Corporate Food Safety - San Antonio, TX
CH Guenther &
Our heritage is driven by our
commitment to the core values of People, Quality and Growth; our employees
demonstrate, promote and exemplify our core values.
At C.H. Guenther and our
subsidiaries we demonstrate high integrity, a commitment to excellence, and a
positive attitude in all that we do. We are results driven, lead by example, communicate openly and honestly, value
diversity and foster long-term relationships.
leadership, direction, and day-to-day support to ensure all CHG facilities
meet food safety laws, federal, state and local regulatory requirements,
customer requirements and GSFI standards. Responsible for the continued
effectiveness and improvement of CHG’s Quality and Food Safety policies and
programs, including development and implementation of new systems in response
to changes in the business objectives, regulations and customer requirements.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provides leadership to QA
Managers to maintain a robust Food Safety and Quality Management System.
- Mentors, coaches and develops
CHG’s Food Safety & Quality Systems team members.
- Works closely with the
manufacturing facilities and across functions to implement effective
continuous improvement methodologies across the business to improve Food
- Responsible for CHG Food Safety
and Quality Policies development and maintenance.
- Provides support to the FSQA
team in to utilize appropriate methodology to identify root causes and
associated CAPA related to customer concerns, third party audits,
regulatory requirements and plant identified non-conformance's to
- Works & communicates
directly with customers and regulatory agencies to understand needs
& concerns and translates those into improvements at the plant
- Participate in audits
(internal, customer, 3rd party and regulatory) to) to ensure that all
CHG facilities are audit ready at all times and adhere to an effective
sanitation programs to ensure food safety and regulatory compliance.
- Serves as Technical Coordinator
to the corporate recall team
- Works with Engineering,
Operations, and Product Development to ensure that any process changes
in the facilities is documented, robust and will not adversely affect
the overall food safety performance of the process or products.
- Reviews and analyzes data and
information to present to Senior Management.
- Functions as the subject matter
expert on food hazards (i.e. microbiological, physical, chemical)their analysis and their preventive controls, and on
the research, development, audit and enhancement of food safety plans
and critical/preventive control points.
- Leads the interaction with
Regulatory officials and academia with the goal of enhancing
relationships and rapport with those entities.
- Performs other related and
assigned duties as necessary.
- Ability to travel up to 50% of
Minimum Job Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree in Food
Science, Food Safety, Regulatory Compliance or a related field or an
equivalent work history in those disciplines.
- 10 years’ experience in Food
Manufacturing environment including quality and food safety systems
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to read, understand,
and interpret FDA regulatory postings from the various government
agencies in which CHG conducts business
- Working knowledge of food
processing and handling equipment·
- Knowledge of GFSI certified
- Must have a good understanding
of laboratory testing and practices
- Must have excellent verbal and
written communication skills
- Must have computer literacy to
operate standard word processing, spreadsheets, presentation and ERP
- Excellent understanding of food
Manufacturing concepts and techniques
- Excellent working knowledge of
Sanitation programs for the control and compliance of food safety
- Excellent working knowledge of
food Safety audit concept and techniques
- Food Quality and Food Safety
Systems audit concept and techniques
- Knowledge and experience with
Continuous Improvement Methodology (TPM, Six Sigma, SPC)
- FSPCA PCQI Certified
- GFSI (SQF, BRC) certified
- Supervisory responsibilities
include monitoring the performance of Food Safety staff (Regulatory
Specialist and Quality and Food Safety Systems Manager) as well as
indirect dotted line responsibility for the performance of the
operations sanitation team leaders. These responsibilities include
making final decisions, disciplinary actions; development and evaluation
of work objectives and their effectiveness; and realigning food safety
associate’s assignments as necessary.
Working Conditions and Physical
- Work involves daily exposure to
unusual elements, such as dirt, dust, fumes, extreme temperatures,
humidity, darkness, and/or noise
- Work environment involves daily
exposure to physical risks, such as working around mechanical, chemical,
and electrical hazards
- Position requires the ability
to stand; sit at a desk; walking around office and plant; lifting and
carrying packages up to 50 pounds; utilizing fine dexterity; and
reaching, kneeling, crawling and twisting to inspect equipment. Also requires
the ability to see; hear; and communicate by utilizing professional
etiquette with all levels of employees and with external vendors
- Personal protective equipment,
as defined by C.H. Guenther and Son, will be provided
- Must be willing to relocate to
support business needs.
We offer extremely competitive
compensation and benefit programs that include medical, dental and vision
benefits, 401K savings plan, and more.
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