Food Safety & Integrity Manager – Ingredients - Berkeley, CA
Primary Role: Accountable for managing key areas of the corporate food safety systems. Areas of responsibilities include managing systems with vendors, distribution centers, regulatory compliance, consumer and internal product complaints.
§ Creates, enforces and manages product specifications and programs. Responsibility also includes corporate product and microbiological sampling and monitoring programs.
§ Leads risk analysis and corrective actions for vendor and ingredients.
§ Works cross-functionally to manage vendor and distribution center management programs.
§ Manages external and is responsible for internal auditing program with vendors and distribution centers.
§ Monitors and manages consumer and internal product quality concerns and complaints. Responsible for technical support with quality, public health and food safety issues. Responsible for communication and follow-up with consumers, vendors and internal Clif Bar & Co departments.
§ Responsible to develop food safety standards / procedures with respect to new products.
§ Provides assistance to Food Safety Managers – Finished Products within cross functional teams as needed.
§ Assists Technical Services group with Regulatory Affairs Program, which includes, standards of identity, ingredient declarations, FDA, USDA regulations, nutritional claims and nutritional validation studies.
§ Other duties as assigned.
§ Strong leadership and communication skills are critical.
§ Strong project management, implementation and organizational skills. Ability to drive and implement programs and procedures with cross-functional partners.
§ Strong microbiological background a must.
§ Must be self directing.
§ HACCP certified; knowledge and experience with GMP programs, sanitation programs, auditing, and food safety.
§ Knowledge of Canadian and EU regulations a plus.
§ Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and SharePoint: able to learn and apply nutritional information for database input, nutritional analysis and labeling.
§ High initiative with excellent attention to detail and accuracy.
Travel: 30-50% of the time.
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