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Manager, Food Safety

Company: Canon Virginia, Inc
Location: Newport News
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

The Food Safety Manager implements and maintains food safety policies and procedures for maximum operating efficiency and compliance; manages and develops direct reports for optimum performance.

Core Functions:

- Responsible for performance and activities of direct reports to include allocation of workload, goal setting, coaching, training and providing continuous feedback. Oversees and provides clear direction on assigned work.
- Develops personnel to ensure efficient and highly skilled workforce to meet the department and organizational goals/activities; recommends training, assigns projects, and provides other avenues for employee development opportunities; provides constructive feedback and coaching to members when necessary to encourage professional development.
- Assigns or delegates responsibility for specific projects, tasks or assignments; provides clear direction and continuous feedback, resolves problems, prepares work schedules, establishes objectives and sets deadlines to ensure completion of operational functions.
- Promotes teamwork and collaboration between subordinate employees to promote knowledge sharing and increase department morale.
- Conducts performance management activities, counsels, and advises subordinates concerning performance. Monitors and documents employee performance for annual performance review.
- Initiates, recommends, and approves personnel actions such as hires, promotions, transfers, and discharges for area of responsibility based on departmental/organizational needs.
- Works with recruiting during the hiring process (i.e. reviewing resumes, participating in interviews, providing timely feedback, etc.); acclimates new hires; assigns, directs and evaluates their work; provides continuous feedback.
- Adheres to all state and federal employment laws.

Essential Functions:

- Acts as the PCQI (Preventive Controls Qualified Individual) for the facility.
- Manages other personnel and lab testing members as appropriate and insures required certifications are maintained.
- Creates, validates and maintains the Food Safety Plans for all food products.
- Ensure that all Food Safety Plans are reviewed per procedure.
- Ensures that processes and procedures are in place to ensure food safety.
- Performs training for the facility.
- Manages environmental control plans for the facility.
- Oversees the bioburden program.
- Performs food safety audits as required.
- Prepares and provides updates to Management.
- Acts as the Regulatory Representative for Food products.
- Maintains FDA and State Certifications.
- Ensures compliance with all safety regulations and ISO standards.
- Confirms Foreign Supplier Verification activities.
- Develops Food Defense Plans.
- Develops/implements methods for product testing.
- Responsible for coordinating environmental testing; reviews and approves results.
- Evaluates current procedures and practices of the department in order to develop and implement process improvements. Develops and implements profit-making and/or cost-saving ideas.
- Coordinates activities of the department with interrelated activities of other departments in order to complete projects that meet company objectives.
- Determines tactics for meeting operational objectives and mobilizes resources accordingly.


- Bachelor's Degree in Food Science, Biology or Microbiology preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience and 10+ years' experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment, and 2-5 years supervisory experience.
- Strong analytical and communication skills (both written and verbal).
- HACCP and PCQI Certifications
- Certified in Food Defense
- Experience with Food Safety GFSI Certification Schemes ISO 22000 required.
- Ability to effectively manage teams.
- Expert understanding of qualifying engineering sciences.

Keywords: Canon Virginia, Inc, Newport News , Manager, Food Safety, Executive , Newport News, Virginia

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