Food Safety Specialist - Food
Lion Manassas, VA
Job Title: Food Safety Specialist
Department: Food Safety
Job Location: Northern Virginia/Maryland
Must be knowledgeable about food safety,
sanitation audits, pest control, food safety training, weights & measures,
Country of Origin requirements and applicable regulatory food codes.
Help ensure customer satisfaction through
the education and validation of applicable food safety and quality
standards and procedures as they concern our stores, distribution centers
(DC) and associates. The Specialist will instruct through training,
coaching, auditing and mentoring.
Inspection of stores and DC facilities to
ensure we meet or exceed established internal procedures and regulatory
requirements. Ability to coach, train and follow-up as necessary.
Instruct food safety training and
Advocate and resident expert for company
food safety standard practices, policies and programs.
Interact and communicate directly with
company associates and leadership.
Ability and confidence to interact with
regulatory officials as a company liaison.
Actively participate in regulatory
Monitor and follow-up with sanitation and
pest control vendors and services rendered.
Provide support, direction and follow-up
for emergency or crisis management events (power outages, fires,
floods, illnesses, recall audits, etc.).
Support business in thoroughly
investigating potential customer questions, complaints or product
Ability to perform microbiological
sampling and effectively interpret the results.
Must be able to work independently.
A self-starter with excellent
Must be results and detail oriented, have
ability to develop self and others.
Focused on root cause analysis.
Excellent communication skills for both
one-on-one and group interactions.
Effective in delivering food safety
training programs to adult learners.
Ability to interact with all levels of associates
Excellent written skills.
Must have ability to act as a team leader
or team builder.
Must embrace diversity and support company
initiatives and goals.
Available for overnight travel, as
Operate a car.
Must have basic computer skills and
knowledge to operate MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and e-mail.
Equal Opportunity Employer