Food Safety & Integrity Manager –
We are seeking an outstanding individual as a Food Safety and Integrity
Manager for a Pacific Northwest leadership role on our corporate team
responsible for Food Safety, Regulatory and Social Compliance in our
blueberry and blackberry operations. Must have Food Safety and Compliance
experience and have a Bachelor's Degree in food science, agriculture,
microbiology or related science and 3 to 6 years’ experience in food safety
in agricultural or food production.
As Food Safety Manager, you will ensure the assessment of risk and
implementation of Good Agricultural and Good Harvesting Practices amongst
our growing and harvesting operations, as well as ensure that packing
houses and distribution centers follow Good Manufacturing Practices. The
position also supports organic and worker welfare compliance. This position
works closely with Production, Field Operations, Receiving, Shipping,
Inventory, and Maintenance departments to manage the daily production environment.
This position is located in the Pacific Northwest as home base for Food
Safety in Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, Canada, and also services
the San Joaquin Valley in California.
responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Manages one Food Safety
- Prepares and advises growers
regarding food safety requirements and third party audits across three
states and Canada, interfacing with 60-80 growers and with 6-8 pack
- Supports compliance
activities for organic integrity, regulatory and worker welfare in the
- Interprets internal/external
business challenges and recommends best practices to improve
implementation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and Good
Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).
- Coordinates third party audit
schedules for facilities and fields, and ensures that company
representatives are available and prepared to conduct the audits.
- Influences, advises and
prepares the company audit response and corrective action plans within
the required time frame.
- Assists with troubleshooting
food safety issues.
- Partners with, and influences
Growing and Manufacturing operations to perform verification of Good
Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
by conducting regular field and facility inspections.
- Conducts internal GAP and GMP
- Ensures all Company food
safety policies and SOPs are being followed.
- Conducts “mock” recall
exercises to demonstrate product recall efficiency and effectiveness.
- Effectively trains and
communicates food safety policies to all company employees and
- Maintains high quality and
thorough compliance records related to food safety programs.
- Ensures routine equipment
swabbing and analysis of results.
- Manages field fruit product
and water sampling processes to meet company, audit and government
- Engages with and accompanies
customers and 3rd party auditors on field audits and inspections.
- Attends meetings, industry
events, and continuing education classes focused on Food Safety and
- Maintains updated food safety
certification for all growing regions.
- Knowledge of food safety and
- Knowledge of Hazard Analysis
Critical Control Points (HACCP) principles.
- Knowledge of Food Safety
Modernization Act (FSMA).
- Minimum of 3-6 years of
experience in food safety.
- Valid Driver’s License.
- Must be able to travel to
various job locations in Oregon, Washington and British Colombia,
Canada. (Must be located in Pacific Northwest region) as well as
travel to San Joaquin Valley in California.
- Ability to lift heavy
objects: 20-30 lbs.
- Strong organizational
(tracking, time management and reporting) skills.
- Demonstrated proficiency in
computer applications such as Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, and
Statistical software. Experience in Data Management and Data Entry.
- Ability to work both
collaboratively with Production, Auditors, Labs and Food Safety team
- Ability to work independently
in a remote team environment.
- Demonstration of leadership
skills and ability to lead Food Safety Representative (s) and other stakholders.
- Detail oriented and able to
follow through on tasks.
- Ability to work 45-50 hours
per week (including Saturdays) during blueberry season.
- Bilingual: English/Spanish or
Punjabi is a plus.
- Ability to multitask.
- Quick learner and forward
- Ability to create and
implement a schedule.
Driscoll’s is the global market leader for fresh strawberries, blueberries,
raspberries, and blackberries. With more than 100 years of farming heritage
and hundreds of independent growers around the world, Driscoll’s is
passionate about growing fresh, beautiful and delicious berries. Our values
of humility, passion and trustworthiness have guided our mission to delight
consumers around the world.
Driscoll’s exclusive patented berry varieties are developed through years
of research using only natural breeding methods – meaning, no GMOs. From
farm-to-table, we focus on delivering a high quality, premium berry
experience with our many supply chain partners.
Driscoll’s is the trusted brand for Only the Finest Berries ™. For more
information, please visit our website at www.driscolls.com.