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Manager Food Safety, Science & Innovation


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Each and every day, Sara Lee (NYSE: SLE) delights millions of consumers and customers around the world. The company has one of the world`s best-loved and leading portfolios with its innovative and trusted food and beverage brands, including Ball Park, Douwe Egberts, Hillshire Farm, Jimmy Dean, Sara Lee and Senseo. Collectively, our brands generate nearly $9 billion in annual net sales from continuing operations. Sara Lee has approximately 20,000 employees in its continuing operations worldwide. Please visit for the latest news and in-depth information about Sara Lee and its brands.

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.

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Position Summary:
The position will assist in designing and assuring implementation of corporate food safety and regulatory compliance policies for Sara Lee products. The manager must know the potential microbiological, chemical, and physical hazards in foods and is able to provide technical support during innovation and product change meetings. They should have a good knowledge of USDA and FDA regulations in the food industry and be familiar with upcoming regulatory changes. They should communicate well with plant personnel, product development teams, cross functional teams, and senior management. This position should have the capability to provide technical support to Supply Chain for implementation of policies & procedures, and for the resolution of food safety and non-compliance issues.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
* Provides food safety technical support to Sara Lee Research & Development teams including Marketing, and Supply Chain, during product/process development and changes
* Act as a consultant for "food-safe" products and formulas during cross-functional team meetings.
* Works collaboratively within a technical environment to develop, validate, implement, and verify proactive food safety programs including HACCP, prerequisite programs, and regulatory compliance policies for Sara Lee plants.
* Designs and manages external microbiological research studies and routine testing to support food safety programs.
* Keeps current with food safety technology to make recommendations for their inclusion in manufacturing processes.
* Assists as a processing authority for resolution of HACCP issues within manufacturing plants.
* Bachelor or Masters Degree in microbiology, chemistry, food science, or food safety related field required.
* HACCP certification required.
* Minimum 1-5 years of experience in Food Safety/Quality Assurance with food processor
* Prior experience in various food products processing and food safe production is required.
* Understands regulatory requirements and safe food scientific practices and is capable of applying these practices in different types of food products.
* Position requires effective written and verbal communication skills with cross functional teams and management.
* Knowledge of food safety regulations pertinent to the position is critical.
* Plant level food safety and sanitation experience desired.
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

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