Chicago, Illinois

Job Description

Job Summary
The Food Safety & Sanitation Manager oversees the execution of corporate and local company policies, procedures, and training elements in three key areas of responsibility to include food safety, food plant sanitation and occupational health and safety. The individual in this position will effectively work with division management to ensure that key food safety / sanitation / health & safety objectives and goals are achieved. This position reports directly to the Plant Manager with a dotted line report to the Director - Food Sanitation & Hygiene, Corporate Safety Director.


Essential Functions
Food Safety:
• Execute all corporate food safety related strategies, policies and procedures at the plant level. Effectively communicate and work with all related departments to identify food safety hazards and to effectively mitigate food safety risks.
• Manage and direct critical elements of the Food Safety Plan including preventive controls and prerequisite programs as they relate to sanitation and allergen control to include monitoring and verification activities.
• Routinely audit food safety practices to evaluate performance and compliance; provide objective feedback to plant management to address opportunities for improvement.
• Ensure compliance with local, state and federal food safety laws including applicable parts of the Code of Federal Regulations, FDA Food Code and Good Manufacturing Practices Regulations.
• Participate and assist in external auditing schemes such as GFSI - BRC / SQF requirements including various customer / 3rd party audit expectations. Analyze audit results; implement corrective actions as required to address audit nonconformances.

Food Plant Sanitation:
• Assist in the planning, supervising, and administration of sanitation programs, policies and practices designed to ensure plant cleanliness and regulatory compliance.
• Conduct effective, risk-based sanitation audits to identify gaps and improvement opportunities to ensure food safety and compliance with applicable regulatory requirements, company policies / procedures and customer expectations.
• Monitor, verify and validate equipment cleaning methods including recommendations to meet plant sanitation and microbiological objectives. Oversee plant sanitation and environmental pathogen control.
• Address sanitation requirements using Master Cleaning Schedules (MCS) and Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP). Conduct necessary training to address sanitation / hygiene / GMP compliance.
• Oversee and direct activities related to pest control including monitoring, recordkeeping, exclusion practices and treatment programs.

Occupational Health & Safety:
• Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local safety standards and regulations including industry best practices. Responsible for OSHA compliance and workplace safety including required training programs.
• Directs and assists with the investigation of workplace accidents/injuries and near-misses. Oversees the preparation of accident reports including root-cause analysis, identification of causal factors and recommended corrective actions. Oversees the implementation of corrective actions.
• Develop and maintain workplace safety procedures and policies, and design, develop and deliver related training to meet the needs and initiatives of the organization.
• Reduces workers’ compensation claims and associated costs through the prevention of workplace accident/injuries.
• Perform additional duties or assignments as needed.

Job Requirements

Required Knowledge and Experience
Required:
• Degree in Food Science, Microbiology, Environmental Health or related Science field.
• Minimum of 3 years’ experience in food plant operations, food safety, sanitation and or pest control.
• Strong knowledge of food safety systems and practices related to food hygiene, sanitation, SSOPs, GMPs.
• Experience with OSHA, EPA and other regulations and standards such as NFPA, NIOSH.
• Excellent team building, oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
• Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word/Excel) and Lotus Notes.
• Ability to work within a food plant environment without restrictions.

Preferred:
• Minimum two years supervisory / auditing / regulatory experience in a food manufacturing environment.
• Professional development - Certifications in Food Safety, HACCP and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
• Working knowledge of GFSI standards; internal or lead auditor certification (SQF, BRC, FSSC22000).

Newly Weds Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Minorities/Veterans/Females/Disabled

Newly Weds Foods will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States without assistance or support from Newly Weds Foods. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Chicago, Illinois

Our Customer-Focused Culture

At Newly Weds® Foods we know you have a choice when selecting a food ingredient supplier. That is why we’ve incorporated some very important resources into our business specifically to better serve you, the customer. Consider the following in choosing a food ingredient manufacturer that can best service your needs.

Privately-Owned Company

Newly Weds Foods, an over 1 billion dollar food ingredient company, offers you the resources for your company’s success. We are committed to making your needs the highest priority, not the board or the shareholders. We are also successfully doing business with companies of all sizes. Even the smallest operation can leverage our vast network of global locations, manufacturing efficiencies and purchasing power.

Additionally, we stand by the quality of our products, which minimizes your exposure to marketplace risk.

26 Manufacturing Facilities Around The World

With so many manufacturing facilities (16 in North America) under the Newly Weds Foods umbrella, we are always in close proximity to our customers. This business approach provides us and you with advantages in everything from communication to product development to transportation. Our industry leading commitment to a three day turn around on repeat orders is made possible by this number of locations, as well as our investment in capacity to stay ahead of customer volume demands.

Newly Weds Foods expands coverage as our customer base and their needs grow. We are currently supporting their business in over 80 countries and will continue to deliver the level of support they expect wherever their business takes them.

Multiple Lines And Capacity Covering All Product Categories Plus Standardization In Processes Across Our Manufacturing System

Newly Weds Foods’ manufacturing system purposely includes multiple production lines for each product type and locates lines for like product in several different plants. We have also standardized manufacturing processes so that product made at one facility mirrors that made at another. This approach allows us to move production seamlessly from one plant to another and facilitates your order delivery should any unforeseen event cause an interruption at one of our locations. Capacity is also critical in being able to provide this level of support. Therefore, availability of production volume is closely managed.

18 On-Site Research & Development Labs

Newly Weds Foods employs over 250 technical staff members around the world. This is truly one of the largest and most experienced in the industry and, all are ready to serve you. When you choose Newly Weds Foods we assign your project to a specific food scientist who will work with you all the way through the process from inception to delivering the final product.

This staff member will design a customized product to address your specific project requirements each time, and provide quality, on target samples within three days of project initiation.

Quality Is Paramount

Our size allows for global sourcing of ingredients to acquire the best possible products at an unmatched cost. We conduct supplier audits on a consistent basis around the world to assure quality & safety of raw ingredients, minimizing risk to you and your business. We maintain BRC “Superior” ratings across our entire manufacturing system.

Technical Service Team

Newly Weds Foods employs a staff of individuals with a combined technical & process skill set to make sure our products run perfectly on your equipment. They are capable of evaluating and making product and/or production line adjustment suggestions to accomplish this important goal.

Market Insights

We subscribe to multiple trend tracking and market database tools in order to stay in tune with product and marketplace activity. So products we develop for you are consistent with end user interest and demand. This means your projects can incorporate the latest trends based off of qualitative and quantitative data.

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