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Sanitation Program Manager – Traveling – Earthbound Farm

San Juan Bautista, CA


DEPARTMENT: Quality, Food Safety, Organic Integrity (QFSOI)


POSITION: Sanitation Program Manager – Traveling


LOCATION: San Juan Bautista, CA (with seasonal travel to Yuma, AZ)


REPORTS TO: Director of Quality, Food Safety & Organic Integrity (QFSOI)


DIRECT REPORTS: Sanitation Supervisors and Sanitation Staff


OBJECTIVE: The Sanitation Manager is responsible for planning, directing

and managing daily Sanitation Department activity, ensuring

compliance with standard operating procedures at all times

in both the San Juan Bautista, CA and Yuma, AZ facilities.



• Contribute to a successful food safety culture by following the guidelines established

in the Earthbound Farm Food Safety Policy.

o Follow all company food safety protocols without fail.

o Always perform tasks in a manner that protects and promotes food safety.

o Cooperate with managers and other leaders to ensure all company legal and

ethical requirements are met.

• Manage, motivate and drive excellence among Sanitation Staff to ensure

compliance with all established standard operating procedures, including Chemical

Usage, Organic Integrity, Safety Procedures and Sanitation Audit Process.

o Establish and maintain a positive work environment in the Sanitation team and

foster a collaborative work environment across business units and externally with

vendor partners.

o Hire, train and develop Sanitation Team members, including evaluating

performance, coaching and taking disciplinary and corrective actions.

• Plan, direct and manage the execution of sanitation processes.

o Manage and coordinate the Master Sanitation clean up schedule.

o Manage chemical inventory levels, permits, licenses, applications and records.

Verify that hazardous chemicals are handled, stored and disposed of in

accordance with regulations.

o Manage and coordinate third-party janitorial services and pest control providers.

o Maintain close communication with the Quality Assurance, Production, Facilities

and Maintenance departments to resolve issues.

o Manage the Sanitation Training Program and execute training sessions in

compliance with company and regulatory requirements.

o Manage and monitor corrective actions in cases where violations are found.

• Manage documents and records.

o Prepare, organize and maintain inspection records. Distribute the Daily

Sanitation Recap Report to Operations management.

o Update and maintain records of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as

related to the Sanitation function.

o Ensure timely and accurate submission of timekeeping records to payroll.

• Stay informed and up-to-date on industry changes, trends and best practices, and

assess the potential impact of these changes on company compliance.

• Ensure compliance with all company rules and regulations, SOPs and Good

Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) as outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations,

Title 21, Section 110.

• Manage and coordinate the department’s seasonal relocation between San Juan

Bautista, CA and Yuma, AZ.

• Work closely with QFSOI management and other Earthbound Farm departments to

accomplish the goals and objectives identified by leadership, including other projects

and responsibilities as assigned.



• At least 5 years’ Sanitation or Food Safety management experience in a food

processing environment required

• Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, food science or related field

• Experience with safe and effective use of sanitation chemicals

• Functional proficiency in MS Office programs, including Word, Excel, Outlook and

database software required

• Knowledge of food safety requirements and regulations (federal and state), GMPs

and HACCP programs

• Document control experience, including knowledge of process, documentation and

reporting standards

• Superior interpersonal skills; able to get along well with diverse personalities

• Must demonstrate a tactful, mature and professional demeanor; positive attitude and

desire to be a team player required

• Willing and able to relocate to Yuma, AZ during the winter growing season, typically

November thru April each year

• Demonstrates ethical values and accepted professional standards:

o Management Skills – Organized and self-directed; able to supervise others


o Resource Management (People & Equipment) – Obtains and appropriate the

proper usage of equipment, facilities, materials and personnel

o Problem Solver – Finds solution for or deals proactively with work-related


o Analytical Skills – Uses thinking and reasoning to solve a problem.

o Business Acumen – Grasps and understand business concepts and issues

o Relationship Builder – Builds effective relationships with customers and coworkers

o Communication Skills – Speaks easily and communicates effectively with others

in conversation; communicates clearly and concisely in writing

o Trainer – Develops skills in others to bring them up to a predetermined standard

of work performance

o Safety Awareness – Identifies and corrects conditions that affect employee safety

o Technical Aptitude – Comprehends complex technical topics and specialized


o Working Under Pressure – Completes assigned tasks under stressful situations

• Able to perform other functions such as standing, walking, sitting, twisting and

carrying objects for at least 8-10 hours per day

• Able to function well in a cold/wet environment with strong sanitizer odor



Working conditions consist of regular exposure to a wet, refrigerated manufacturing

environment (34-36 degrees F), strong sanitizer odors and chlorine smell, the presence

of heavy machinery and forklift traffic, loud noises and outdoor weather conditions.

To apply for this position, please submit your resumι, cover letter and salary

requirements to — or fax to (866) 741-3588.




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