Food Safety Manager

Location: Bakery Manufacturing, HF Reed Industrial Pkwy, Oakwood, GA
Job Code: 625
# of Openings: 1


 Reporting to the Plant Manager, the Food Safety Manager supporting the company food safety and quality standards by leading the food safety and sanitation activities and ensuring safe and sanitary conditions at the King’s Hawaiian Bakery manufacturing facility.

Job Responsibilities:
•    As a core member of the plant leadership team, oversee all of the regulations, policies and procedures related to food safety, sanitation and hygiene
•    Help to develop, implement and enforce food safety standards, policies and programs; including, but not limited to the following tasks:
•    Addressing sanitation concerns with risk-based analysis
•    Pre-op inspections for cleaning effectiveness
•    Use of proper chemicals in compliance with OSHA
•    Sanitation record management
•    Routine testing and swabbing for microbial activity
•    Master Sanitation Schedule management
•    Labor management
•    Develops sanitation programs that address the additions of new production lines and expanding plant facilities
•    Coordinates all cleaning and pest control procedures, ensures that the facility is in compliance with the company, local, state and federal food sanitation standards
•    Works closely with the Plant Manager and Quality Assurance Manager to maintain plant procedures related to sanitation and food safety.
•    Manages good vendor relationships in the procurement of materials and services of pest control and sanitation companies
•    Understands and complies with all applicable regulatory requirements, including FDA, USDA, State and Local government
•    Understands all environmental, safety and HAZCOM aspects of the position
•    Participates as a member of the HACCP, SQF, and other food safety committees
•    Follows all safety guidelines and active member of the facility safety team
•    Reviews and identifies talent to meet staffing needs
•    Lead a team of supervisors, foremen and food safety technicians.
•    Coordinates the Sanitation team to ensure compliance with the company's Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP) and environmental monitoring program, through daily monitoring, verification and validation of such activities. 
•    Monitors and verifies good sanitation best practices are adhered to by sanitation associates   
•    Meets regularly with direct reports to set goals and monitor progress toward goals.
•    Gives ongoing feedback and conducts formal performance evaluations in a timely manner
•    Delivers or provides for training and resources required for direct reports to perform their roles.
•    Oversees the training of plant personnel in proper methods and procedures for cleaning production equipment systems.
•    Oversees and trains plant supervisors and managers on plant worker hygiene policies and procedures.The responsibilities associated with this job will change from time to time in accordance with the Company’s business needs.  More specifically, the incumbent may be required to perform additional and/or different responsibilities from those set forth above.

Skills/Work Experience:
•    A minimum of 5 years of food safety & sanitation supervisory/management experience in a food or beverage manufacturing industry
•    Bachelor Degree preferred or equivalent experience
•    Certified third party sanitation certification preferred
•    Knowledge of basic microbiology, OSHA compliance, food laws, pest control,  HACCP, and food industry technical procedures
•    Organizational and leadership skills; able to work with cross functional departments within the organization
•    Possess excellent critical and analytical thinking capability
•    Strong written, verbal and presentation communication skills
•    Computer proficiency (Excel including graphing, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
•    Ability to lift or move up to 50 pounds and flexibility in work schedule when required


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