Food Safety Representative - Remote in Oregon

  • Location: US - Remote Worker - Oregon
  • Job Family: Food Safety
  • Time Type: Full time
  • Job Requisition ID: R0006357
  • Experience Years: 3-5 Years of Experience
  • Employee Type: Regular
  • Remote Type: Remote

About the Opportunity

Do you love to travel? Have a passion for Food Safety and Leadership? Then we have been lookin for you! Driscoll's is seeking an outstanding individual as a Food Safety and Social Compliance Representative for a leadership role on our team. This position ensures the assessment of risk and implementation of Good Agricultural Practices amongst our growing and harvesting operations. The position also supports organic and Social Compliance Programs.

Responsibilities

  • Assist growers and facilities with implementation of the Food Safety manuals
    • Provide trainings, follow up visits, and general guidance for implementation.
  • Supports compliance activities for organic integrity, regulatory and Social Compliance in the region
  • Represent Food Safety and Social Compliance issues on the District team
  • Work with the District Production team to compile ranch lists and identify new growers and sites, and resolve District issues as needed
  • On-boarding of new growers
  • Obtain and process grower pesticide use reports
  • Implement district training program for growers and other Driscoll’s personnel
  • Execution of sampling program to meet company, audit and government standards (micro and residue). Pull samples, track, follow up, and take corrective action and conduct investigations where needed
  • Conduct risk assessments. As needed, conduct new site and water source risk assessments.
    • Perform, track, follow up, and ensure implementation of corrective actions where necessary
  • Conducts internal GAP and GMP audits
  • Effectively trains and communicates food safety policies to company employees and growers
  • Maintains high quality and through compliance records related to food safety programs
  • Conduct mock recalls. Mock recalls will be conducted annually for all facilities for which we schedule an audit
  • Attend grower meetings 
  • Ensures the security of Driscoll’s proprietary and confidential information and material
  • Follows Company policies and practices while representing Driscoll’s in an ethical and business-like manner in all interactions with employees, government agencies, growers, customers, etc.

*This job description is intended to describe the general nature of the work performed by employees in this job.  It is not an exhaustive list of all the job's responsibilities.  At Driscoll’s, all of our jobs include broad responsibilities for continually improving the processes we use to develop our products.

Candidate Profile

This position ensures the assessment of risk and implementation of Good Agricultural Practices amongst our growing operations, and also ensures the data gathering through the safety chain platform.

Assist growers with implementation of the Food Safety, Social Compliance and Organic Programs.

  • Provide trainings, follow up visits, and general guidance for implementation.
  • Supports compliance activities in different regions (PNW, Watsonville, San Joaquin Valley) according to the necessity.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree required (preferably with emphasis on microbiology, food science, Entomology).
  • 3-5 years’ experience in Agriculture with emphasis on Food Safety, Microbiology, GAPs, and Entomology.
  • Knowledge of food safety and sanitation
  • Knowledge of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)
  • Knowledge of Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
  • Strong organizational (tracking, time management and reporting) skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, self-starter
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, and Statistical software. Experience in Data Management and Data Entry
  • Ability to work collaboratively with Production, Auditors, Labs and Food Safety team members
  • Quick learner and forward thinker
  • Bilingual, English/Spanish required
  • Valid driver’s license and the ability to be covered under company-sponsored vehicle insurance program are also required
  • Requires significant travel and support to different production regions in California.

Compensation & Benefits:


The following information is provided in good faith as a general description of the salary range and benefits for the position posted.  The actual compensation offered to the successful candidate is dependent upon experience, skills, education, work location, internal pay equity, and other objective job-related factors. 

Salary range estimated for this role is: $ 49, 503 - $73,000  USD.

Driscoll’s is committed to a culture of care and offers an attractive benefits package that includes comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage, life insurance, and disability coverage for positions working more than 30 hours per week. Other benefits include:  401(k) with employer match, profit-sharing participation, paid sick time, paid vacation, paid personal and family care leave, and a free Employee Assistance Program (EAP).  More detailed information regarding the benefits package, will be shared during the application process.

About the Company

Driscoll’s is the global market leader for fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries.  With more than 100 years of farming heritage and hundreds of independent growers around the world, Driscoll’s is passionate about growing fresh, beautiful and delicious berries.  Our values of humility, passion and trustworthiness have guided our mission to delight consumers around the world.

Driscoll’s exclusive patented berry varieties are developed through years of research using only natural breeding methods – meaning, no GMOs. From farm-to-table, we focus on delivering a high quality, premium berry experience with our many supply chain partners.

Driscoll’s is the trusted brand for Only the Finest Berries ™.

About Driscolls

Driscoll's is the global market leader for fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. With more than 100 years of farming heritage and hundreds of independent growers around the world, Driscoll's is passionate about growing fresh, beautiful and delicious berries. Our values of humility, passion and trustworthiness have guided our mission to delight consumers around the world.

Driscoll's exclusive patented berry varieties are developed through years of research using only natural breeding methods – meaning, no GMOs. From farm-to-table, we focus on delivering a high quality, premium berry experience with our many supply chain partners.

Driscoll's is the trusted brand for Only the Finest Berries™.


Driscoll's es el proveedor líder en la comercialización de Fresas, Frambuesas, Zarzamoras y Arándanos Azules en el mundo. Con más de 100 años de herencia en agricultura y cientos de productores independiente alrededor del mundo, Driscoll's es una compañía apasionada por cultivar Berries frescas, hermosas y deliciosas. Nuestros valores de humildad, pasión y confianza han guiado nuestra misión de deleitar a los consumidores en el mundo.

Las variedades exclusivas de Driscoll's han sido desarrolladas a través de años de investigación usando sólo métodos de mejoramiento natural. De la granja a la mesa, nos enfocamos en ofrecer una experiencia de alta calidad con apoyo de nuestros socios de la cadena de suministro.

Driscoll's es la marca de confianza de sólo las mejores Berries.