The Sanitation/Food Safety Leader will collaborate with operations personnel to integrate Food Safety, Sanitation & Quality systems into all activities and decision-making processes with responsibilities for 3 Warehouse/Distribution Center containing food products and transportation activities of goods. The Leader has ultimate responsibility for oversight of all food safety compliance records, the direct activities of the facility sanitation team, and the training and execution of all elements of the food safety plan for all warehouse and driving team associates. The Leader will prepare, train and direct all food customer, regulatory and 3rd party food safety audits. This position will be responsible for two operations in the same building in Grand Prairie, TX as well as oversight for location in Houston, TX.
-Effectively oversee and manage Penske Logistics Food Safety Program. Oversee administrative preparation and continuous improvement for all regulatory requirements and additional customer required food safety auditing schemes. Maintain record compliance with regulatory documentation review. Communicate to relevant personnel information essential to the implementation and maintenance of Penske Logistics' Food Safety and Quality System. Accommodate and lead any and all regulatory visits and customer required audits that engage in food safety and or sanitation.
-Actively engage daily with associates and leadership team in the warehouse to coach and recognize opportunities for superior food safety and sanitation conditions. Ensure that all supervisors understand how their work relates to the customers' business objectives. Oversee required and relevant Food Safety and Sanitation training programs. Build engagement by expressing pride in the group where the goals are met and recognize and reward associates for their achievements, Develop direct reports through training and succession planning.
-Daily engagement and communication with the operations management team is a must to achieve superior facility conditions.
Interact regularly with our local customer to ensure we understand existing and emerging customer needs. Utilize team to identify operational improvements in areas such as quality assurance, trailer loading, inventory accuracy and warehouse operations, Collaborate with other Penske sites to share best practices, leverage resources/assets, etc.
-Warehouse Safety Management.
-Monitor, Analyzation and Recommendations on all Health and Safety Procedures.
-Monitor and improve accident frequency, Ensure each associate understands their individual role and responsibilities, as well as the group's role and responsibilities required to achieve and maintain a safe work place, Proactively identify and correct unsafe conditions, work processes, and behaviors, Ensure compliance with all applicable regulatory agencies and company policies and procedures.
Growth / Customer Experience:
-Execute a process to track and record value delivered to the customer, Identify and seize profitable business opportunities, Utilize available metrics to monitor and maximize customer efficiencies and achieve cost savings.
-Works with all Building and Facility Management to ensure Food safety procedures are followed and equipment is in compliance with the food safety monitoring and calibration plan.
Other projects and tasks as assigned by supervisor
-Minimum of 4 - 6 years related functional experience, including FDA and or USDA Food Safety Required.
-Must be willing to travel approximately 25% of work time to cover remote location
-At least 3 years Leader or supervisory experience required
-Experience in 3rd party Food Safety, Sanitation audits; GFSI preferred
-HACCP and FSMA Regulation Experience
-Pest Control knowledge and experience
-Comprehensive knowledge of warehouse safety management
-Effective communication skills, written and verbal
-Effective team building skills
-Ability to manage multiple projects, establish priorities, and accomplish goals & objectives
-High School degree or equivalent required
-Bachelor's Degree in Food Safety, Biology or Supply Chain Management preferred
-Proficiency with computers including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, and Powerpoint required
-Analytical and problem solving skills
-Willingness to travel as necessary, work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, complete Penske employment application, submit to a background investigation (to include past employment, education, and criminal history) and drug screening required.
-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 made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
-The associate will be required to: read; communicate verbally and/or in written form; remember and analyze certain information; and remember and understand certain instructions or guidelines.
-While performing the duties of this job, the associate may be required to stand, walk, and sit. The associate is frequently required to use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and to reach with hands and arms. The associate must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25lbs/12kg.
-Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Penske Logistics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Penske Truck Leasing. With operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia, Penske Logistics provides supply chain management and logistics services to leading companies around the world. Penske Logistics delivers value through its design, planning and execution in transportation, warehousing and freight management. Visit www.PenskeLogistics.com to learn more.
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