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What you'll do...
As a Supplier Food Safety Director, you will be responsible for leading the produce and FSVP/DI categories strategy development and maintenance. This includes partnership with the sourcing and technical development teams to approve and monitor existing and new suppliers.
The ideal candidate for the role will be a strategic, influential, and progressive food safety science leader with the ability to translate business challenges into actionable solutions in a highly complex, rapidly evolving environment. You are someone who builds trust and credibility and inspires associates across the business. You are action-oriented, resourceful, and approachable while also having the ability to influence and lead change, based on your deep scientific knowledge and network.
You'll sweep us off our feet if
Food Science, Microbiology or Chemical Bachelor's, or related degree
15+ years of experience in Produce or Agricultural Science. Solid external network in the Produce Industry
Strong knowledge in food safety systems/manufacturing processes. Advanced HACCP knowledge
Experience building and designing globally harmonized programs across multi-disciplinary businesses, each withunique physical and digital assets
Experience leading geographically dispersed teams and navigating a large, highly matrixed organization
You'll make an impact by
Attract, build, manage, and develop a talented, diverse, equitable and inclusive produce/FSVP food safety team
Represents the company before regulatory agencies, external organizations and suppliers and serves as a subject matter expert in the development of global corporate positions on food safety matters; articulates corporate positions to regulators and external agencies and directs involvement with regulators to ensure compliance with all legal requirements
Develops external relationships and alliances strengthening the company's reputation within the food safety and regulatory community and leads outreach meetings, ensuring that the company's programs, policies, procedures, and reports are communicated in a persuasive, accurate and understandable way and that sensitive data is protected
Develop and communicate Supplier Food Safety Strategic vision to manage risk and protect the brand with science-based approach via the Product Design Hazard Analysis (PDHA) process/desk audit and onsite assessment for Produce and FSVP categories
Responsible for implementing Supplier Management Standards for produce and FSVP categories as well as Walmart own manufacturing facilities where applicable. Work closely with the suppliers and the supply team. Ensuring supplier verification programs and parameters critical to food safety and associated regulatory compliance are appropriate.
Manage Produce information in internal and external Systems including but not limited to ProSpec, HIVE, FAS integration, Trade automation, Registrar Corp, Tracegains and AZZULE databases
Develop strategy, specifications, process and conduct internal, external audits, process validations review and risk assessment for higher risk product suppliers within the produce category
Supporting the supplier onboarding process, launch of new products, and reformulations by providing technical consultation to internal stakeholders for qualifying new, and existing suppliers within the Produce category
Primarily associated with microbiological, food safety, the role also needs to be able to be competent in the chemical toxicological hazard categories, including allergens, pesticides, as well as physical hazard control
Microbiological & Chemical testing program oversight:
Sampling and in process and finished product test protocols
Environmental Monitoring Plans if associated with Supplier CAPAs
Oversee supplier recalls internally with key stakeholders and externally liaising with Federal and State agencies
Oversee Food Safety related Complaints, investigations, and corrective actions from both customers, regulatory bodies, and stores
Reviews, monitors, and measures supplier food safety key performance indicators (KPI) by understanding food safety standards; determining appropriate action steps to ensure compliance as well as proactively predicting potential risks and developing mitigation alternatives
Facilitates engagement and appropriate communications with cross-functional teams (including Ethics & Compliance, Legal, Internal Audit, and key business stakeholders) to ensure a transparent and comprehensive compliance strategy consistent with business objectives
Training, education: Provision of content for consistent approach in science-based food safety education efforts
The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed in the role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. The full Job Description can be made available as part of the hiring process.
Benefits & Perks:
Beyond competitive pay, you can receive incentive awards for your performance. Other great perks include 401(k) match, stock purchase plan, paid maternity and parental leave, PTO, multiple health plans, and much more.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Walmart, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer By Choice. We believe we are best equipped to help our associates, customers and the communities we serve live better when we really know them. That means understanding, respecting and valuing diversity- unique styles, experiences, identities, ideas and opinions while being inclusive of all people.
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Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Business, Human Resources, or related field and 5 years' experience in compliance, ethics, legal, project management, or related area OR 7 years' experience in compliance, ethics, legal, project management, or related area. 3 years' supervisory experience. 4 years' experience using intermediate functionality of Microsoft Office.
Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.
CommunicationsMasters: Business AdministrationProject Management - Project Management Professional - Certification
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