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Food and Occupational Safety Specialist - Cary Alston, NC
Whole Foods Market








NC, Cary - Alston


         Job Description

Regional Food Safety Specialist will support and sustain store, regional, national and global programs and specifications in Food Safety, Good Organics principles, and Occupational Safety. They will partner with store leadership, regional support and Global Food Safety in providing support to store teams to maintain and improve compliance and excellence in all facets of the above. The individual in this role will be responsible for supporting stores and facilities in the South region. This position is based in West Cary, NC with travel primarily in NC and SC, but may include travel to locations within the region in GA, TN, MS, AL. Position reports to Regional Senior Safety Administrator.

    • Review and monitor all forms of store audits and reports from 3rd Party Food Safety Audit Provider, Pest Control Service Providers, Chemical Providers and city, county and state Health Inspections.
    • Collaborate with store leadership in establishing and revising ongoing pro-active Corrective Action Plans to support stores in meeting and/or exceeding all deliverables in a timely and effective manner.
    • Collaborate on the development, implementation and execution of successful training methods and matrices to provide effective regional/store training on all the above.
    • Assess consistency and continuity in Food Safety programs including 3rd Party Food Safety Audit Provider, Training, Pest Control Service Providers, Chemical Providers and Regulatory Agency Inspections and report on trending and improvement opportunities.
    • Assist Regional Senior Safety Administrator in roll out of occupational safety initiatives, this includes program development, roll out strategy, and developing evaluation metrics.
    • Assist regions with store openings, plan review and permitting process with regulatory authorities.
    • Assist regions/stores with the evaluation and implementation of technology that promotes Food Safety.
    • Assist Regional Senior Safety Administrator with providing metrics to stores to ensure food safety programs are being executed properly.
    • Provide support with food safety regulatory issues.
    • Calibration of 3rd Party Food Safety Auditors to WFM Food Safety standards.
    • Provide Pest Control support for regions/stores.
    • Assist with recalls and/or foodborne illness outbreak investigations as needed.
    • Oversee and/or act as a liaison with regulatory agencies.
    • Provide food safety analysis reports, newsletters and presentation materials to regional/store leadership and team members.
    • Provide support and guidance for federal, state and local regulations with regard to food safety, organics and country-of-origin labeling requirements and control methods
    • Must be able to work with all levels of operational leadership in a collaborative and influential manner toward continuous improvement of food safety standards and operational excellence

At Whole Foods Market we provide a fair and equal employment opportunity for all team members and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability. Whole Foods Market hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the position to be filled.


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