Senior Manager I Food Safety
Job Location: Bentonville, AR
An individual must be able to successfully perform the essential functions of
this position with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Completes assigned tasks and projects related to the strategic plan and food
safety initiatives by developing policies, procedures, controls and
guidelines related to food safety; and collaborating with other groups (for
example, regulatory agencies, facility maintenance, store design,
merchandizing, and marketing) to reduce food safety risks and enhance
Evaluates and resolves urgent issues identified by regulatory agencies or
third party audits by auditing and evaluating performance and compliance
to internal and regulatory standards; reviewing violations; evaluating store
plans to correct violations; approving plans; and verifying that issues
have been corrected.
Communicates trends and data regarding top food safety issues by evaluating
data from food safety audit and regulatory inspections to determine
areas of focus; working with regional, market, and store operation teams to
gather information, resolve issues, and reduce occurrence of food
safety risks; and providing summaries and action points to assigned
operations teams to address issues.
Responds to urgent issues at stores or clubs by determining steps needed to
address (for example, power outages, loss of water, refrigeration
issues); working with facility maintenance, merchandising, store and club
operations to address emergency issues (for example, potential or
confirmed food borne illness); informing key stakeholders of pending issues
and outcomes; and covering emergency calls after hours and on
weekends, as scheduled.
Serves as food safety subject matter expert on issues for regional,
divisional, market, and store teams by answering calls and questions related
food safety from operations teams; providing support to determine actions to
correct and address food safety issues; collaborating with internal and
external teams to improve food safety; and training store and market teams on
Drives the execution of multiple business plans and projects for Food Safety
by identifying customer and operational needs; developing and
communicating business plans and priorities; removing barriers and obstacles
that impact performance; providing resources; identifying
performance standards; measuring progress and adjusting performance
accordingly; developing contingency plans; and demonstrating adaptability
and supporting continuous learning.
Provides supervision and development opportunities for associates by
selecting and training; mentoring; assigning duties; building a team-based
work environment; establishing performance expectations and conducting
regular performance evaluations; providing recognition and rewards;
coaching for success and improvement; and ensuring diversity awareness.
Promotes and supports company policies, procedures, mission, values, and
standards of ethics and integrity by training and providing direction to
others in their use and application; ensuring compliance with them; and utilizing
and supporting the Open Door policy.
Ensures business needs are being met by evaluating the ongoing effectiveness
of current plans, programs, and initiatives; consulting with business
partners, managers, co-workers, or other key stakeholders; soliciting,
evaluating, and applying suggestions for improving efficiency and costeffectiveness;
and participating in and supporting community outreach events.
The ideal candidate has a proven track record (3 to 5 years) in food safety
with at least 2 to 3 years of management experience in a related role as a
Director or Manager in food retail, food service,or food manufacturing sector. Experience in a
third party consulting firm or regulatory agency is also valid. He or she
must have an in depth knowledge of HACCP, food recalls and withdrawals, food distibution channels, tracebility
methods, emerging foodborne pathogens and state of the art control
strategies. They must have a minimum of Bachelors
degree in Food Microbiology, Food Science or related field. This person must
have a good business acumen, high energy level, and effective communication
and influence skills. He or she must be highly organized, analytical, and an
excellent problem solver. This person must be a collaborator with experience
in interacting with company and regulatory officials at all levels.
Graduate degree in Food Microbiology, Food Science or related field is
desired. Global experience and familiarity with global standards are also
Senior Manager I Food Safety-Compliance
Job ID: 261750BR