Manager Food Safety - Deerfield, IL 60015
Responsible for setting strategies, developing, managing and assuring
compliance with food safety policies and procedures company wide, across
vendors, distribution and retail locations. Partners across functions on food
offerings within Owned Brands, and National Brands. Establishes center of
expertise and manages Food Safety team. Decisions have a moderate to
significant impact on the short-term and/or long-term results for specified
area of work, specific customers and/or stakeholders.
as Food Safety subject matter expert for the company, driving policies
and education at all levels of the organization.
other Product Integrity programs as assigned by the Director to achieve
companywide product quality and safety objectives.
the company on external committees within area of expertise.
and maintains a written Food Safety program detailing minimum
expectations for external and internal suppliers within Retail
Operations, distribution centers, and supplier base. This includes but
is not limited to food storage, handling, maintenance, and inventory.
cross-functionally with Retail Operations and Retail HUB on food safety
execution, guidance, training, communications, and escalations;
Responsible for oversight of resolving escalations in a timely manner
and providing support to Retail Operations as needed.
implements and maintains a supply chain risk assessment model with
control points, to include manufacturing, shipping, warehousing, and
point-of-sale for the company retail food operations and product
third-party relationship for retail and warehouse food safety audit
program; Provides technical expertise including reporting and corrective
action compliance. Ensures third-party processes are comprehensive and
in compliance with internal company standards.
advance notification and communication of emerging food safety issues.
standards for temperature controlled products
delivered direct to stores in order to mitigate food safety risk.
for proactively building and maintaining relationships with
Merchandising team to ensure food safety parameters are in place for
existing and new product offerings.
Quality Specialists supporting Food Safety and additional Product
Integrity programs as assigned. Develops and mentors
staff through on-boarding, open communication, training and development
opportunities and performance management processes; builds and maintains
employee morale and motivation; ensures the team is appropriately
staffed with required competencies; fosters a diverse and inclusive
current knowledge of external regulatory requirements. Lends expertise
for assessment and resolution of vendor or consumer product issues.
An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/veterans
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division
of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), a global leader in retail
and wholesale pharmacy. As America’s most loved pharmacy, health and beauty
company, Walgreens purpose is to champion the health and wellbeing of every
community in America. Operating more than 9,000 retail locations across
America, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Walgreens is proud to be a
neighborhood health destination serving approximately 8 million customers
each day. Walgreens pharmacists play a critical role in the U.S. healthcare
system by providing a wide range of pharmacy and healthcare services. To best
meet the needs of customers and patients, Walgreens offers a true omnichannel
experience, with platforms bringing together physical and digital, supported
by the latest technology to deliver highquality
products and services in local communities nationwide.
in Food Science, Microbiology, Food Engineering, Chemical Engineering,
Agriculture or other Scientific degree and at least 4 years of
experience in Food Safety management in manufacturing, distribution or
least 2 years of experience with the food safety standard in
least 4 years of experience with broad based risk assessment/HACCP
least 4 years of experience with FDA Food Code and GMPs (good
least 2 years of experience with third-party food safety audits.
least 2 years of experience planning, developing, and managing
departmental expense and capital budgets.
least 2 years of experience of direct leadership and/or cross functional
to travel up to/at least (choose one) 15% of the time for business
purposes (within state and out of state).
Degree in Scientific Field preferred
least 2 years of experience in pest control.
least 2 years of experience with food safety programs for retail