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PANERA, INC. Manager Food Safety and Quality Contract Manufacturing and Catering in Saint Louis, Missouri

Manager, Food Safety and Quality - Contract Manufacturing and Catering p /p p /p p At Company we believe that good food food you can feel good about can bring out the best in all of us. To us that s good eating and that s why we re here. We re on a clean food mission while also increasing joy for our guests at every interaction. So we're looking to add a b i Manager of Food Safety and Quality for our Contract Manufacturing and Catering Team /i /b at our St. Louis Corporate Office to help us continue on this mission. /p p /p p b u Accountabilities /u /b u : /u /p ul li Works with contract manufacturers to ensure products and processes meet Company Supplier Quality Expectations, product specification, food safety, Clean Food initiatives and Current Good Manufacturing Practice on a continuous basis /li li Monitors 3rd party audit reports to ensure contract manufacturers and catering hubs are in compliance with Regulatory Standards. /li li Responsible for driving compliance to standards at Contract Manufacturing sites and Catering Hubs. /li li Provides technical expertise and support to new product development, on projects designed to ensure food safety, improve food quality, optimize products/processes. /li li Performs periodic audits of manufacturing sites and catering hubs and works with teams on monthly inspections, risk analysis, prioritization, root cause analysis and CA implementation. /li li Supports product evaluation program for compliance to specifications and process capabilities. /li li Investigates and provides follow up with contract manufacturers and catering operations for foodborne illness, foreign material incidents, etc. /li li Examines, reviews and investigates complaint data to identify root cause investigation, to facilitate continuous improvement and to reduce product complaints /li li Supports approval of new contract manufacturing sites / lines / products food products and food packaging with respect to food safety, quality attributes and product consistency /li li Provides technical expertise to contract manufacturing and catering operations for compliance to food safety regulations and best practices /li li Works cross-functionally with RandD, CPG, Baking Team, Operations, Catering and Delivery and the Brand Teams to drive overall risk reduction and business performance. /li li Assists in serving as liaison to regulatory agencies on behalf of Company brands with respect to Contract Manufactures and Catering. /li li Owner of the Contract Manufacturing and Catering Food Safety and Quality Scorecard. /li /ul p /p p b u Qualifications / Education: /u /b /p ul li B.S. in Food Science or related science field, required /li li 3-5 years of work-related experience in food industry: food manufacturing experience--- having retail/restaurant industry experience is beneficial /li li Knowledge of food microbiology, food safety, food defense and FSMA requirements /li li ServSafe food safety certification or equivalent /li li Experience in a broad range of food manufacturing categories desired /li li HACCP certification, in-depth knowledge of Global Food Safety Certification standards /li li Experience in auditing food manufacturing facilities /li li Strong investigative and analytical skills; demonstrated problem-solver /li li Understanding of food safety regulations, laws and best practice from FDA, USDA /li li Experience in Withdrawal/Recall events /li li Ability to travel as much as 30% of the time /li li Excellent verbal and written communication skills /li li Ability to work effectively with associates throughout different organizations with different levels of organizational maturity and skill sets /li li Efficient, self-starter, intrinsically motivated with a positive, can do attitude /li li Ability to influence without authority /li li Strong cross functional partner and team player /li /ul p /p p /p p /p Saint Louis Support Center p /p p /pPanera, LLC and its affiliates are equal opportunity employers commi