Job Vacancy: Vice President, Food Safety, Wonderful Citrus, Delano, CA, USA
The Vice President of Food Safety will be responsible for leading efforts to design, implement, and maintain world class end-to-end food safety systems at Wonderful Citrus. Programs will include, but are not limited to: Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) implementation and maintenance, Supplier Approval, Foreign Supplier Verification, Sanitation, Sanitary Transport, Recalls, FDA and USDA Compliance and Company Standards. In conjunction with Corporate oversight, this position will lead food safety teams for the organization providing them strategic leadership and overseeing tactical execution throughout Wonderful Citrus. This role is also responsible for challenging current practices to improve food safety and in the long-term company profitability. In addition, the incumbent must act as a liaison for the company in dealing with government officials, outside auditors, our customers and parent company. A successful incumbent will quickly acquire an in-depth understanding of our business and take a proactive approach throughout the company. This position will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer at Wonderful Citrus with a dotted line responsibility to the Vice President of Food Safety and Quality at The Wonderful Company.