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Retail Food Safety Specialist, CQA - Miami, FL 33179


Retail Food Safety Specialist develop and deploy strategies to improve and maintain food safety within their assigned divisional stores. This includes providing food safety, pest management, and regulatory compliance leadership by partnering with retail leadership, key support areas and Publix’s suppliers/vendors of retail sanitation and pest management. The Retail Food Safety Specialist report to the Sr Food Safety Manager.
Additional responsibilities include:

  • conducting risk-based scheduled and follow-up store visits to help provide support, guidance and education related to helping stores maintain food safety and reduce the likelihood of violations and increase overall food safety culture. These visits will also help maintain and increase awareness of Publix’ food safety programs including, pest control, sanitation and food safety assessment provider’s performance.
  • providing leadership and directional support to the defined coverage area stores when unscheduled/unplanned urgent assistance is required
  • working with the other food safety specialists relative to collaborative efforts to align with retail leadership and key retail support, while sharing a common message
  • providing clear and concise communication to retail leadership through routine reporting and presentations by attending and presenting food safety trend information to the assigned division, regions and districts each quarter and/or month
  • participating in continuous improvement activities, special projects and providing updates to the Division Food Safety Manager
  • establishing and developing good business relationships with regulatory and industry contacts. This is vital to ensure Publix has solid contacts and respect as a premier leader in food safety
  • being available and responsive to support assigned roles impacting reactive adverse food safety events to help provide protection of public health of our customers, associates and the Publix brand

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Food Microbiology, Food Science, Environmental Health or equivalent or equivalent experience.
  • at least two (2) years of sanitation, food safety and/or pest management experience
  • at least 20 years of age and have a valid driver's license
  • possess and maintain an excellent driving record
  • willing to travel by air including overnight stays as needed
  • National Environmental Health Association’s (NEHA’s) Certified Professional - Food Safety (CP-FS) (or obtain within first year of employment)
  • knowledge of Federal, State and Local regulatory requirements pertaining to food safety, sanitation, and pest management
  • in-depth knowledge of sanitation and how it relates to food safety and pest management issues
  • in-depth knowledge of different pest biological requirements and pest management systems
  • excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively and calmly with all levels of the organization during routine and crisis situations
  • effective listening and verbal communication skills
  • effective writing and problem-solving skills
  • knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • ability to make the most efficient and effective use of available time and be able to prioritize work
  • project-management and organization skills
  • creative thinking and negotiation skills
  • driven to provide excellence in customer service
  • willingness to work a variable work schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays

Address: 100 N.E. 183Rd St



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