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Food Safety and Quality Assurance Manager - Lakeland, FL


The Food Safety and Quality Assurance Manger oversees all aspects of food safety, quality assurance, and regulatory compliance for products manufactured and distributed at Publix Manufacturing and Distribution facilities. This position acts as the primary food safety and quality advocate with regulatory agencies, certification bodies, and ensures regulatory food safety compliance practices are followed while protecting our customers and the Publix brand.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • developing and implementing food safety and quality assurance programs; Safe Quality Foods (SQF), Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP), Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), etc.
  • developing internal food safety and quality assurance audits, using science and statistical process controls to maintain food safety, and communicating internally and externally concerning complaints, report analysis, and vendor issues
  • leading foundational food safety programs and quality assurance systems for Distribution Centers (DCs) that support the food safety program including sanitation and pest management
  • developing and training of Quality Assurance (QA) team leader, inspectors, laboratory technicians, and facility associates as pertaining to food safety and quality.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelorís degree in Microbiology, Food Safety, or Food Science related course of study or equivalent experience
  • at least three (3) years of experience in a Manufacturing or Distribution environment or equivalent experience and
  • at least two (2) years of leadership experience or equivalent experience
  • HACCP Basic Training
  • ability to obtain SQF Certified Practitioner within the first year
  • ability to obtain FDA approved Preventive Controls Qualified Individual status within the first year
  • knowledge of Federal and State Regulatory requirements specific to food safety and related areas
  • knowledge of a retail supermarket, manufacturing, warehousing, distribution processes and programs impacting food safety
  • knowledge of the interactions between Federal (USDA, FDA, CDC) and state agencies
  • knowledge of food manufacturing practices
  • knowledge of food microbiology and chemistry
  • knowledge of traceability in foods
  • critical thinking skills and interpersonal skills
  • leadership and managerial skills
  • ability to remain calm during crisis situations
  • excellent communication skills; both verbal and written
  • basic knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • ability to travel, including overnight stays and travel by air.
  • willingness to work a variable work schedule including nights, holidays and weekends to meet the needs of our support customers

Address: 7350 Hazletine National Drive


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