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Regional Food Safety and Compliance Specialist (210854) - Englewood Cliffs, NJ




Req ID 210854 - Posted 04/08/2016 - Regional Office - Northeast - NJ, Englewood Cliffs - Northeast Corporate Office (50020) - Team/Department (1) - Full-Time - Regional Office - Team Member - United States


General Summary:

Regional Food Safety and Compliance Specialist will support and sustain store, regional, national and global programs and specifications in Food Safety, Good Organics, Weights and Measures compliance, Occupational Safety and other locally, regionally and nationally dictated compliance as assigned.  They will partner with store leadership, regional support and Global Food Safety in providing support to store teams to maintain and improve compliance and excellence in all facets of the above. The individual in this role will be responsible for supporting approximately 45 stores in the NE region.


Essential Duties:

         Review and monitor all forms of store audits and reports from 3rd Party Food Safety Audit Provider, Pest Control Service Providers, Chemical Providers and city, county and state Health Inspections.

         Collaborate with store leadership in establishing and revising on ongoing pro-active Corrective action Plans to support stores in meeting and/or exceeding all deliverables in a timely and effective manner.

         Collaborate on the development, implementation and execution of successful training methods and matrices to provide effective regional/store training on all the above.

         Assess consistency and continuity in Food Safety programs including 3rd Party Food Safety Audit Provider, Training, Pest Control Service Providers, Chemical Providers and Regulatory Agency Inspections and report on trending and improvement opportunities.

         Assist Regional Safety Specialist in roll out of occupational safety initiatives, this includes program development, roll out strategy, and developing evaluation metrics. 

         Assist regions with store openings, plan review and permitting process with regulatory authorities.

         Assist regions/stores with the evaluation and implementation of technology that promotes Food Safety.

         Partner with Regional Safety Specialist on providing metrics to stores to ensure safety programs are being executed properly.

         Provide support with food safety regulatory issues

         Calibration of 3rd Party Food Safety Auditors to WFM Food Safety standards.

         Provide Pest Control support for regions/stores.

         Assist with recalls and/or foodborne illness outbreak investigations as needed.

         Oversee and/or act as a liaison with regulatory agencies.

         Provide food safety analysis reports, newsletters and presentation materials to regional/store leadership and team members.

         Provide support and guidance for federal, state and local regulations with regard to food safety, organics and country-of-origin labeling requirements and control methods

         Must be able to work with all levels of operational leadership in a collaborative and influential manner toward continuous improvement of food safety standards and operational excellence

         Perform other duties, as assigned


Job Requirements: 

         Associates Degree (AA) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or 3-6 years related experience and/or training; or a combination equivalent.

         OSHA training including 501 classes preferred.

         Excellent working knowledge of FDA Food Code, USDA Requirements, State/Local Health Regulations, GRPís, SSOPs, HACCP requirements, Organic Standards, Weights and Measures requirements etc.

         Work independently in planning and implementation of multiple projects and assignment

         Able to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and governmental regulations.

         Can effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of Leadership, Team Members and the general public.

         Able to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.

          Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

         Able to communicate effectively with others and convey enthusiasm.

         Ability to work independently and maintain high productivity.

         Good at multi-tasking, time management and decision making.

         Excellent computer skills (Knowledge of PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Quark, Outlook).

         Must be self-motivated, solution-oriented, and have good follow through.

         Willing and able to work flexible hours.

         High level of creativity and vision.

         Can travel frequently (about 80%) within the region and occasionally outside the region.

         Detail oriented with excellent organizational skills.

         Ability to work in a fast paced environment and meet deadlines.

         Proactive approach to problem solving.

         Passion for the Whole Foods Market mission and core values.

         Ability to embrace change with enthusiasm


Essential Job Functions:

- Stand and walk for extended periods of time.

- Bend and stoop to grasp objects and climb ladders. Bend and twist neck and waist, reach above and  
  below shoulders and squat.

- Bend and lift loads, not to exceed 50 pounds.  Push and pull carts weighing up to 100 pounds.

- Repetitive use of hands for grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation.

- Environmental exposure to extreme temperatures (coolers, ovens, freezer, outdoors, etc.)


About Us:


At Whole Foods Market, we empower our Team Members to make their own decisions, thus creating an environment where people are treated with respect and are highly motivated to excel. We mentor Team Members through education and on-the-job experience. As a result, we are able to fill a majority of leadership roles from our existing Team Member base. We also recognize that there are individuals with talent outside of Whole Foods Market, and have training programs to bring those new leaders into the company.


Our Team Members represent over 50 different nations. We are people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, yet all work together to meet the needs of our customers.


We offer great benefits beginning with a full complement of medical and other traditional group health plan coverage, 401k plan, and a 20% discount at our stores. To learn more, apply your passion today.


At Whole Foods Market we provide a fair and equal employment opportunity for all team members and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability. Whole Foods Market hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the position to be filled.


Close Date: 04/22/2016


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