Job Info
Job Title: Food Safety Coordinator
Location: Seattle, WA
Job Number: 10876
Posted Date: 6/7/2019
Job description

Charlie's Produce is a local produce distributor servicing our Northwest market for 40 years. We have distribution centers in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho and California. We are a stable company with over 1400 employees’ company wide. 
We offer competitive wages and benefits such as medical, dental, vision, 401(k) and employee profit sharing programs to full time employees.
We are currently recruiting for an experienced Food Safety Coordinator.  
Summary of Responsibilities:   The Food Safety Coordinator works with the Director of Food Safety on all food safety and quality assurance programs. We are looking for a dynamic contributor who can effect change and build upon current systems. This position requires a significant knowledge of various generally recognized food safety, quality programs and regulatory compliance.  

Essential Functions:  

  • Ensures highly disciplined compliance with all regulatory and company defined food safety and sanitation standards, systems, procedures, and practices to ensure that we receive, store and distribute safe quality products. 
  • Communicate and present information to vendors and customers.  
  • Conducts investigations for out of compliance issues and customer complaints, makes recommendations to resolve these instances, and completes corrective actions (when applicable), including a trend analysis report.  
  • Develops, implements, and sustains new methods and procedures to drive improvements in food safety and quality.  
  • Current HACCP knowledge and capability to plan, control, and document processes and procedures consistent with FDA’s guidelines. 
  • Be able to provide quality instruction and support for implementing and managing the Safe Quality Food (SQF) System, PrimusGFS and Organic Certification requirements. 
  • Interacts with Regulatory Agencies and 3rd Party Auditors.  
  • Monitoring, documenting and reporting to measure compliance with company standards.  
  • Conduct internal audits and self-inspections of all facilities.  
  • Works with operations and other team members to ensure warehouse activities pass our food safety and sanitation requirements.


  • Some overnight travel required  
  • Excellent communication skills-written, verbal and interpersonal.  
  • Must be proficient with computer and appropriate software.  
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in food safety/quality assurance.  
  • Strong Team Management experience.  
  • Sense of urgency and ownership regarding role and the needs of the department.  
  • Experience with food safety (GAP, GMP, HAACP and SOPs) and produce practices.   
  • Worker safety (state labor laws and OSHA) a plus.

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