Senior Manager, Food Safety - Chicago, IL 

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Chicago, IL 


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Company Description:

We make it our mission at Sara Lee to “Simply delight you…every day.” Our brands make up one of the world`s best-loved portfolios of innovative food, beverage, household, and body care products. Our leading, trusted brands include Ambi Pur, Ball Park, Douwe Egberts, Hillshire Farm, Jimmy Dean, Kiwi, Sanex, Sara Lee, and Senseo. Collectively, these brands generate nearly $13 billion in annual net sales as they delight millions of consumers every day in approximately 200 countries around the world. The global Sara Lee team consists of 41,000 employees.

At Sara Lee, we believe that careers are as unique as individuals. That`s why we offer employment opportunities that give you ownership of your career. With the resources of a global corporation and direct responsibility to make it happen, you can be confident that you`ll always be able to perform your best and be recognized for it. At Sara Lee, the difference is you. 


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Position Summary:

Assist in designing and assuring implementation of corporate food safety and regulatory compliance policies for all USDA-regulated meat plants. Implement and manage HACCP programs for all USDA-regulated meat plants. Provide technical support to Supply Chain for implementation of policies & procedures, resolution of food safety and non-compliance issues. Provide technical support to other epts.. In resolving consumer and customer inquiries regarding food safety.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
* Develop, implement and manage food safety and regulatory compliance policies for all USDA-regulated meat plants
* Assist in the design, implementation and audit of HACCP systems for USDA-regulated meat plants
* Manage the development and maintenance of food safety and regulatory compliance procedures and provide technical assistance to Supply Chain for implementation and for troubleshooting/resolution of food safety incidents.
* Support external & internal food safety audit program performing audits, verifying corrective action plans, setting goals for improvement and tracking performance against goals.
* Provide food safety technical support to Supply Chain, Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, Logistics and Consumer Affairs.

* Bachelor`s Degree in Food Science, Nutrition or related field Required. Advanced degree preferred.
* HACCP certification required.
* Minimum five years functional experience required.
* Experience in food safety with food processor, including management level experience required.
* Prior experience in development, training and auditing of HACCP plans, sanitation programs, and regulatory compliance required.
* Effective written and verbal communication skills. Effective computer skills.
* Plant level food safety and sanitation experience desired.
* Pest Control Operator license desirable.

The Sara Lee compensation program is designed to provide you with comprehensive, flexible benefits that enable you to select those features that best fit your needs. Our benefits include, but are not limited to: medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, life, short and long term disability, retirement plans, and tuition reimbursement.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

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