Position Title: Food Safety Manager
Enterprise Job Code: 200219
Department: Retail Operations
Position Reports To: Retail Operations Manager
Position supervises: N/A
Pay Level: 8/9
Salary Range: $45,100 minimum or a level commensurate with experience
FLSA Status: Exempt
Profile last updated: December 13, 2012
Execute the company food safety standards and initiatives in
stores. Develop division goals, strategies and action plans for
implementation of company/division food safety initiatives. Coach and train
district coordinators in all aspects of food safety. Identify division food
safety initiatives in collaboration with Corporate and Division Operations
Management to identify trends for such initiatives. Serve on professional
food safety committees and in food retail trade organizations. Establish
and maintain working relationships with the regulatory community and local
health departments to assist in maintaining and improving overall
department sanitation practices. Role model and demonstrate the company’s
core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety
Essential Job Functions:
excellence in developing and executing continuous improvement projects that
will improve the overall food safety performance of the division, as
measured by the Corporate Measuring Food Safety metrics.
• Audit store
processes, observe employee practices, and review compliance of food merchandising
programs to ensure that food safety & sanitation policies, practices,
and procedures are being followed.
• Provide leadership
for programs as it relates to food safety and sanitation in food
• Review pest control
service reports and provide store operations with data and guidance to
develop improvement action plans.
• Evaluate and
recommend food safety measures for new merchandising plans, food production
processes, new store designs, and new technologies that may be appropriate
in enhancing the safe handling of perishable foods within the store.
• Lead the process of
approving new regional vendors of perishable foods based on a food safety
• Take a leadership
role among food safety professionals by becoming a member and leader of
regional and national committees in the retail industry and their trade
• Proactively develop
positive working relationships with local and state governmental agencies.
This will include having partnerships on educating consumers, serving on
local health department committees, and other activities that demonstrate
Kroger’s commitment to food safety within the community.
• Ensure that food
safety training programs from Basic Food Safety to the Certified Managers
training programs are customized to be division specific and are up to
date. Provide Train-the-Trainer training to division training departments.
As needed, develop specialized food safety training programs.
• Lead in the
development and distribution of consumer food safety education materials
communication programs to keep merchandising, operations, and store
employees current in food safety & sanitation policies, procedures,
metrics, and training.
• Maintain a food
safety web page on the division’s web site, which includes corporate and
division policies, best practices, food safety resources, contact lists,
• Keep key division
personnel informed of the latest scientific, technical, and practical
developments in food safety and sanitation.
• Maintain a current
Certified Food Safety Professional certification.
• Continue an
aggressive personal development program to broaden the knowledge base and
skills necessary to accept greater levels of responsibility within the
• Perform the
essential functions of this position with or without reasonable
Some of the Leadership Behaviors needed to successfully
perform this position include:
• Puts the Customer
First - Anticipates customer needs, champion for the customer, and acts
with customers in mind, exceeding customers’ expectations, gain customers’
trust and respect.
effectively and candidly - Communicates clearly and directly,
approachable, relates well to others, engages people and helps them
understand change, provides and seeks feedback, articulates clearly,
actively listen. Achieves results through teamwork - Is open to
diverse ideas, works inclusively and collaboratively, holds self and others
accountable, involves others to accomplish individual and team goals.
• Leads through
positive influence - Demonstrates strong character; builds
partnerships; models a conscious balance between work and personal life;
takes personal responsibility for own development; role models leadership
qualities such as motivation, inspiration, passion and trust.
• Coaches and
develops others - Develops and cares about associates, builds effective
teams, helps people be their best, values and manages diversity, provides
candid and constructive feedback.
• Leads change and
innovation - Challenges the status quo, embraces technology, puts
forward creative ideas, champions and implements process improvements,
gathers the ideas of others, demonstrates good judgment about which ideas
• Executes with
excellence - Is action oriented, drives for results, sets clear
expectations and milestones, reviews progress, acts decisively, solves
problems, can be counted on to consistently meet or exceed goals.
• Provides clear
and strategic direction - Plans and organizes well, sets a clear and
simple course of action, stays focused on the most important priorities,
has the ability to visualize and plan for the future, understands the
industry and marketplace.
• Safety Awareness -Identifying
and correcting conditions that affect employee safety; upholding safety
Potential Career Path from this position:
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