Food Safety Director -
Atlanta, GA 30344
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Reports to: TBD
Provide leadership and strategic direction to the STS management, food safety
and sanitation teams. Oversee food safety auditing (internal and external) at
STSís multiple locations. Lead or direct efforts to develop and implement
best in class food safety systems and processes. Develop, monitor, and
analyze key food safety metrics to identify areas of opportunity. Provide
expertise and guidance to other STS groups and operations teams in resolving complex
food safety questions and challenges. Represent STS and its technology with
strategic customers regarding food safety, APHIS compliance, and shelf life
extension. Participate in industry outreach activities to ensure that STS and
its processes are consistent with the latest science.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Develop strategic long-range plan
for the food safety, sanitation and auditing groups within STS. Lead and
direct continued implementation of best in class food safety,
sanitation, shelf-life extension and APHIS compliance.
- Organization a strategy to
protect the organization in crises.
- Develop methods to verify and
validate food safety processes by using the latest science for measuring
CCPís; documenting prerequisite programs; determining operational and
performance limits related to food safety; writing and updating food
- Lead third, second and first
- Oversee investigating customer
- Collaborating with other members
of management, government and customers to improve food safety systems.
- Review food safety documentation
and reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information and
trends including failed processes, internal audits, recalls, corrective
actions, and re-validations.
- Lead or direct in-depth food
safety and sanitation review of all infrastructure and equipment
purchases to ensure that proper design standards are met. Facilitate
effective deployment of food safety & sanitation related capital
- Serve as key STS contact for food
safety with strategic customers to ensure customer confidence.
- Lead and direct industry
collaboration and outreach activities with key academic institutions,
other industry partners and experts to ensure that STS has access to the
latest science and technology information and resources.
- Follow all safety and health
guidelines relevant to the food industry.
- Direct the educating of
management and employees on proper food safety.
- Follow directives and implements
various health and safety guidelines that are mandated by the state as
well as the company.
- Respond to regulatory, consumer
and customer complaints.
- Lead all recall efforts as STSís
- Monitor food safety trends and
reconsider food safety program as needed.
- Lead all corporate food safety projects
- Follow all quality system
requirements for position and facility operations.
- Comply with and ensure all
general safety, OSHA, USDA/APHIS, FDA and State of Texas regulations for
position and facility operations.
- Follow all instruction related to
Food Defense and Good Manufacturing Practices.
- Stop and report to the Food
Safety Department any problem or irregular situation they are made aware
related to food safety.
- 12+ years of food safety and
quality assurance experience in fresh food industry.
- Previous corporate food safety
management experience in a company larger that
500 million in revenue
- 10+ years food safety under a
GFSI recognized scheme.
- 10+ years food safety
environmental monitoring experience.
- Fresh food processing or produce
- Knowledge of tools, concepts and
methodologies of QA, cGMP, and HAACP.
- Knowledge of relevant regulatory
requirements for food processing under Preventive Control for Human Food
and the Produce Safety Rule.
- Excellent presentation, verbal
and written communications skills.
- Ability to identify and resolve
problems independently and with sound judgment.
- Ability to read, write and perform
necessary functions to accurately record data.
- Ability to be travel
internationally, work flexible hours, be on call 24 hours as day and be organized.
- Ability to establish and maintain
effective channels of communications with all internal and external
- Bilingual in English and Spanish.
Work Environment and Physical
Reasonable accommodations may be made
to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this
The majority of time performing this job is spent
inside a standard office environment. Frequently sits, reach with hands and
arms; climb or balance, stand and walk; grasp with hands and fingers and lift up to 15 lbs. Occasionally bend, twist, push, pull,
clime squat, crawl and kneel. Frequently use computer, telephone, writing
instruments. A large part of time is spent in a refrigerated area standing
and walking. Temperature in refrigerated area averages 41F. While performing
the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving
mechanical parts and vehicles. The noise level in the operation facility is
high. The noise level in the office environment is usually quiet to moderate.
All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.
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