The Food Safety and Compliance Manager will be responsible for ensuring that all policies and procedures relating to food safety, facilities/operations safety, material handling certifications, along with compliance training is maintained for Connecticut Food Bank. The Food Safety and Compliance Manager will work with staff, volunteers, vendors, food donors and member agencies/programs to ensure the distribution of wholesome, unadulterated food to Connecticut residents experiencing food insecurity. In conjunction with the Chief Operating Officer, will be responsible for developing, implementing and verifying systems/processes to identify weaknesses and recommend solutions. Reports to the Chief Operating Officer.
• Implement and maintain Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan.
• Work with Operations, Member Services, Procurement and Community Engagement Departments to design and implement appropriate food safety policy and procedures.
• Oversee product recall procedures and act as lead on recalls.
• Develop training plans/materials for best practices along with corrective steps.
• Provide training to promote safe food handling practices.
• Maintain food safety standards as required by Feeding America to remain in compliance with AIB requirements.
• Ensure product is properly rotated to provide quality and reduce spoilage internally and at partner programs.
• Verification of execution of daily sanitation procedures through daily visual observation during pre-operational and/ post-operational procedures and reporting any deviations to Management for correction.
• Work with Directors, Managers and Staff to enforce food safety and regulatory control policies and procedures and investigate irregularities to ensure compliance.
• Create and enforce Standard Operating Procedures that provide efficient operations to maintain compliance with Feeding America, Federal and State regulations as well as Connecticut Food Bank’s internal policies.
• Lead production team with preparation for all food safety audits: State, FDA, SQF, member agency, etc.
• Maintain and update all records, manuals, training procedures and program specifications.
• Oversee Pest Control Program and documentation.
• Perform other related duties as assigned by the Chief Operating Officer.
• Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred, or combination of work experience and education may be considered for the right candidate.
• Expert with HACCP, FDA, USDA Food Safety regulations.
• Minimum of 5 years instructional/training/development/presentation experience.
• Minimum of 5 years OSHA training & material handling certification safety experience.
• Minimum of 5 years creating curriculum and providing instruction.
• Proficient MS Office Suite required.
• Candidate must have strong organizational, warehousing knowledge, interpersonal, written and oral communications skills.
• Candidate must be motivated self-starter, team player and have demonstrated problem solving and decision-making abilities.
• Preferred candidates possess motorized pallet jack/forklift certification.
• Able to lift 25-50 lbs.
• Able to stand and/or walk for significant periods of time.
Connecticut Food Bank offers a competitive salary and a generous benefits package: heath, dental and vision insurance, Retirement Plan, 22 Paid Time Off Days, 11 Paid Holidays, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, Legal Consultation Insurance and much more!
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The Connecticut Food Bank is committed to alleviating hunger in Connecticut by providing food resources, raising awareness of the challenges of hunger, and advocating for people who need help meeting basic needs. The Connecticut Food Bank partners with the food industry, food growers, donors, and volunteers to distribute nutritious food to people in need. Last year, the Connecticut Food Bank distributed enough food to provide more than 20.3 million meals. We distribute that food through a network of community-based programs in Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, and Windham counties, where more than 280,000 people struggle with hunger. Visit us on the web at www.ctfoodbank.org, like us on Facebook and follow @CTFoodBank on Twitter and Instagram.