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Manager, Food Safety – Feeding America – Chicago, IL


Work.  Serve.  Thrive.


Imagine a place where your talent can make a meaningful difference in peoples’ lives. Working at Feeding America is a uniquely rewarding experience in which our employees work together as vital parts of a much larger mission. We are innovative, mission-focused, diverse, collaborative, values-driven and passionate about results.


Feeding America a national, nonprofit organization and the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, our mission is to feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger.


The Opportunity

We have an opportunity for a Manager, Food Safety to join our Compliance & Capability Development Team.  In this role, the Manager, Food Safety:


·         Applies food safety technical acumen to practical food banking processes. Promotes and educates the network on the new Network Food Safety Standard (i.e. conferences, FAU courses).

·         Transitions Food Safety Council and Food Safety Task Force members to a committee supporting the network advancement in food safety in a peer to peer capacity.

·         Creates & manages training and networking opportunities for the implementation of enhanced food safety standards in the network.

·         Provides technical assistance to Network members.  Supports the Network to implement HACCP plans where required. Monitors and coordinates recalls and refines current practices.

·         Develops, maintains, and enhances external relationships with appropriate food safety and public health organizations.

·         Monitors food safety information released by FDA, USDA, and AFDO in relation to the work of the network.

·         Serves as a trainer and resource to internal staff on the issue of food safety.  Reviews and updates the existing Food Safety Standards and other technical assistance as needed.

·         Supports and advises staff and network during food safety crisis. Manages the content on the Food Safety Hungernet (intranet) page.

·         Maintains and reports as requested on the Enterprise Risk Management food safety project.

·         Provides technical assistance to federal policy makers in the areas of food safety in cooperation with staff in Government Relations, as requested.

·         Travels to provide technical support to member food banks, travel accounts for approximately 25% of the role.


Position Requirements

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following education, skills and experience:


·         BA/BS in Food Science or Microbiology

·         Food Safety and HACCP Certifications

·         Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in food safety education, experience in food safety crisis management, and experience working with legal and regulatory bodies and recall processes.

·         Excellent oral and written presentation, communication, and project management skills.

·         Demonstrated ability to attend to detail, focus on service and willingness to learn.

·         Demonstrated experience in program implementation.

·         Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.


Compensation and Benefits

Feeding America offers market competitive compensation and a generous benefits package with options to meet your life needs including:


·         Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

·         Flexible Spending Accounts

·         401(k) with company match

·         Paid Time Off and Company Paid Holidays

·         Flexible Work Environment and Business Casual Dress

·         Training and Career Development


How to Apply

Interested and qualified applicants should submit an application, including a resume and cover letter, detailing how their career experiences and interests meet the qualifications of the position. All applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.





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