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Food Safety Manager – Washington
Posted by Jennifer Mazza, firstname.lastname@example.org
Position: Food Safety Manager
A well-established grower/shipper/packer is searching for a Food Safety Manager to join their team. The Food Safety Manager will be dedicated to ensuring the highest level of product integrity and food safety of our clients many products. This position is charged with the overall responsibility for the continued implementation and maintenance of a comprehensive Food Safety Program. The Food Safety Manager will attend all relevant Food Safety seminars and help implement revisions as necessary to achieve operational objectives of excellence in Food Safety. Responsibilities:
Facilitate continuous improvement of all food safety programs.
Develop and implement best practices for GAP, GMP, SSOP, HARPC and HACCP programs.
Familiar with SQF and Global Gap standards and certification.
Confirm Packinghouses audit corrective action plans are implemented.
Develop a relationship with key industry technical leaders, including Northwest Horticultural Council, NWFPA, IFPA, United Fresh Food Safety, PMA, Governmental agencies, Universities, etc.
Provide leadership and education relating to local, state and federal guidelines on produce safety.
Monitor compliance with FSMA rules and regulations on Domestic and Imported fruit which include:
Preventive Controls for Human Food
FSVP-Foreign Supplier Verification Program
Sanitary Transportation of Human Food
Review and Verify Packer Trace back/Recall procedures.
Respond to customer food safety related concerns and complaints with corrective action reports.
Assist (as needed) with governmental and customer third party audits.
Be the Food Safety “face” of the Company with retailers, wholesalers, and other customers.
Build confidence in the Company’s Food Safety Program.
Skills and Qualifications:
3 years of experience in food safety assurance within a manufacturing environment preferred.
Experience with audits at the packinghouse and/or grower level.
Ability to develop and deliver presentations and training seminars.
Data analysis and technical problem solving experience.
Experience with processing facility sanitation preferred.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Effective collaboration and relationship building skills.
Excellent problem solving and organizational skills.
Microsoft Office computer skills.
Knowledge of laws & regulations regarding Food Safety preferred.
Bilingual in Spanish preferred, but not required.
Salary: DOE, Medical Benefits, relocation assistance.
Please contact Jennifer Mazza, email@example.com