VP, Food Safety – Oak Brook, IL
at TreeHouse Foods
TreeHouse Foods is a private label food and
beverage leader focused on customer brands and custom products. When
customers partner with TreeHouse they can expect
access to an industry-leading portfolio, strategic vision, on-trend
innovation and insights, world-class supply chain, operational excellence and
flexibility, collaborative approaches and dedicated customer service.
Our strategy is to be the
leading supplier of private label food and beverage products by providing the
best balance of quality and cost to our customers. We engage with retail
grocery, food away from home and industrial and export customers, including
most of the leading grocery retailers and foodservice operators in the United
States and Canada.
and Development Regulatory Affairs
Job Posting Title:
Provides proactive leadership
and strategic vision in building a culture of Food Safety across the
organization. Responsible for mitigating food safety risk by driving
corporate food safety strategy, consistency and alignment across divisions.
Leads implementation of all aspects of the food safety programs including,
but not limited to, policies, procedures, regulatory requirements and
training. Participates in Food Safety & Compliance Steering Committee
- Provides leadership and strategic
vision to compliance and food safety programs across the organization.
Promotes continuous improvement strategies, especially in the world of
- Proactively leads team in the
development of systems, knowledge, capabilities, and practices in order to comply with all applicable food safety
regulations, company procedures and for process/systems/regulatory
audits (such as customer, GSFI, Regulatory and certifier).
- Promotes the development and
implementation of programs for conducting risk assessments,
verification, validation and monitoring of effectiveness of food safety
plans, company food safety procedures and regulations for current
processes and new line and equipment commissioning.
- Monitors emerging issues related
to food safety and quality and leads development and implementation of
strategies, policies and procedures to mitigate. Delivers expertise and
technical advice on complex and critical food safety concerns. Reports
on developments, strategies and implementation to Food Safety &
Compliance Steering Committee.
- Leads the development of
orientation programs and annual training of plant personnel with respect
to GFSI, GMP, HACCP, and PCQI requirements.
- Communicates prioritization and
status of initiatives to organizational leadership to ensure timelines
and compliance dates are met.
- Coaches, mentors and supports
professional development of employees. Coordinates work and sets
priorities to meet objectives. Manages budget.
- Promotes consistency and aligns
across divisions where possible.
- May perform other duties as
- Minimum 10 years’ experience in
food production, food safety and quality
- HACCP certification, SQF
practitioner and PCQI certification preferred.
- Experience with a range of food
processing systems such as acidification, retort, tetra, direct or
indirect heat treated, milling, etc.
- Experience with food safety
systems such as HACCP, GFSI, and preventive controls theory and
methodology, product traceability, and third party
- Experience managing multiple,
remote locations and leading thru influence
- Experience providing supervision,
guidance, effective training and counsel to others.
- Ability to understand and analyze
issues involving food manufacturing, project management, technical and
legal documents and schematics.
- Ability to understand food and
environmental regulations and their impact on the organization, and our
- Strong organizational,
communication and collaboration skills
Bachelor’s Degree Required –
Type: Food Science, Food Safety, Microbiology or related scientific field.
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Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with
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