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Regional Food Safety & Compliance Manager-East - Harrisonburg, VA

Job description

The Company’s Regional Food Safety & Compliance Manager (“RFSCM”) serves as the regional Food Safety and Compliance (“FSC”) subject matter expert and is responsible for executing FSC plans, instructing, auditing, reporting and ensuring his/her assigned sites’ stay in full compliance with Shenandoah’s FSC program. The RFSCM serves as a subject matter expert for the assigned Local Food Safety Specialists and embodies the Company’s commitment to the highest standards of quality and safety; ensuring that FSC operations are handled in accordance with industry regulations and current Federal, State, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations.

This position is located in Harrisonburg, VA. Relocation Assistance is available if needed.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Verifies and ensures Shenandoah Growers (“SGI”) growing and packhouse operations maintain compliance with all applicable food safety, organic, and quality regulations.
  • Completes customer information request forms related to growing and packing operations compliance.
  • Schedules organic audits, reviews Organic Growing Plan submissions, and addresses employee questions as they relate to compliance with organic regulation.
  • Schedules food safety audits, reviews corrective action submissions, and addresses employee questions as they relate to compliance with food safety regulation and 3rd party audit schemes.
  • Suggests changes to corporate level policies and SOPs.
  • Identifies and develops training needs for growing and packhouse operations relative to FSC.
  • FSC Program verification and analysis.
  • Ensures SGI compliance policies at all growing and packhouse operations.
  • Works with R&D and Marketing to develop compliance protocol for new processes or products affecting their assigned sites.
  • Serves as primary contact to Food Safety software vendors for assigned site(s).
  • Serves as subject matter expert for assigned local compliance personnel.
  • Processes requests for new materials and chemical inputs for all operations as well as new supplier approvals.
  • Assists in investigating and reporting non-compliances.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Physical/Mental/Sensory Abilities:

Maintain a stationary position at certain times during the workday. Move about indoors and outdoors.

Operate computer and other office equipment, including grasping, fine manipulation, and repetitive motion.

Lift up to 25 lbs. (unassisted).

Observe and identify surroundings. Judge distances and spatial relationships so as to see objects where and as they actually are. Recognize colors.

Concentrate, recognize, remember, reason, and make decisions.

Distinguish sounds. Comprehend and exchange detailed information, including conveying it to others accurately, loudly, and/or quickly.

Work Environment:

· Work environment is generally an office setting but often includes packaging facility/Greenhouses and grounds of both SGI and suppliers’/service providers’ locations.

· May work, when necessary, beyond normal working hours, on weekends, and in other positions.

Minimum Qualifications:

· BA/BS degree

· 2-5+ Years of Biological Science required

· 5+ Years work experience involving Foods Safety compliance

· May travel up to 50 % of the time including weekends, this may vary based on the ongoing business needs of the sites

· Excellent computer skills, including but not limited to, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint together with the ability to learn new compliance-related software programs

· Understanding of Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Audit processes and schemes.

· Strong speaking skills to provide group and individual training on FSC

· Business-level writing and documentation skills

· Ability to manage multiple tasks, adapt to quickly changing priorities, and meet deadlines

· Ability to read, write and communicate fluently in English

· Ability to work well as part of a team and independently on assigned tasks as well as to take direction

· Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail

· Basic business math skills

· Knowledge of Food Safety Compliance regulations, preferably knowledge of Primus GFS or other GFSI level scheme

· Knowledge of NOP regulations preferred

· Must be able to successfully complete PCQI training within timeframe specified by VP, Food Safety & Compliance

Preferred Qualifications:

· Technical or Professional License(s)/Certification(s)

· Bi-lingual English/Spanish


SGI utilizes E-Verify and is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status. Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. In the event you require reasonable accommodation to apply for this job, please contact our company and appropriate assistance will be provided.