Food Safety Manager Job Description

Food Safety Manager Job Description

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Food safety manager provides training, as needed, to the Food Safety staff and Plant employees, thus ensuring the highest standard of food safety practices are met.

Food Safety Manager Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Drives corporate food safety strategy at the project level to mitigate food safety risk through implementation of the field level risk based food safety preventive controls program
Serves as the lead for product recall communications, regulatory inspections, Global Food Safety Initiative audits, and for interaction with vendors on issues related to food safety
Conduct frequent and unscheduled food safety and sanitation visits to stores with particular emphasis on those locations with below average third party food safety survey results, evidence of pest problems, customer complaints, regulatory action, history of non-compliance or referral by other company associates or management
Ensure programs are developed, implemented and working to meet all food safety requirements
Assisting the project team by advising it on all aspects of food safety quality assurance and control in the operating environment
Developing instruction in the area of food safety within the operating company
Oversees the implementation of the requirements, policies, procedures, programs and training components of the food safety system
Support tracking and communicating the Food Safety Key Performance Indicators and working with project team stakeholders to seek continuous improvement in KPIs
Frequently partners with stakeholders from business development, operations, contracts, finance, procurement and HR to provide food safety leadership and subject matter expertise
Responds to request for proposal requirements as they relate to food safety

Food Safety Manager Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Food Safety Manager

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: HACCP, SQF, RM, REHS, FS, CP, PCQI, BRC, ASQ, GFSI

Education for Food Safety Manager

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the food safety manager job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Science, Microbiology, Education, Chemistry, Biology, Technical, Associates, Biological Science, Business, Manufacturing

Skills for Food Safety Manager

Desired skills for food safety manager include:

Food microbiology
Food safety
Food defense
Product traceability
Food safety regulations and the FDA Food Code
Perhaps as a food safety auditor
USDA
GFSI standards and how they relate to each other
Applicable regulations
CFIA

Desired experience for food safety manager includes:

Implementation, maintenance and review /continuous improvement of HACCP and Food
Graduate qualification in Health and Safety would be desirable
Able to work on own initiative in busy environment
Ability to challenge peers and managers
High level of attention to detail and accuracy in reporting
Facilitate the implementation of Quality Standards by ensuring the necessary training and support is made available to the department and other functional areas

