As a Sr. Manager I, Food Safety & Health, you will be responsible for the assigned food category 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.
Develop and communicate Supplier Management 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
Responsible for implementing Supplier Management Standards for the assigned category. 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 and managing Supplier CAPAs
Develop strategy, specifications, process and conduct internal, external audits, process validations review and risk assessment for higher risk product suppliers within assigned 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 assigned category
Managing supplier recalls internally with key stakeholders and externally liaising with Federal and State agencies
Manage 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.
Supports communication efforts to ensure leadership understanding of Food Safety risks
You’ll sweep us off our feet if…
You possess an undergraduate degree in Food Science, Microbiology or Chemical Engineering
You have at least 7 years' food safety supplier management experience, ideally within large, multinational corporations
You possess strong knowledge in food safety systems/manufacturing processes (GSSI, FSMA, etc.) and advanced HACCP knowledge
Expert communication/organizational skills both written and verbal
Ability to triage and prioritize tasks/activities between “day to day” and “continuous improvements”
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.
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Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Food Microbiology, Public Health, or related field and 4 years experience in food safety or quality assurance, including auditing food establishments/facilities, or related field.
Supervising AssociatesMasters: Biology, Masters: Food Science, Masters: Public Health
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