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Food Safety Manager Job

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Date: Jan 9, 2015

Location: Louisville, Kentucky, KY, US

Company: Yum! Brands


Food Safety Manager


Food Innovation


Louisville, Kentucky


Louisville, Kentucky




KFC Corporation, based in Louisville, Kentucky, is one of the few brands in America that can boast about having a rich, 60-year history of success and innovation. In fact, KFC is the world's most popular chicken restaurant chain and a division of Yum! Brands, the world’s largest restaurant company. Yum! Brands consists of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut with more than 40,000 restaurants in over 125 countries and territories and more than 1 million associates. Yum! is ranked #216 on the Fortune 500 List and generated more than $13 billion in revenue in 2012.

More important than our size is our commitment to breakthrough innovation and the success of our employees. We're proud of the unique culture we've built, one that's filled with energy, opportunity, and fun. We believe in our people, trust in their positive intentions, encourage ideas from everyone, and have actively developed a workforce that is diverse in style and background. Yum! is a place where anyone can, and does, make a difference.


This position is responsible for supporting successful execution of Restaurant Compliance Programs specific to the brand to ensure quality and food safety throughout. Provides technical and solution focused support to operations by providing leadership in quality enhancement, operations communications and program improvements.

·         Operations Food Safety/Quality Compliance: Develop and lead tracking and communication on key store operations food safety indicators through the Food Standards Consultation, CFF review, DOH Inspections, and Pest Management reports. Lead and manage food safety and quality compliance and issue resolution with of food distribution centers. Lead brand initiatives for continuous improvement in these areas and develop solutions with cross-functional teams to ensure customer satisfaction. (50%), Manage QA Hotiline program including communication and resolution of supplier and DC issues.

·         Brand Protection: Lead KFC crisis management, developing and utilizing industry leading tools and systems. Develop and implement farm to fork food safety initiatives ensuring that critical Good Agricultural and Manufacturing Practices are implemented at all levels for high-risk fresh produce commodities. (20%)

·         Technical Support: Provide technical brand support to the KFC Food Innovation Team, UFPC, Operations, Training and Marketing in regulatory quality assurance standards, operations procedures and food safety requirements. Takes an active leadership role in cross-brand and cross-functional teams as the KFC Brand Food Safety Manager. (20%)


People/Team/Project Management: Support growth and development of direct reports through coaching and assigned projects, building leadership skills. Provide peer coaching and support in a teamwork environment. (10%)


EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree/Master’s Degree in Food Science, Microbiology, Public Health or related field with 10+ years of strong project and people management experience.

EXPERIENCE (and other qualifications):

  • Understands needs of organization and is focused on solving problems for RGM and delivering project goals.
  • Able to build and strengthen cross-functional relationships to broaden perspective
  • Manages execution of projects within timeline and budget and able to manage multiple priorities as well as priorities of others.
  • Able to anticipate and identify potential problems and recommends course of action to resolve.
  • Actively looks for opportunities to develop and improve food safety policies and procedures in the restaurants. Prioritizes directions from supervisor and others.
  • Communicates and delivers prepared presentations with confidence; can use data to support point of view and persuade others.

- Effectively participates on multiple cross-functional teams and capable of leading the cross-functional meetings.

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