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Quality Food Safety Coordinator

Company: Bimbo Bakeries USA
Location: Binghamton
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

The Quality Food Safety Coordinator will ensure that all documentation related to product safety, legality, and quality systems is maintained in compliance, with government, customer, and third-party requirements. This position is responsible for facilitating implementation and training for comprehensive systems to ensure Quality and food safety. The focus will be consistent adherence to documented regulatory, corporate and local regulations, standards and practices. Promotes and supports company continuous improvement efforts and initiatives. Ensures that associates adhere to Plant and government regulations with emphasis on safety, quality, food defense, Environmental and food safety.

Key Job Responsibilities:
Supports Food Safety, Food Defense Initiatives, and Good Manufacturing Practices with an understanding that these are absolutes and are Priority #1.
Assist to resolve customer complaints and investigations.
Assist in monitoring the Environmental Pathogen Program
Monitors all requirements of third-party auditors such as SQF, AIB, Cert ID, SW Silliker, FDA, USDA, Department of Agriculture
Conduct/participate in pre-flight & facility self-inspections
Participates in investigations to determine and to address root causes during special situations, quality failures, regulatory inspections, vendor (ingredient & packaging) related incidents and consumer complaint investigations generated by sanitation failures.
Monitor and review Preventive Controls and CCPs performance and records
Assist QFS Manager in any quality and food safety activity and/or project assigned.
Implements improvements to enhance customer service and interactions
Reviews and updates the Food Safety Program
Facilitates to train all associates on food safety/food hygiene policies and procedures
Help provide HACCP, GMP, Allergen control, and lot traceability training to all associates
Facilitates to train management associates on the plant's QFS program
Participate and performs audits and self-inspections
Conducts audits of procedures used in all areas of the plant and issues a completed report with corrective actions to relevant managers and supervisors
Works with all departments to keep informational paperwork current (i.e., Kosher certificates, supplier letters of continuing guarantee, supplier lot code verification and supplier food defense compliance letters
Ensures food safety/hygiene policies and procedures are followed
Manages the document control program
Handles traceability exercises
Monitors the Pest Control Program and Chemical Control Program; analyzes results, develops corrections/alternatives if needed


Key Behavioral Competencies:
Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully;
Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills.
Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Varies writing style to meet needs; Able to read and interpret written information.
Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Promotes a harassment-free environment.
Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time.
Motivation - Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.
Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines;
Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent;
Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
Initiative - Undertakes self-development activities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.

Education and Work History:
BS degree. Food Safety Related, Manufacturing Related or Engineering Related field preferred
0-4 years minimum experience in the food industry, with a focus on Food Safety, Sanitation and/or Quality Assurance
A combination of education, training and experience that results in demonstrated competency to perform the work may be substituted.
GFSI Experience either SQF or BRC (training and or certification)
HACCP, PCQI, Food Defense, Sanitation Essentials course is preferred.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, QFS, operating, cleaning and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively to groups of Associates of organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Excellent Communications Skills, Organization Skills, Time Management, Team Player, Dependable, Safety Conscious.
Excellent Computer skills and proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint).
Organized and detail oriented.
Ability to rotate and adjust work schedule based on company needs

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be requested to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Keywords: Bimbo Bakeries USA, Binghamton , Quality Food Safety Coordinator, Other , Binghamton, New York

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