Located on the Central Coastal area of California, the role
of this position is to develop, modify and drive implementation of Food
Safety systems in support of the commodity and value-added products. This
involves ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local regulations,
driving development of self-monitoring and audit systems to track food
safety compliance, ensuring ongoing compliance with customers’
expectations, and developing staff for food safety ownership.
modify and facilitate implementation of prevention-based food safety
programs to ensure protection of the consumer, customer and brand.
and maintain Food Safety leadership position, including value added
programs to drive revenue generation.
food safety management systems, compliance and certification audits and
regulatory requirements for existing and future markets.
organization on regulatory issues and requirements for federal, state, and
local regulations. Study existing and anticipate new regulations, develop
proactive management systems to effectively comply, and enforce adherence
to requirements and advise management on needed actions.
with Business, Operations, Supply Chain and Innovations processes to
integrate and align food safety programs to develop appropriate support for
and implement programs to train personnel in food safety principles and
for the management and development of direct reports to include effective
use of feedback, salary planning, reward and recognition programs, and
development of individual development opportunities with integration of the
Quality Competency Model.
in Food Science, Microbiology or related field. M.S. / PhD. strongly
years experience in managing food safety programs
with 5+ years as a manager.
in food manufacturing and/ or distribution as well as regulatory affairs
or specific produce experience is preferred.
successful applicant will possess the following:
of Food Safety Management Systems, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control
Points (HACCP), including Pre-Requisite programs, and Good Agricultural
with management of potential food safety incidents, regulatory contacts,
and risk assessments.
knowledge of utilizing statistical tools for problem solving, data
analysis, and decision making
implementing and supporting Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) standards
ability to develop people, teams, and oneself through innovative means.
ability to both lead a team and work in a matrix organization
to influence at all levels of the organization and across all functions
to prioritize duties in a changing environment and still meet business
to communicate well in both written and verbal form, in both small team and
large public venues
presentation, and public speaking skills
computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and
to develop and adhere to department budget.