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Food Safety Program Manager – Raleigh, NC

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Job ID 43306Company FreshPoint RaleighLocation Raleigh, North CarolinaCategory Quality AssuranceEmployment Type Full TimeMinimum Education Bachelor's DegreeMinimum Years Experience 1Travel Percentage Up to 50%

 

PLEASE APPLY DIRECTLY AT;  https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=FRESHPOINT&cws=1&rid=2400

FreshPoint is the country's largest and fastest growing produce and specialty food distributor. As a Sysco owned company, we provide the benefits and resources of a fortune 40 enterprise with a real family feel. At FreshPoint, our employees are the foundation to our great success. By applying our principles of leadership, integrity, trust and our strong commitment to one another, we help each other prosper for the benefit of the individual.

As an equal opportunity employer, FreshPoint is focused on the diversity, safety, and training of all of our employees. As part of a large company, we are able to offer excellent benefits in addition to base pay, such as medical, dental, vision, company paid life insurance, 401k savings plan with company match, employee stock purchase plan, paid vacation, holidays, sick leave, and personal time off. We offer you a safe and enjoyable work environment in which you can grow and advance. 

POSITION SUMMARY

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 Manufacturing, Storage and Distribution segments within assigned FreshPoint Operating Companies.

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.

FreshPoint Charlotte and Raleigh are searching for a dynamic Food Safety Program Manager. Qualified candidates are motivated, team oriented, ambitious self-starters with a proven track record in exceeding established performance standards.   

Candidates must have the ability to work non-traditional hours {evening, weekends and holidays} in order to successfully meet customers’ needs.  Candidates must also have the ability to work independently, communicate effectively within all levels of the organization, dependable transportation, and impeccable organization and communication skills.

Candidate is required to travel 26 weeks out of the year.  This position requires travel every other week between FreshPoint Raleigh and FreshPoint Charlotte Operating Companies.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

·         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 SQF, Primus GFS, 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.

·         Monitor and manage compliance with the third party Good Agricultural Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices third party audit program in the Azzule database.

·         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.

REQUIRED MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

·         Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Food Technology, Animal Science, Biological Science, or Supply Chain/Operations from a four-year college.

ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

·         Intrinsic Capabilities: The successful candidate will be comfortable working independently with minimal oversight. He/She will have a high-level of integrity and accountability, specifically the ability to speak and act with complete honesty and trustworthiness. He/She will be flexible and adaptable to adjust quickly to new circumstances. In addition, this person will demonstrate active curiosity with a strong focus around proactively soliciting and acting on received feedback. This person will have a very high level of maturity and be able to read an audience and adapt his/her communication and influencing style quickly and appropriately. He/She will have high energy and thrive on solving complex challenges. He/She will be able to handle multiple assignments simultaneously, often with competing priorities.

·         Developing and Leveraging Relationships: The successful candidate will have superior communication, relationship building and influencing skills. He/She will be open-minded, transparent and they will have exceptional listening skills. This person will communicate ideas in a clear, practical and compelling manner.  Further they will balance data, personalities, and conflicting interests when influencing others and recognize nuances in reading others. Finally, this person will possess the highest level of integrity and character.

·         Language Skills: The successful candidate will have the ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations in English. Candidate must demonstrate ability to write reports, business correspondence, policies and procedures, as well as effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of associates, managers, customers, and suppliers.

·         Mathematical Skills: The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals, as well as have ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to create and interpret graphs.

·         Reasoning Ability: The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

·         Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations: Valid driver’s license. Certifications in Food Safety, HACCP and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)

·         Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to use a personal computer and office communication equipment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

·         The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

o    The following physical activities are required while performing the duties of this job: sitting, finger dexterity for activities such as data entry, speaking, hearing, visual acuity, and mobility between departments. Work may require bending, stooping, squatting, kneeling, and crouching; extensive telephone work; ability to receive detailed information through both verbal and written communication, ability to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word; ability to lift up to 50-75 lbs. Use of both hands is required. The work is performed primarily indoors. Occasionally some work may be performed for periods in temperature controlled warehouse environments (freezer, cooler, and exterior environments).

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

·         The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.

o    While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly exposed to wet, hot, extreme cold and/or humid conditions; and moving mechanical parts. The associate works non-traditional business hours including evenings, nights, weekends, holidays and on call. The associate is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places. The vibration and noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Plant audits/inspections and working at remote in-transit warehouses and Sysco Operating Companies contain both moderate/loud noise and exposure to fumes and mechanical hazards.

NOTICE:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the environment and level of work being performed by this job.  This job description in no way states or implies that the duties and responsibilities listed are the only tasks to be performed by the associate in this job. The associate will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other job related duties requested by his or her supervisor.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  This job description supersedes prior job descriptions.  When duties and responsibilities change and develop, the job description will be reviewed and is subject to changes of business necessity.

Please apply directly at:  https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=FRESHPOINT&cws=1&rid=2389

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis without future employment sponsorship. 

FreshPoint Raleigh is proud to be an EEO/AA employer - M/F/D/V.

This opportunity is available through FreshPoint Raleigh.  This is not a Corporate position.

All hiring decisions will be made at the sole discretion of FreshPoint Raleigh.

 

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