Senior Auditor - Food Safety &Produce - Watsonville, CA

NSF International - Watsonville, CA 95076

NSF International - Watsonville, CA 95076

We are seeking a senior auditor for our NSF Davis Fresh office to provide produce industry audit services and technical food safety consulting.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
1.Conduct food safety and quality evaluations and risk assessments.
2.Assume a lead role in executing program requirements for Davis Fresh clients, as well as serving as a liaison with the Davis Fresh team to ensure completion of client projects.
3.Provide representation, complete projects and signed agreements with NSF Davis Fresh clients such as domestic and international fresh produce growers, harvesters, packers, processors, and shippers. As well as supermarkets, food service companies, import/export companies, and governmental agencies.
4.Provide a timely response to customer inquiries, complaints and concerns.
5.Develop cost effective work plans for the completion of assigned audits including administrative responsibilities (reports, assessments, sampling, travel).
6.Monitor and report client needs, agreement issues, and competitive threats to management team.
7.Establish and maintain effective communication with program representatives and project managers as it relates to assigned clients while maintaining strong professional and interpersonal relations with NSF Davis Fresh clients, service companies, growers/shippers, and government officials.
8.With direction from Technical Manager, provide training and calibration with other field auditors.
9.Conduct pesticide and/or microbial sampling and risk assessments.
10.Communicate with current and potential clients, and NSF Davis Fresh personnel regarding identification of additional NSF services that may be beneficial (examples - new products for certification, test only services, quality system registration).
11.Perform other duties as requested.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
1.Bachelor's degree in food, agriculture, biology or other related scientific field.
2.A minimum of five (5) years experience in the agriculture industry in a food safety role such as field level food safety inspections / audits.
3.Ability to work independently.
4.Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).  Ability to convey information in a concise, accurate and understandable manner.
5.Willingness and ability to travel extensively.
6.Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.
7.Display willingness to cooperate with others by providing timely, relevant and accurate information or assistance as requested.
8.Ability to adjust to new and changing environments, priorities and/or ideas.  Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to accept additional responsibilities.
9.Demonstrate the ability to identify areas of need/analyze problems, develop effective solutions and take action without immediate direction.
10.Display professionalism and set positive example for others.
11.Must possess a valid driver's license.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
1.Masters' degree in food, agriculture, microbiology or other scientific field.
2.Training in GAP, GMP, BRC, SQF, IFS, Dutch HACCP, LGMA, GlobalGAP, Organic certification, HACCP and other industry related standards.
3.Language skills (Spanish).
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
1.Required frequent overnight travel.
2.Required to stand or walk for long periods of time.
3.Required to work outdoors and in cold room environments.
4.Required to operate a motor vehicle.
5.Extensive use of computers and other electronic equipment.
6.Medium to heavy physical effort required (ability to carry equipment weighing 25 lbs or less).
7.Ability to follow client and regulatory required safety practices.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
1.Required frequent overnight travel.
2.Required to stand or walk for long periods of time.
3.Required to work outdoors and in cold room environments.
4.Required to operate a motor vehicle.
5.Extensive use of computers and other electronic equipment.
6.Medium to heavy physical effort required (ability to carry equipment weighing 25 lbs or less).
7.Ability to follow client and regulatory required safety practices.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
1.Majority of work takes place on client locations within the food safety industry.
2.Majority of time spend work independently from a remote location.

No phone calls, faxes or postal mail please.

 

*Smoke free work environment*

 

NSF and its subsidiaries are EO/AA employers - we welcome and encourage diversity in our workplace

 

NSF is a registered user of the E-Verify employment eligibility verification system


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