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Food Safety Manager


Division : Smithfield Packing

Location : Landover MD US 20785

Category : Manufacturing/Production/Operations

Job Type : Full Time

Job Description :

Food Safety Manager is on the on-site food safety and regulatory authority at the facility. The position has the primary responsibility of driving the food safety systems of the plant by developing, modifying, and maintaining the plantís HACCP, SSOP, and regulatory programs to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements for the production of safe and wholesome food.

1. Perform a risk assessment of each process and develop the critical control points that will be monitored to assure the production of safe and wholesome food products.

2. Lead the plant HACCP team and train the employees in the monitoring and verifying the Critical Control points.

3. Manage the Pre-shipment review control program to ensure all the requirements of the HACCP program are met and documented before releasing product to ship.

4. Develop a complete SSOP program to ensure the plant is maintained in a sanitary condition at all times.

5. Train all employees in the requirements of the HACCP, SSOP, and Food Safety prerequisite programs and audit documentation to ensure compliance.

6. Reassess both the HACCP and SSOP programs at least annually and modify based on new and emerging knowledge that impacts the risk assessment.

7. Develop and maintain the scientific documentation to support the decision making process that occurs during the risk assessment. 

8. Manage the USDA plant relations and act a the plant liaison to resolve all USDA issues or concerns.  

9. Resolve and respond to all USDA Non-Compliance Records in a complete and timely manner.   Appeal any Non-Compliance records that are inaccurate or   incomplete. Ensure corrective and preventative actions are implemented.

10. Develop the methods and procedures to become cognizant of changes in the Regulatory environment so the plant can remain on the leading edge of issues. 

Utilize influence and persuasion skills to reach desired results.
Excellent communication skills, innovated thinking to create novel solutions.
Ability to prioritize projects and set goals.
Use systematic approach to problem solving.

Job Requirements :


1. Bachelorís or Master Degree in Food Safety, Microbiology, Chemistry, Food Science, or other related field.

2. 3+ of progressive food processing environment under HACCP, USDA, and/of FDA is a plus.

3. 3+ facilitating food safety/quality related training events.

4.  Previous experience with Global Food Safety Initiative recognized programs a plus.

5.  Must have strong organizational, leadership and communication skills.

6.  Able to work with cross fictional departments within the organization.

7.  Good problem solving and corrective action/resolution skills

8.  Strong computer skills, with experience using Word, Excel, Access, and Power Point. SAP experience is a plus.



Career Level : Manager (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)

Education : Bachelor's Degree

Skill : Quality Assurance -> QA DeployManager

% of Travel Required : 10-20%


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