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Food Safety Specialist Princeton, NJ


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Firmenich is a leading international company with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Our reputation

for excellence as a creator and manufacturer of specialty chemicals, flavors and perfumery products is

recognized worldwide. From our award-winning fragrances to our irresistible candy ingredients, our team

has been combining experience and innovation to perfume and flavor our clients' products for our mutual

success. Their passion has not only helped create many of the world's best-selling perfumes, cosmetics,

household products and food & beverage selections, it's the major reason for our success as the world's

largest private company in our industry.

Food Safety Specialist

We currently have an immediate opportunity available for a Food Safety Specialist to join the Flavors

Quality Department in our Corporate Compliance Group at our Firmenich Flavors Global Headquarters

located in Princeton, New Jersey.

Responsibilities included, but are not limited to:


Job Responsibility

This position is responsible for establishing and maintaining programs and policies to ensure the

manufacture of food safe products at all times. Experience working in an GFSI (FSSC22000) certified

environment desired; HACCP certification needed

- Ensure compliance with all federally mandated food safety regulations identified by QA. Implement

current industry best practices identified by QA.

- Identify and be ready to lead organization change to implement proposed regulatory standards.

- Develop and manage food safety related projects and programs

- Lead and facilitate implementation and maintenance of HACCP Programs including team meetings,

HACCP Review Studies, verification procedures, team training, risk analysis

- Act as Lead on Client and 3rd Party Audits

- Drive implementation of best practice of allergen handling

- Inspect facility for GMP's, Glass, Brittle Plastics and Ceramics audits and participate in audit schedules

for internal facilities and external warehousing sights. Write reports and coordinate corrective actions.


- Perform plant water testing and environmental monitoring.

- Provide training and development of colleagues on the food safety aspects of their jobs (e.g GMP,

HACCP, Allergen, New Employee Readiness for Food Safety, Sanitation Contractor Training)

- Develop and maintain master sanitation schedules. Report on compliance

- Maintain all pertinent records, reports and other paperwork as needed

- Take a lead role in managing third party (GFSI) and client audits

- Assist various departments in writing procedures and work instructions.

- Validate cleaning procedures and protocols via appropriate testing of rinse water for TOC's and

analytical testing as well as protein, ATP, microbiological swabbing of equipment.

- Manage pest control program

- Develop GMP scoring system to better communicate with site management.

- Respond to customer questionnaires on food safety aspects.



- M.S. degree in Food Science, Microbiology or related scientific field or equivalent with experience in the

Food industry.

- At least 5 years experience in a manufacturing environment preferably with direct quality experience.

- HACCP Certification

- Excellent communications skills. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision..

- Technically familiar/proficient in Food safety, Allergen testing and Micro testing protocol.

- Experience with MS Office: Word, Excel and standard MS office software.

- LIMS and/or SAP experience a plus.

At Firmenich, we create an environment in which employees are valued, motivated and encouraged to

reach their full potential. We foster entrepreneurial spirit and imaginative teamwork with freedom to act

within our strategic plans. We recruit and develop the best talents, rewarding them accordingly. We offer

competitive pay, career growth opportunities, and an outstanding benefits program that features:

* Generous Paid Time Off!

* Quarterly Bonus Potential!

* Retirement Plans!

* 401(k) with Company Match!

* Low Cost Medical, Dental & Rx & Vision Coverage!

* Tuition Assistance for Employees and Children!

* Flexible Spending Accounts!

* Subsidized Cafeteria!

* Tobacco Free Campus!

* And Many More Employee-Friendly Programs!

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


Job Location

USA - New Jersey - Princeton

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