- 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
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