Food Safety Program Manager

| Chicago
Home Chef is a rapidly growing meal kit delivery service, fueled by our customer-first mentality and incredible team. Our plant-based crew is the lifeblood of our organization, operating in a supportive environment that allows the workplace to feel like a home away from home. Our work product is a testament to what collaboration, heart, and hustle can accomplish when combined. If you’re ready to be part of the action, we’re ready to connect with you. There are no limits to where we can go together.
The Food Safety Program Specialist is responsible for providing proactive leadership and instruction in the area of Food Safety across the Home Chef operating network. This position is responsible for mitigating food safety risk by helping to develop internal policies and procedures, working with in-plant resources to ensure proper implementation and training, and auditing for compliance. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION

  • Developing and executing written food safety and sanitation policies, procedures and training
  • Conduct routine internal audits of all Home Chef production plants to ensure compliance to the Corporate Food Safety program
  • Executing HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) plan and prerequisite programs (sanitation, pest control, environmental testing, GMPs, etc.)
  • Working with production facilities to conduct root cause analysis and developing action plans for food safety non-conformances and customer complaints
  • Tracking completion of action plans for regulatory and internal inspection non-conformances
  • Partner with current and future suppliers and supply chain team to ensure adherence to approved supplier program
  • Ability to travel a minimum of 30% of the time
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum Associate’s degree in food science, food technology, microbiology or related field. Preference will be given to candidates with a Bachelor’s degree (Food Science, Animal Science, Biological Science or related)
  • In lieu of an Associate’s Degree, a combination of education and experience may be considered, provided that the candidate has demonstrated technical proficiency in the areas of food safety, food microbiology, food chemistry, animal science, biology, food defense, bacteriology, food processing technologies, and/or food regulations & policy
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in quality assurance, food safety, food distribution, food manufacturing, supply chain, or related field
  • HACCP certification preferred
  • SQF Practitioner certification preferred
  • Understanding of Food Safety regulations, laws, and best practices including those from FDA, USDA, and other state and local entities
  • Basic knowledge of food microbiology, food safety, and food defense
  • Previous experience with GFSI, SQF and USDA audits
  • Exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter who is results-oriented, resourceful, and takes initiative
  • Capable of handling multiple responsibilities
  • Demonstrated ability to embrace change and learn quickly in a fast-paced environment

Perks and benefits:- Candidates can experience Home Chef as a customer - enter promo code PEOPLE30 for $30 off your first order!- Medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance available- Paid holidays, sick time and vacation time- 401k program - Flexible spending accounts for qualified medical, dependent care, parking, or transit expenses Home Chef is an equal employment opportunity employer

Read Full Job Description

Location

Located in the iconic Wrigley building, our location offers the best of the Loop and River North. Close to transportation, restaurants & shops.
400 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

What are Home Chef Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided

Additional Perks + Benefits

Direct access to senior management – our leadership team works alongside our team members every day. Flexible spending accounts for qualified medical, dependent care, parking, or transit expenses. Free water taxi, discounted gym membership, and daily bike storage for Wrigley building employees. Cold brew coffee on tap at no charge (Wrigley office location). Employee discounts for Home Chef meal kits. Candidates can experience Home Chef as a customer - enter promo code PEOPLE30 for $30 off your first order!

More Jobs at Home Chef31 open jobs
All Jobs
Data + Analytics
Design + UX
Dev + Engineer
HR
Marketing
Operations
Product
Project Mgmt
Sales
Content
Data + Analytics
new
Chicago
Operations
new
Chicago
Product
new
Chicago
Data + Analytics
new
Chicago
Data + Analytics
new
Chicago
Data + Analytics
new
Chicago
Marketing
new
Chicago
Developer
new
Chicago
Developer
new
Chicago
Marketing
new
Chicago
Product
new
Chicago
Marketing
new
Chicago
Operations
new
Chicago
Operations
new
Chicago
Data + Analytics
new
Chicago
Project Mgmt
new
Chicago
Operations
new
Chicago
Data + Analytics
new
Chicago
Operations
new
Chicago
Operations
new
Chicago
Data + Analytics
new
Chicago
Design + UX
new
Chicago