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Food Safety Manager - 2nd Shift - Relo Eligible

Company: Home Market Foods
Location: Norwood
Posted on: May 29, 2023

Job Description:

Home Market Foods (HMF) is a growing, successful, category leading producer of protein-based meal solutions that is as committed to treating our colleagues and customers as family as we are to delighting consumers with award winning products. Our innovative products are sold at the top retailers and food service customers in North America, and it is our commitment to empower our people and treat them with respect and kindness that defines who we are.

You may recognize our brand names or products: Cooked Perfect brand meatballs are found in the frozen section of almost all grocery stores in the US; RollerBites are on the grill of every 7-11 and many convenience stores nationwide; Eisenberg hotdogs and Bahama Mama sausages, both of which are sold at many sporting venues, movie theaters, schools and other large venues. Our success is supported by our collaborative culture, decentralized decision-making, and commitment to compassionate leadership.

We have grown substantially over the last few years, propelled by our investments in innovation and operations and led by a team of world-class leaders. We are poised for continued success and offer amazing opportunities for our customers and our employees.

With corporate headquarters in Needham, MA a manufacturing facility in Norwood, MA, and a distribution facility in Norton, MA, we are comfortably located within the Boston metropolitan area.


The Food Safety Manager will develop and implement food safety strategies, programs, policies, and procedures to ensure the highest levels of food safety. The Food Safety Manager will also develop the strategic vision of food safety, manage the food safety function and staff, makes decisions on workforce planning, and ensures products are manufactured within USDA FSIS's food safety regulations.

This role is for the 2nd Shift and the hours are 9:00pm-6:00am - relocation provided.


Manages food safety by working with other members of the management team to ensure compliance in the following functions:

Developing, monitoring and revising HACCP system (HACCP Plans and corresponding pre-requisite programs)

Monitoring, resolving and tracking foreign matter/ metal contaminants

Developing a new system for reducing risk of foreign material contamination or microbiological hazards

Ensures highly disciplined compliance with all regulatory and Company defined food safety and sanitation standards, systems, procedures, and practices to guarantee absolute wholesomeness of HMF's products.

Performs sensory evaluation of products which is a critical component of the function (taste, smell, texture, and visual evaluation).

Trains Quality Assurance & Food safety personnel in monitoring for product safety and quality.

Develops policies, procedures and training programs related to food safety - such as allergen program, SSOPs, metal detection.

Stays abreast of evolving updates to food safety standards and regulations.

Works cross-functionally with R&D, Marketing, Sales, Maintenance, and Operations teams on food safety and compliance of new and existing products.

Interfaces with Sanitation team to ensure program compliance.

Interacts with USDA and FDA Regulators as needed.

Provides technical support to Operations to continually improve line efficiencies without compromising food safety.

Be a HACCP Coordinator and lead the HACCP and Food Defense meetings.

Be an SQF Practitioner back-up for the Quality Assurance Manager.

Ensures plant and product conformance to third party audit standards such as GFSI's SQF - including employee awareness and audit preparedness training.

Performs other duties as assigned by Director of QA& Food Safety or Management.

Demonstrates and reinforces HPT behaviors in the department and organization.

In their absence, Director of Quality Assurance & Food Safety, or the QA Manager will perform his/her responsibilities or delegate to a designate.


  • Bachelor's Degree in food science, Biology, Chemistry or other related field required
  • 5-8 years of food industry managerial experience (meat industry highly preferred)
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written) required
  • Working knowledge of USDA and FDA regulations required
  • Bilingual in Spanish or Portuguese a plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products required PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

    The below physical demands are representative of those that must be met by the team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
    • Must be comfortable walking for extended periods of time and climbing stairs.
    • Able to sit / stand for prolonged periods at a desk and working on a computer.
    • Must be able to work in a fast-paced work environment where a broad range of tasks may be required
    • Must be able to learn new tasks, remember processes, maintain focus, complete tasks independently, and tasks in situations that have a speed or productivity quota.
    • Must have good vision and manual dexterity. WORK ENVIRONMENT:

      The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
      • 5% travel or less
      • Must have camera on when attending all meetings
      • The noise level in the office environment is typically moderate.
      • Required availability to work weekends and overtime as necessary to complete projects and installs. Home Market Foods provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

        This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Keywords: Home Market Foods, Boston , Food Safety Manager - 2nd Shift - Relo Eligible, Executive , Norwood, Massachusetts

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