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Food Safety Coordinator - Suffolk, VA 23434

Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA





Position Summary

This position is responsible for monitoring and maintaining all food safety and quality assurance initiatives, including, but not limited to GMP, Organic Systems Plans, Kosher certification, and FDA regulatory requirements for Massimo Zanetti Beverage – USA (MZB-USA). Responsible for continuous improvement of food safety initiatives with ultimate goal of achieving GFSI standards while optimizing safe and productive operation of coffee packaging equipment. Will be responsible for following day-to-day scheduled production activities. Included in these activities are the following:

  • Have a thorough understanding of all GMP, USDA Organic, HACCP, SQF, FDA and other food safety auditing schemes and regulations
  • Ensure compliance to all SOP’s, SSOP’s and GMP
  • Fully monitor, record and validate all food safety checks, including HACCP, CP, Sanitation Verification and all quality and food safety programs
  • Execute or coordinate outside 3rd party microbiology tests on environment samples and water sources in accordance with QA requirements
  • Fully manage Document Control program ensuring all SSOP, SOP, Policies, Vendor COA, Letter of Guarantees, Non-GMO, Organic and other regulatory documents are updated
  • Train production employees in function specific quality control tasks, standards and responsibilities and/or programs.
  • Police and ensure all areas are clean and well organized with proper reports to management of GMP violations, inspecting facility on daily basis
  • Audit procedures, programs, and verifications, post and pre-production, implementing necessary corrective action
  • Follow directions given by Quality Manager
  • Follow equipment SOP, calibration and verifications efforts as it pertains to all quality and food safety efforts
  • Ensure equipment is safely operated and calibrated for efficiency and highest yield with lowest scrap factors
  • Assist with FSMA and FSVP regulations to ensure compliance
  • Monitor and update Customer Complaint log and assist with root cause analysis and corrective actions
  • Communicate and follow MZB-USA’s Food Safety Commitment practices
  • Notify any management or supervisory staff of any maintenance needs
  • Ensure employee issues and conflicts are communicated to the appropriate Operations Management
  • Report any accidents or injuries

Qualifications/Skills/Knowledge Requirements

  • Bachelor degree preferred or equivalent education in Food Science, Sciences or Engineering field
  • 2 or more years’ experience in food safety or quality assurance function in a food or beverage manufacturing environment. Experience with food production equipment is preferred but not required.
  • Must have experience auditing in a GFSI environment
  • Must have an excellent record in the areas of safety, attendance, performance and discipline
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel; general knowledge of relevant computer programs
  • Experience with ERP, MRP, or other Inventory management systems with lot traceability, and FIFO capabilities
  • Food Safety or Quality Assurance in Food Manufacturing: 2 years
  • Familiarity with food packaging equipment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and interpersonal skills with ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines
  • Team oriented problem solver who takes ownership of their work
  • Self-motivated Individual
  • Ability to work independently as well as maintain constructive working relationships with people at all levels of the organization (both inside and outside the company)
  • Must be willing and able to frequently lift 25 lbs
  • Must be willing and able to work in a non-climate controlled environment

Food Safety Requirements and Responsibilities

  • Must comply with all Federal, State, Corporate, Warehouse and Food Safety standards, policies, and guidelines such as HACCP, GMP, SQF, FDA, etc

Job Type: Full-time


  • Regulations: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Food Safety or Quality Assurance in Food/Bev Manufacturing: 2 years (Preferred)
  • ERP, MRP or other Inventory Management Systems: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


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