Title: Director Food Safety
& Sanitation – Edina,
Nash Finch Company
Founded in 1885, Nash Finch Company is one of the leading food distribution
companies in the , with over $4.5 billion in fiscal
2007 sales. Our core business, food
distribution, serves independent retailers and military commissaries in 31
states, the District of Columbia, Europe, , Puerto Rico, the Azores, and
. Headquartered in Edina, MN , Nash Finch’s mission is to provide solutions as diverse
as the customers we serve. These
functions take place in a purpose-driven, team-centered culture that respects
individuality, demands integrity, encourages innovation and celebrates
We are looking for a Director Food Safety & Sanitation
Provides senior leadership in directing, planning and leading company wide
food safety and sanitation programs to ensure that all distribution center
and retail location adhere to the Company’s programs and guidelines. Guides management to make better decisions
and understand past events so appropriate actions can be taken.
·Provides leadership for
all food safety and sanitation initiatives, including evaluating and
development of food safety policies, food safety training programs and
continuous improvement of store food safety metrics.
·Provides support to all areas for implementation of safety,
sanitation and health programs and processes.
· Partners with other departments to define, implement and
maintain appropriate food safety and sanitation procedures.
·Directs, leads and plans food safety
initiatives to identify opportunities for continuous improvement of
established food safety metrics.
·Educates and assists management to ensure compliance with
safety, sanitation and health regulatory requirements within retail stores,
review, monitor and conduct follow up on “Fresh Check” audits and
·Functions are the primary point of contact to various regulator
officials and agencies. Effectively
maintains positive working relationships with regulatory officials and
agencies as it pertains to food safety.
·Develops, plans and leads company-wide
product recall programs.
·Serves as the primary point of contact for third party food
safety/ sanitation audit services.
·Leads investigations and resolution of food safety and
·May performs staff management and administrative duties of: recruitment,
training, performance evaluation, development and disciplinary actions. Directs and sets staffing and budgetary
requirements and sets department performance standards, policies, programs
·Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Food Safety, Regulatory Compliance.
MBA preferred. Certified Food
Safety Manager and/or Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HAACP)
·10+ years Food Safety & Sanitation experience including at
least 5 years of supervisory/ managerial experience.
·Current working knowledge of Food & Drug Administration
(FDA) standards, codes and regulations.
Ability to interpret and apply regulatory requirements to company
operations. Able to interpret food
safety audit and test results and define and communicate corrective
·Strong leadership, interpersonal, oral and written
communication, organizational, prioritization, problem solving and analytical
skills. Ability to work with all
levels of the organization and ability to influence management and
executives. Ability to analyze and
resolve problems at both a strategic and functional level. Ability to travel (up to 50%), to company
We offer competitive pay,
promotional opportunities and great benefits, including health care, dental,
vision, 401k and more.
Nash Finch Company is a drug-free workplace and an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
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