Food Safety Compliance Manager - Chicago, IL

 

Job ID #: 1509

Location: Chicago, IL

Job Function: Quality Assurance

Department: Manufacturing - Quality Control

Position Type: Full-Time Regular

Education Required: Bachelors Degree

Experience Required: 3 - 5 Years

 

Position Description

George Weston Bakeries is now part of Bimbo Bakeries USA.  We are a 4 billion dollar fresh baked goods company with such brands as Arnold, Thomas, Entenmann's, Tia Rosa, Bimbo, Freihofer's, Stroehmann, Marinela, Boboli, Mrs. Bairds and more. Currently we are looking for a Food Safety Compliance Manager in or around the Chicago area.
BASIC PURPOSE/SCOPE
The Food Safety Compliance Manager will facilitate development, implementation and training for comprehensive systems to ensure food safety and sanitation.  This position is open to location in the Mid-West Region.
The focus will be consistent adherence to documented regulatory, corporate and local regulations, standards and practices.  The associate will act as primary regional Food Safety and Sanitation resource to Bimbo Bakeries USA production facilities, co-packers, distribution facilities and thrift stores.  The Food Safety Compliance Manager will be responsible to conduct risk based Food Safety / Sanitation / Quality Systems Audits at the at BBU facilities, co-packers, DCs and key Ingredient Vendors.  The associate will be responsible to review the corrective action for the audit deficiencies and monitor the status of corrective action at the audited facilities. The associate will lead with behaviors that promote cultural change through outstanding team based associate relationships.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
•Safety: Leads through example - promotes safety performance and helps establish a safety culture.
•Food Safety:
•Conducts formal facility risk assessments and prioritizes work based upon assigned risks.
•Conducts Food Safety / Sanitation / Quality Systems Audits and cultural assessments.
•Provides timely, concise, accurate reports of the audit findings.
•Reviews the facility corrective action for inspection deficiencies.
•Monitors the status of corrective action at the audited facilities.
•Facilitates compliance with all food safety programs for the facilities:
•HACCP, GMP’s, Allergen control, lot traceability, associate food safety training, etc.
•Monitors effectiveness of Master Cleaning Sanitation Schedule, cleaning procedures, chemical usage and chemical safety.
•Coaches / trains facility management staffs were necessary.
•Helps to identify trends in inadequate regulatory compliance within the organization.
•Identifies areas were facilities need assistance in maintaining regulatory compliance.
•Supports company initiatives to reduce Consumer Complaints; Foreign Material, Mold.
•Supports compliance with Customer requirements; GFSI Certified Audits, AIB Inspections, etc.
•Travel 80%.  Occasional weekend travel might be necessary.
•Service: Provides comprehensive, timely and value added food safety / sanitation resource assistance to all facilities within area of responsibility.
•Cost: Manages and is responsible for personal travel budget.  Supports the achievement of facility productivity targets by identifying opportunities to reduce costs.
•Leadership: Teams with other Shared Services groups in fostering process improvement, communication and facility cohesiveness.  Shares best practices and knowledge among the entire organization.

Position Requirements

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
BS degree, in Food Science or related major, preferred.  Five (5) years minimum experience in the food
industry, with three (3) years Food Safety, Sanitation and/or Quality Assurance. Bakery operations
management experience a plus.  Knowledge of HACCP and formal auditing experience desired. Familiarity with
federal and state regulations, AIB, GFSI Standards and major customer requirements is necessary.  Proficient in
computer skills and in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint).  
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.  Organized and detail oriented. Comfortable working in a distance team environment.

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