Corporate Food Safety Director-18299
The Corporate Food Safety Director is responsible to support SUPERVALUís brand and quality image and ensure regulatory compliance by formulating
strategy and directing Food Safety and product recall programs and initiatives. The position is responsible to promote an end-to-end view of food safety
through integrating the food safety and sanitation programs across Retail and Supply Chain. Working closely with Merchandising, this key role will also
interact with operations to ensure policies, procedures, and training programs promote food safety and consumer protection. This includes comprehensive recall
and reclamation processes and communications associated with them.
Job Responsibilities and Accountabilities:†
- Direct company food safety and
sanitation efforts working with Banner, Merchandising and Supply Chain
Leadership to maintain compliance with Federal, State and local health
- Partner with merchandising and
quality assurance teams ensuring quality components of all corporate
branded items, including product specifications, new product
development, manufacturing performance, new vendor evaluation and
selection, and issue identification and resolution.
- Direct all aspects of the
Company recall function, ensuring regulatory compliance with FSMA and
COOL, consumer protection, efficient communication, and store execution.
- Direct activities in
establishing and executing an effective food defense plan within the
organization collaborating with Supply Chain and Retail Leadership teams.
- Investigate product quality and
compliance issues (i.e. tampering, adulteration, mislabeling, etc.) that
impact both fresh and manufactured products as they develop and are
reported by the media, customers, suppliers or regulatory officials.
Work with procurement and operations management to identify and plan any
corrective actions necessary. Assist media relations in developing
relevant, clear communications.
- Assist customer call center
operations related to customer food safety and quality assurance complaints.
- Maintain active working
relationships with all appropriate industry and regulatory bodies.
- ††††††††††† Bachelorís degree in Food
Science, Public Health, or related field required.
- 10+ yearís leadership
experience in food manufacturing or food retailing programs.
- Proven experience with
interpreting state and federal regulations, and maintaining working
relationships with industry and regulatory officials.
- Excellent written and verbal
communication skills, including presentation skills.
- Proven exceptional ability to
influence without authority.
- Ability to deal with conflict
in all levels and areas of the organization and work well with others to
- Must be willing to travel up to
Why Work for Supervalu?†
SUPERVALU Inc. is one of the largest grocery wholesalers and retailers in the U.S. with annual sales of approximately $17 billion. SUPERVALU
serves customers across the United States through a network of approximately 3,400 stores. Headquartered in Minnesota, SUPERVALU has approximately 35,000
employees. We know that bright, motivated people are the reason for our success. Because of our employees, weíve been providing the best service to our
customers for more than 135 years.
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