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Food Safety Manager Atlanta, GA




United States;
Global - Flexible Location;


GA - Atlanta;
Global - Flexible Location;




Full Time









Position Overview:

This role is responsible for collaboratively developing, communicating and implementing programs that mitigate food safety risks across the TCCC system; this includes insuring that customer requirements and legislative changes are appropriately reflected in these programs to strengthen compliance across all geographies.  The role is critical to raising the profile of food safety across the system and ensuring food safety is truly embedded in the culture of the organization.

Technical requirements:

HACCP or equivalent food safety certification from a nationally / internationally recognized and accredited body. Knowledge of GFSI-approved food safety standards such as ISO22000.

Food Safety Management System Implementation:  Ability to apply and implement management systems and provide guidance to others in developing and implementing food safety management systems.

Strong computer skills with experience using Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, SAP

Function Specific Activities:
Review customer requirements and legislative changes and update strategy/direction, as appropriate.

Interpret potential impacts of new customer requirements and food safety legislation and on existing KO policies and requirements, through interface with other functions such as SRA and PAC.  

Identify update needs to existing policies & requirements

Drive effective implementation of food safety programs across manufacturing (including co-packers), warehousing & distribution.

Determine key areas of risk and prioritize improvement activities accordingly.

Ensure traceability mechanisms are robust, to meet business, customer & regulatory needs. Develop programs to build capability.

Develop and implement supplier management programs for food safety. Build supplier food safety landscape.

Improve and align supplier partnerships to close gaps. Report and track the effectiveness of food safety programs to internal and external stakeholders, using appropriate metrics.

Provide support to corporate IMCR process to implement food safety output recommendations.

Support programs to prepare for major events/ handle emerging food safety issues, to ensure TCCC food safety performance is not compromised.

Support integration of newly acquired operations to ensure TCCC food safety standards are met.

Partner with external food safety stakeholders (e.g., Regulatory Agencies, Consumer and Research Organizations, Trade Associations) to identify potential gaps, and develop and exchange industry best practices.

Provide food safety expertise for initiatives led or managed by other functional departments.

Education:Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience
Related Work Experience:At least 9 years
Core Competencies:

Drives Innovative Business Improvements: Develops new insights into solutions
that result in organizational improvements; promotes a work environment that
fosters creative thinking, innovation and rational risk-taking.


Balances Immediate and Long-Term Priorities: Seeks to meet critical objectives
while considering the impact of those decisions and activities on the ability
to achieve long-term goals.


Delivers Results: Focuses on the critical few objectives that add the most
value and channels own and others' energy to consistently deliver results that
meet or exceed expectations.


Imports and Exports Good Ideas: Relentlessly seeks, shares and adopts ideas
and best practices in and outside the Company and embraces change introduced by


Develops and Inspires Others: Builds and maintains relationships that
motivate, guide, and/or reinforce the performance of others toward goal
accomplishments. Develops self and others to improve performance in current
role and to prepare for future roles; seeks and provides feedback and coaching
to enhance performance.

Technical Skills:

Influencing Skills
Problem Solving / Corrective Action
Verbal and Written Communication Skills
Basic Project Management
Customer Focus
Quality Assurance Principles
Risk Analysis
Systemic Thinking
Food Safety Management System
Value Based Relationships

Organization Impact / Influence:

Act as an advocate for the field to socialize current and future customer / regulatory food safety requirements.

Establish collaborative working relationships that leverage resources in multiple geographies to identify vulnerabilities, inconsistencies and potential food safety risks to execute appropriate solutions.  

Provide customer focused support to encourage collaborative sharing across all operating units and departments.  

Influence key stakeholders and decision makers regarding the proactive implementation of food safety initiatives.


Management and review of multiple sources of information (i.e. customer and regulatory requirements).

Determination of baseline landscape and system wide gaps.

Communication and development of appropriate solutions.

Judgment and Decision-Making:

Responsible for making daily decisions to accomplish work and achieve quarterly deliverables.

Provides recommendations to the TS Leadership Team regarding the food safety landscape against requirements.

Responsible for determining key projects, travel and activities to ensure successful implementation of key initiatives with approval from department manager.

Honesty and integrity have always been cornerstone values of The Coca-Cola Company.  Our passion for people of integrity mirrors our spirited drive for total quality in our brands.  These and other elements allow the company to sustain strategic practices and drive business performance.  The Personnel Integrity Assurance Program is another step toward making The Coca-Cola Company the premier workplace.

This process includes a pre-employment background investigation that applies to all applicants employees and contractors of the company.  The scope of this inquiry may cover such elements as education employment history a criminal history check reference checks and a pre-employment drug screen.

Designated countries or sensitive positions within the company may have more stringent standards.

At The Coca-Cola Company you can cultivate your career in a challenging and dynamic environment.  We are the largest manufacturer and distributor of nonalcoholic drinks in the world-selling more than 1 billion drinks a day.  Unlock your full potential with a future-focused company that is known and respected throughout the world.

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