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Corporate Sanitation Manager

Company: Dairy Farmers of America, Inc
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: May 19, 2019

Job Description:

Corporate Sanitation Manager

1405 N. 98th St
Kansas City, Kansas, 66111
United States
Company: Dairy Farmers of America, Inc
Req Num: req8181

Job Description

Provide leadership as corporate sanitarian for manufacturing operations and as a member of the corporate hygiene staff by providing field operations technical support, development of systems, education and training. Develop effective relationships to function as a principal internal consultant for sanitation related food safety risk mitigation and adverse event management. In addition to assisting operations with targeted improvements; provide sanitation systems gap assessments and audits in field operations. Support corrective action to enable compliance to DFA policy and standards. Travel 50 - 75%

Function as a hygiene expert by providing technical support and guidance to manufacturing sites as it relates to wet and dry cleaning, sanitization, integrated pest management, zoning and environmental monitoring

Participate in development of corporate level standards and facility systems to include SSOP s, MSS and other systems as described in the DFA Comprehensive Practice Standard

Write validation protocols and lead validations of SSOP s for field operations processing, filling and closing equipment and environment

Assist in development of site level partnership objectives with third party service suppliers and operations to drive continuous improvement in sanitation programs and KPIs

Review sanitation programs across BU and deliver a prioritized sanitation improvement plan for each site. Provide technical & organization direction for site level gap closure

Provide direction, education and plant floor technical support to assure effective deployment and implementation of corporate sanitation standards, food safety policies and procedures. Work with manufacturing facilities to ensure the facility sanitation leader and subordinates have the systems, knowledge, capabilities, and practices to comply with all pertinent food regulations, company programs, procedures and customer requirements to include -

effective sanitary design education, hygiene preventive controls for FSMA compliance, cGMP s, microbiological and allergen monitoring systems for performance measurement, pest controls, zoning design and traffic control, robust MSS schedules, effective internal self-audits, CI methods and statistical tools for priority analysis

Conduct periodic sanitation audits or assessments to identify gap basis the DFA Comprehensive Practice Standard. Provide technical guidance and support to close prioritized audit related gaps. Provide biannual reporting to advise corporate and field operations leadership of status for each manufacturing location against the DFA Comprehensive Practice Standard

Work closely with operations and engineering to identify capital expense needs to mitigate food safety risks associated with infrastructure and sanitation equipment concerns

Provide site leadership for manufacturing facilities for resolution of special plant sanitation issues and adverse events

The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee, but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Other duties may be assigned.


BS in Food Science, Food Technology, Food Engineering, Chemistry, Microbiology or related disciplines with a background of 5+ years in plant sanitation, food safety, quality assurance or operations

Minimum site level quality systems, sanitation / pre-requisite program development and execution experience. Preferred multi-plant experience in systems development and execution

Multi-plant quality/food safety, sanitation or technical project leadership experience

Experience monitoring and controlling environmental pathogens and allergens

Leadership for compliance of GMP; FDA and USDA regulatory requirements in a plant role

Leadership or participant experience with HACCP, hazard analysis, risk assessments with teams

Auditing and team corrective action process experience

Pest control experience to include stored product pest management

Knowledge of equipment design for effective sanitation, sanitary design for regulated foods preferred

Investigation techniques to identify cause for reduced shelf life or pathogen risk preferred

Corporate level sanitation standards development preferred

Development and delivery of Sanitation / Food Safety related training preferred

Leadership of teams to problem solve or control variability with CI tools preferred

Certification and/or License None required, although certification in professional field desired (e.g., REH/RS,CQA,CQE)

* Understanding of wet and dry cleaning /validation and verification processes to include COP, CIP, soil identification/chemical selection, dry clean methods

* Able to collaborate with plant teams to develop validated and verifiable SSOP s

* An orientation to incorporate human safety and sustainability into all sanitation systems

* Must demonstrate proven critical thinking, people and team development skills, strategic aptitude, and independent leadership

* Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment with facilities, regulatory agencies, and customers

* Ability to communicate technical information well, both orally and written

* Ability to understand and analyze issues involving food manufacturing, project management, statistics, technical and legal documents

* Ability to understand issues in relation to product manufacturing operations and their impact

* Ability to provide supervision, guidance, effective training and counsel to others

* Ability to effectively organize, coordinate and execute

* Ability to understand food and environmental regulations and their impact on the organization, and our customers

* Ability to help develop and/or execute strategic plans to meet departmental and organizational goals while complying with regulatory and customer requirement

* Able to read, write, and speak English


Keywords: Dairy Farmers of America, Inc, Kansas City , Corporate Sanitation Manager, Executive , Kansas City, Kansas

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