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Food Safety Program Manager
Sysco - Central Islip, NY



The Food Safety Program Manager is responsible for providing proactive leadership and instruction in the area of Food Safety within the Operating Company. This position drives corporate food safety strategy at the local level to mitigate food safety risk through implementation of the field level risk based food safety preventive controls program for the Distribution segment within an assigned Sysco Operating Company.

The Food Safety Program Manager oversees the implementation of the requirements, policies, procedures, programs and training components of the food safety system. This position serves as the lead for product recall communications, regulatory inspections, Global Food Safety Initiative audits, and for interaction with customers on issues related to food safety.

The Food Safety Program Manager facilitates the document control program and reporting for system usage. This position is also responsible for support tracking and communicating the Food Safety Key Performance Indicators and working with Operating Company stakeholders to seek continuous improvement in KPIs.This role frequently partners with stakeholders from Operations, Merchandising, Finance, Sales, and HR/Safety to provide food safety leadership and subject matter expertise.

  • Execute all corporate food safety related strategies, policies and procedures; maintain open communication with all related departments to address the identification of food safety hazards and process improvement opportunities
  • Manage HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) plan and pre-requisite programs.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable food safety regulatory requirements (Federal, State/Provincial and, Local)
  • Use the LiveLink system to collect, maintain, and update corporate standard operating procedures, policies, and templates for all Food Safety related records used by Operating Company associates
  • Handle and oversee the product recall process to ensure timely communication and execution of product recalls and completion of related documentation
  • Manage Sysco’s participation in Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), audits by BRC, independent third parties, customers, internal, and regulatory entities. Analyze results and gather corrective action plans for audit non-conformance. Review final results with Regional Food Safety Quality Manager
  • Conduct food safety observations of key associates performing food safety activities
  • Routinely audit food safety practices to objectively evaluate performance and provide feedback to other personnel as necessary to ensure compliance with Preventive Controls Program and any Regulatory requirements (federal, state/provincial, and local)
  • Perform analysis and prepare reporting to evaluate Operating Company Food Safety compliance and overall performance against KPIs
  • Deliver and track program training for all associates and supervisors with direct Food Safety program responsibilities
  • Implement and manage compliance with the Sysco Supplier Approval program for non-branded suppliers
  • Serve as the Food Safety customer lead at the Operating Company
  • Verify the Food Safety capabilities, Food Safe conditions and execution of food safety procedures of any potential third party warehouses that are intended to be used for over-flow storage. Routinely audit ongoing food safe conditions as well as operational food safety practices of all approved over-flow food storage warehouses.
  • Follow-up promptly and thoroughly on food safety complaints from customers. Effectively communicate resolutions to internal and external stakeholders as needed
  • Collaborate with Corporate Regional Food Safety Manager to complete Food Safety Program reassessments; communicate changes to Operating Company stakeholders and others as necessary
  • Maintain effective working relationships with regulatory authorities, industry trade groups, suppliers, owned companies, internal stakeholders, and customers
  • Complete other essential job functions as assigned.

Sysco Long Island is located at 199 Lowell Ave, Central Islip, NY 11722.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Quality Assurrance/HAACP/Management: 5 years

Required license or certification:

  • HACCP Certifications

Required education:

  • Bachelor's


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