Food Safety Manager
distribution sanitarian will work with operations staff to ensure that all
company policies and procedures meet local, state, and federal regulations
and standards as it relates to product distribution. This position will be
responsible for all related functions within all warehouse groups.
Essential Functions of the Job:
- Responsible for compliance
with all local, state and federal regulations. Adhere to and
administer company policies and procedures.
- Develops and implements all
sanitation related training for sanitation and operations employees
- Sets the direction for
ongoing sanitation verification activities and validation testing.
- Ensures all safety
requirements related to sanitation are met including proper chemical
storage, MSDA PPEs and procedures.
- Assist in the development
and implementation of standards, policies and procedures related to
sanitation and pest control in Food Distribution.
- Enhance and support
SOP/HACCP training materials/programs to ensure structure,
consistency and alignment with enterprise objectives.
- Regularly perform verification
audits to ensure the programs are working effectively.
- Develop, implement, and
administer Distribution Center food safety, sanitation, weights and
measures and pricing accuracy policies and SOPs across all divisions.
- Advise company management on
regulatory compliance pertaining to food safety, facility sanitation,
weights and measures and pricing accuracy.
- Act as the champion for food
safety and quality; motivating, educating and training
- Leads the design and implementation
of superior sanitation standards and programs. Assures operations
compliance to all sanitation standards and programs.
- Maintain current knowledge
of trends and changes affecting food safety, as well as develop and
recommend appropriate program changes to ensure governmental
- Assigns and monitors site
wide sanitation areas of responsibility for all shifts.
- Maintains and updates master
cleaning schedule for site meeting corporate guidelines.
- Collect data in a scientific
manner utilizing appropriate statistical methodologies, perform
accurate measurements and calculations and interpret results. Develop
executive summary reports with recommendation for continuous
- Review audit reports
generated by third party service provider. Identify, review and
resolve any auditing issues. Participate and present information to
standardize (peer review) third party auditors.
- Integrate new products /
processes into the HACCP plans.
- Maintain controls for
sanitation chemicals including cost, utilization, testing,
inventories, and proper labeling of containers.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor Degree in Food
Science or Food Technology, or closely related field
- Registered Sanitarian or
- 2-5 years of plant or
operations quality / food safety / sanitation experience
- Knowledge of HACCP and
- 2+ years supervisory
- Thorough knowledge and
understanding of cleaning and sanitation procedures for Food
- Thorough understanding of
knowledge of public health (food safety law and regulations), codes,
- Demonstrated time management
and prioritization skills
- Strong analytical and
technical writing skills
- Effective written and oral
- Ability to engage all levels
of employees and ability to work effectively with a team
- Ability to motivate, lead
and influence various levels of the organization
- Ability to assimilate new
information quickly and react positively to new and challenging opportunities
- Energetic, self-motivated
and the ability to manage multiple projects and work with
- Bilingual - English and
- Master level degree
- Prior work experiences with
meat, seafood, poultry, produce, deli and food service
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