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Laitram®

Food Safety Specialist

Location:

New Orleans, LA

Category

Food Safety Consulting, Sales & Business Development

Division

Commercial Food Sanitation

Hours

Days
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Commercial Food Sanitation, LLC (CFS), an Intralox company, has an opportunity for an individual with experience in Sanitation, Food Safety, and Quality. This position is critical as CFS works with global food processors who demand consistency in programs and food safety standards. The successful candidate must be able to communicate with personnel at all levels of responsibility within an organization. He or she will be considered the first line of offense to recommend the best practices and procedures when working with food processors or their suppliers on programs.  A high-level of technical ability is necessary for the candidate to provide material input for customer engagements.


CFS offers an unparalleled opportunity for those who want to work for an established, yet consistently growing company, with opportunities for international exposure, continuous improvement, and career advancement.

Responsibilities:

  • Be a trainer in the CFS Institute.  Lead presentations and breakouts for a global customer base in Sanitation Essentials and Hygienic Design Training.
  • Be primary facilitator for the execution of on-campus training courses in Harahan, LA.
  • Support development of future training offerings, including digital, as well as future customer support offerings.
  • Train, and make recommendations to, equipment manufacturers on Hygienic Design Principles and strategies.
  • Become proficient with customer KPI reporting tool.
  • Assess regional and global food processors and provide objective, world class recommendations utilizing the CFS Preventive Plan Continuum.   
  • Support troubleshooting and mitigation for food safety challenges.
  • Support or Lead on-site customer workshop trainings.
  • Collaborate with Intralox account teams to support Intralox customers strategies in the areas of Food Safety, Sanitation, and Hygienic Design.
  • Work alongside food processors to support implementation of recommendations.
  • Effectively communicate with personnel at all levels of responsibility within the customer’s organization.
  • Be an active member of the food industry community.  This will include engagement in Food Industry conferences, tradeshows, and improvement efforts.  This will include speaking opportunities.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science degree (or equivalent) in Food Science, Microbiology or related field
  • Passionate about Hygiene/Sanitation and Food Safety
  • Experience in the food processing industry with significant experience in plant hygiene and sanitation with a food manufacturing company
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, in both technical and sales content, with all levels of personnel within a company
  • Excellent training and presentation skills and the ability to explain food safety concepts to those not specialized in the field
  • Ability to set priorities, utilize and coordinate resources, and manage projects from start to finish with little supervision
  • Ability to effectively work on a team, either as a leader or member of the team.
  • Solid understanding of Sanitation Concepts and the ability to interact with Microbiologists, Sanitation Managers, Chemists, Engineers, and Management
  • Knowledge of cleaning concepts, chemicals and the ability to work with cleaning contractors and cleaning chemical companies
  • Knowledge of process control and general food manufacturing principles
  • Ability and desire to innovate and invent, to create and implement new ideas and processes for sanitation
  • Strong knowledge of HACCP
  • Desire to travel 10-20% of the time.  Some international travel may be in consideration.
EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

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