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Supplier Food Safety Specialist - Anaheim, CA




Apply NowJob ID 392301BRLocation Anaheim, California, United StatesJob Posting Company Corporate/Shared ServicesJob Posting Area Corporate/Shared ServicesDate posted 08/25/2016

At Disney, we‘re storytellers we make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world. 

The Purpose of the Supplier Food Safety group is to protect our Guests and Cast Members by ensuring that all food delivered to Disney is safe. The main objectives will be to support world-wide supplier pre-qualification process and provide ongoing monitoring of suppliers compliance to regulatory and global food safety standards. The Supplier Food Safety Specialist focuses on ensuring our Supplier base maintains compliance to Disney policy and regulatory requirements. In addition, the specialist will be responsible for crisis management resolution (food recall, complaints) and verifies suppliers have implemented appropriate corrective actions.


  • Review third party food safety audit reports of food suppliers to verify compliance with regulatory and Disney requirements.
  • Review supplier audit corrective and preventative action plan to confirm non-conformances are adequately addressed.
  • Conduct risk-based assessments to identify hazards associated with foods and to evaluate and categorize potential supplier/product risk
  • Prepare supply chain metrics, reports, and key performance indicators
  • Identify food safety & public health deficiencies and provide recommended solutions
  • Provide feedback that assists in development and continuous improvement of supplier food safety programs including best practices for prevention of foodborne illness, regulatory compliance, and documentation
  • Oversee investigation and resolution of supplier food related complaints
  • Serve as the recall coordinator and subject matter expert regarding food recalls/withdrawals (i.e. recall response readiness)

Basic Qualifications

  • 3 years of food manufacturing Quality Control, food science, and/or equivalent food safety experience.
  • Proficient with MS Office suite of programs
  • Knowledge of Global Food Safety Initiative
  • Understanding of food manufacturing including but not limited to: Good Manufacturing Practices, Good Agricultural Practices, Standard Operating Procedures, pest management, sanitation, personal hygiene, food defense, traceability and recall, training, allergen control program, labeling, microbiological testing, receiving, storage, and distribution.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of and ability to interpret regulatory codes and regulations
  • Food Safety Manager certification
  • HACCP Training/Certification
  • Food Safety Auditor Training
  • Valid driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years of food manufacturing Quality Control, food science, and/or equivalent food safety experience.
  • Strong technical writing and communication abilities
  • NEHA Certified Professional in Food Safety (CP-FS)
  • Practicing ISO or Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Recognized Scheme Auditor

Required Education

  • Minimum Bachelors degree in food science or related field

Preferred Education

  • Masters degree in food science or related field

Company Overview

At Corporate, you’ll team with the best in the business to build one of the most innovative global businesses in any industry. Uniquely positioned at the center of an exciting, multi-faceted Company, the forward-thinkers at Disney Corporate constantly pursue new ideas and technologies to help the Company’s many businesses drive value, all the while gaining something valuable from the experience themselves. Come see the most interesting Company from the most interesting point of view. 

Additional Information

This position is a legal entity of The Walt Disney Company, an equal opportunity employer.


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