Food Safety Manager Gastonia, NC


Job ID #: 3361


Gastonia, NC

Job Function: Manufacturing

Department: Manufacturing - Plant Management

Position Type: Full-Time Regular

Education Required: Bachelors Degree

Experience Required: 3 - 5 Years




Position Description

The Food Safety Manager is responsible for ensuring our customers are provided with a pure and unadulterated product as well as excellent customer service. Responsible for ensuring and maintaining a food safe environment through compliance to all requirements of programs/policies for Food Safety, Good Manufacturing Practices, HACCP, Quality, Workplace Safety, IPM, OSHA, Environmental, and as may be required by Plant, Company, and Local, State and Federal mandates or programs.

Primary Duties:

Supports without hesitation General Plant Safety, Food Safety, Food Defense Initiatives and Good Manufacturing Practices with an understanding that these are absolutes and are Priority #1.
Assures that General Safety and Food Safety is an absolute priority by setting the example as a member of senior management.
Assures that Product Quality is an absolute priority utilizing IPM, Plant Teams and outside resources to accomplish this.
*  Understands BRC / AIB requirements and leads plant compliance efforts.
Assigns all work duties and work schedules associated with the Sanitation Department.
Conducts plant wide inspections.
Plant liaison for corporate related meetings, etc.
Purchases all necessary sanitation supplies and equipment to maintain a clean and safe plant.
*  Chairs all regular GMP inspections
Atttends all courses, seminars and educational opportunities as may be necessary
A lead person in the Safety and Environmental Programs
Required to accompany AIB, State and Federal Regulatory inspectors, and any third party inspectors.
Responsible for promoting a Safe Work Environment plant wide.
Controls labor and material costs in order to comply with the approved budgetary guidelines.
Maintains weekly inventory of sanitation supplies
Responsible for ensuring that GMP requirements are adequately met and maintained plant wide.
Maintains and enters data into the Corp. Environmental System.
Develop and maintain a Master Sanitation Cleaning Schedule.
Allergens are currently a part of the plant operation; therefore, it is critically important that the entire Plant Allergen Program is clearly understood, supported and adhered to.
Provides training to all associates on Allergen, HACCP and GMP programs and policies.

Position Requirements

** Degree  in Food Science / AIB Coursework  preferred
** 3 - 5 years experience in Food Safety related field
** Understanding of AIB / BRC standard requirements preferred.
**  3 years management experience.preferred
** Knowledge of sanitation processes and cleaning procedures and supplies.

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