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Food Safety Production Manager - Phoenix, AZ

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Posted Date

June 16, 2011

Reqisition Number


Position Title

Food Safety Production Manager - Phoenix, AZ / F11095


Meat Plant


AZ Foods



Direct Report

Meat Plant Production Manager

Driver Position


Brief Job Description
Food Safety Manager in both AMD and CMD area that will be responsible for ensuring the development, compliance, and certification of HACCP and other food safety programs.
include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Responsibilities will include:

Directing, planning, and implementing traceability testing and monitoring.

Responsible for vendor management related to food safety.

Ensures the facility meets all required food safety laws, regulations, and corporate policies.

Responsible for the microbial program compliance for the facility. Also, responsible for continued development and continuous improvement of such programs.

May include environmental responsibilities.

Responsible for food safety accountability for all hours of operation.

Responsible for allergen program management for the facility.

The Food Safety Manager ensures regulatory and company policy compliance, formulates plant strategies, tactics and improvement initiatives to prevent food safety liability costs, and lessen risk.

Accountable for HACCP & food safety training for the facility to ensure compliance and execution of required programs.

Ensure adherence to all standard work processes, including the Production Sanitation processes.

Responsible for compliance with all regulations. Food Safety Ė plant in proper sanitary condition at all times, including allergen control, pest control, guidelines followed.

Responsible for directing, planning, and implementing shelf life testing and monitoring. Compliance with food safety policies and procedures.

Responsible for supporting the execution of relevant projects within assigned area / shift.

Responsible for supporting talent management process for hourly employees. Ensure Diversity and Inclusion meets / exceeds corporate standards. Proactively engage in the development and training of hourly labor and support such plans developed by plant leadership.

Maintain understanding of processes and functional interdependencies. Recognize and escalate, as needed, those issues identified as risks to, or opportunities to improve, plant performance.

Adhere to and administer company policies and procedures.

Serves as subject matter expert (SME) to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local, food safety regulations. Maintains positive contacts with agency representatives to establish relationships and to assist with compliance issues and questions.

Manages strategic external relationships with professional, regulatory, and community organizations to provide a safe food environment and to strengthen our standing in the communities that are served.

Must be physically capable of lots of walking, climbing, squatting etc. to complete job duties.

Incumbent must be able to work within timelines and in pressure situations.

Public contact required with numerous vendors, trainers, etc.

Communicates with Operation and Business Managers the effectiveness of the food safety program and to address regulatory and compliance issues.

This position may require approximately 15% travel and work/maintenance coverage beyond the normal hours, shift, and on weekends/holidays


Job Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The successful candidate must be able to understand all policies, procedures, instructions, rules and regulations (including all safety training and safety information) associated with this position which are written in English. In addition, the successful candidate must be able to appropriately respond to these and, where needed, provide reports, presentations, information or communications in English.

∑ Needs to exhibit and work effectively within our culture Shamrock Foods has a unique culture that is based on:
o Integrity
o Honesty
o Dignity
o Respect
o Open honest communication between owners, managers and associates, customers

∑ BA degree in food science, microbiology, or equivalent.
∑ Five (5) to seven (7) years experience in quality & food safety is desired.
Masters Degree in Animal Science Preferred
∑ Previous HACCP certification program design and implementation is required.
∑ Thorough technical knowledge of quality & food safety is required.
∑ Strong written & verbal communication skills, analytical ability, leadership strengths and ability to work effectively with a team are required.
∑ Computer software skills to include Word, Excel and PowerPoint required
∑ Food processing and packaging is desired.
∑ Experience in managing processes is preferred.
∑ Prior GMP experience
∑ Understanding of SOPís
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry

Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit and occasionally climbs a ladder or works on a platform. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to extreme cold; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.

Hours of Work
Hours Vary: Must be flexible and willing to work evenings, weekends, and holidays

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