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Food Safety Manager – California
Posted by Tami Lister, TLister@producecareers.com
Well-established produce distributor and exporter in Los Angeles has a great opportunity for a food safety expert to oversee the food safety and quality assurance programs for the organization.
This role will be working with a wide array of fresh produce commodities and ensuring compliance with standards and regulations. Must have a strong knowledge of HACCP and FSMA; detail oriented, process-driven and honest; able to communicate, train, and instruct staff for warehouse safety and protocol.
Responsibilities and Functions Include:
Committed to the Company’s values.
Facilitate continuous improvement of all food safety programs.
Update and complete vendor approval program.
Pass annual audit, conduct mock audits, work with management on any issues.
Complete training for team members.
Ensure quality evaluations of inbound and outbound product, including documentation and reporting, for a wide array of fresh produce commodities.
Ensure compliance with standards and regulations, including HACCP and FSMA.
Update documents, manuals, programs, policies, and ensure documents are consistently up to date.
Provide leadership and education relating to local, state and federal guidelines on produce safety. Stay current with requirements, regulations, trends.
Maintain database for supplier’s compliance documentation. GMP, GAP, Social Responsibility, among others.
Immediately communicates with management regarding processes or product not meeting standard requirements and work together to resolve problems.
Work with vendors and company personnel to resolve quality and food safety issues.
Performs other related duties as required or assigned.
Skills and Qualifications Desired:
Bachelor’s degree in food or agricultural sciences or related field or equivalent experience
Minimum of 3 years of Food Safety experience.
Experience with audits at the distribution and/or grower level.
Comprehensive knowledge of HACCP, FSMA.
Able to work unsupervised and manage independently.
Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to identify and resolve problems independently and with sound judgement.
Ability to consistently demonstrate accuracy, thoroughness and dependability.
High degree of organizational skills, including the ability to coordinate multiple priorities.