of Food Safety
Hostess Brands, LLC 10 reviews - Kansas City, MO
The Director of Food Safety will lead the Hostess
Brandsí organization in the area of Food Safety
during the entire product life cycle from supplier to consumer. The
Director of Food Safety is responsible for the development and execution of
FSMA and other food safety regulations and customer compliance programs
that extend upstream through and into the supply chain network. He/ She
will develop, implement, review, and monitor all microbiology and
environmental monitoring programs, sanitation SOPís, and documentation
consistency across all manufacturing operations and distribution networks.
This position acts as the subject matter expert, both internally and
externally, for food safety issues while mitigating risks, protecting the
brand, and generating a positive brand image with stakeholders, customers,
and consumers. This individual must foster a collaborative relationship
among other functional areas (Operations, Sales, Marketing, R&D,
Procurement), while maintaining the status as the independent authority on
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide overall food safety leadership from point of
origin to the consumer, with focus on manufacturing facilities,
co-manufacturing, and distribution.
Develop and strengthen FSMA programs to deliver an
effective food safety plan. Transition organizationís HACCP programs into
hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls, HARPC
Strengthen CGMPís, sanitation, food defense, pest
control, quality and continuous improvement of the Quality Management
Strengthen Environmental Monitoring program with
emphasis on prevention.
Serve as surrogate subject matter expert for
microbiology and toxicology and identify external support as needed to
augment internal knowledge.
Lead product retrieval escalations for the sites of
responsibility to ensure root cause investigation and effective corrective
actions are implemented
Engage with credible external organizations in the
areas of food safety. Ensure that team members do the same.
Adopt and strengthen food safety 1) awareness, 2)
education, 3) training, and 4) measurement.
Know, enforce, and educate food safety staff in all
matters of HR policies
Align communication systems and support senior leaders
for the management of critical incidents
Anticipate and identify current and future food safety
related issues that impact the business.
Demonstrate Hostessís leadership on food safety by
participating in collaborative efforts across academicians, government, and
Ensure the companyís food safety standards and procedures
are in alignment with all pertinent federal, state, and local regulations
Develop food safety and sanitation scorecards
Role model the utilization of effective performance
development systems, rewards, and recognition.
Essential Skills and Experience:
12 years of functional Food Safety experience. Multiple
site oversight is a plus.
Proven leadership in a commercial
food manufacturing operations involving multiple functional areas.
Experience with grain-based snacks, fried donuts or sweet cakes a plus.
Extensive food manufacturing experience as an onsite
Food Safety leader including the management of quality professionals,
conducting quality audits, and identifying/implementing root cause analysis
and corrective actions.
Functional experience in the sanitation activities of
food manufacturing facilities.
Strong ability to identify potential product /packaging
quality opportunities, manufacturing inefficiencies, and resourcing
opportunities and recommend actions.
Proven ability to work within and across a corporate
organization: Quality, R&D, Operations, Procurement, Supply Chain, and
Proven successes in continuous improvement
Data driven understanding and practical experience with
Experience with GFSI scheme; BRC/SQF standards,
requirements, and implementation.
Experience with food industry regulatory requirements
in respect to labeling, FSMA and FDA.
Excellent leader, communicator, and trainer.
Ability to influence and lead people and decisions in
situations absent of a direct reporting structure.
Ability and willingness to take
Strong computer skills.
Excellent problem solving and trouble shooting skills.
MS in Food Processing /Engineering or Food Science. PhD
Travel is initially estimated to be up to 75% on an