California Giant Berry Farms grows and ships over 14 million trays of
berries annually. From its nurseries to state-of-the-art cooling
facilities, the family-owned company controls every aspect of its
strawberry production to ensure superior quality and supply to its
customers. Based in Watsonville, California, California Giant produces
strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries. The company's
operation encompasses all aspects of growing, handling and shipping of
fresh berries. The ....more
California Giant has an immediate opening for a
Food Safety Manager. This is a hands-on position with the
responsibility for carrying out a standardized food safety program for
our company, its affiliated growers, and cooling and packing facilities
internationally. Key components of this position are: helping growers
and managers conform and improve their food safety practices;
continuous monitoring of the corporate food safety policy/procedures;
taking complete responsibility for the administration of California
Giant’s food safety policy/practice and audit function; and playing a
key role in helping guide all our stakeholders into the food safety
future for the Company.
The successful candidate should have a four-year
degree in food science or related field; three years experience in agriculture
or produce industry, with emphasis on food safety, sanitation, and/or
quality assurance. We are looking for someone who is knowledgeable,
helpful and well organized.
position also calls for knowledge of federal and state regulations,
USDA GAP standards and major customer requirements; an understanding of
GlobalGAP, GFSI, and HACCP concepts and structure; previous auditing
and training experience; Bilingual (English/Spanish); strong
interpersonal and communication skills and must be computer literate.
Extensive travel, 50 – 75% local; with some overnight travel, including
international travel. Competitive compensation and benefits package
that includes employer paid health benefits, vacation and sick time.