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Food Safety Supervisor - Los Angeles, CA


Charlie's Produce





Charlie’s Produce - Who We Are


Charlie's Produce is a privately owned wholesale produce company. We are the largest privately owned produce wholesaler on the West Coast, with distribution centers in Seattle, Spokane, Portland, Anchorage, Boise, and Los Angeles. The secret to our 40 years of success in this industry is PEOPLE! We strive to hire the best and we reward them with a working environment that fosters loyalty, stability, innovation, and growth.

Charlie's provides a healthy employee stock ownership program, competitive Medical/Dental/Vision and Life Insurance plans. And our newest benefit offers Pre-Paid Fully Funded College Tuition to our employees and the dependent children of our employees after 1 year!


The Role


Our Food Safety Supervisor works in concert with the Warehouse Operations Manager and responsibile for driving all food safety and quality assurance programs. The incumbant is a dynamic contributor who can implement change and continue building upon our current systems. This position requires a significant knowledge of various food safety, quality programs and regulatory compliance.


Essential Responsibilities Include but Not Limited To

  • Ensures highly disciplined compliance with all regulatory and company defined food safety and sanitation standards, systems, procedures, and practices to ensure that we receive, store and distribute safe quality products.
  • Communicate and present information to vendors and customers.
  • Conducts investigations for out of compliance issues and customer complaints, makes recommendations to resolve these instances, and completes corrective actions (when applicable), including a trend analysis report.
  • Develops, implements, and sustains new methods and procedures to drive improvements in food safety and quality.
  • Current HACCP knowledge and capability to plan, control, and document processes and procedures consistent with FDA’s guidelines.
  • Be able to provide quality instruction and support for implementing and managing the Safe Quality Food (SQF) System, PrimusGFS and Organic Certification requirements.
  • Interacts with Regulatory Agencies and 3rd Party Auditors.
  • Monitoring, documenting and reporting to measure compliance with company standards.
  • Conduct internal audits and self-inspections of all facilities.
  • Works with operations and other team members to ensure warehouse activities pass our food safety and sanitation requirements.

Charlie’s Produce Total Compensation Package includes

  • Competitive starting pay
  • We recognize and reward hard work and commitment. Supplemental retirement plan through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Robust health and wellness plans including, medical, dental, vision, supllemental life insurance, FSA/HSA and employee assistance program (EAP)
  • Paid Sick, Vacation and Holidays
  • Get your degree, with an employer paid College Program after 1 year of service


To be successful in this role...

  • BS in Food Safety, preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in food safety/quality assurance(GAP, GMP, HAACP and SOPs) and safe produce practices.
  • SQF Certified, preferred.
  • Positive track record of working with regulatory agencies, 3rd party auditors and vendors.
  • Must have excellent communication skills-written, verbal and interpersonal with a 'can-do' attitude.
  • Must have a sense of urgency and drive for follow through on all projects and tasks.
  • Proven ability to successfully work across multiple departments with a positive leadership attitude.
  • Working knowlege of general workplace safety practices(Cal-OSHA, OSHA).
  • Knowledge of Cal-ARP program, a plus.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office and food safety programs/ platforms.

Supplemental Information

This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration and if necessary the Department of Homeland Security with the information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

Charlie's Produce is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug-free work environment.



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