledge
of regulatory requirements related to USDA, and
FDA registered facilities. Working knowledge of FSMA and impacts to the
industries that Blue Apron will be working with.
- Ability to communicate,
verbally and in writing, with all levels of staff, both internal and
external to the organization.
- Experience with vendor
relations in order to achieve goals.
- Working knowledge of best
practices in quality systems, food safety, and SPC.
- Knowledge of current regulatory
- Demonstrated proficiency in
building effective relationships with outside agencies.
- Demonstrated sound work ethic,
honesty and moral character.