Senior Food Safety Specialist

CA-ON-Toronto
2 weeks ago
ID
146008
Category
Human Resources

Overview

Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, state-of-the-art healthcare providers, the world's leading educational institutions, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around the world. Our 270,000 team members deliver experiences that enrich and nourish millions of lives every day through innovative services in food, facilities management and uniforms. We operate our business with social responsibility, focusing on initiatives that support our diverse workforce, advance consumer health and wellness, protect our environment, and strengthen our communities. Aramark is recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE, as well as an employer of choice by the Human Rights Campaign and DiversityInc. Learn more at www.aramark.ca

Description

As the Senior Food Safety Specialist, you will be responsible for serving as a technical support to the Safety & Risk Control department and the organization concerning food safety exposures in Canada.  Reporting to Director, Food Safety individual will support Safety & Risk Control to identify current state in the area of food safety and support the development and field implementation of Aramark policies, programs and standards in Canada.  Individual will be responsible for supporting the development of department goals to drive continuous improvement and minimize exposure in the area of compliance as it relates to food safety from farm to fork in Canada.  Individual must be client focused and technically proficient in the field of microbiology/food sciences.   

Responsibilities:

  • Technical support to the S&RC department and the organization concerning food safety exposures
  • Support the development of Aramark’s food safety standards, procedures, enabling tools and training programs
  • Build solid cross-functional relationships and assist with the development of strategic training plans
  • Support the management of 3rd party food safety audit program for Canada
  • Work with the Lines of Business Leadership on status of food safety compliance and recommendations for improvement
  • Provide food safety support and assist the food safety team with alleged foodborne illness outbreaks, resolution of notices of violations, or other food safety matters
  • Support and/or participate in Aramark SAFE visits in partnership with other safety & risk control specialists 
  • Assess training needs associated with food safety, support development of structured training programs and provide training on safe food handling practices during key account openings
  • Support the development and implementation of a supplier compliance program for food safety
  • Interact with both the internal and external Food Safety communities, building strong relationships with local Departments of Health and other groups relevant to food safety and identify opportunities to externally present Aramark’s food safety program
  • Provide support during contract review of new and existing business to identify food safety risks associated with scope of work
  • Provide field support for Aramark SAFE activities, if needed, during large scale sporting events and large scale new account openings

Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor's degree in biology, microbiology, food science or other food related field
  • Up to 7 years professional experience in food safety required
  • Diverse background/experience in addressing all types of food safety exposures and a proven track record of developing and implementing sound food safety management programs
  • An understanding of food safety best practices with Health Canada and local or Providence food safety regulations is also required
  • Knowledgeable of ISO 22000 principles (to serve global clients) and HACCP is desirable
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications required
  • Must possess excellent communication, influencing and consultative skills with demonstrated ability to build effective working relationships
  • Must be a team player, field focused and able to collaboratively work with available resources to bring optimal solutions to address driver client needs
  • Must be willing to travel approximately 20-30 % of her/his time

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