Food Safety Manager
fulltime position – Downers Grove, IL
Position will report into corporate headquarters located in Downers Grove, Illinois
with a field location negotiable if candidate resides near a major airport.
Manage the implementation and compliance with Client's food safety
requirements for our suppliers and copackers. Work
with suppliers and copackers on food safety issue
resolution and corrective actions. Work with plants, R&D, and other
internal customers to assure compliance with food safety requirements of
suppliers. Manage third party and internal food safety audit and approval
system for suppliers and copackers.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Managing the Supplier and Copacker food safety
program. Develop and implement technical plans, clearly defining the critical
issues and approach to be used in resolving food safety issues.
Conduct food safety reviews to grant approval status for new suppliers and/or
Determine performance with existing suppliers and/or copackers.
Develop and manage food safety auditing system using internal audits and reviewing
third party audits.
Manage supplier/Copacker food safety approval
process for consistency across all lines of business.
Work with R&D and Manufacturing on key food safety requirements for
suppliers and copackers. Define food safety testing
requirements and compliance guidelines for suppliers and copackers.
Present persuasive presentations to management on recommendations.
Bachelor Science Degree in food safety related field.
Minimum five years experience in food safety
Thorough understanding of food safety principles and food processing
HACCP Certified required.
Food Safety and Sanitation auditing experience required.
Effective written and verbal communication skills with internal customers and
external suppliers and copackers.