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September 30, 2020

Sr. Food Safety and Quality Specialist

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Company Description:

Based in Parsippany, New Jersey, B&G Foods and its subsidiaries manufacture, sell and distribute high-quality, branded shelf-stable and frozen foods across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. With B&G Foods’ diverse portfolio of more than 50 brands you know and love, including Back to Nature, B&G, B&M, Cream of Wheat, Green Giant, Las Palmas, Le Sueur, Mama Mary’s, Maple Grove Farms, Mrs. Dash, New York Style, Ortega, Polaner, SnackWell’s, Spice Islands and Victoria, there’s a little something for everyone. For more information about B&G Foods and its brands, please visit www.bgfoods.com

Job Description: We are looking for a highly motivated and driven individual. The candidate will be responsible for leading and completing food safety projects in a timely manner, and working with key contract manufactures to effectively conduct consumer complaint investigation with trend and resolution. The role will also be responsible for monitoring key pre-prerequisite Food Safety & Quality programs, including Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) program. The candidate will develop and implement Good Distribution Practices for warehouses and transportation carriers. The position requires knowledge of key Identity Preserved certifications, such as Gluten Free.

Responsibilities:

  • Act as the subject matter expert of foreign material prevention, detection and resolution to identify and implement a robust physical hazard prevention program including investigation of best in class technology appropriate to the B&G processes and production lines
  • Track and trend monthly consumer complaints to identify key improvements for Food Safety. Presents results in a concise manner
  • Lead consumer complaints with key contract manufacturing facilities with appropriate root cause investigation for completion
  • Conduct Food Safety and Quality audits to establish baseline compliance for warehouses (dry and frozen storage warehouses) of the North America B&G Foods network
  • Establish the Good Distribution Practices to ensure warehouses and transportation carriers meet and maintain compliance to Food Safety & Quality requirements
  • Investigate product quality and/or system failures at the warehouse and/or transportation level and work with Supply Chain to determine root cause for corrective action and resolution
  • Manage the Gluten Free program (self-claim and GFCO certification) to ensure B&G Foods compliance
  • Work cross functionally with key internal partners (e.g. Regulatory, Marketing, R&D, internal and external facilities) to ensure Gluten Free compliance (both self-claim and GFCO)
  • Conduct Food Safety risk assessment with Food Safety/Quality Managers and/or Copacker Compliance Manager to ensure a program is in place to minimize cross-contact
  • Coordinate gluten free testing for compliance and based on risk frequency assessment (both self-claim and GFCO)
  • Act as the liaison and main contact with GFCO
  • Maintain GFCO certified products up to date 
  • Work with B&G owned and contracted facilities
  • Other duties as assigned such as support and advance the monitoring programs (e.g. Certificate of Analysis, compliance to specification, HACCP/Foods Safety Plan preventive controls)
  • Facilitate the resolution of non-conforming products/processes with key co-packers when necessary
  • Support and participate in product cutting evaluation of branded products and competitive products

Experience, Skills, Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, Food Technology, Biology, or Engineering, Master’s Degree preferred
  • Three to five years of Food Safety and Quality Assurance experience in the food industry, preferably at the plant level, required
  • Demonstrates the ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with GMPs, GDPs, HACCP/Food Safety Plan, SQF (or other GFSI), Sanitation & Pest Control required
  • Audit experience preferred 
  • Knowledge of the FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) a plus
  • Ability to evaluate processing difficulties and recommend corrective action needed

Equal Employment Opportunity:

B&G Foods is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please see www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf.