Director Food Safety & Sanitation St. Cloud, MN

Director Food Safety & Sanitation

Founded in 1885, Nash Finch Company is one of the leading food distribution companies in the United States, with over $4.5 billion in fiscal 2007 sales. Our core business, food distribution, serves independent retailers and military commissaries in 31 states, the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Azores, and Egypt. Headquartered in Edina, MN, Nash Finchs mission is to provide solutions as diverse as the customers we serve. These functions take place in a purpose-driven, team-centered culture that respects individuality, demands integrity, encourages innovation and celebrates success.We are looking for a Director Food Safety & Sanitation Provides senior leadership in directing, planning and leading company wide food safety and sanitation programs to ensure that all distribution center and retail location adhere to the Companys programs and guidelines. Guides management to make better decisions and understand past events so appropriate actions can be taken.Duties: (not inclusive)Provides leadership for all food safety and sanitation initiatives, including evaluating and development of food safety policies, food safety training programs and continuous improvement of store food safety metrics.Provides support to all areas for implementation of safety, sanitation and health programs and processes.Partners with other departments to define, implement and maintain appropriate food safety and sanitation procedures.Directs, leads and plans food safety initiatives to identify opportunities for continuous improvement of established food safety metrics.Educates and assists management to ensure compliance with safety, sanitation and health regulatory requirements within retail stores, review, monitor and conduct follow up on Fresh Check audits and tests.Functions are the primary point of contact to various regulator officials and agencies. Effectively maintains positive working relationships with regulatory officials and agencies as it pertains to food safety.Develops, plans and leads company-wide product recall programs. Serves as the primary point of contact for third party food safety/ sanitation audit services.Leads investigations and resolution of food safety and sanitation issues.May performs staff management and administrative duties of: recruitment, training, performance evaluation, development and disciplinary actions. Directs and sets staffing and budgetary requirements and sets department performance standards, policies, programs and schedules. Categories: Quality Control, Retail

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