Food Safety Program Manager

| Chicago
Summary of Responsibilities:
The Food Safety Program Manager 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 for developing internal policies and procedures to shape Home Chef’s Food Safety department, working with in-plant resources to ensure proper implementation and training of all food safety programs, and mitigating food safety risk.

Build food safety programs:

  • Develop an understanding of current state processes and procedures
  • Conduct a gap assessment based on objective (e.g., GFSI certification, standardization across plants)
  • Write future state policies and procedures and build tools/training materials to support implementation

Implement food safety programs:

  • Work closely alongside plant teams to implement new food safety programs or rollout changes to existing programs
  • Deliver training to plant FSQA teams related to program rollout
  • Manage communication with plant and corporate stakeholders regarding new or updated programs

Conduct food safety investigations and problem solving:

  • Monitor any food safety related customer complaints and lead internal investigation efforts
  • Support corporate and plant teams with ad hoc food safety analysis as requested
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications - The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability and/or other characteristics needed for this role. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities.

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in quality assurance, food safety, food distribution, food manufacturing, supply chain, or related field
  • HACCP certification and experience maintaining HACCP program strongly preferred
  • SQF Practitioner certification preferredPrevious experience with GFSI, SQF and USDA audits
  • Understanding of Food Safety regulations, laws, and best practices including those from FDA, USDA, and other state and local entities
  • Knowledge of food microbiology, food safety, and food defense
  • Experience developing, implementing, and maintaining food safety programs
  • Exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal skillsSelf-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
  • Completion of a two-year program such as an Associate degree
  • Sedentary (Lifting up to 10 pounds maximum and occasionally lifting and or carrying small items)

Perks and Benefits:
- Candidates can experience Home Chef as a customer - enter promo code PEOPLE30 for $30 off your first
order!
- Direct access to senior management – our leadership team works alongside our team members every day
- Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance
- Generous paid time off (PTO) policy
- 401k program
- 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
- Employee discounts for Home Chef meal kits
- Free lunch every Friday and snacks and beverages on hand every day
- Casual dress
Home Chef is an equal employment opportunity employer

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Location

Located in the iconic Wrigley building, our location offers the best of the Loop and River North. Close to transportation, restaurants & shops.

What are Home Chef Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
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!

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