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Food Safety Manager (Sanitation) - Flowery Branch, GA

King's Hawaiian Bakery West, Inc.

Joining King’s Hawaiian makes you part of our `ohana (family). We are a family-owned business for over seventy years, respecting our roots while thinking about our future as we continue to grow and care for our customers and the communities we serve. Our `ohana members build an environment of inclusivity as they freely collaborate, pursue learning through curiosity, and explore innovation as critical thinkers. Beyond that, we are also passionate about supporting the long-term health and well-being of our employees and their families. If you’re excited to rise with our team, come and join our `ohana!

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Plant Manager, the Food Safety Manager supporting the company food safety and quality standards by leading the food safety and sanitation activities and ensuring safe and sanitary conditions at the King’s Hawaiian Bakery manufacturing facility.

Job Requirements:

  • As a core member of the plant leadership team, lead all aspects of all of the regulations, policies and procedures related to food safety, sanitation and hygiene
  • Help to develop, implement and enforce food safety standards, policies and programs; including, but not limited to the following tasks:
  • Addressing sanitation concerns with risk-based analysis
  • Pre-op inspections for cleaning efficiency
  • Use of accurate chemicals in compliance with OSHA
  • Sanitation record management
  • Routine testing and swabbing for microbial activity
  • Master Sanitation Schedule management and Labor Management
  • Develops sanitation programs that address the additions of new production lines and growing plant facilities
  • Coordinates all cleaning and pest control procedures, ensures that the facility is in compliance with the company, local, state and federal food sanitation standards
  • Works closely with the Plant Manager and Quality Assurance Manager to maintain plant procedures related to sanitation and food safety.
  • Manages good vendor relationships in the procurement of materials and services of pest control and sanitation companies
  • Understands and aligns with all applicable regulatory requirements, including FDA, USDA, State and Local government
  • Understands all environmental, safety and HAZCOM aspects of the position
  • Participates as a member of the HACCP, SQF, and other food safety committees
  • Follows all safety guidelines and active member of the facility safety team
  • Reviews and identifies talent to meet staffing needs
  • Lead a team of supervisors, foremen and food safety technicians.
  • Coordinates the Sanitation team to ensure compliance with the company's Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP) and environmental monitoring program, through daily monitoring, verification and validation of such activities.
  • Monitors and verifies good sanitation standard methodologies are adhered to by sanitation associates
  • Meets regularly with direct reports to set goals and monitor progress toward goals.
  • Gives ongoing feedback and conducts formal performance evaluations in a timely manner
  • Delivers or provides for training and resources required for direct reports to perform their roles.
  • Leads all aspects of the training of plant personnel in accurate methods and procedures for cleaning production equipment systems.
  • Coordinates and trains plant supervisors and managers on plant worker hygiene policies and procedures. The responsibilities associated with this job will change from time to time in accordance with the Company’s business needs. More specifically, the incumbent may be required to perform additional and/or different responsibilities from those set forth above!


  • A minimum of 5 years of food safety & sanitation supervisory/management experience in a food or beverage manufacturing industry
  • Bachelor Degree preferred or equivalent experience
  • Certified third party sanitation certification preferred
  • Knowledge of basic microbiology, OSHA compliance, food laws, pest control, HACCP, and food industry technical procedures
  • Organizational and leadership skills; able to work with cross functional departments within the organization
  • Possess excellent critical and analytical thinking capability
  • Computer proficiency (Excel including graphing, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Ability to lift or move up to 50 pounds and flexibility in work schedule when required


King's Hawaiian is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our ohana.



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