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Regional Sanitation Manager

Company: Post Consumer Brands
Location: Lakeville
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Business Unit Overview:Headquartered in Lakeville, Minn., Post Consumer Brands, a business unit of Post Holdings Inc., is focused on providing delicious food choices for every taste and budget. As a company committed to high standards of quality and to our values, we are driven by one idea: To make lives better by making delicious food accessible for all. Brand:Its an exciting time in pet food! Post Holdings, Inc. recently announced an agreement to buy several pet food brands from The J.M. Smucker Co. The transaction is anticipated to close early in the second calendar quarter of 2023. Upon closing of the acquisition, Post expects to create a new pet food platform within Post Consumer Brands. This role is part of the team of 1,000 employees who will soon join the Post family to focus on and grow these iconic pet brands. The companys portfolio ranges from iconic brands such as Honey Bunches of Oats, Grape-Nuts and PEBBLES cereals, as well as Peter Pan peanut butter to the top-selling Malt-O-Meal brand of value ready-to-eat cereals and more. Our business is growing and thats where you come in. Our company is a hearty mix of ambitious people who want to make great things happen.Location Description:Post Consumer Brands corporate headquarters in Lakeville, Minn. is about 20 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Lakeville has all the benefits of smaller town living with access to everything a large metropolitan area has to offer. Join more than 400 team members collaborating on the two-building campus to help put breakfast on the tables of millions of consumers in North America. Responsibilities:The Regional Sanitation Manager is responsible for the leadership and management of Manufacturing the Sanitation programs for Post Consumer Brands. The incumbent works cross-functionally with assigned manufacturing plant locations to assure compliance with Post Consumer Brands quality and food safety programs, sanitation, pest control, and cGMPs . The Regional Sanitation Manager also works with Plant Leadership on the identification and implementation of sanitation improvements and with Corporate Engineering on the review, identification, and implementation of sanitary design principles for PCB. The Regional Sanitation Manager, under the direction of the QFS Director, leads the Sanitation program and system execution, assuring manufacturing plants compliance with all PCB and regulatory sanitation standards and completes all job duties in a manner that fully supports plant safety and environmental requirements and practices. Job Activities/Duties Provide leadership to assigned manufacturing plants in areas of Sanitation, Pest Control, and cGMPs to create a World Class Quality and Food Safety culture.Direct the activities of Sanitation personnel at assigned company locations and/or Lakeville subject matter experts.Deliver company and department objectives by utilizing the tools of Precision Leadership. Responsible for making sure that sanitation is incorporated in all corporate metrics, plans and policies.Direct or participate in the performance and analysis of special projects.Work with each assigned plant to develop and manage annual budgets.Establish area performance standards and goals, and measure, control, take corrective action and report results as appropriate for each assigned plant and for the region.Integrate new facilities, processes, products, and packaging into Post Consumer Brands operations as needed.Oversee the interviewing, hiring, onboarding, goal development and personal development plans for Sanitation personnel at assigned company locations.Drive effective and standard Master Sanitation Schedules (MSS) across the assigned plants.Manage the efforts of the sanitation teams that supports efficient conversion of materials into quality products in a safe, secure, and sanitary manner within the product design specifications.Manage the efforts of the on-site or third party pest control service.Recommend and implement changes in methods, equipment, systems, and organization, as needed, to assure that the objectives of sanitation and pest control are met. Develop and implement continuous improvement strategies that will help the sanitation function perform more effectively. Utilize the latest technology to drive those improvements.Partner with 3rd party suppliers for cleaning equipment, cleaning materials, and pest control services.Monitor, update Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs) and participate in audits.Track and trend critical sanitation metrics (micro swabs, ATP swabs, pre op deficiencies) to measure performance and achieve improvements while maintaining all standards.Track and trend pest control metrics and audit data to ensure problem areas and mitigations are being addressed. Help lead micro investigation, co-lead Risk Assessment for interventions and reset criteria as required. Qualifications:Education:Minimum of 4-year B.S. degree in Food Science, Microbiology or related scientific field. Experience:Minimum of 10 years experience in the food manufacturing business, preferably in Sanitation with Quality Assurance or Production experience a plus. Minimum of 7 years supervisory experience. Must have an extensive knowledge of HACCP/Food Safety Plans, GMPs, sanitation, quality systems, and experience working with and leading teams in a manufacturing environment. Must possess a thorough understanding of FDA, state, and local regulatory requirements. Must be proficient in sanitation and cleaning principles and best practices. Skills:Effective management and supervisory skills. Must have excellent facilitating skills in a team environment, and effective communication skills, both written and oral. Training skills with ability to develop own curriculum. Must be a demonstrated problem solver with the ability to implement effective solutions. Working knowledge of statistical and other advanced analytical problem solving tools. Must be able to read, write and communicate in the English language.Because this role is regional and has multi-plant responsibility, travel is expected and estimated to be 30 to 50 percent.

Keywords: Post Consumer Brands, Lakeville , Regional Sanitation Manager, Executive , Lakeville, Minnesota

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