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·        Senior Food Safety Specialist – Austin, TX
Whole Foods Market




TX, Austin - Global Support



Job Description

Conduct a variety of supply chain due diligence activities including on-site evaluations of food/beverage processors in assigned, packaging facilities and company owned operations; oversee first production runs; provide technical training and advice regarding quality systems, operational methods, personnel practices, maintenance for food safety, and cleaning practices. Develop supply chain guidance documents, supplier requirements and internal team administrative procedures. Act as a liaison and a technical resource for select product categories between global headquarters in Austin, TX and a growing diverse vendor base.

This position has the capabilities of being remote or based out of a Whole Foods Market Regional Office.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

o   Bachelor’s degree (BS) from four year college or university preferred; Minimum of 10 years food safety and quality manufacturing experience with particular emphasis on high risk food groups such as produce, cheese or fresh prepared foods. 

o   Strong technical knowledge in GFSI, FSMA, HACCP, Quality Systems, Federal/State and International food safety legislation.

o   Ability to travel around 60% of the time.

o   Home based, but located near a major International airport.

o   Preferred experience in retail private label.

o   Preferred experience with supporting and visiting International suppliers.

o   Proven track record of successful food safety auditing.

o   Knowledge of/experience with natural and organic foods.

o   Ability to serve as a technical resource to multiple stakeholders and provide professional guidance as needed.

o   Experience with developing and training on QA policies and procedures.

o   Excellent analytical and project management skills.

o   Strong time management and interpersonal skills.

o   Experience with internet software; data management software; spreadsheet software and word processing software.

o   Excellent communication including written, verbal and listening skills.

o   Ability to handle confidential information.

o   Knowledge of WFM policies, procedures, products, stores, vendors, culture and marketing.

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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