POSITION AVAILABLE:

JO 15673 Food Safety Manager
Specialty Pasta Manufacturer

Location:

Connecticut

Reports to:

COO/Executive Vice President

Department:

Quality Assurance

Salary Range:

$Competitive compensation package  based on your experience

Job Overview:

This role is responsible for managing the Quality Systems and Food Safety programs for the facility and ensures adherence to safe food practices and full compliance with all applicable regulations and customer requirements. Additionally, this role would be a significant technical resource to the Sanitation Team in regards to formulation and application of scientific methods to achieve effective sanitation. 

 

Duties &
Responsibilities:

·         Technical resource for the sanitation process i.e. in sanitary design of equipment, Environmental Monitoring Program, etc.

·         Implement, maintain, verify, validate and continuously improve the overall Quality Systems and Food Safety (Safe Quality Food - SQF) programs for the facility (i.e. HACCP, compliance to Food Safety policies, pre-requisite programs, and customer specifications).

·         Define the food safety and quality training needs of the organization; develop and/or approve training materials as warranted.

·         Coordinate Microbiology testing (product and environmental) to ensure compliance with customer requirements.

·         Communicate with relevant personnel information essential to the effective implementation and maintenance of the Food Safety (SQF) program.

·         Supervise and manage QA team activities, including continuous development of related technical skills:  QA Manager, 4 QA technicians, SQF coordinator, and HACCP coordinator.   

·         Effectively manage new product evaluations and shelf-life studies.

·         Organize and maintain shelf life evaluation records.

·         Format and maintain Organic specifications and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's), including Organic Certification requirements.

·         Monitor performance and ensure compliance of Food Safety and Quality Assurance Systems to ensure effectiveness and efficiency. Verify and validate changes made to Food Safety and QA programs.

·         Ensure timely review of food safety documents necessary for customer, regulatory and inspection submissions.

·         Responsible for Food Safety Document Control.

·         Host, conduct and/or supervise internal and external Food Safety and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) audits. Follow up with the development of corrective and preventive action plans.

·         Assist and/or lead in food safety / product quality complaint investigations.

·         Ensure compliance with all regulatory and customer food safety and quality requirements.

·         Communicate with other departments regarding actions taken to resolve non–compliance issues.

·         Other tasks as may be assigned by management from time to time.

Skills &
Competencies:

·         The ability to proactively achieve consistent superior/excellent Food Safety and GMP audit scores.

·         Insure creation and implementation of policies and processes to deliver a consistently clean and safe production facility.

·         The proven ability to maintain a sense of urgency and inspire similar behavior in subordinates.

·         The demonstrated ability to manage projects through to completion.

·         The ability to implement and maintain HACCP based Food Safety Plans.

·         Functional knowledge and experience in the application of SQF Standards a plus.

·         Good written and oral communication skills.

·         General computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office.

 

Experience & Education
Requirements:

·   College degree required (food science or related area preferred).

·   Must have completed HACCP training with a minimum of 3 years of HACCP and GMP experience.

·   Minimum of 4 years of Customer and 3rd party GMP and Food Safety audit experience.

·   Experience with master sanitation programs as it relates to Food Safety

·   Experience working with contracted outside 3rd party sanitation provider.

·   Bi-lingual skills a plus.

Contact:

Terri Sherman, Vice President-Industrial Foods, Ingredients & Flavors, Tom Sloan & Associates, tsherman@tsloan.com, 920-261-8890, Cell: 414-530-4171

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