Food Safety Specialist #HQ0146 -
Hain Celestial Group
The Food Safety Specialist is a crucial role that supports the assurance that
our manufacturing plants meet food safety requirements as outlined by the
government, industry best practices, and our internal policies. This role
supports day-to-day investigations at the plant as well as strategic long term programs to drive continuous improvement. This
role serves as our subject matter expert for all food safety hazards with a
focus on how to manage them.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Ensures compliance to the Food Safety Modernization Act through research and
documentation of ingredient, product, and process hazard analyses.
Responsible for providing guidance for the steps, specifications, and
preventive controls used to mitigate hazards identified.
Serve as Technical Expert for scientific requirements, including educating
technical network on standardized food safety requirements. Expertise will be
inclusive of but not limited to the Food Safety Modernization Act,
environmental monitoring, sanitation principles, sanitary design, and
Maintain and monitor the effectiveness of Hain environmental monitoring
programs at internal and external manufacturing locations. Outline additional
testing requirements for adverse situations and provide on-site plant support
for investigations as needed.
Execute internal auditing to verify effectiveness of food safety programs and
external auditing to approve external laboratories.
Drive continuous improvement in Quality and Food Safety programs through
upgrading and standardizing of policies.
Provide sanitation science and sanitary design expertise, including input
into the design, verification, and validation of SSOPs to ensure a hygienic
Lead food safety process improvements throughout the network, including the
incorporation of technology to streamline processes.
Build relationships and partnerships with internal and external business
partners to drive program compliance.
Assists with other projects and assignments, as needed.
* Minimum of three to five years of experience in a food safety capacity.
* Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Microbiology, Toxicology, or related
scientific field; preferred Master's degree in Food Science
* Preventive Controls Qualified Individual or HACCP Certification preferred
* Strong Computer Skills, including Microsoft platforms (PowerPoint, Excel,