Food Product Safety Manager – Dothan, AL

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Company: Ralcorp Holdings, Inc.

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·         Job ID:

·         Date:06/11/2009

·         Location:Dothan

·         State:Alabama

·         Degree:B.S./B.A.

·         Major:Chemistry, Food Science

·         Salary:Not Specified   Why?


Job Types:

Food Safety, Sanitation - Hourly, Sanitation - Management

Job Description

JOIN THE LEADER! Ralcorp Holdings, Inc

Ralcorp, headquartered in St. Louis, MO, is the leading producer of a variety of value brand and store brand foods sold under the individual labels of various grocery, mass merchandise and drugstore retailers, and frozen bakery products sold to in-store bakeries, restaurants and other foodservice customers. Through a recent merger with Post Foods, Ralcorp is now also a leading producer of branded cereals. Ralcorp's diversified product mix includes: ready-to-eat and hot cereals; nutritional and cereal bars; snack mixes, corn-based chips and corn snack products; crackers and cookies; snack nuts; chocolate candy; salad dressings; mayonnaise; peanut butter; jams and jellies; syrups; sauces; frozen griddle products; frozen biscuits and other frozen pre-baked products.

We have emerged as a solid and powerful organization focusing on newly energized and highly motivated teams. Today we also emerge with a heightened commitment to expand our presence through new product development and through the acquisition of allied store brand businesses. Through operations in over thirty plants within the United States and Canada we employ about 9,000 people with sales boasting of $3 billion. Every location offers an environment that values each of its employees!

The position manages all company Food Safety activities, including in-process quality control and facility GMPs and sanitation practices. The Food Product Safety Manager ensures facility compliance to all specified requirements, evaluates quality and sanitation practices and procedures, and monitors program effectiveness for regulatory and audit compliance purposes.

Designs and implements safety processes and procedures that ensure product compliance to customer specifications. Oversees the evaluation of product specifications and determines compatibility with process capabilities. Monitors and reports on key food safety measures throughout the facility. Coordinates with manufacturing to resolve food safety issues and drive improvement throughout the facility. Trains and mentors key direct reports to effectively manage the functional areas of responsibility. Designs, implements and monitors cleaning procedures and programs to ensure desired sanitation results are attained throughout the facility. Manages plant master cleaning schedule to ensure frequency of cleaning is adequate. Develops training programs and provides training for production personnel as required in line with GMPs and sanitation procedures requirements. Assures compliance to all facility GMPs, sanitation and quality requirements to meet audit standards and regulatory compliance. Performs audits to check on effectiveness of the programs and that the audit trail is intact. Coordinates with other departmental managers to verify soundness of related compliance programs. Acts as the lead food safety and sanitation technical resource on assigned special projects. With the plant manager, quality manager and engineering manager, evaluates new equipment for sanitary design and necessary corrective action.

Job Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in Food Safety, Microbiology, Chemistry, Food Science, or other related field. 5+ years of progressive food processing experience, with at least 1(3) years in a management capacity within a manufacturing environment under HACCP, USDA and/or FDA. 5+ years facilitating food safety/quality related training events. Previous experience with Safe Quality Foods or SQF Expert Practitioner is a plus. Must have strong organizational, leadership and communication skills Able to work with cross functional departments within the organization Good problem solving and corrective action/resolution skills Strong computer skills with experience using Word, Excel, Access, Power Point. SAP experience is a plus.



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