Microbiologist Food Safety Manager
$110-125K + Bonus
Our Columbus, Ohio Food manufacturing client is looking to hire a Microbiologist Food Safety Manager. The Food Safety Manager works with the Food Safety Department, Technical Services, Operations and Research & Development to ensure regulatory and internal food safety standards are met in all facilities as well as co-manufacturers and vendors. This position assures that products meet customer’s microbiological requirements.
Responsible for execution of FSMA related activities
Execute review of new ingredients for food safety and quality requirements
Provide ongoing maintenance and review of ingredient hazard analysis to ensure compliance with FDA Appendix 1
Provide guidance, oversight and direction of facility Food Safety and HACCP plans including the execution of Food Safety Plan Verification Audits of manufacturing facilities, development of food safety plan templates and justifications.
Responsible for execution of baking validations and other verification activities as required
Partner with Manufacturing and Corporate Quality and Regulatory Teams to provide food safety guidance and support, including:
Food safety evaluation of new processing methods and changes to manufacturing processes
Environmental pathogen swab investigations
Foreign material investigations
Trend, summarize and highlight areas opportunities from sanitation audits
Food safety risk assessments
Consult cross-functionally on projects involving sanitary design of equipment and facilities
Establish RTE requirements and designations for the company portfolio
Provide customer requested food safety documentation
Develop strategies and assessments and provide ongoing communication to the organization to further foster food safety culture
Draft Food Safety guidance and training materials
Minimum of bachelor’s degree in Microbiology, Food Science, or related field; advanced degree preferred
Comprehensive knowledge of food microbiology, food safety hazards and controls
Ability to assess ingredient risk
Minimum of 5 years work experience in the food industry.
Experienced in GMP, HACCP, and Quality Systems auditing
Certified Preventive Controls for Human Food (PCQI) or HACCP
Comprehensive knowledge of food safety requirements (GMP, HACCP, FSMA, GFSI).
Experience in food manufacturing environments
Strong written and verbal skills.