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Field Food Safety Manager

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Date: May 10, 2022

Location: US

Company: Bonduelle

What if your job had a real impact? 

By joining Bonduelle, the world leader in ready-to-use plant-based food, you are deciding to make a positive and sustainable impact on yourself, others, and the planet. You will play an active part in our mission: "inspire the transition toward a plant-based diet to contribute to people's well-being and planet health". Bonduelle is a family-run company of 14,600 people which provides over 100 countries with vegetables. 

Well established in the United States, our business unit includes 4 production facilities with more than 3,200 associates. We process fresh vegetables, salads and meal solutions with our own brands: Ready Pac Foods®, Bistro®, Ready Snax®, Cool Cuts® and Bonduelle Fresh Picked™. Join us at Bonduelle to start an adventure where people come first and contribute to a better future through plant-based food!

 

Position Summary:
Ready Pac Foods has an immediate full-time position for an enthusiastic, hard-working Food Safety Manager. This is an excellent opportunity to join a large, industry leading food processor, Salinas-based shipper.

 

Under the direction of the Sr. National Manager of field Food Safety, the position is responsible for compliance of all food safety policies and regulations with our leafy green and vegetable suppliers. The successful candidate will have the ability to multi-task and take part in multiple tasks and multiple projects. Responsibilities include developing, maintaining, and validating all food safety policies and procedures, including but not limited to internal programs.

 

This position requires 5+ years of experience in the food industry or similar, knowledge of GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative standards), GAP and LGMA standards, and knowledge of compliance requirements for fresh produce including Produce Safety Rule and all other aspects of FSMA.

 

What you will Do:

  • Responsible for conducting food safety audits of agricultural vegetable and fruit operations at various fields.
  • Manage Westcoast field food safety team (Food safety specialists and field food safety samplers) reporting directly to this position.
  • Ensure compliance with all Federal, State, and local regulations, including the provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
  • HAACP analysis and the development, implementation, and validation of food safety protocol, including that of commodity-specific guidance, in the field, and at harvest.
  • Interactions with growers to ensure practices comply with Food Safety standards.
  • Ensure all company food safety policies; SOP’s and SSOP’s are being followed.
  • Implementation of policy and procedures to meet the requests of customers.
  • Organize and lead food safety team meetings, including follow-up on identified deficiencies.
  • Represent Ready Pac on any Third party or LGMA audit.
  • Maintaining necessary compliance paperwork related to food safety and organic programs.
  • Conduct food safety and sanitation training.
  • Train and effectively communicate food safety policies to all company employees and growers.
  • Develop and help to establish sanitation programs/standards that are consistent with GFSI standards, GAPs and Current Good Manufacturing Practices and all Federal, State and Regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure sanitation requirements are maintained in all areas of the cooling facility.
  • Conduct internal audits based upon multiple audit schemes; develop and implement corrective action plans.
  • Monitor food safety alerts on an ongoing and regular basis and forward to management, as appropriate.
  • Attend site leadership meetings to report and help drive continuous improvement in sanitation, food safety, quality, and preventative maintenance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bilingual English & Spanish
  • Basic computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Google Suite.
  • Knowledge of (GFSI) Global Food Safety Initiative standards.
  • Expert on CA and AZ LGMA growing food safety requirements.
  • Knowledge of compliance requirements for fresh produce.
  • Ability to travel within California and Arizona. 
  • Occasional travel throughout Florida, New Jersey, Canada, and Mexico.

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Relocation to Arizona November- March (Preferred)
  • Competencies - Ability to work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines; ability to analyze, understand and solve problems; teamwork; and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and collaborate up and down the organization
  • A proven track record of results with a bias for action
  • A passion for learning and a craving to work in a fun culture
     

Bonduelle Fresh Americas requires its employees to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19, where allowable under the law, unless they are approved for a reasonable accommodation. If you are unable to provide proof of vaccination, you will be required to provide proof of a COVID test on a weekly basis

 

Bonduelle Fresh Americas is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe in hiring individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to create a workforce that truly reflects our communities. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to veterans and individuals with disabilities or special needs during the application process and employment. If you need assistance, please contact us at (626) 856-8686 or bfa-info@bonduelle.com.