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Sr. Analyst, Food Safety
This role supports the implementation and execution of key microbiology and food safety programs within a specific business unit. Role includes reviewing product/process design with R&D to ensure food safety, and designing challenge studies when & where required. The position provides HACCP plan development and validation support to internal/external plants. The person will work with a Business Unit on microbiological and food safety related issues and partner with central Quality and R&D functions on development and implementation of policies & procedures.
Key Components of the role
This role provides scientific and technical food safety and microbiological support to the BU/Region to ensure product safety and quality by participating in evaluation of suppliers and co-manufacturers. Identify and communicate food safety risks to BU/Region, giving actionable advice on Food Safety programs.
Work with business partners where improvements and execution of relevant HACCP models, zoning and environmental monitoring are required at pilot plant facilities, suppliers/external manufacturers.
Conduct validation of Critical Control Points related to heat kill steps (Cooking, formulation, etc.) and assess validity of data obtained by others.
Work with Product Development/R&D to design in food safety/quality controls and provide risk evaluation to the Business Unit.
Work Cross-functionally with Quality, Supplier food safety, and procurement to establish food safety specifications for ingredients and ensure compliance.
Design and execute challenge studies, shelf-life studies and validation studies to determine critical limits for critical processes. Partner with external institutions and business partners to update/maintain CCP models.
Conduct validation studies to evaluate and approve microbiological test methods (rapid and cultural) for the Kraft Heinz Laboratory network.
Remain current in scientific and regulatory principles of food safety to ensure most relevant information and emerging issues are identified and incorporated into Kraft food safety programs.
MS in Food Safety or Microbiology or closely related field and 3-5 years of experience in Food Safety or related discipline is required.
PHD in Food Safety, Microbiology or closely related field is preferred.
Prior HACCP certification is preferred.
Knowledge and implementation of HACCP and Food Safety practices.
Knowledge and understanding of regulatory requirements.
Knowledge and understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices, Pathogen Environmental Monitoring, and Facility / Equipment Design.
Experience with microbiology laboratory techniques and rapid test methods.
Awareness of quality systems/processes (ISO, Six Sigma etc.)
Excellent communication skills (presentation, report writing, teaching/training).
Work experience in team oriented functions, but must be comfortable working as an individual contribution.
Action oriented with good project management skills.
Travel requirements up to 20% a year.
Glenview R&D Center
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