Corporate Sanitation Manager
Location: Los Angeles, California
- The Corporate Hygiene Manager position is responsible for providing leadership and technical expertise in the development and maintenance of effective Sanitation programs and supporting Environmental Management for the manufacturing plants.
- Support processing and storage locations while assuring compliance with company policies, FDA/USDA, state and local regulatory requirements, as well as SQF and Organic/Kosher/Gluten Free/ Non-GMO certifications.
- This position has specific responsibility to standardize and continuously improve the business practices, programs, and cleaning processes for all manufacturing, processing and storage sites.
- Work cross-functionally and collaboratively with Central Technical, Quality Assurance/Technical Managers, Plant Sanitation, Supply Chain, Engineering, Maintenance, Planning) and Sanitation Services and Chemicals Contractors.
- This individual will be a key member of the leadership team and will help influence senior management on alignment of strategies, annual objectives and project plans.
- Other duties may be assigned.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Review and approve all RCA investigations for positive results in EMP at all facilities.
- Review all plant scorecards for Sanitation on a monthly basis.
- Establish and maintain a uniform sanitation program throughout USA manufacturing sites.
- Partner with Enterprise Food Safety and Plant Sanitation Managers to develop and implement a Master Sanitation Schedule for each facility and audit functions to ensure compliance and documentation of results. These schedules will be routinely audited and annually reviewed by the Group Hygienist and adjustments will be made as needed.
- In conjunction with Food Safety, monitors and verifies the effectiveness of the sanitation processes through daily post sanitation (pre-op) inspections.
- Develop processes to ensure compliance with all Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP’s), Sanitation Operator Work Instructions (SOWI’s), Sanitation Checklists and forms, and Master Sanitation Schedules (MSS).
- Partner with Human Resources and Plant Sanitation Managers to design and implement succession planning and leadership development strategies.
- Work closely with Plant Sanitation Managers to institutionalize employee/skill development through formal training programs and coaching. Training will include but is not limited to: personal safety, personal protective equipment, chemical safety, lock-out tag-out, food safety, GMP’s, sanitation principles, COP and CIP systems, SSOP’s and SOWI’s.
- Working with the Plant Sanitation Managers, troubleshoot sanitation and quality issues at the plant level. Identifies and implements necessary and appropriate corrective measures.
- Partner with Food Safety, Plant and Sanitation Managers, Sustainability Manager and Sourcing to review and evaluate cleaning chemical supplier’s performance including services offered (training, technical support, innovation, cost saving opportunities, sustainability efforts (with opportunities for revenue generation), problem solving& troubleshooting).
- Develop and maintain strong working relationships with chemical vendors and suppliers in order to maintain and optimize external support of the facilities.
- Assist development of goals and objectives implementation of Sanitation KPI’s for each manufacturing site and monitors results.
- Provide technical expertise and guidance on capital projects to Operation’s and Engineering teams for sanitary design and functionality of facilities (process flow, fit and finish), equipment and sanitation systems.
- Review schedules and resources with Plant Sanitation Managers to optimize the workload for maximum efficiencies while minimizing contaminations and downtime of Operations. This includes exploring opportunities to design sanitation practices& processes into operational job function where possible.
- Investigate and keep abreast of new innovations, technologies and practices in sanitation to improve sanitation efficiency and or effectiveness including reducing resources (manpower, supplies, chemicals, water, energy).
- Participate in new line installations and/or purchases to ensure that new equipment can be properly and efficiently cleaned.
A Bachelor’s degree in Food Science and Technology Microbiology or a degree in a related field from a four-year college or university; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
- Minimum 10 years of leadership experience in food manufacturing with demonstrated experience/achievements in Sanitation.
- Demonstrated experience, strength, and in-depth knowledge of Environmental Monitoring programs within the food industry.
- Demonstrated experience, strength, and in-depth knowledge of sanitation, pest control and plant manufacturing systems.
- Thorough knowledge of HACCP, GMPs, food manufacturing sanitation standards.
- Must have strong food safety and microbiology background in relation to pest control, pathogen & allergen control, spoilage and plant sanitation including knowledge of sanitary and hygienic design
- Ability to partner with many diverse groups including Plant Operations, Engineering, Quality, Purchasing, sanitation vendors, third-party auditors and other technical organizations/associations to effectively manage issues and operational savings opportunities within the Plant sanitation programs.
- Project management experience, skilled in the execution of complex and multi-disciplined task management and able to coach teams and individuals in successful application of these skills
PrincetonOne is an equal employment opportunity employer.