Senior Food Safety Manager - Remote

Trumbull, CT

Post Date: 05/10/2018 Job ID: 200.18DW Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage

Senior Food Safety Manager – Remote

This is an opportunity for a seasoned food safety manager to come in and hit the ground running, leading the development and implementation of food protection projects to meet company’s demanding needs.

This is a remote position, requiring no relocation.  However, there will be up to 50% travel to plants and corporate.

As the Senior Food Safety Manager, you will be responsible for development and implementation of food protection projects to meet company needs.  In addition, you will be directly involved in the following:

  • Develop and drive strategies to ensure conformance to environmental and finished product microbiological requirements
  • Ensure that the reporting of data and maintenance of records is documented. Also, ensure that interpretation of the data is correct and that the results are effectively communicated to supervising individuals and corrective actions are adequately documented and executed
  • Ensure products are commercialized in accordance with Food Safety standards. Position will be responsible to insure all corporate microbiological lab requirements are met
  • Provide guidance, train and develop the plant Food Safety resources using the principles of Coaching & Feedback and developing competency of those resources
  • Provide guidance, train and develop the plant microbiologists using the principles of Coaching & Feedback as well as the Competency Development Map for Microbiology
  • Write protocols, challenge studies, validations and reports to thoroughly document all activities, including C&S, laboratory, waste removal, and special research or investigation projects
  • Works with teams and various sites in regards to issues relating to Microbiology standards
  • Develop and drive strategies to ensure conformance to Pest Control, Sanitation and Food Protection requirements
  • Works with all suppliers (Finished Product Manufacturing, raw materials and packaging) to drive quality (Food Protection) upstream in the Supply Chain
  • Manage proactive research and government regulations on product safety
  • Investigating and reporting on food protection issues
  • Coordination of food protection issues with appropriate authorities in the Company, Government and customer base
  • Conducts new site Qualification Audits
  • Ongoing audits of all facilities to ensure compliance to Food Safety requirements
  • Coordinates the investigation of micro issues at the manufacturing sites
  • Develops and provides micro and food safety training
  • Develops Food Safety and Micro standard operating procedures
  • Ability to set priorities, utilize and coordinate resources and manage projects from start to finish
  • Develops and conducts Challenge and Validation Studies

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Damon Wickmann at dwickmann@cps4jobs.com.

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Requirements:

  • MS Food Science, Microbiology or related
  • Five to ten years’ experience in plant microbiology, environmental programs, pest control, cleaning or sanitation with a food manufacturing company
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes, GMPs, Food Safety, and Quality
  • HACCP, SQF, PCQI certifications
  • Knowledgeable in FSMA requirements
  • Solid understanding of sanitation concepts, chemical and the ability to work with cleaning chemical companies
  • Knowledge of process control and general food manufacturing principles
  • General knowledge of pest control procedures and requirements
  • Excellent training and presentation skills and the ability to explain food safety concepts to those not specialized in the field
  • Experience writing protocols and SOPs
  • Auditing manufacturing and material sites for food safety compliance

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Damon Wickmann at dwickmann@cps4jobs.com.

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Damon Wickmann
Technical Recruiter

I have always been an advocate of life and career strategy management.

I am also a 'Foodie' at heart and love recruiting for food and beverage companies.   

My background in education has provided me tools to support my passion for helping talented people with career advancement.   

I have transitioned from college advising to career recruiting where I combine that with my other passion - Food!

I recruit excellent people for the food industry and the science behind what we eat and drink.  This includes research and development in the lab through commercialization and the quality people behind the scenes that make it all happen.  I look forward to speaking with you soon.


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