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Jobs- Chelsea Milling Company - Food Safety & Audit Manager

posted (10/24/2017)

Job Title:
Food Safety & Audit Manager

Chelsea Milling Company,13653 Seneca Ct.

Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level

Employment Type:

Job Description:
The Manager of Food Safety and Audits is responsible for leading and managing the Food Safety Program at Chelsea Milling Company. The position supports management and employees in all aspects of the business to ensure our food is kept safe and to prevent food safety related issues before they occur. This position involves conducting audits of our vendors and suppliers to verify compliance with our company requirements and expectations. He/she verifies that the food safety program is comprehensive and makes changes as needed. He/she promotes food safety awareness and a culture of commitment to food safety. He/she provides guidance to all employees on matters relating to food safety.

• Lead the Food Safety Team.
• Manage the Food Safety Plan.
• Provide guidance of the FSSC 22000 standards and FSMA regulations.
• Review 3rd party supplier audit reports (i.e. GFSI).
• Assist plant personnel in the investigation, root cause analysis and corrective actions of food safety related issues.
• Conduct Food Safety Training (usually two times per year).
• Manage the Internal Food Safety Audit Program.
o Train and certify adequate internal food safety auditors to ensure an adequate number of audits are conducted at the appropriate frequency.
o Schedule and assign audits to internal auditors.
o Verify audit schedule is being followed.
o Accumulate non-conformances into an “action item” list, to be used as a follow-up tool with responsible internal parties.
o Assist responsible internal parties in working toward sustainable corrective actions that address root causes.
o Appropriately follow-up on those action items that are not addressed in the determined timeframe.

• Manage the External (Supplier/Vendor) Food Safety Audit Program
o Facilitate Vendor Performance Team Meetings.
o Work with Purchasing, R&D, Quality, and others in the Chelsea Milling organization, maintain a 3-month schedule that appropriately prioritizes audits.
o Maintain a ‘master’ audit tracking mechanism that acts as a reference for others in the organization. This would track the most recent audit date, audit results, next scheduled audit, etc.
o Develop strong, transparent relationships with vendor/supplier personnel to ensure free & open communication regarding any processing or ingredient changes, or potential food safety concerns.
• Carry Out Vendor/Supplier Audits, which may include food processors, packaging facilities, storage facilities, and distribution centers.
o During site inspections, evaluate compliance with Chelsea Milling Company food safety standards, regulatory requirements, and Good Manufacturing Practices.
o During audits, note strong points, non-conformities and improvement opportunities. Suggest actions by which the audited organization can continually improve and enhance performance to ensure compliance with CMC food safety requirements and expectations.
o Using a standard CMC food safety audit report template, complete an audit report, noting strong points, non-conformities and improvement opportunities.
o Conduct a wrap-up meeting with key personnel of the audited organization to communicate findings/results of the inspection, using the completed audit report as a guide for the discussion.
o Follow up with audited organizations in a timely manner to verify that effective corrective actions are implemented for all noted deficiencies and that the root causes are addressed in a determined timeframe.
o Re-audit organizations, as needed, to verify implementation of corrective actions.
• Conduct himself/herself in a professional manner, including appearance and demeanor.
• Must be able to be away from home and willing to travel by car and/or airplane. Estimated travel can be up to 50%.

Minimum Requirements:
• At least 10 years of food manufacturing Quality Control and/or equivalent food safety experience.
• At least 10 years of experience conducting food safety audits.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Sciences (biology, chemistry, food science, etc.), Engineering, or Business Administration, or equivalent experience.
• Experience in auditing facilities that produce oils/fats and dry goods is preferred, but not required.

• Understanding of food manufacturing including, but not limited to: Good Manufacturing Practices, Standard Operating Procedures, pest management, sanitation, personal hygiene, food defense, traceability and recall, training, allergen control program, labeling, microbiological testing, receiving, storage, and distribution.
• Stays up-to-date on federal and state food regulations.
• Training Certificates in:
o FSMA Preventive Controls for Human Food.
• Knowledge of FSMA Regulations / GFSI standards.
• Possess excellent verbal communication skills and good writing abilities.
• Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office Word and Excel.
• Maintain a valid passport and current driver’s license.
• Must be physically able to safely ascend to heights, can bend, crawl and move safely and freely around machinery and buildings without assistance.
• Ability to adapt and be flexible within a changing work environment.
• Be open and flexible to perform other assigned duties when not inspecting facilities.
• Able to work independently from a remote location.
• Able to prepare inspection notes and reports without assistance.

Additional Requirements:

How to Apply:
send email to Tom Parr

Listing Submitted By:Thomas Parr

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