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Mgr Food Safety



Full-Time - Charlotte, NC, United States

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Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop, modify, and facilitate implementation of prevention-based food safety policies and programs across the supply chain.
  • On-going monitoring and support of the programs.
  • Ensure self monitoring and audit systems are utilized and strategically positioned to drive continuous improvement.
  • Provide guidance and support for GFSI system implementation, compliance, and continuous improvement. This includes development of level I and II documents.
  • Ensure regulatory compliance and improvement at facilities and assist with training and implementing food safety regulatory standards.
  • Track food safety metrics to drive improvement and business growth.
  • Safety goals directly to the business through collaboration with the business management, innovations, manufacturing and supply chain teams.

Collaborate with all supply chain partners to drive successful product development and innovation.


  • B.S. in Food Science, Microbiology or related field. M.S. preferred.
  • 2-5 years experience in managing food safety programs.
  • Experience in food manufacturing and/ or distribution as well as regulatory affairs required.
  • Agriculture or specific produce experience is preferred.


  • The successful applicant will possess the following:
  • Working knowledge of Food Safety Management Systems, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), including Pre-Requisite programs, and Good Agricultural Practices. 
  • Experience with food regulations.
  • Experience with food safety related systems / programs to proactively address potential risks across the supply chain (e.g. environmental monitoring, pathogen sampling programs, etc.)
  • Experience supporting Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) standards.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of utilizing statistical tools for problem solving, data analysis, and decision making
  • Proven analytical skills resulting in effective decision making.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize duties in a changing environment and still meet business objectives.
  • Ability to influence at all levels of the organization and across all functions
  • Ability to communicate well in both written and verbal form.
    Strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.

About Chiquita Brands International

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 markets its healthy, fresh products under the Chiquita(R) and Fresh Express(R) premium brands and other related trademarks. With annual revenues of more than $3 billion, Chiquita employs more than 21,000 people and has operations in nearly 70 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit

In the United States, Chiquita Brands International, Inc. requires that applicants provide authorization and consent to a background check and a drug screen 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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