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Retail Food Safety Manager-01AJTLubbock, TX




The Retail Food Safety Manager position will oversee and administer all food safety and sanitation activities in our Division to ensure compliance with established laws, regulations and policies and procedures; maintain the standards for safe food and a healthful environment for all guests, team members and partners.

·         Oversees all retail Food Safety Specialists

·         Monitor performance and conducts frequent and unscheduled food safety and sanitation audits of assigned stores with particular emphasis on those stores with high or low cleaning supply movement, evidence of pest problems, customer complaints, regulatory action, history of non-compliance and referral by other company associates or management 

·         Review audit results with Division Management and provide support to correct deficient conditions

·         Monitor and assist Division with compliance with local, state and federal food safety and health standards, including personal hygiene and hand washing, temperature control of potentially hazardous foods, cross contamination control, pest control and chemical use training

·         Direct store response to regulatory inspection deficiencies using management discretion, knowledge of health regulations and operational capabilities

·         Develop and maintain active relationships with local, state and federal health officials in all states of responsibility

·         Maintain channels of communication with State and local health regulators to provide for quick action to correct and prevent regulatory violations

·         Actively participate in regulatory meetings at both local and state level 

·         Negotiate favorable food safety legislation and regulation through participation in regulatory processes

·         Inform and educate regulators about Company processes designed to promote food safety

·         Stay current on regulatory requirements for food safety and store sanitation to provide necessary direction to Division operations management

·         Assist with special projects such as plan reviews for new stores, remodels and inspections of partners and manufacturing facilities 

·         Provide regular updates to Director of Risk Management of all regulatory trends and actions that impact the business

·         Review store sanitation evaluation reports provided by pest control and sanitation supplies vendor representatives.  Implement plans to address noted deficiencies to ensure compliance with Company policies and applicable health regulations

·         Assist as requested with investigations of food-related illness claims to determine and implement corrective action

·         Review recall bulletins which have a health hazard classification

·         Participate in division staff meetings, store director and department meetings, and career advancement program training meetings

·         Prepare food safety and sanitation discussion topics for Risk Management communications and Store Directors meetings

·         Monitor Food Safety Task Management self-inspection and record keeping requirements including service deli hot case temperature logs, training verification forms, and store food safety requirements

·         Maintain channels of communication, encouraging store team members to express new ideas, suggestions and complaints, reviewing each for appropriateness and further action

·         Perform other duties as assigned by upper management



·         Must be 18 years of age or older

·         Bachelor’s degree required in public health, environmental health, food science or equivalent

·         5 years’ experience in retail, compliance, public health or food safety

·         Must obtain all professional licensure required by local law or regulations

·         Must possess CP-FS credential

·         REHS/RS license required

·         Familiarity with grocery retail experience preferred

·         Knowledge of state food regulations, HACCP and food science required

·         Ability to read, interpret and enforce city ordinances, state and federal food safety laws 

·         Must have excellent communication skills, including oral and written plus the ability to speak effectively before groups 

·         Must possess leadership ability to motivate others to achieve desired results 

·         Work may be performed in a temperature-controlled environment

·         Must sit, stand or walk for extended periods of time

·         May spend long periods of time at desk or computer terminal

·         Stooping, bending, twisting, and reaching may be required in completion of job duties as well as lifting 20-30 lbs. 

·         Workday is fast paced, some evening and weekend work may be required

·         Must be flexible to various working conditions with the ability to adapt quickly

·         Must be very detail oriented and possess excellent analytical skills

·         Well organized, with the ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines

·         Excellent verbal, analytical, organizational and written skills

·         Flexibility and ability to adapt quickly

·         Ability to accept and conduct supervisory coaching related to performance, work habits and attitude

·         Ability to function as a team member and get along with others


 Store Support Center

Primary Location

Texas-Lubbock-7830 Orlando Ave (Store Support Center)


 United Supermarkets





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