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Manager Food Safety - Northbrook, IL


Job Location: Northbrook, IL

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Manager, Food Safety (Job Number: 016594)



At Walgreens, we help people get, stay and live well. Thatís our core purpose and the difference we make in peopleís lives every day. Our purpose has shaped the direction of our company since Charles R. Walgreen Sr. founded his first drugstore in 1901, and it still does today.


Our team members make that purpose come to life in our more than 8,000 stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, in our call centers, distribution centers, clinics, specialty pharmacies, infusion and respiratory service locations and corporate offices. In fact, those daily demonstrations of our purpose have helped Walgreens become an industry leader and a household name.


Walgreens has something for everyone who wants to build a successful career. Here, youíll find supportive co-workers, an innovative environment and the tools you need to expand your skills, help build healthy communities and advance your career.


Job Summary

Responsible for setting strategies, developing, managing and assuring compliance with food safety policies and procedures company wide, across vendors, distribution and retail locations. Establishes center of expertise and supervises relevant personnel.


Job Responsibilities

         Performs as Food Safety subject matter expert for the company, driving policies and education at all levels of the organization.

         Manages other Product Integrity programs as assigned by the Director to achieve companywide product quality and safety objectives.

         Represents the company on external committees within area of expertise.

         Establishes and maintains a written Food Safety program detailing minimum expectations for external and internal suppliers and retail operations.

         Develops, implements and maintains a supply chain risk assessment model with control points, to include manufacturing, shipping, warehousing, and point-of-sale for the company retail food operations and Private Brands product selection.

         Provides technical expertise for third-party retail and warehouse food safety audit program to include reporting and corrective action compliance.

         Provides advance notification and communication of emerging food safety issues.

         Supervises Quality Specialists supporting Food Safety and additional Product Integrity programs as assigned

         Lends expertise for assessment and resolution of vendor or consumer product issues.



Basic Qualifications

         BA/BS in Food Science, Microbiology, Food Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Agriculture or other Scientific degree and at least 5 years of experience in Food Safety management in manufacturing, distribution or retail environment.

         At least 2 years of experience with the food safety standard in distribution chain.

         At least 5 years of experience with broad based risk assessment/HACCP programs.

         At least 5 years of experience with FDA Food Code and GMPs (good Manufacturing Practice).

         At least 2 years of experience with third-party food safety audits.

         At least 2 years of experience in indirect management of team members, including assisting in the development, training and assignment of work/projects to other team members.

         Willing to travel up to/at least (choose one) 15% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).


Preferred Qualifications

         Masters Degree in Scientific Field preferred.

         At least 2 years of experience in pest control.

         At least 2 years of experience with food safety programs for retail ready-to-eat food.

         At least 2 years of experience directly managing people, including hiring, developing, motivating, and directing people as they work.

Requisition ID 016594-1


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