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Food Safety Program Administrator - DFA of California
Greater Sacramento CA Area


Under general supervision of the Food Safety Director with a wide range of independent responsibility manages the operational and business activities of the Food Safety programs. Assists Food Safety Managers in formulating and administering organization policies by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate personnel.

Essential Duties, Responsibilities & Accountabilities

         Manages and coordinates the daily administration of food safety programs and services.

         Manages and coordinates activities in area off responsibility to fulfill established goals and objectives ensuring adherence to the organizationís Food Safety programs policies, procedures and regulations.

         Assures the successful execution of assigned programs through scheduling and detailed tracking methods.

         Program administrator for the various food safety platforms, (HACCP, BRC, SQF etc.).

         Provide analytical and administrative support to the Director of Food Safety and the Food Safety Manager.

         Ability to review written audit reports and to interpret and communicate the results of food safety audits to customers.

         Confers with Chief Executive Officer and other administrative personnel to review achievements of goals and objectives.

         Coordinates scheduling of unannounced food safety audits of member facilities to ensure compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practices.

         Promotes and schedules third party audits (i.e. HACCP, SQF and BRC) and associated training and meetings.

         Maintains relevant working knowledge of social, political, economic and technological developments in the industry and serves as the liaison in areas of established responsibilities.

         Provides technical support to customers with regards to food safety.

         Assists customers in ensuring all GMP and Food Safety Standards are in compliance; USDA, FDA, Pest Control etc.

         Compile and analyze operational information, generate reports, create correspondence, maintain supplies and other duties as assigned from time to time

         Coordinate activities within the department, route and coordinate information to appropriate individual or group.

         Ensure clients and employees are handled in a professional and courteous manner.

         Assist food safety team in ensuring all GMP and Food Safety Standards are in compliance; USDA, FDA, HACCP, Pest Control etc.

         Review / proof / develop program documents and audit reports for distribute to customers.

         Thorough understanding of conducting third party (HACCP, FPA, Food Safety) audits and associated training.

         Assist in development and implement Quality/food safety and food security operating policies.

         Maintain a comprehensive understanding of all areas related to the food industry (i.e. raw materials, packaging materials, finished products etc.).


Education & Experience

         B.S. Food Science, Microbiology, Chemistry or a related field and/or equivalent.

         Minimum of five years of work experience in food handling, processing, manufacturing and distribution business.


         Certification / training in HACCP, SQF and BRC highly desired.

         Certified Quality Auditor training a plus.

         Quality Assurance and Control experience.

         Knowledge of FDA Food Code and California Food Code.

         Prior experience as federal or state food safety investigator highly valued.

         Working knowledge of the 21 CFR, Section 110, GSFI and HACCP standards.

         Ability to analyze and resolve problems.

         Ability to work independently and within a team environment.

         Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information.

         Ability to work with internal and external clients.

         Strong organizational and time management skills.

         Ability to adapt and be flexible within a changing work environment.

         Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills and attention to detail.

         Strong proficiency in office toolsets and data bases required (MS-Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint, FileMaker Pro), an ability to research information on the internet.


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