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Supplier Food Safety Specialist – Anaheim, CA
Disney Parks & Resorts




Apply Now Job ID 486232BR Location Anaheim, California, United States Business Disney Parks & Resorts Date posted 09/08/2017

“We make magic.” That’s our motto at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. And it permeates everything we do. At Disney, you’ll help inspire that magic by enabling our teams to push the limits of entertainment and create the never-before-seen!

The Purpose of the Supplier Food Safety group is to protect our Guests and Cast Members by ensuring that all food delivered to Disney is safe. The main objectives will be to support world-wide supplier pre-qualification process and provide ongoing monitoring of suppliers compliance to regulatory and global food safety standards. The Supplier Food Safety Specialist focuses on ensuring our Supplier base maintains compliance to Disney policy and regulatory requirements. In addition, the specialist will be responsible for crisis management resolution (food recall, complaints) and verifies suppliers have implemented appropriate corrective actions.


  • Review third party food safety audit reports of food suppliers to verify compliance with regulatory and Disney requirements.
  • Review supplier audit corrective and preventative action plan to confirm non-conformances are adequately addressed.
  • Conduct risk-based assessments to identify hazards associated with foods and to evaluate and categorize potential supplier/product risk
  • Prepare supply chain metrics, reports, and key performance indicators
  • Identify food safety & public health deficiencies and provide recommended solutions
  • Provide feedback that assists in development and continuous improvement of supplier food safety programs including best practices for prevention of foodborne illness, regulatory compliance, and documentation
  • Oversee investigation and resolution of supplier food related complaints
  • Serve as the recall coordinator and subject matter expert regarding food recalls/withdrawals (i.e. recall response readiness)

Basic Qualifications

  • 3 years of food manufacturing Quality Control, food science, and/or equivalent food safety experience.
  • Proficient with MS Office suite of programs
  • Knowledge of Global Food Safety Initiative
  • Understanding of food manufacturing including but not limited to: Good Manufacturing Practices, Good Agricultural Practices, Standard Operating Procedures, pest management, sanitation, personal hygiene, food defense, traceability and recall, training, allergen control program, labeling, microbiological testing, receiving, storage, and distribution.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of and ability to interpret regulatory codes and regulations
  • Food Safety Manager certification
  • HACCP Training/Certification
  • Food Safety Auditor Training
  • Strong technical writing and communication abilities

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years of food manufacturing Quality Control, food science, and/or equivalent food safety experience.
  • NEHA Certified Professional in Food Safety (CP-FS)

Required Education

  • Minimum Bachelors degree in food science or related field

Preferred Education

  • Masters degree in food science or related field

Company Overview

The Walt Disney Company is a world-class entertainment and technological leader. Walt’s passion was to continuously envision new ways to move audiences around the world—a passion that remains our touchstone in an enterprise that stretches from theme parks, resorts and a cruise line to sports, news, movies and a variety of other businesses. Uniting each endeavor is a commitment to creating and delivering unforgettable experiences — and we’re constantly looking for new ways to enhance these exciting experiences. Bring your individual talents here and discover for yourself why a career with Disney is the opportunity you’ve been looking for.
“It takes people to make the dream a reality.” Walt was on to something when he said that, and it continues to ring true today. No matter the stage in your career, being a part of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts means being a part of a team where you help bring innovation to life through unsurpassed products, services and most importantly remarkable experiences. As a Cast Member you are the steward and connection to our legacy and the backbone of our thriving innovations. Join our team and watch your dreams come true.

Additional Information

This position is a legal entity of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, an equal opportunity employer.



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