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Manager of Food Safety - Repack and Import Operations

Manager of Food Safety - Repack and Import Operations

Job ID 
1995
# Positions 
1
Location 
US-NJ-Gloucester City
Experience (Years) 
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Posted Date 
7/25/2017
Category 
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Overview

Wonderful Citrus is seeking a Manager of Food Safety - Repack and Import Operations for its Gloucester City, NJ location. Responsible for improving, managing, monitoring and verifying company’s food safety programs, in accordance with the company’s good manufacturing practices, policies, procedures, and federal and state requirements. The Manager will be required to implement programs and processes to ensure FSMA compliance proactively, in place and monitored frequently. Provide direct technical support and assistance, resolve technical issues, promote, implement, improving and monitor the food safety processes and systems, necessary to sustain company’s defined GSFI certification status. Ensure international producers meet the Foreign Supplier Verification Program requirements.

 

Wonderful Citrus is America’s largest integrated grower, shipper and packer of fresh citrus. Our citrus varieties can be found in the produce department of grocery stores across the country under the flagship consumer brands of Wonderful Halos mandarins and Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Texas Red grapefruit.

 

To learn more about Wonderful Citrus Company, its products and core values, visit www.wonderfulcitrus.com.

 

Responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance to New Jersey, Local Counties and federal food safety standards, including (but not limited to) FSMA, FDA, and USDA requirements.
  • Ensure that the company’s processes and systems are adequate to implement, achieve and maintain GFSI certifications (BRC, PrimusSQF, SQF or FSSC 22000 – accordingly company’s determination), in coordination with all company’s facilities and Food Safety teams.
  • Support in periodic HACPP reviews, implementation of FS/Quality data collection records, and implementing/maintaining necessary calibration programs for all lines of products.
  • Manage development, implementation, and maintenance of the quality systems.
    • Documentation system, claim investigations, corrective actions, and complaints.
    • Document control, internal auditing, and manage internal and external communication of quality information.
  • Establish an Outside Growers Certifications Program for foreign suppliers.
  • Work directly with other Regional Food Safety Leaders through a Steering Team that will enable cooperation of best practices and processes that can be implemented throughout the Wonderful Citrus enterprise.
  • Coordinate Food Safety Programs and initiatives within other Departments such as International Program Managers to ensure fully integrated Food Safety systems are in place throughout sourcing, external grower and packing processes.
  • Facilitate and coordinate efficient and effective Quality and Food Safety standards, in line with customer expectations and achieving company’s performance targets.
  • Develop employees knowledge of FS and Quality through periodic training, annual reviews, monitoring, and mentoring.
  • Conduct traceability exercises, mock recalls and provide necessary costumers follow ups related to eventual FS complains.
  • Support and mentoring of the sanitation group in order to improving sanitation and micro-testing programs in accordance with FS and Quality Standards needs.
  • Work closely with Operations, Quality and Sales teams in the areas of quality program management, inspection coordination, and testing requirements, including microbial testing and Pest Control programs eventually lab management.
  • Support implementation of necessary systems and databases, including but not limited to: document control, internal non-conformance tracking/resolution and SOP writing.
  • Support necessary internal quality assurance systems and maintain infrastructure system (e.g. QFSM- electronic data collection of CTQ and CTFS) to improve and support company growth and continuous improvement.
  • Maintain current knowledge of trends and changes affecting food safety and develop and recommend appropriate program changes, to ensure customers and governmental compliance.
  • Advising Operations management staff of any food safety issues in addition to presenting plausible solutions.
  • Lead FS internal audits (monthly, quarterly, and annual) including monitoring of internal CARs and associated reporting as required.
  • Maintain a team environment among department and supervisory staff.
  • Work and communicate directly with the VP of Quality and Food Safety -Wonderful to ensure continuity of processes and procedures are applied within the Wonderful Citrus operations.

 

Qualifications

  • Four-year degree (BA or BS), Food Science, Biology, Microbiology, Engineering (could be consider as well the candidate’s personal working experience at equivalent functions).
  • Previous experience in produce or food processing fields a must.
  • 5-7yrs experience in Quality Assurance or Food Safety management positions expected.
  • Operational level experience; driving quality assurance in a high-volume production environment is desired.
  • Must have proven experience and participation (at management level) at Production, Quality/FS and/or Sanitation areas, of successful implementations of GFSI’s approved certification schemas (BRC or SQF highly preferred).
  • Deep Understanding of GFSI certification standards (or other stringent certification schemes) requirements a must.
  • Experience in generating Food Safety and Quality documentation and reporting, including submitting and implementing corrective action plans.
  • Technical knowledge of quality and food safety systems, and Solid understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s).
  • Experience dealing with regulatory agencies audits (e.g.: USDA, FDA, etc).
  • Presentation and Communication with an Executive audience a must.
  • Proven ability to lead teams and initiate constructive changes without daily direction.
  • Computer proficient in Excel, Access, Word, etc…Capable of quickly learn and interact with structural Databases and programs (e.g.: Oracle OPM and specific Quality Software packages - QWB, QFSM, ChartRunner, etc).
  • Bilingual (Spanish) a plus.
  • HACCP trained.

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Strong leadership skills Strong verbal and written English communication skills
  • Strong implementation and execution skills
  • Good organizational and planning skills
  • Ability to be relatable, personable, and productive within a team environment
  • Strong Analytical skills

 

 

Wonderful Citrus is part of The Wonderful Company, a successful, fast-growing privately held $4 billion company with 7,300 employees worldwide. We’ve made Wonderful Pistachios one of America’s top-selling salty snacks. We’ve turned pomegranates and POM Wonderful into a worldwide phenomenon. Wonderful Halos is the No. 1 mandarin orange in America. FIJI Water is the No. 1 premium bottled water in America. JUSTIN Wine produces California’s top-selling luxury Cabernet Sauvignon. And Teleflora is the world’s largest flower delivery service.

 

The Wonderful Company has a long-standing commitment to corporate social responsibility, including more than $100 million invested in environmental technologies and sustainability research, nearly $50 million in charitable giving and education initiatives in 2015 alone, $30 million toward the construction of a new charter school campus in California’s Central Valley, and innovative health and wellness programs.

 

The Wonderful Citrus Company is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status or protected veteran status, ancestry, age or any other categories protected by law.