Diamond Foods is an innovative packaged food company focused on building,
acquiring and energizing brands including Kettle Brand potato chips,
Diamond of California culinary nuts, Emerald snack nuts, and Pop Secret popcorn.
The Companyís products are distributed in a wide range of retail partners
in North America as well as Europe and wholesale partners in 100 countries.
The Companyís stock trades on NASDAQ under the symbol DMND
This position ensures product food safety throughout
company operations (internal and external) by maintaining and improving
food safety systems as well as providing leadership and instruction in the
implementation of programs, policies, and objectives to ensure corporate
quality, food safety, culture, volume, service, and cost goals are met.
This position manages Food Safety team members and reports to the Director
of Quality and Food Safety.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Improve and manage food
safety systems to ensure product food safety including specifications,
preventive controls, and test methods.
- Develop and maintain food
safety systems including GFSI, HACCP, Internal Audits, Recall,
Traceability, Environmental Monitoring, Allergen Control programs.
- Analyze data, identify
opportunities, and report on trends to drive progress toward food
safety metrics including Foreign Material Incidents.
- Manage new product transfer
from product development and ensure robust systems in place to support
new manufacturing processes and products.
- Manage food safety data and
processes within Product Lifecycle Management and Laboratory
Information Management programs to drive streamlining within the food
- Deliver food safety and
technical support to departments throughout the organization
- Craft and develop food safety
education and training tools.
- Contribute to quality system
reviews and actively participate in defining solutions.
- Analyze and report on data to
communicate to Management and Departmental Teams.
- Support continuous
improvement projects and cross-functional quality initiatives.
- Adhere to GMPís, Standard
Operating Procedures, and Safety Regulations consistently.
- Interface with staff
regarding changes in procedures to promote consistency throughout department
- Communicate with Warehouse,
Production, Supply Chain, Sanitation, Maintenance, and R&D to help
implement continuous improvement projects.
- Performs other duties as
assigned by supervisor.
- Supervises, trains and provides
leadership to team members.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Strong knowledge of food
safety programs, HACCP plan management, and Good Manufacturing
- Excellent understanding of
food safety and microbiological controls, testing, and standards.
- Robust knowledge of
information management systems and processes.
- Knowledge of standards and
regulatory issues related to Kosher, Organic, nutritional labeling,
and food recalls.
- Knowledge of process
validations and reporting requirements.
- Strong problem-solving and
- Excellent data collection and
- Knowledge of food science,
food processing techniques, processes, and measurements.
- Highly proficient in
Microsoft Office products including Word, Power Point, Excel, and
- Write in a technical format
and articulate to a broad audience.
- Interpersonal and team skills
for working with employees at all levels within the company.
- Able to accept and interpret
direction competently and professionally.
- Perform tasks independently
and as part of a team to accomplish goals.
- Ability to actively listen, understand, and provide assistance to others.
- Effectively manages
priorities to meet dynamic deadlines.
- Self-motivated, flexible and
positive in a fast-paced business environment.
- Able to maintain a high level
- Work in an environment with
medium level safety risks.
- Work unusual hours as
required to accomplish job tasks.
- Periodic overnight travel to
- English language literacy,
including effective oral and written communication skills.
- Physical Requirements
- Exposed frequently to an
environment with high levels of seasoning dust and fumes, heat,
humidity and moving machinery.
- Frequent sitting and
repetitive motion with hands with dexterity to key board.
- Occasional standing,
walking, and talking.
- Infrequent climbing,
stooping, bending, reaching and turning/twisting.
- Infrequent lifting of up to
AND WORK EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelorís Degree in Food
Science or similar field
- Minimum 4 years of
progressive responsibility in food processing and/or quality
assurance, or equivalent
- Supervisor and/or proven
- Experience with 3rd party
food safety audits
- Experience with GFSI
- HAACP Certification required
apply please send resume to: email@example.com " &
firstname.lastname@example.org , or visit our website at:
www.diamondfoods.com for more information. Diamond Foods is an affirmative
action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color,
national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other
things, or status as a qualified individual with disability. Pre-employment
drug testing and background check required