The Food Safety Manager is the onsite food safety
authority at the facility. The position has the primary responsibility of
driving and managing the food safety systems of the Ogden plants by
developing, modifying, and maintaining the plant’s HACCP system,
Microbiological Control Programs, and all associated programs, policies and
procedures to ensure compliance with all corporate requirements for the
production of safe and wholesome pet foods. Coordinate, manage and assist
with broad-based projects as assigned, including, but not limited to:
Supplier Quality Programs, Safe Quality Food Programs, Six Sigma Programs,
Product Integrity Program, and Quality Systems.
- Assure that Regulatory
programs (HACCP, SSOPs, SOPs) are
implemented, understood, routinely assessed, improved upon and
- Assure that GMPs and food
safety procedures are understood, instilled at all levels of
employment and monitored throughout all areas of the facility.
- Assure that Microbial
programs are implemented, routinely assessed, improved upon and
well-maintained. These programs include but are not limited to:
environmental monitoring and pathogen testing of products as directed
by company policy.
- Coordinate external and internal
quality/food safety audits for the facility.
- Lead cross-functional teams
to drive selected quality or food safety programs. Examples include
"monthly food safety facility inspections", "routine
glass and plastic inspection", "HACCP team meetings", “Food
Safety Committee”, "Salmonella Control Programs", and
- Conduct training sessions specific to food safety and quality.
- Travel as needed to other ANI
locations, vendors, suppliers or customers.
- Maintain KPI’s related to
food safety, and internal and external audits and work with the VP of
Food Safety & Quality Systems to generate and maintain performance
- Drive the corporate Food
Safety Objective (FSO) of Zero Salmonella.
- Coordinate and assure
conformance to Safe Quality Food (SQF) initiative.
- Mentor and coach employees to
foster the team spirit.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Must have one of the
following: Bachelor’s Food Safety, Microbiology, Chemistry, Food
Science, or other related field and at least three years
experience in the food industry. Associates degree in Sciences
with at least six years progressive experience in the food industry.
- Strong organizational,
leadership and communication skills.
- Able to work with cross
functional departments within the organization.
- Good problem solving and
corrective action/resolution skills; and strong computer skills with
experience using Microsoft Office Suite.
- Experience in Auditing,
Inspections and Quality Assurance.
- Technical knowledge of food
safety and quality systems.
- Must be able to work in a
schedule-driven shift environment with a customer service orientation
to support plant operations.
- Pre-employment drug
screening, background check, OAD survey required
- Food Safety and Good
Manufacturing Practices, including appropriate safety equipment apply.
Job will generally be performed in a manufacturing environment.
- While performing the duties
of this position, the employee may be required to sit for prolonged
periods of time, climb stairs, travel on man lifts, climb ladders and
walk plant floors that could exceed one mile of travel per day.
- The employee must have a full
range of body movements including use of hands to finger, handle, or
feel objects, computer equipment and peripherals; and bending,
reaching, and crouching.
- Must have command of all five
senses, sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste. Specific vision
abilities required include close vision, depth perception, and the
ability to adjust focus.
These vision requirements in each area must be
sufficient to shift in focus from computer screens to close forms:
- Strength: Must have the
ability to lift 20 pounds as required.
- Must be able to understand
and follow work instructions in English.