Global Food Safety Initiative GFSI.
This position is located at the original company Plant in Hershey, PA and
will be primarily on 1st shift, but work schedule flexibility is required
to support a 24/7 manufacturing operation. In this role, you will
coordinate plant efforts to achieve and maintain Global Food Safety
Initiative (GFSI) Certification. You will also lead the development,
maintenance and governance of the Process Operating Guide (POG) program.
Number of employees: Approx 1,500 - Square Footage: 2,236,000
Kisses, Milk Chocolate Giant Bars, Goodbar, Special Dark, Symphony Almond
Toffee, Symphony, Standard Bars: Mr. Goodbar, Symphony, Rolo, Syrup flavors
Company is ideally located in South Central Pennsylvania with access to
major metro areas such as New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC
and Altantic Coast beachs all within a 3 hour drive. In addition, company
is a home to Hersheypark and Hershey`s Chocolate World, two destinations
that draw millions of visitors each year. With a reasonable cost of living
and so much to do within an arms reach, company is a great place to work
and raise a family.
-Lead the development, implementation, review and maintenance of the
plant`s food safety / food quality program to assure compliance with The
Company`s Product Excellence Program and GFSI standards.
-To assure compliance to the food safety / food quality programs,
facilitate required employee training, complete required internal
assessments, develop corrective / preventative actions, lead 3rd party
audits, and complete required validation and verifications of the system.
-Lead the development and maintenance of the plant`s Process Operating
Guides for all plant operations. This includes leading the Document Review
Team and assuring annual document reviews, audits, employee training, and
documented maintenance activity is completed as required.
-Assure employee ownership of programs by communicating essential
information related to food safety / food quality to all employees
including management and line operations.
-Provide QA support to operations and lead / participate on project teams
Education: B.S. in Food Science, Microbiology, or related field
Experience: Minimum of 7 years in Quality Assurance / related experience.
Candidates with QA/Regulatory experience in a Food or Pharmaceutical
manufacturing environment are strongly preferred.
-Knowledge of federal and state food industry regulations
-Understanding of sanitation and pest control practices
-Familiarity with GFSI standards.
-Safe Quality Food (SQF) Practitioner Certification desired
-Strong computer, document management skills and attention to detail
-Strong communication skills and ability to work collaboratively with all
levels to deliver timely results
-Strong auditing / assessment skills
-Knowledge of manufacturing operations
-Strong leadership skills and ability to influence management enabling the
direction of activities of teams of employees that do not have direct
reporting to this role
-Ability to interact effectively with 3rd party and internal auditors