Administer all food safety and sanitation activities in assigned division
to ensure compliance with established laws, regulations and corporate and
division policies and procedures; maintain the standards for safe food and
a healthful environment for all customers, associates and vendors.
Conduct frequent and unscheduled food safety and sanitation audits of
assigned stores with particular emphasis on those stores with high or low
cleaning supply movement, evidence of pest problems, customer complaints,
regulatory action, history of non-compliance and referral by other company
associates or management.
Review audit results with key store personnel and provides assistance to
correct deficient conditions. Communicate inspection results to the Legal
Department and/or division management for follow-up and support. Recommend
to Division senior management corrective actions requiring management
Monitor and assist stores to comply with local, state and federal food
safety and health standards, including personal hygiene and hand washing,
temperature control of potentially hazardous foods, cross contamination
control, pest control and chemical use training.
Assist with store response to regulatory inspection deficiencies through
district and division staffs using management discretion, knowledge of
health regulations and operational capabilities.
Develop and maintain active relationships with governmental agencies
responsible for bio-security.
Regularly communicate with Division staffs on bio-security issues and
Work with Division staffs to ensure readiness for response to deliberate
tampering or food safety issues.
Develop and foster active working relationships with state health
officials in all states of responsibility. Actively participate in
regulatory meetings at both local and state level.
Inform and educate regulators about Company processes designed to promote
food safety. Work with state trade associates to promote Company interests
in regulatory meetings.
Stay abreast of regulatory requirements for food safety and store
sanitation to provide necessary direction to Division operations
Monitor regulatory inspections and provide direction to stores for the
resolution of noted deficiencies.
Provide regular updates to the Director of Food Safety of all regulatory
trends and actions that impact the business.
Review recall bulletins which have a health hazard classification for
accuracy and completeness. Ensure distribution of and adequate response to
health hazard recalls through the Division Recall process. Evaluate
effectiveness of recall process during store visits, and direct
enhancements as needed through the Division Executive.
Direct third-party sanitation and pest control suppliers in their
day-to-day service to stores, communicating to them store needs for
training, supplies and service.
Review store sanitation evaluation reports provided by pest control and
sanitation supplies vendor representatives.
Implement plans to address noted deficiencies to ensure compliance with
Company policies and applicable health regulations.
Assist as requested with investigations of food-related illness claims to
determine and implement corrective action.
Partner with Associate Relations to recommend disciplinary action against
store personnel responsible for flagrant food safety or sanitation
Participate in division staff meetings, store director and department
meetings, and career advancement program training meetings.
Prepare food safety and sanitation discussion topics for weekly sales
messages and division meetings.
Introduce and administer individual store, district and division food
safety and sanitation incentive programs.
Monitor Food Safety and Sanitation self-inspection and record keeping
requirements including service deli hot case temperature logs, training
verification forms, and store food safety and sanitation green binders.
Prepare food safety and sanitation and pest control summary reports for
store, division and corporate personnel.
Maintain channels of communication, encouraging store and division
personnel to express new ideas, suggestions and complaints, reviewing each
for appropriateness and further action.
Maintain channels of communication with State and local health regulators
to provide for quick action to correct and prevent regulatory violations.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelors Degree in public health, environmental health, food science,
1 2 years experience or education in food handling, sanitation, or
public health preferred
Must obtain all professional licensure required by local law or
Familiarity with grocery retail experience preferred
Skills and Experiences:
Must possess ability to motivate others to achieve desired results.
Deal effectively with a wide variety of people on a daily basis.
Strong analytical skills required for data interpretation and analysis.
Computer skills in word-processing and spread sheet software preferred.
Possess excellent communication skills, including oral and written plus
the ability to speak effectively before groups.
Must be able to interface effectively with a wide variety of personnel.
Possess ability to communicate concepts, systems, procedures, etc., in a
TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Vary depending on geography
Work may be performed in a temperature-controlled environment.
Must sit, stand or walk for extended periods of time.
May spend long periods of time at desk or computer terminal.
May use calculators, keyboards, telephone, and other office equipment in
the course of normal workday.
Stooping, bending, twisting, and reaching may be required in completion
of job duties.
Workday is fast paced, some evening and weekend work may be required.
Closing Date: July 6, 2015
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level
of work being performed by associates assigned to this job classification.
They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all
responsibilities and skills required of personnel so classified.