The Food Safety Manager provides single plant
leadership in all areas of food safety and compliance. The manager is the
liaison for regulatory personnel including onsite USDA inspectors. The FS
Manager provides management to all FS Supervisors and in turn QC
technicians. Position reports directly to the Director of Technical
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Oversee HACCP and food safety
programs, including implementation, staff training and documentation
Provide plant food safety
leadership and management to QC department
Provide communication between
management and food safety team
Work with USDA, FDA and state
inspectors; perform environmental and product testing samples as
Answer Non Compliance Records
Update HACCP and food safety
plans as requirements/rules and product lines change
Assist with annual HACCP
reassessment and audit the facility for food safety plans and training
Assure compliance to Good
Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs),
and Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs).
Use all required safety
equipment and consistently follow all food-related sanitation and
operating safety guidelines; ensure that food production staff does
Maintain current library for
all GMPs, SOPs, and SSOPs; manage GMP training and development
Perform other duties as
assigned by the Senior Food Safety Management Team
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
3-5 years of experience in a
management role in a food manufacturing experience
3-5 years of experience in
USDA inspected post slaughter operations required.
Excellent knowledge of HACCP
and experience in implementation of Food Safety Management Plans
Certification by recognized
HACCP provider required.
Working knowledge of
regulations and guidelines imposed upon meat poultry operations by
federal and state agencies and authorities required.
Undergraduate (minimum) or
Master's degree in Food Science, Microbiology, or Meat Science or
GFSI schema training desired
(SQF, BRC, etc).
JOB SKILLS / BEHAVIOR
Able to work independently
Able to communicate
persuasively and passionately about the need for food safety;
Knowledge of Microsoft Office
Ability to communicate in
English orally and in writing with coworkers, regulatory officials,
and plant management; Fluency in verbal and written Spanish desirable;
Ability to manage multiple
projects in a fast-paced environment.
Shows initiative and able to
work as part of a team; communicates effectively.
Excellent organization and
decision-making skills. Position is responsible for supervising one
Food Safety Supervisor and numerous QC technicians.
Type of Work: Moderate
activity. Work will involve being in hot or cold environments.
Extended work at temperatures below 40°F and potentially down to 0°F.
Work at temperatures above 80°F for extended periods of time. This
person will need to be able to stand for long periods of time and
actively move around equipment and relatively small spaces.