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Corporate Food Safety Manager - Tyler, TX

Brookshire Grocery Company

Brookshire Grocery Company (BGC) is a family business based in Tyler, Texas, and currently operates more than 180 stores in three states Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas with three distribution centers and a corporate office. BGC prides itself on offering its partners one of the most comprehensive benefits packages in the industry which includes medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, paid time off, stock ownership, a 401k retirement plan, incentive plans, employee discounts, educational scholarships, and access to BGCs 205-acre outdoor recreation area.

Job Summary

Oversees food safety and quality assurance functions throughout the organization. Provides guidance to management regarding best practices on meeting food safety regulatory standards and ensuring consumer safety.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Offers direction to all business areas regarding food safety and quality, material resources, and best practices. Ensures continuous improvement of the food distribution process.
  • Ensures Company is aligned with current and evolving food safety standards through involvement with health and regulatory agencies, food safety trade groups and committees.
  • Identifies Company-wide food safety and protection opportunities. Reviews and prioritizes safety issues and leads resolution activities.
  • Provides compliance support and input to additional areas of the business including FSQ, Quality Assurance, Fresh Item Management, product recalls and labeling, and system audits.
  • Responsible for the development and delivery of food safety education to partners to ensure compliance and consumer safety.
  • Remains current on federal and state food safety regulations and provides guidance, support and training to all business areas.
  • Responsible for identification and resolution of pest control issues.
  • Responsible for notifying management of any food safety, health, or pest control issues and ensures the appropriate areas of the business are involved in resolving any issues that arise within these areas.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Advanced knowledge of federal and state food safety codes and methods.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Access, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Basic mathematical skills.
  • Basic knowledge of the BGC Planning system for the purposes of planning, forecasting and budgeting.
  • Basic knowledge of SAP reporting and transactional applications.
  • Ability to read and interpret information.
  • Ability to prepare reports and business correspondence.
  • Ability to research information, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to learn new technology systems, methods and processes.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal form.
  • Ability to show information in presentation or diagram form.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and manage time.
  • Ability to lead and motivate others.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding sensitive information.
  • Ability to use precision hand tools.
  • Ability to travel to off-site and out-of-town locations with possible overnight stays.
  • Ability to work on-call and flexible schedules including nights, weekends and holidays.
  • May be required to drive in accordance with the BGC Driver policy.

Education, Experience, and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree and four or more years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • Minimum of 21 years of age required.
  • Food Handler Certification required.
  • Food Protection Manager Certification required.

Physical Demands

  • Continuously required to use close vision, distance vision, depth perception or the ability to focus.
  • Frequently required to talk and hear.
  • Frequently required to use hands for reaching, touching or handling.
  • Frequently required to use fine finger movements (ex. sorting and typing).
  • Frequently required to sit for long periods of time.
  • Occasionally required to stand or walk.
  • Occasionally required to bend, kneel or squat.
  • Occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop or crawl.

Work Context and Environment

  • Work is generally performed in office, retail, manufacturing, and warehouse environments.
  • Occasionally exposed to extreme cold conditions (non-weather).
  • Occasionally exposed to extreme heat conditions (non-weather).
  • Occasionally exposed to hot surfaces.
  • Occasionally exposed to cleaning agents.
  • Occasionally exposed to industrial odors, fumes and dust.
  • Noise level varies.

Brookshire Grocery Company strives to provide a safe, drug free and alcohol-free environment for its partners and guests. The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, genetic information or military status and any other trait protected by law.


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