Food Safety Manager Examples

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Food Safety Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a food safety manager. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for food safety manager
  • Ensure regulatory compliance with USDA, FDA, State and local authorities and act as division's primary liaison with these agencies
  • Manage vendor relationships to ensure food safety and raw material compliance specifications
  • Manage labeling compliance with USDA/FDA regulations
  • Responsible for developing strong major account relationships at all levels of management for the purpose of growing sales of MBD product lines in the assigned territory
  • Negotiates pricing and contract terms with customers
  • Develops a business plan for each key account assigned
  • Microbiology Division is committed to providing a barrier free work environment for all employees
  • Oversees creation and implementation of corrective action plans associated with resolving non-conforming issues as identified from audit processes
  • Creates internal reporting metrics/scorecards to determine production efficiency and influence of QA measure to improve product quality
  • Investigates large scale consumer complaints at owned-manufacturing locations to determine root cause and develops strategies to reduce complaint incidences
Qualifications for food safety manager
  • Demonstrated success in leading others - leads by holding self and others accountable
  • Must be able to draw on personal experience and apply own judgment to reach firm decisions
  • Coach the team members on GLP ( Good Laboratory Practices ) and work towards ISO17025 system
  • Track record of good performance over the past 2-3 year
  • O)Site Business continuity plan preparation and its effective execution at external site level
  • Solid understanding of QA methodology and processes
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Food Safety Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a food safety manager. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for food safety manager
  • Implementation of Food Safety Programs (HACCP, SQF)
  • Support of existing Food Safety programs through internal audits, recertification audit support, corrective actions
  • Assist and direct employees in meeting high quality and food safety standards in all plant operations
  • Establish and maintain a Food Safety performance measurement system in support of corrective action and improvement efforts
  • Guide cross-functional team for product demand planning, forecasting, pricing, financial analysis, and global marketing reviews
  • Identify and recommend product pricing opportunities by utilizing market research data and market factors, reviewing production and sales costs
  • Work closely with sales teams to develop programs to drive sales and market share
  • Developing and adjusting unit and dollar forecasts for all products as needed to assist in inventory control
  • Facilitates the document control program and reporting for system usage
  • Develops and fosters active working relationships with State/Local health officials in all states of responsibility to provide input into developing regulations and inspection processes
Qualifications for food safety manager
  • Technical competence in analytical chemistry or microbiology
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related area and 5+ years of experience in consultative business-to-business sales or business development
  • Proven ability to launch new services/products
  • Track record of driving change initiatives, and building team consensus
  • BS degree in science related field required
  • Minimum of 5 years QC/QA department experience in the food or beverage processing industry required
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Food Safety Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of food safety manager. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for food safety manager
  • Challenge existing practices and lead the implementation of new procedures and new food safety technology as appropriate
  • Assist the Quality systems Manager or Quality manager during audits with all associated Food safety / HACCP / Allergen requirements
  • Communicate relevant, non-conforming HACCP / Food safety issues to all managers and agree corrective actions within meeting structures
  • Knowledge of Food Safety System (BRC, IFS,) HACCP, GMP and hygiene standards
  • Handling of any Food safety non-conforming raw material or finished goods ensuring correct escalation to management and that corrective actions are closed out, inclusive of the HACCP review
  • Writing & training of food safety procedures to meet necessary BRC/customer accreditation requirements
  • Works with professional associations to promote Company interests
  • Monitor third-party sanitation and pest control providers in their day-to-day services to stores, communicating to them store needs for training, supplies and service
  • Review product recall bulletins for accuracy and completeness
  • Develop and foster active working relationships with State/Local health officials in all states of responsibility to provide input into developing regulations and inspections processes
Qualifications for food safety manager
  • Knowledge of GFSI standards preferred
  • Launch new products within assigned and prospect accounts
  • Develop, plan and implement strategic selling plans, qualify customer targets, achieve sales objectives including volume, profit and expense to key accounts
  • Lead the efforts to become a critical supplier for new products and new uses for current products, providing sustainable solutions for customers
  • Partner with R&D, customer insights, business development and sales management in the identification and delivery of new product ideas and collaborate on trends, innovative products, concepts, and product uses
  • Conduct business reviews with accounts and develop opportunities to penetrate accounts
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Food Safety Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of food safety manager. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for food safety manager
  • Work closely with the Food & Beverage and Supply Chain departments during new product development and second sourcing initiatives
  • Develop, implement and maintain a food and beverage recall process
  • Lead food and beverage recalls for BWLD brands
  • Travel to conduct onsite visits of high risk food and beverage suppliers and distributors
  • Maintain current and accurate records of all relevant communications, audits, inspections, corrective action plans and effectiveness monitoring for all approved and potential suppliers
  • Work closely with claims team on guest incidents related to suppliers
  • Develop controls for identified hazards based on science and risk-based principles for identified products
  • Perform risk analysis on new food items to determine inherent product risk
  • Responsible for monitoring of regulatory trends that may impact suppliers
  • Work with Supply Chain team to manage Supplier Letters of Guarantee
Qualifications for food safety manager
  • BA/BS or advanced degree in meat or food science or related degree preferred
  • Strong listening, negotiating and closing skills
  • Experience and ability to call on the highest level executives required
  • Project management and technical aptitude strongly desired
  • Located anywhere in the US and work remote
  • Experience in a food processing plant is preferred
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Food Safety Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a food safety manager. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for food safety manager
  • Serve as SQF practitioner backup for applicable plants (reference impacted plant(s) Quality/Compliance Manager job descriptions
  • Initiate training and team development
  • Responsible for Allergen management on site
  • Build strong relationships with the Senior Management & engineering team and support functions and contribute to all relevant improvement activities and projects on site
  • Carry out Audits in line with the internal auditing schedule and other audits required by the department GMP audits, Hygiene audits
  • Main responsibility for Environmental testing based on customer requirements & risk assessments working closely with the QSM and their direct reports
  • Evaluation of microbiological, allergenic and environmental results, creating reports with trend monitoring and the necessary action plans, RCA
  • Inclusion and updating Quality records
  • Provides leadership to regional team to resolve issues involving products, processes and personnel
  • To provide FSMA technical know-how to affiliates
Qualifications for food safety manager
  • Must be proficient using Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook
  • This position requires walking or standing for extended periods and working in environments at varying temperatures
  • This position requires an individual that is available to come to work during off-hours to address emergency conditions or other situations that may arise
  • Experience in conducting inspections, audits, and program reviews and familiar with third party inspection/audit models, preferred
  • Experiences with FDA and FSIS regulated foods or food ingredients, preferred
  • HACCP and FSMA trained

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