Product Food Safety Manager – Sacramento, CA


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·         Job ID:

·         Date:09/23/2009

·         Location:Sacramento

·         State:California

·         Degree:B.S./B.A.

·         Major:Science

·         Salary:Not Specified   Why?


Job Types:

Food Safety, Quality Control/Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs

Job Description

Product Food Safety Manager - Northern California and Surrounding Areas

Our mission at Bimbo Bakeries USA is to develop the value of our brands. We hold to that value in each new product we develop.

We are committed to be:

Highly productive and people oriented

Innovative, competitive and strongly oriented towards satisfying our customers and consumers

An international leader in the bakery industry, with a long-term vision.


Qualified candidate must lead and manage with a systemic and proactive approach to both Food Safety and Quality. Must be able to identify the root cause of all issues and implement solutions that permanently reduce risk of product failure. Resolution will include the development of standards, the design and execution of audit programs, the investigation of process failures and the execution of action plans. The candidate will work closely with Directors of Quality Systems Manager on initiatives and program creation.

Responsibilities include product from supplier to sales depot and processes related to ingredient/product receipt, testing, handling, storage, conversion, and tracking as well as sanitation, pest control, allergen control, HACCP, regulatory / environmental compliance, religious certification, consumer complaint resolution, customer, government, and internal audits.


Quality / Regulatory

  Ensure that basic local, state, federal government, and company mandated programs are in place and functioning properly (HACCP, GMP’s, etc.)

  Assess the risk of product failure in the plant and prioritize response. Provide plant management with regular assessments and action plans.

  Work with Corporate, Division, and Plant resources to design and implement processes to permanently reduce the risk of product failure. These may include: Ingredient and packaging specification documentation and change control; supplier certification, auditing, and performance management.

  Material control protocols including stock rotation, storage conditions, traceability and lot control, hold and release, to include: Facility sanitation, pest control, and GMP compliance. Product specification, process operating guide (POG), changeover checklist design, documentation, change control and training and compliance programs such as start-up checklists, in-process checks, first article inspection, finished product retention and testing.

  Support the development of product/ingredient test protocols, measurement system validation (including test equipment calibration) and use of proper test methods.

  Ensure that processes to respond to product failure (e.g. stock recovery, recall) are well designed and tested regularly. Support execution of those processes when they are needed.

  Establish positive working relationships with customers, business segments and production. Assure timely resolution to all complaints.


  • Support R&D in the identification and implementation of formula optimizations, including the implementation management and monitoring consumer perceived quality.
  • Responsible for Quality Departments budgets.
  • Support the achievement of plant cost targets by monitoring process performance and identifying opportunities to enhance.

Process Improvement:

  Develop and implement technical operating procedures for the department with employee input.

  Supports IPM Manager and other plant leaders in the reduction of variability and continuous improvement through knowledge transfer and employee involvement.


  Teams with other Shared Services groups in fostering process improvement, communication and facility cohesiveness. Shares best practices and knowledge among the entire organization.

  Maintains the confidentiality of BBU’s proprietary information.

  Travel 75%. Occasional weekend travel might be necessary.


  • BS degree in Food Science or related major.
  • 5 to 10 years hands-on experience in quality assurance, technical service or equivalent in food industry.
  • Bakery operations management experience a plus.
  • Knowledge of HACCP and formal auditing experience desired.
  • Familiarity with federal and state regulations, AIB, GFSI
  • Standards and major customer requirements is necessary.
  • Proficient in computer skills and in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, Lotus Notes and PowerPoint).
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Organized and detail oriented.
  • Comfortable working in a distance team environment.


We Offer:

  • Paid Vacation.
  • Medical, Dental, Vision.
  • 401K.

Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/V/D

Notice to Recruiters – Bimbo Bakeries USA (‘BBU") will not pay any referral commissions or placement fees to any organizations that submit to BBU unsolicited resumes, unless BBU has entered into a previously existing written contract with that organization which specifically concerns recruitment issues.


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