Food Safety Leader – Multiple Locations – Nationwide
Food. Purpose. You.
serve the world by making food people love. As one of the world’s
leading food companies, General Mills believes that food should make us
better. Food brings us joy and nourishes our lives, connecting us to each
other and the earth. General Mills operates in more than 100 countries
and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury,
Annie’s, Lara Bar, Yoplait and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, General
Mills had global net sales of US$17.6 billion during fiscal 2015.
seek out the best talent, and then give them development resources, support
and the chance to lead something big. Choosing a career with General Mills
means joining a company where you can make a difference in the lives of
millions of people. There is tremendous opportunity here for individuals who
want to advance food through innovation and serve the world.
As one of the largest food
companies on the planet, General Mills has made a promise of quality and
consistency to our customers around the world. Our quality and regulatory
operations team is integral in our ability to deliver on brand expectations.
This means Quality and Regulatory team members help ensure superior food
quality and safety for our consumers, while also complying with various
Working at General Mills in
Quality, you’ll have the opportunity to partner with various departments to
drive product quality while increasing production line efficiencies. You’ll
become an expert in unit operations and have the opportunity to follow a
technical or managerial career track.
Under the supervision of the
Quality & Regulatory Operations Manager, the Food Safety Leader is
responsible for providing food safety leadership in one of our
manufacturing plants to deliver a world class sanitation operation. This
person will lead and develop sanitation programs across the plant to achieve
outstanding results and reduce food safety risks. This person will oversee
the sanitation team and work directly with the Sanitation Planner to
coordinate sanitation activities in the plant to ensure operational food
safety and accountability is achieved. We are currently hiring for multiple
Specific Duties &
Supervision of Sanitation Department including administrative duties
to manage the overall team.
Coordinate daily with the Sanitation Planner to develop
daily/weekly/downtime plans as well as discuss upcoming projects. Monitor the
effectiveness of activities to ensure successful completion of all Sanitation
activities as outlined in the plan.
Perform daily plant walkthroughs to identify and prioritize food
safety risks. Partner with Operations to address identified risks.
Plant wide management of the Master Sanitation Schedule (MSS)
including routine MSS reviews, updates as needed, Maximo upkeep, Standard
Sanitation Operating Procedure (SSOP) development and reviews, and SSOP
validations and data maintenance.
Participate on project teams to ensure sanitary design standards and
sanitation needs are achieved (early management).
Management and oversight of the plant Chemical Control Program with
the Sanitation Planner including chemical inventory management through
Ecolab, plant SOP maintenance and upkeep, chemical titration, training, and
PPE requirements to ensure the program properly supports sanitation and
Oversight of Integrated Pest Management Program including but not
limited to annual program review, pest control operator management, pesticide
management, microgen management (application and heatups), pest control operator training, and regulatory
Develop and execute sanitation training programs for plant
personnel, new hires, and contractors as required by corporate, FSSC, and
Ensure department compliance to all SSOP’s and department SOP’s.
Ensure department compliance to all GMP, safety standards, and
GMI QRO Policies & Standards
Key resource for pathogen environmental monitoring program (PEMP) to
include program development, mitigation coordination and root cause analysis.
Identify and lead sanitation department 5S initiatives. Coordinate
execution with the Operations and Logistics departments on non-routine items
identified in the plant.
Actively participate on all external audits including but not
limited to VCOE, FSSC, and FDA/NYS.
Food Safety Team member
Engagement in FSRA activities including monthly program
verifications, self-assessments, and risk management plan objectives.
Oversight of the sanitation budget including supplies, labor, and
Perform additional duties as assigned by the QRO Manager to meet
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/Science – Chemical, Food Science or
3-5 years manufacturing experience, food industry and sanitation experience preferred
Experience managing people
Lead continuous improvement efforts within the plant related to food
Establish and sustain sound relationships with all employees in
order to foster an environment where innovative methods are used to find
creative solutions to issues.
Create and promote positive employee relations through inclusiveness
and respectful behaviors.
Provide Food Safety and Sanitation business leadership within the
plant to support and execute department and plant goals.
Visibly support strategies set by plant leadership.
Facilitate, coach, counsel, and guide the sanitation team to ensure
they have the technical and interpersonal skills to deliver sustainable
Function as a technical resource in the areas of food safety and
sanitation in both cereal and flour.
Identify outstanding food safety, sanitation, and quality issues and
work with appropriate plant resources to rectify these issues.
Facilitate the effective exchange of information between work groups
and support resources at the plant.
Act as liaison between the QRO, Operations, Logistics, and
Participate in meetings when his/her presence is required.