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130000186: Senior Food Safety Specialist Ė Topeka, KS

Description

Hillís Pet Nutrition is a $2.2 billion, global division of Colgate-Palmolive and the maker of Science Dietģ and Prescription Dietģ brand pet foods. Our mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationship between people and their pets by providing the best, leading-edge pet nutrition technology, products and expertise to pet owners, veterinary professionals and other key pet professionals worldwide. Our company is a globally-recognized Best Place to Work.

We invite applications for the position of Sr. Food Safety Specialist. As a Sr. Food Safety Specialist for Hillís Pet Nutrition, you will be primarily responsible for the development, renewal, review, implementation, training and management of non-micro related Corporate Food Safety Programs. This position will also provide support to the Corporate Microbiologist for the development, renewal, review, implementation, training and management of micro related Corporate Food Safety Programs. The Food Safety Programs will include but not be limited to GMPs, HACCP and other pro-active pre-requisite programs including pest control, cleaning and sanitation, and chemical control.

Responsibilities for this position include:

         Develop and lead implementation of pre-requisite programs in compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act. Programs include, but are not limited to, GMPs HACCP, glass and brittle plastics, foreign material, pest control, cleaning and sanitation and chemical control

         Develop training programs and train plant personnel on food safety and pre-requisite programs.

         Develop and manage a Food Safety Committee for the regular reporting and KPI review of all food safety programs and issues

         Lead audits for Hillís suppliers, co-manufacturers and Hillís manufacturing facilities specific to food safety

         Provide technical support to the Hillís Corporate Microbiologist in terms of cleaning and sanitization, root cause analysis, microbial analysis, microbial food safety program development, implementation and management

         In conjunction with Operations and Plant Quality, investigate and report on consumer complaints in relation to food safety.

         Design studies for, and ensures the validation of all food safety CCPs

         Manage the Hillís Food Defense Program

Hill's offers all employees:

         Highly competitive pay

         Great employee, domestic partner, and family benefits that start the first day of employment (medical/dental/vision)

         Short-term and long-term disability

         Life Insurance

         Retirement Income Program/Savings & Investment Plan with company contributions and matching

         Healthcare and dependant care reimbursement accounts

         Annual tuition reimbursement up to $10,000

         14 paid holidays

         Annual paid vacation

         Discounts on pet insurance

         On-going training

         Opportunities for advancement

         Highly professional, ethical, drug free environment

At Colgate-Palmolive/Hillís Pet Nutrition, we care about people. Attracting, developing and retaining exceptional talent are key global priorities. We proudly offer global career opportunities and a world-class People Development Program including mentoring, training and work/life balance programs that ensure all employees have access to professional and personal development opportunities. We continuously strive to become a great place to work.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications include:

Bachelorís degree in Food Science, Food Microbiology or Agricultural Sciences (e.g. Animal Science, Meat Science, Cereal and Feed Grain Science).

Minimum 5 yrs experience in a food laboratory or food production facility, including in the application of food safety principles, e.g. HACCP and pre-requisite programs such as pest control, GMP's, cleaning and sanitation, CCP validation and verification.

Preferred qualifications include:

Experience in the development and facilitation of food safety training programs.

Masterís degree in Food Science, Food Microbiology or Agricultural Sciences (e.g. Animal Science, Meat Science, Cereal and Feed Grain Science) with a minimum 3 yrs experience in a food laboratory or food production facility, including in the application of food safety principles, e.g. HACCP and pre-requisite programs such as pest control, GMP's, cleaning and sanitation, CCP validation and verification.

OR

Ph.D. in Food Science or Food Microbiology or Agricultural Sciences (e.g. Animal Science, Meat Science, Cereal and Feed Grain Science) with a minimum of 3 yrs experience in a food laboratory or food production facility, including in the application of food safety principles, e.g. HACCP and pre-requisite programs such as pest control, GMP's, cleaning and sanitation, CCP validation and verification.

Organization

: Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.

Function

: Product Safety, Regulatory & Quality

Primary Location

: US-KS-Topeka

Number of Openings

: 1

Job Type

: Experienced

Job Level

: Individual Contributor

Schedule

: Full-time

Shift

: Day Job

Overtime Status

: Exempt

Travel

: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Company Car

: No

Relocation Eligible

: Yes

Posting End Date

: Ongoing

Company Statement

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Mennen, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tomís of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hillís Science Diet and Hillís Prescription Diet.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Colgate-Palmolive Company is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy and practice of Colgate-Palmolive Company to comply with all applicable fair employment practices and equal opportunity laws in every country where Colgate employees work, and to provide employment opportunities, as well as administer all terms and conditions of employment, to all qualified persons on an equal basis. Colgate-Palmolive Company prohibits discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other category protected by law.

 

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