The Food Safety Team Leader manages the organization’s Food Safety Management System (FSMS), overseeing food safety processes, audits, corrective actions, and recalls and keeping the organization informed of food safety issues.
Reports directly to the organization’s top management. Works in conjunction with Production, Shipping and Receiving, Warehousing, and IT to ensure and improve food safety.
The Food Safety Team Leader Job Description is mentioned in the following procedures:
|Procedure ID and Name||Policies & Procedures Manual|
|FS1000 Document Control||ISO 22000|
|FS1020 Management Responsibility||ISO 22000|
|FS1050 Prerequisite Programs||ISO 22000|
|FS1060 Hazard Analysis Preparation||ISO 22000|
|FS1070 Hazard Analysis||ISO 22000|
|FS1090 Purchasing||ISO 22000|
|FS1100 Supplier Evaluation||ISO 22000|
|FS1110 Receiving and Inspection||ISO 22000|
|FS1120 Manufacturing||ISO 22000|
|FS1150 Control of Potentially Unsafe Food Product||ISO 22000|
|FS1160 Internal Audit and System Validation||ISO 22000|
|FS1170 Corrective Action||ISO 22000|
|FS1180 Continuous Improvement||ISO 22000|
|FS1190 Product Recall||ISO 22000|
|FS1200 Emergency Preparedness and Response||ISO 22000|
A bachelor’s degree in bioscience or food science is required, as is 5+ years of experience in a food processing environment. Experience conducting hazard analyses is necessary. Looking for candidates with current food safety inspector/food safety auditor (e.g., ISO 22000, HACCP) certification.
Must have demonstrated ability to lead a team of # or more. Good communication skills and the ability to work well with people at all levels are essential. Strong organizational, math, and multitasking skills. Project management experience preferred.
Ability to communicate orally with customers, vendors, management, and coworkers is crucial. Regular use of phone and email for communication is essential. Hearing and vision correctable to within normal ranges is essential for normal conversations, receiving ordinary information, and preparing or inspecting documents.
The ability to remain in a stationary position roughly 50% of the time, as well as the ability to move about the office occasionally (accessing files/storage, office equipment, computers and other office productivity devices, attending meetings, etc.), is required.
Using a computer while sitting for extended periods is common. Must also be able to position self to maintain equipment, including under tables and desks.
No heavy lifting is expected, though occasional exertion of about 20 lbs. of force (e.g., picking up and carrying binders, laptops) may be required. Good manual dexterity required to use common office equipment (e.g., computers, mobile devices, calculators, copiers, scanners).
The job is performed indoors in a traditional office setting. Extended periods of sitting while using a computer or other devices are common.