Food Safety Manager #6018S at Prime Time International - Joe Produce | Produce Jobs, Produce Careers, Agriculture Jobs, Agriculture Careers

Food Safety Manager #6018S

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Job Description: 
Do you want to join a vibrant team of hardworking team players in a great culture and work environment, making a great living, while living in a beautiful place? If you are passionate about food safety and thrive in a team oriented, innovative environment then do not pass up looking into this job further. We are a leading grower, packer, shipper in search of a highly motivated, enthusiastic food safety professional to join our team, taking our successful food safety program to the next level. This position is fundamental in providing leadership and direction for a diverse employee group in our environment.
Looking for an individual who will work hard to manage a product and a team that he or she can be proud of. This position requires on-site representation and support in both Coachella and Oxnard locations as needed.  You can live in Coachella or Oxnard (or both!).
More than a quarter century ago, Prime Time International began the journey of becoming the largest year-round grower, packer, and shipper of premium quality colored peppers in the United States.  Known primarily as “The Pepper People”, Prime Time has in recent years become a major supplier of sweet mini peppers and asparagus, in addition to a wide variety of seasonal produce items – from vine-ripened tomatoes and sweet corn to watermelons and green beans. 
We use technologically advanced farming practices throughout the US and Mexico, combined with the operation of state-of-the-art packing facilities, to ensure delivery of the safest and best-tasting produce in the marketplace. 
Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • Managing the development, implementation and maintenance of food safety programs and activities
  • Ensure all relevant quality and regulatory requirements are compliant with customer food safety requirements and governing authorities such as FSMA, FDA, CDFA and USDA       
  • Program management including but not limited to policy development, verification for implementation, correction of any identified non-conformance, and maintenance of relevant documentation of all food safety related activities
  • Manage quality assurance staff to ensure alignment of business needs and conditions        
  • Conduct training and auditing of all Food Safety programs, regulatory compliance and facilitating food safety culture throughout the team and organization
  • Responsible for overall effectiveness and efficiency of food safety programs        
  • Manage coordination and cooperation with on-site audits performed by FDA, GFSI, USDA and/or independent customer auditors
  • Maintain compliance with all appropriate legal requirements, industry standards, while focusing on continuous process improvement
  • Oversee monitoring, verification, and validation activities to ensure that all products leaving the facility meet the facility Food Safety and Quality Plans
  • Maintain all registries as required by FDA, USDA and GFSI
  • Reassess Food Safety plan(s) whenever there is a change to program, process, procedure, specification, equipment, industry philosophy, technology, etc.
  • Food Safety expert with at least 5 years of management experience in a produce environment
  • Extremely knowledgeable in FSMA, Preventive Controls, Produce Safety Rule, HACCP, GMP, Sanitation, and quality and food safety programs required
  • Able to implement and maintain a HACCP based food safety plan
  • Strong leadership skills with experience managing and developing high functioning teams
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to influence all levels of plant personnel with diplomacy
  •  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence, effectively present information to individuals and groups including growers, customers, clients, sales, upper management, and other employees
  • Outstanding project management and planning skills       
  • Must have unwavering integrity, flexibility, dependability, ability to work within policy guidelines and ability to work independently
  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Microbiology, or a related discipline preferred     
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish ideal but not required

This Job has a $1,000 Referral Reward!

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