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Warehouse Safety / Quality Manager

KeHE Distributors, LLC

This is a Contract position in Lexington, KY posted November 14, 2022.

Overview: Good people, working with good people, for our common good.Sound good?KeHE-a natural, organic, specialty and fresh food distributor-is all about “good” and is growing, so there’s never been a more exciting time to join our team.

If you’re enthusiastic about working in an environment with a people-first culture and an organization committed to good living, good food and good service, we’d love to talk to you Primary Responsibilities: KeHE Distributors, LLC is looking for Food Safety & Quality Assurance Compliance Manager candidate whose primary objective is to oversee and improve KeHE’s food safety programs, including, but not limited to, ensuring KeHE’s procedures and operations are efficient and meet or exceed all food safety standards, meet third party and customer requirements, and comply with government regulations and quality standards.The candidate for this position will oversee and monitor all aspects of Food Safety/Defense and Quality Assurance (including recall procedures), Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), Standard Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP’s), Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP), Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), Preventive Controls, and Food Defense Plans.

Essential Functions: Execute and routinely update all corporate food safety related strategies, policies, and procedures; maintain open communication with all related departments to address the identification of food safety hazards and process improvement opportunities.Establish, conduct, and oversee FSQA internal and/or third party GFSI scheme audits of high-risk suppliers and co-packers to ensure FSMA, FDA, and USDA compliance.Develop, maintain, and continuously improve departmental policies, standard operating procedures, work instructions, templates, and other required documents.Conduct calibrations and perform preventive controls monitoring in multiple areas, including, but not limited to wash water, temperature, allergen control, environmental, metal detection, and sanitation.Ensure compliance with applicable food safety regulatory requirements (Federal, State/Provincial and, Local) including USDA, FDA, FSVP, and Importing.

This extends to product label review, approval, and creation to comply with applicable food safety regulatory requirements (Federal, State/Provincial and, Local) for ingredients, allergens, country of origin, and nutrition information for KeHE’s private label products.

This also extends to food safety regulatory programs for KeHE’s transportation of food products on KeHE’s private fleet.Use the document control system to collect, maintain, and update corporate standard operating procedures, policies, and templates for all Food Safety related records.

Respond to customer requests for information regarding product specifications and/or food safety for products purchased or re-packed.Manage product recalls and withdrawals, including during 24/7 night and weekend.

Conduct traceability during product recall process to ensure timely communication and execution of product recalls and completion of related Minimum Requirements, Qualifications, Additional Skills, Aptitude: Education: Bachelor’s degree in Food Science or related fieldExperience: Minimum 3-5 years of food industry background/experience with food safety/quality knowledge requiredExperience with FSMA, HACCP plan design, measurement, documentation, & training requiredExperience in a food manufacturing and/or distribution environment, preferredOther Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: HACCP and PCQI certifiedAuditor certification strongly preferredDemonstrated knowledge with FDA (FSMA) & USDA regulatory requirements and food safety systemsDeep understanding of developing standards, managing processes, methods, and procedures, improving processes, dealing with complexity, and problem solvingExcellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize requiredStrong interpersonal skills required, including the ability to relate and positively influence at all organizational levelsTechnical understanding, and reporting research results Work Environment/Other information: Warehouse/office environmentTravel is requiredFull BenefitsPlease provide cover letter with resumeJob Type: Full-timeWork authorization: United States (Required) Equal Employer Opportunity Statement: KeHE Distributors provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion or faith, sex, gender, age, ancestry, national origin, mental or physical disability or medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other category protected under federal, state, or local law.

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