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Food Safety Manager - Seattle, WA

 

Amazon.com Services LLC

 

  • Bachelorís Degree in food science, microbiology or related field;
  • 5+ years of experience managing Food Safety in a Retail or manufacturing environment;
  • Exceptional risk assessment skills (regulatory requirements, safety and quality risks);
  • Ability to work independently and autonomously;
  • Demonstrated collaborative skills and ability to work well within a team, including adherence to core values and dynamic corporate culture;
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated experience creating sustainable processes;
  • Ability to travel 5-20% of the time.

 

At Amazon.com, we're working to be the most customer-centric company on earth. To get there, we need exceptionally talented, bright, and driven people. If you would like to help us build the place to find and buy anything online, this is your chance to make history.

We are looking for a Food Safety Manager to join our team.

Our vision for Food Safety is to support Amazonís mission of offering the widest selection of products available, while protecting customers from potentially hazardous products. We are looking for a dynamic and organized self-starter to join our Food Safety team, focusing on Retail/Grocery Food Safety. This role will support business leaders in the retail food operations within Amazon. The position will be located in Seattle. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a highly visible space and be part of a vibrant and fast-growing company!
Needed Skills and Abilities:

  • Influencer: Food Safety Manager with the ability to identify opportunities, influence business teams and operations to gain support for food safety and overcome resistance by creating strong, persuasive, balanced positions through the use of data.
  • Leader: Significant experience collaborating with and influencing cross-functional teams. Track record of implementing food safety programs within a business.
  • Doer: No job is too trivial. Compliance leaders dive deep and have exceptional attention to detail. Must have the ability to successfully visualize and drive end-to-end process requirements, program implementation, and continuous improvement, working through the many obstacles along the way.
  • Communicator: Ability to communicate food safety and quality expectations and requirements with business leaders and all cross-functional support teams at all levels of the organization. Must have the ability to write well-reasoned and data-driven white papers, leveraging science, research, industry benchmarking and trends where necessary.
  • Problem Solver: Exceptional problem-solving skills required. Crisis events require quick, high-judgment decisions, and the ability to direct teams to work through difficult challenges.


As a high-level summary the deliverables are:

  • Responsibility for developing Retail Food Safety Operations programs for new businesses;
  • Strong ability to risk assess operational processes within sites and distribution channels to determine required food safety and compliance interventions, auditing mechanisms, and regulatory impacts of business models;
  • Work with Legal to provide food safety and compliance direction to Operations, to meet standards and requirements;
  • Demonstrated ability to make high-judgement decisions, under pressure;
  • Write policies, standards, and SOPs for food business processes and procedures. Creation/implementation of training programs to drive food safety execution at the retail level;
  • Demonstrated ability to drive food safety compliance across a large business by using data to identify compliance trends. Update policies/procedures to close operational food safety gaps;
  • Write and edit business review documents to update business stakeholders about the Food Safety and Compliance initiatives and performance of their respective business;
  • Leverage independent consultants for test protocols, validations, research and benchmarking for relevant business needs;
  • Create and monitor business metrics to track compliance and process effectiveness and define cadence of reporting to businesses and stakeholder groups;
  • Manage benchmarking studies against equivalent programs to ensure industry best practices are achieved/exceeded.

 

  • Masterís Degree in food science, microbiology or related field;
  • Understanding of shelf stable foods, pet food, dietary supplements and perishable food regulations;
  • In-depth knowledge of GFSI standards;
  • Experience working supply chain management and risk assessment strategies;
  • Experience with FDA and/or USDA Rules and Regulations;
  • Online/retail experience;


Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

 

 

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