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Corp Food Tech Senior Director Food Safety/Regulatory Compliance

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The Kroger Co.

Cincinnati, OH

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Company Name: Kroger Manufacturing

Position Type: Employee

FLSA Status: Exempt



Provide product safety and regulatory compliance leadership and strategic support for departments within The Kroger Co., including Manufacturing, Retail, Corporate Brands, Merchandising, Logistics, Operations and other departments. Provide technical expertise and guidance to crisis management teams during adverse events. Enhance and drive standardization of food/non-food safety and regulatory programs throughout the organization. Demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.


*Supervise and coach direct reports in the performance of their duties; complete performance reviews and provide feedback to direct reports *Maintain positive working relationships with federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and state regulators *Interpret proposed/final FDA/USDA regulations and develop Kroger policies /procedures from those regulations *Play an active role in trade group organizations (e.g., Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), Food Marketing Institute (FMI), International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), American Baker's Association (ABA), and American Meat Institute (AMI)) via committees; maintain networking contacts with industry peers *Serve as the main technical advisor to the Kroger Crisis Management team regarding food regulations and food safety *Provide expert technical consultation, assistance, training and direction to Corporate Food Technology (CFT) associates and other Kroger departments *Assess food/non-food safety risks; lead in the development of programs to effectively manage identified risks *Provide clear communications and direction to facility, division and General Office associates concerning major regulatory and/or food safety issues *Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation


*Bachelor's degree in food science technology, dairy science, bakery science, food microbiology, chemistry or a related field *10 years of progressive experience in the food industry *Expert knowledge of, as well as ability to read and interpret, Federal Register notices, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and labeling regulations/directives *Ability to communicate empirical and technical information to a non-technical audience *Excellent oral and written communication skills *Proven leadership skills *Advanced knowledge in a specialized area, such as food microbiology, refrigerated foods, USDA regulations, specialty ingredients or supplement regulations *Exceptional strategic thinking, critical thinking, problem solving and analytical reasoning skills *Exceptional attention to detail, with high degree of accuracy/precision *Demonstrated excellence in project planning and execution *Proficient Microsoft skills


*Advanced degree in food science or a related field *15 years background/experience in food manufacturing (dairy, bakery and/or grocery), food retailing, food safety, and/or regulatory compliance *Strong knowledge of General Merchandise US Consumer Product Safety Commission regulations *Strong understanding of microbiological principles *Retail food experience *Product crisis management team experience

Education Level: Bachelor's Required

Required Travel: Up to 25%

Required Certifications/Licenses: None

Position Type: Full-Time

Regions: General Office- Cincinnati

States: Ohio



Jobs at Kroger Manufacturing: Through quality products, strong individual commitments and team spirit, Kroger has been established as a leader in the manufacturing industry. Kroger Manufacturing provides career development programs aligned with aspirations in Engineering, Process Management, Information Systems, Quality Assurance, Operations Management, Human Resources, Finance and Procurement. Our work force programs provide technically challenging rotations with cross-functional teams, plants and locations to allow our Associates to learn from some of the brightest minds in the business. Experience and training combined with mentoring and guidance from plant sponsors prepare our Associates with the skills and leadership behaviors needed to achieve a successful career at Kroger.


Company Overview

Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly 443,000 associates who serve customers in 2,796 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia.  Kroger and its subsidiaries operate an expanding ClickList offering - a personalized, order online, pick up at the store service - in addition to 2,253 pharmacies, 787 convenience stores, 324 fine jewelry stores, 1,439 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States.  Kroger is recognized as one of America's most generous companies for its support of more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners, breast cancer research and awareness, the military and their families, and more than 145,000 community organizations including schools. Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.


 Posting Notes:  OH || Cincinnati || 1014 Vine Street || 45202 || Kroger Manufacturing || None || Food Technology; Management; Manufacturing || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 

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The Kroger Co.
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Company Profile
In 1883, Barney Kroger invested his life savings of $372 to open a grocery store at 66 Pearl Street in downtown Cincinnati. The son of a merchant, he ran his business with a simple motto: “Be particular. Never sell anything you would not want yourself.”

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