Microbiology Food Safety Manager in Topeka at Apple & Associates

Date Posted: 2/15/2018

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Our client is a major worldwide consumer products company, ranked in the Fortune 200. Indeed.com identified them as one of 25 of the biggest and brightest corporations that are going the extra mile to help employees achieve the elusive “work-life balance.” Fortune Magazine identifies them as one of the top 50 World's Most Admired Companies.
Position Summary:
This key corporate food safety position plays a critical part by participating in strategic planning & addressing major Company quality initiatives.
The Associate Manager is responsible for ensuring food safety integrity through the development, management and improvement of the food safety programs (GMPs, HACCP, Pre-Requisite Programs, Cleaning and Sanitization, Environmental Control, Finished Product Release and other food safety and microbiological support) for all manufacturing sites.
Primary responsibilities:
  • Lead corporate microbiological training programs
  • Accountable for the reporting of food safety and microbiological data
  • Provide guidance to Product Development on microbiological risk
  • Provide leadership to plant food safety teams concerning Quality Standards & FDA Food Safety Modernization Act.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to improve food safety controls across the Supply Chain.
  • Develop tools and provide training for all food safety initiatives and programs
  • Lead food safety validation initiatives
  • Lead root cause analysis and CAPA for all food safety issues.
  • Responsible for food safety leadership during audits at raw material suppliers and contract manufacturers.
Basic qualifications include: 
  • Master of Science (Microbiology, Food Science or related scientific field)
  • 7+ year’s experience in human food or pet food quality & manufacturing with a focus on microbiological control
  • Supervisory or managerial experience
  • Ph.D in Microbiology, Food Science, or related scientific field preferred


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