Pinnacle Foods

  • Regional Sanitation Manager - Darien, WI

    Location US-NJ-Cherry Hill
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  • Overview

    At Pinnacle Foods we are at the top of our game and the key to our success is clear. Everything we do is driven by our purpose: Unleashing Brand Potential, dynamically evolving and improving our already beloved products to bring more convenience, taste, nutrition, and joy to today's consumers.

    The results? Our well-recognized products are found in 85% of American households and are leaders in their respective categories, holding the #1 or #2 market share position in 10 of the 14 categories in which we compete — and we're just getting started. We are committed to adding value through strategic growth that synergizes our portfolio of "Leadership" and "Foundation" brands and plays to our strengths in R&D, consumer insights, and senior management experience.



    This position is responsible for planning, organizing and maintaining corporate sanitation policies, procedures, and activities. The position will ensure plant facilities implement policies and procedures as applicable and ensure full compliance with all food safety and regulatory requirements. The sanitation manager will provide technical assistance and service to plant locations in support of the sanitation objectives.  The Sanitation Manager will be responsible for multiple plants.



    • Troubleshooting and implementing sanitation improvement action plans for Pinnacle facilities
    • Assist in conducting corporate food safety and sanitation audits across the Pinnacle facilities
    • Actively participate in external third party audits and assessments
    • Conduct sanitation training in the 6-step process for plant personnel
    • Direct and facilitate the activities of the Plant Sanitation Managers and Supervisors to assure compliance to affiliate, regulatory, GMP, GSP, and best industry sanitation standards and practices
    • Perform quarterly sanitation/pest control audits at applicable facilities to ensure progress in sanitation programs and assure adequate short and long term corrective actions
    • Assist with troubleshooting microbiological issues as they arise
    • Assist in developing strategic sanitation plans and initiatives
    • Maintain the corporate Sanitation Manual and all sanitation policies and procedures in a manner to assure efficiency and effectiveness to affiliate and best industry standards
    • Develop and implement continual improvement sanitation systems, policies, and procedures
    • Actively participate with the chemical supplier to provide continuous improvement and cost reduction opportunities
    • Provide guidance to plants on appropriate staffing levels and maximize and optimize sanitation labor utilization. Works with plants on reducing sanitation time and downtime
    • In collaboration with Food Safety Directors, plant Quality Managers and Sanitation Supervisors; assess, plan and develop, implement, and evaluate sanitation needs across the company
    • Ensures the safety of all associates through coaching sanitation employees
    • Lead special projects in sanitation as assigned



    • A minimum of five years in a food processing environment
    • Experience with equipment in a processing and packaging environment required
    • Familiar with sanitation RTE standards, chemical usage and dry and wet cleaning techniques
    • Successful candidate will possess the ability to work in a team environment
    • Position requires good communication and technical skills and attention to detail
    • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends



    • A Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, Chemistry or other relevant fields of study is required
    • Any relevant certification in Food Safety and Sanitation is preferred



    • There is a 75% travel requirement with this position




    Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer – qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to protected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other legally protected basis.



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