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Food Safety Manager - Houston, TX (Warehouse & Transportation)



Quality Assurance




Essential Functions / Process Responsibilities include the following; other duties may be assigned as necessary


Food Safety Manager (Warehouse & Transportation)

· Assist the WT Manager of Food Safety in those activities which apply to the scope of this position

· Provide support in the development of HACCP or HACCP based programs as needed or directed

· Assist in organizing and conducting the completion of all HACCP based food safety audits of warehouses, transportation operations, distribution centers - This includes maintaining data and analyzing statistics to spot variances and trends that need attention

· Provide assistance in and conduct inspections of warehouses, transportation operations, distribution centers and / or new constructions for compliance to food safety planning and design criteria and maintain knowledge of NSF requirements for this activity

· Provide support and assist in resolving regulatory compliance issues at warehouses, transportation operations, and distribution center level as directed. Work with Manager to maintain strong interface with local regulators to be in front of changes that would impact H-E-B,

· Instructs and administers the Certified Food Manager (CFM) training program to include record keeping and files.

· Attend and present at Departmental and Regional Meetings

· Provide support in investigations of complaints to protect H-E-B ‘s liability and avoid negative customer perception as directed

· Provide input on food safety issues to other team members and act on top priorities and projects as directed

· Act in support functions in the absence of available Partner in times of crisis

· Maintain professional accreditation’s as required by the position to include ASQ related certifications, QMS training and working knowledge of these certifications that can be shared via training and coaching.

· Complete all required administrative reports accurately on time

· Active participation in Departmental and Regional Meetings

· Assist the Manager in acting as the WT food safety liaison to state and local level regulatory agencies as well as assisting in the identification of areas where these needs exist in local, state and federal levels related to warehouse / transportation / distribution needs.

· Assist Analytical Services in the administration and compliance of company recalls as directed, with focus on 100% compliance on Class I recalls

· Provide assistance with interface with local regulators as directed to be in front of changes that would impact H-E-B WT areas

· Assist with regulatory compliance issues at warehouse, transportation, distribution level as the need arises and as directed

· Provide food safety consulting and training to the senior regional leadership in warehouses, transportation operations, distribution centers as requested.

· Provides support in the administration of the CFM training program to include maintenance of training certification as an approved course instructor

· Provides oversight of compliance to sanitation standard operational procedures for retail warehouses, transportation operations, distribution centers to include revision and updates as necessary


Experience and Education


· Bachelor’s Degree (Food Science, or related field) required; Bilingual (English and Spanish)-Preferred

· Certification or licensing as a Registered Sanitarian or equivalent required

· Certified Quality Auditor, HACCP from ASQ required to include HACCP certification in food best practices

· Competent to work independently within area of expertise

· Ability to assist with a variety of compliance situations and provide assistance in the implementation of continuous improvement

· Able to work in a team environment

· Knows and follows all safety requirements and strives to maintain a safe work environment

· Knowledge of Quality Management Principles

HACCP Development
• Auditing
• Experience with basic statistics
• Understanding of Quality systems standards, including GMPs with experience with implementation
• Problem solving skills
• Experience in performing successful Root Cause Analyses

· Computer Literate-Word & Excel mandatory
Proficient with Microsoft Office suite, specifically in Excel and PowerPoint

· Able to multi task and work independently with minimum supervision

· Project Management Professional preferred

· Strong organizational, multi-tasking and time management skills and the ability to influence others in these skills

· Experience in providing support and assistance in the successful execution of: HACCP, Good Manufacturing Practices, Good Retail Practices, Thermal Processing, Code of Federal Regulations, FDA Food Code, Texas Retail Food Establishment Rules, basic statistics, Integrated Pest Management and auditing practices

· Strong interpersonal skills

· Strong oral, written and verbal communication skills

· Strong negotiating skills

· Knowledge and understanding of business principles required to include warehouse / transportation / distribution operations with experience in assisting with the successful execution of projects

· Advanced PC skills

· Function in a fast-paced, retail, office environment

· Travel by car or airplane with overnight stays

· Successful ability to provide support with data analyses and trending that impact on management decisions and business results across multiple organizational levels

· Ability to organize, create, implement and manage projects as assigned through implementation and completion


Technical Knowledge and Skills

· Communicate and Influence

· Drive for results

· Adaptability

· Critical thinking skills

· Numerical Reasoning

· Emotional Intelligence

· Value Diversity

· Proficient in planning and scheduling tools

· Function in a fast-paced, retail office environment

· Walk for an extended period of time

· Work extended hours

· Travel by car or airplane with overnight stays




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