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Sanitation Manager-1301035 – Fort Smith, AR


Kraft Foods Group is one of the most admired and largest food and beverage businesses in North America. We’re also one of the largest worldwide among publicly traded consumer packaged food and beverage companies, based on our 2011 combined net revenues of $18.7 billion.

We manufacture and market food and beverage products, including convenient meals, Refreshment beverages and coffee, cheese and other grocery products, primarily in the United States and Canada, under a host of iconic brands. Our product categories span breakfast, lunch and dinner meal occasions, both at home and in foodservice locations.

Our diverse brand portfolio consists of many of the most popular food brands in North America, Including three brands with annual net revenues exceeding $1 billion each – Kraft cheeses, dinners And dressings; Oscar Mayer meats; and Maxwell House coffees – plus over 20 brands with annual net revenues of between $100 million and $1 billion each.

In the United States, based on dollar share in 2011, we hold the number one branded share position in a majority of our 50 product categories, as well as in 18 of our top 20 product categories. We hold the number two branded share position in the other two product categories.


Under the direction of the Quality Manager, directs effective and efficient sanitation programs that comply with all established company and regulatory policies and procedures. Ensures continuity of all sanitation programs across the business units. Serves as the technical expert in sanitation, allergen control, and GMP's.

Primary Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

1.    Ensure programs are defined, implemented, and effective for all aspects of Sanitation and Pest Control, including


a.    Master Sanitation Schedule - define appropriate cleaning frequency; based on risk, and ensure compliance to schedule

b.    Cleaning Procedures - verify cleaning procedures are defined for all equipment on the Master Sanitation Schedule, procedures are followed and are effective.

c.    Chemical controls - Maintain effective relationship with contracted chemical supplier to ensure controls for sanitation chemicals to include utilization, testing, inventories, proper labeling and safety and are compliant with Kraft and regulatory requirements.

d.    Pre-operational inspection - ensure program effectiveness through audits, observations, and trends.

e.    PIC/PEC - define and ensure compliance to schedule, identify improvement opportunities and resolve

f.     Allergen validations/management - site subject matter expert on allergen management, including validations, cleaning procedures, and daily compliance.

g.    Pest management - Oversight and management of the plant's pest control program, including the in-house PCO

3.    Partner with plant Microbiologist to manage the swab programs associated with equipment cleaning and environmental management.

4.    Monitor and audit compliance to defined programs and corporate/regulatory expectations and drive continual improvement.

5.    Effectively manage direct reports and provide direction to effected personnel to ensure sanitation activities are conducted properly.

6.    Work effectively with cross functional teams, such as Production and Logistics, to ensure Sanitation requirements are completed.

7.    Maintain routine communication with the plant leadership team.

8.    Provide guidance to the plant's janitorial service.

9.    Maintains routine and effective communication with corporate partners through one-on-one meetings, monthly conference calls, and annual meetings.

10. Develops plant sanitation KPI's and reports all appropriate data for Corporate Sanitation KPI's.

11. Establishes and directs sanitation training programs, to include safety and quality guidelines.

12. Keeps abreast of all current and new sanitation technologies.

13. Establishes the Sanitation budgets for all departments as well as tracking programs.

14. Responsible for product quality related to equipment cleanliness.

15. Other duties as assigned.


·         Bachelor Degree required (preferably in Food Science).

·         Knowledge of sanitation programs and government regulations regarding food manufacturing required.

·         Minimum 5 years of experience in Sanitation, Quality, or production experience with emphasis on Quality Control and Sanitation. Experience with Allergen management desired.

·         Effective communication skills, both oral and written, required.

·         Strong computer skills capable of trending data, organizing information.

·         Must be able to plan, organize and lead.

·         Must be able to manage multiple priorities.

Kraft Foods is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Kraft recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.


: Sanitation

Primary Location

: NA-US-AR-Fort Smith

Kraft Foods Group is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

Kraft provides reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Applicants who need accommodation in the job application process should contact 847-646-6044 to request assistance.

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