Food Safety Manager - FreshDirect
– Long Island City, NY
FreshDirect is a $300 mil private held company that has revolutionized grocery
shopping by offering customers fresher direct from the farm products at
everyday low prices, and deliver right to their homes or offices. Despite
the recession in 2009, FreshDirect’s sales grew
9% in 2009, and 22% in 2010. Over 600,000 customers in NYC 5 boroughs
rely on FreshDirect for their fresh food and
brand-name grocery staples. Starting in 2010, FreshDirect
has begun its expansion beyond NYC, into New Jersey, Westchester
Country-NY, and Fairfield County- CT.
Freshdirect is actively seeking a Food Safety Manager in the NYC area
that will be responsible for ensuring the development, compliance, and
certification of HACCP and other food safety programs.
LOCATION – Long Island City
PLEASE GO TO THE FOLLOWING LINK- https://jobs-freshdirect.icims.com/jobs/1570/job
Responsibilities will include:
- Directing, planning, and
implementing traceability testing and monitoring.
- Responsible for vendor
management related to food safety.
- Ensures the facility meets
all required food safety laws, regulations, and corporate policies.
- Responsible for the microbial
program compliance for the facility. Also, responsible for continued
development and continuous improvement of such programs.
- May include environmental responsibilities.
- Responsible for food safety
accountability for all hours of operation.
- Responsible for allergen
program management for the facility.
- The Food Safety Manager
ensures regulatory and company policy compliance, formulates plant
strategies, tactics and improvement initiatives to prevent food safety
liability costs, and lessen risk.
- Accountable for HACCP &
food safety training for the facility to ensure compliance and
execution of required programs.
- Ensure adherence to all
standard work processes, including the Production Sanitation
- Responsible for compliance
with all regulations. Food Safety – plant in proper sanitary condition
at all times, including allergen control, pest control, guidelines
- Responsible for directing,
planning, and implementing shelf life testing and monitoring.
Compliance with food safety policies and procedures.
- Responsible for supporting
the execution of relevant projects within assigned area / shift.
- Responsible for supporting
talent management process for hourly employees. Ensure Diversity and
Inclusion meets / exceeds corporate standards. Proactively engage in
the development and training of hourly labor and support such plans
developed by plant leadership.
- Maintain understanding of
processes and functional interdependencies. Recognize and escalate, as
needed, those issues identified as risks to, or opportunities to
improve, plant performance.
- Adhere to and administer
company policies and procedures.
- Serves as subject matter
expert (SME) to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and
local, food safety regulations. Maintains positive contacts with
agency representatives to establish relationships and to assist with
compliance issues and questions.
- Manages strategic external
relationships with professional, regulatory, and community
organizations to provide a safe food environment and to strengthen our
standing in the communities that are served.
- Must be physically capable of
lots of walking, climbing, squatting etc. to complete job duties.
- Incumbent must be able to
work within timelines and in pressure situations.
- Public contact required with
numerous vendors, trainers, etc.
- Communicates with Operation
and Business Managers the effectiveness of the food safety program and
to address regulatory and compliance issues.
- BA degree in food science,
microbiology, or equivalent.
- Five (5) to seven (7) years experience in quality & food safety is
Candidate minimum qualifications:
- Previous HACCP certification
program design and implementation is required.
- Thorough technical knowledge
of quality & food safety is required.
- Strong written & verbal
communication skills, analytical ability, leadership strengths and
ability to work effectively with a team are required.
- Computer software skills to
include Word, Excel and PowerPoint required.
Candidate preferred qualifications:
- Food processing and packaging
- Experience in managing
processes is preferred.
- Prior GMP experience
- Understanding of SSOP’s
- Work environment includes
plant, warehouse, production and non-production areas and plant
- This position may require
approximately 5% travel and work/maintenance coverage beyond the normal
hours, shift, and on weekends/holidays.
TO APPLY PLEASE GO TO THE FOLLOWING LINK- https://jobs-freshdirect.icims.com/jobs/1570/job