Safety & Risk Control, Senior Food Safety Specialist –Aramark Philadelphia, PA

                       

 

POSITION OBJECTIVE:  

 

 Position will be responsible for providing technical support and expertise to the S&RC department and the organization concerning food safety exposures.  Individual will support Global Food Safety Consultant to identify current state in the area of food safety and develop and execute ARAMARK policies, programs and standards on a global basis to reduce food safety exposures.  Individual will be responsible for executing tactical plans to drive continuous improvement and minimize exposure in the area of food safety compliance.  Position will be responsible for identifying all types of food safety exposures and developing and implementing sound food safety management programs.

 

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Develop field friendly food safety processes, programs, procedures, enabling systems, and tools to support ARAMARK's Risk Management System and Line of Business (LOB) clients.  Based on field observations and LOB client needs, build and communicate ARAMARK's global standards as it relates to food safety. 
  • Develop, execute and maintain a national strategy for governance and regulatory compliance associated with food safety that includes measurement and monitoring to evaluate effectiveness. 
  • Assist LOBs during any alleged food borne illness outbreaks, and or any type of other claims associated with food; support Global Food Safety Consultant during crisis management and ARAMARK's crisis management team as it relates to food safety, food contamination, etc. 
  • Assess training needs associated with food safety, and develop structured training programs and determine the appropriate delivery model for required safe food handling training.
  • Conduct field-based food safety compliance assessments to determine adequacy of existing programs, procedures, tools, etc. Assist LOBs in identifying exposures associated with Department of Health regulations, while assisting them with regulatory compliance.
  • Integrate and work with Supply Chain to ensure food safety systems work seamlessly throughout the organization.
  • Provide support during contract review of new and existing business to identify food safety system exposures associated with scope of work.
  • Provide oversight/management of third party vendors that provide food safety support (e.g., assessments, disaster forensics, management system, etc.
  • Field LOB inquires requiring specific food safety technical support, including assisting LOBs during any alleged complaints, compliance inspections, and resolution of notice of violations, citations, etc.

 

CANDIDATE PROFILE/QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Individual will have a direct reporting line to Global Food Safety Consultant.  Must possess strong communication and consultative skills with demonstrated ability to assess potential food safety risks and to propose sound business solutions.  Individual must be client focused with excellent tactical skills to support and sustain organizational change around food safety matters.  Individual must be able to handle multiple, competing priorities and solve problems with certainty. Success in this position will also require excellent project and time management skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications required.

  • Bachelor's degree in microbiology, food science or other food related field (MS preferred).
  • 7+ years professional experience in food safety required.  Experience in management systems or certified food safety professional designation preferred.
  • Diverse background/experience in addressing all types of food safety exposures and a proven track record of developing and implementing sound food safety management programs.
  • A strong understanding of food safety best practices (i.e., HAACP) and Department of Health and local food safety regulations is also required. 
  • Knowledgeable of ISO 22000 principles (to serve global clients) is desirable.
  • Working knowledge of quality assurance programs (Six Sigma, ISO etc) is a plus.

 

THE COMPANY:

 

ARAMARK Corporation is a $13 billion revenue world leader in professional services, headquartered in the United States.  Known for its strong cash flow, the company provides award-winning food services, facilities management and uniforms for hospitals, universities, schools, stadiums, businesses and many other clients.  ARAMARK helps its clients use these support services to achieve their mission. 

 

ARAMARK serves thousands of clients and millions of customers in 18 countries (representing about 70% of world GDP) on four continents.  Clients include 84% of the FORTUNE 500, 45 of the world’s 50 most admired companies (as defined by FORTUNE), two-thirds of America’s top hospitals (as listed in US News & World Report), and nearly 90% of America’s top colleges and universities (as listed in US News & World Report).  The company has achieved many honors, and is proud of consistently ranking as one of FORTUNE’s Most Admired companies, placing among the top three in its industry every year since 1998. 

 

With 255,000 employees worldwide, ARAMARK is the 19th largest employer on the FORTUNE 500.  Each year, ARAMARK employees prepare about 2 billion meals, take care of over 1.6 billion square feet (about 150 million square meters) of space, maintain clinical equipment worth over $5 billion in hundreds of hospitals, and provide rental uniforms and direct sale products to upwards of 3.5 million customers.  Since 1968 in Mexico City, the company has served at 13 Olympic Games, including Athens in 2004, and recently served its 14th in Beijing this past summer.  The Olympics are just one of many high-profile events where ARAMARK has served.

 

ARAMARK has a long record of financial growth and results orientation.  Over the past 10 years, the company has nearly doubled its sales and more than doubled its profits.  ARAMARK’s leadership believes the total opportunity in the sectors it serves exceeds $700 billion worldwide.  In recently going private, ARAMARK has made a large ownership pool of its upper management, and remains well-regarded in financial circles because of its stability, cash flow and consistent growth.  In fact, during the recent Management Buyout, major institutional investors gave ARAMARK an overwhelmingly positive response, demonstrating their faith in the company by buying into the transaction. The offering was oversubscribed by a factor of three.

 

ARAMARK fosters a consumer-focused culture, through insight, innovation and execution.  Using a deep, fact-based understanding of the end-consumer enables ARAMARK to develop services and products to meet client expectations and customer needs.  The company builds deep business relationships where it seeks to exceed client expectations through excellent service and active relationship management at multiple levels of the client organization.

 

ARAMARK is organized by industry vertical into three operating groups:

·         ARAMARK Domestic Food, Hospitality and Facilities, which includes ARAMARK’s food, hospitality and facilities businesses in the U.S. and Canada.  This group has about 150,000 employees.

·         ARAMARK Uniform and Career Apparel, which provides uniforms for rent, lease or purchase, as well as a range of safety products, for clients in the U.S. and Canada.  This group has about 15,000 employees.

·         ARAMARK International, which generated over $3 billion in revenues during fiscal 2006 (including a 50-50 joint venture in Japan).  The group has over 90,000 employees who provide food, refreshment, facility, offshore and other support services to clients in 16 countries outside of the U.S. and Canada (including Azerbaijan, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Spain, and the United Kingdom).  In recent years it has entered China, Chile, Ireland, Argentina, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Peru, while expanding its operations in other countries and investing hundreds of millions of dollars in acquisitions to build its service capabilities. 

 

Additional information for ARAMARK can be found at: www.aramark.com.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

 

Apply to position via http://www.aramark.com/careers/ reference number: 52027

 

 

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