Chiquita Fresh North America

Safety & Food Coordinator

Location

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Type

Full Time

POSITION SUMMARY

 

This Position is responsible for the execution, monitoring and support of the Food Safety Standards, Food Safety Quality Management System – included all related FSMA Rules applying to the different Chiquita locations. The Safety & Food Coordinator would be responsible for the implementation and monitoring of the workers safety program.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the implementation and compliance of the Global Food Safety Initiative standard (GFSI); specifically, for HACCP and BRC Storage and Distribution Centers standard
  • Support the implementation and compliance of the Safety Management to the different Chiquita locations
  • Response to customers inquiries and implement any additional requirement as needed
  • Educate and train Distribution Centers managers and food safety team on FSMA, PCQI, FDA, USDA NOP, HACCP, GMP’s and, BRC storage and distribution standard and expectations
  • This person would be the key contact for customer enquiries of Chiquita Distribution and storage standard including customer request for letters of guarantee and insurances
  • Conduct internal audits and monitoring programs to ensure corrective actions and improvement plans are completed
  • Develop and support the Quality Management Systems (QMS) across own operations and distribution network, and evaluate as needed
  • Monitor and communicate specification compliance and effectiveness results to business team; follow-up with DCs, ripening centers, distributors for process improvements
  • Serve as quality and food safety resource and team member for licensees, innovations, research & development, supply management teams and customers
  • Provide technical expertise, strategic leadership and support to company various facilities on regulatory compliance issues in Safety
  • Understand any/all potential safety hazards present; take steps to reduce/ mitigate any potential safety hazards
  • Create synergy and leverage the knowledge, personnel and resources of the Safety department
  • Build world class safety programs leading to sustainable change in the safety culture
  • Lead and oversee specific programs to assure regulatory compliance in EHS
  • Manage the EHS information and reporting, including the generation of accurate and timely monthly, quarterly, and yearly reports, their corresponding analysis, and the proposition of improvement actions
  • Comprehensive understanding of risk assessments of machine guarding and Incident Investigations
  • Responsible for planning, implementing and overseeing company's employee safety at work
  • Ensure the company is in compliance and adheres to Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) guidelines to reduce work-related injuries
  • Advising on provisions to minimize safety risks
  • Developing and enforcing OSH policies to promote occupational health and safety awareness
  • Directing accident investigation procedures
  • Collaborate with managers to monitor compliance and identify safety issues
  • Intervene in unsafe activities or operations
  • Liaise with and report to official regulatory bodies on OSH matters
  • Manage and buildup Safety Committees
  • Passion for safety as demonstrated by a strong commitment to associate safety
  • Understands safety processes and ability to complete an internal audit/review
  • Experience in leading and/or participating in safety Incident Investigations
  • Knowledge of chemical and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) systems management
  • Ability to develop and effectively deliver safety training  

REQUIREMENTS

  • Over 3 years of experience in certification process, auditing and self-assessment techniques and, food safety & quality systems
  • Certified in HACCP & BRC
  • Certified Lead Auditor ISO9001
  • Certified as a FSMA Qualified Individual (QI)
  • OSHA regulations and requirements is desirable
  • Proven Strong experience with ether HACCP, GMP, BRC and/or ISO standard audit systems, including implementation of new standards
  • Ability to communicate effectively across all levels in the organization
  • Process Improvement and Problem-solving skills
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Ability to influence change in areas where there are not direct reporting relationships
  • Proven experience in performing internal and third-party audits, completing full detailed reports
  • Must have a strong work ethic, interpersonal communication skills, and the ability to mentor others
  • Must be able to travel throughout the year regionally and internationally (30% of the full-time activity)
  • Fluent English is a must; knowledge of Spanish and other European language is a plus
  • Responsible for planning, implementing and overseeing company's employee safety at work.
  • Ensure the company is in compliance and adheres to Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) guidelines to reduce work-related injuries.
  • Advising on provisions to minimize safety risks
  • Developing and enforcing OSH policies to promote occupational health and safety awareness
  • Directing accident investigation procedures
  • Collaborate with managers to monitor compliance and identify safety issues
  • Intervene in unsafe activities or operations
  • Liaise with and report to official regulatory bodies on OSH matters

 EDUCATION

  • B.S. in Agriculture, Microbiology Biology, Food Safety, Food Science, Internal Auditor or related field

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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