Manager, Food Safety – Salinas, CA

Job Location

Salinas, CA 93901

Employment Type

Full time



Education Required

4 Year Degree

Experience Required

5-9 Years

Travel Required



Job Description
Location: Open - can be located in Salinas, CA, Atlanta, or Chicago. This position is eligible for relocation benefits. Travel: 30-50%, Domestic & International


This position develops, modifies and facilitates implemention of global food safety systems in support of the commodity and value-added businesses. Responsible for training personnel on food safety principles and practices, and developing staff for local food safety ownership. Build self-monitoring and audit systems to track food safety compliance. Ensure ongoing compliance with customers' expectations.
Monitor Traceability compliance company-wide. Through coordination with IT and supply chain, ensure traceback and tracefoward capabilities for all commodity and value-added products.


Support raw product food safety needs for commodities distributed by Chiquita Brands LLC, -including pesticide residue compliance. Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations. Support manufacturing and innovations needs across business platforms.


Requirements:6-10 years in Quality Assurance and Food Safety. Experience in food manufacturing and/ or distribution as well as regulatory affairs. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Proven leadership abilities, along with strong organizational skills and the ability to set and achieve goals.

About Chiquita Brands International
With annual revenues of approximately $4 billion, Chiquita Brands International, Inc. (NYSE: CQB) is a leading international marketer and distributor of high-quality fresh and value-added food products from energy-rich bananas and other fruits to nutritious blends of convenient green salads. The company's products and services are designed to win the hearts and smiles of the world's consumers by helping them enjoy healthy fresh foods. The company markets its products under the Chiquita® and Fresh Express® premium brands and other related trademarks. Chiquita employs approximately 23,000 people operating in more than 70 countries worldwide.


For more information, please visit our web site at


Chiquita Brands International, Inc. requires that applicants provide authorization and consent to a background check and a drug screen in order to continue in the selection process. All employment offers are contingent on meeting our background check standards and successful passing of required drug test. If hired, you will be required to provide documentation indicating your legal right to work in the U.S which may be verified through Chiquita's participation in the E-Verify program.

As an Equal Opportunity employer, Chiquita Brands International and its subsidiaries provide an environment that promotes individual recognition and achievement. We recruit, hire, train, compensate and promote associates without regard to race, sex, color, religion, age, national origin, disability or veteran's status.


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