Manager, Food Safety - Downers Grove, IL




Position Summary:


This position will interface directly with customers encompassing all business units and segments of supply chain to provide a single point of contact for consistent, accurate, and timely responses for inquiries related to food safety, quality, specifications, regulatory and standard document management.  All inquiries will be tracked and trended to anticipate customer needs in order to facilitate the building of strong business relationships and preferred supplier status.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 


  • Write procedures and implement systems applicable to customer relations - including product donations.
  • Interface with upper management as needed for technical responses to inquiries.
  • Utilize the legal department to ensure that responses out of the norm are fully reviewed and completed appropriately
  • Keep up to date with all relevant regulatory changes for USDA and FDA
  • Work cross functionally with all members of food safety, quality and regulatory to align information
  • Utilize technical expertise to appropriately represent the corporation in all areas of food safety, quality, and regulatory
  • Act as a resource for sales, marketing, marketing services, and all business units.
  • Stay up to date on all soft ware systems utilized to proffer information.




  • Bachelor degree or higher in the biological sciences, food science or related internal Sara Lee experience
  • Familiar with USDA and FDA regulatory requirements
  • Trained in Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)
  • Safe Quality Foods (SQF) practitioner certification or equivalent
  • 3-5 years plant experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to multitask and work across all levels and departments of the organization
  • Superior organization skills


We make it our mission at Sara Lee to "Simply delight you...every day."   Our brands make up one of the world's best-loved portfolios of innovative food, beverage, household, and body care products.  Our leading, trusted brands include Ambi Pur, Ball Park, Douwe Egberts, Hillshire Farm, Jimmy Dean, Kiwi, Sanex, Sara Lee, and Senseo.  Collectively, these brands generate nearly $13 billion in annual net sales as they delight millions of consumers every day in approximately 200 countries around the world.  The global Sara Lee team consists of 41,000 employees.


At Sara Lee, we believe that careers are as unique as individuals.  That's why we offer employment opportunities that give you ownership of your career.  With the resources of a global corporation and direct responsibility to make it happen, you can be confident that you'll always be able to perform your best and be recognized for it.  At Sara Lee, the difference is you.


The Sara Lee compensation program is designed to provide you with comprehensive, flexible benefits that enable you to select those features that best fit your needs. Our benefits include, but are not limited to: medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, life, short and long term disability, retirement plans, and tuition reimbursement. 


An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer



 Food Safety

Primary Location

 US-IL-Downers Grove (Metro Chicago)




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