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Plant Sanitation Supervisor

Job Location: ​Louisville​

Company description

Ferrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, Raffaello®, Kinder Bueno® and Kinder Surprise®. As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in more than 50 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? 38,767  dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of. Join us, and you could be one of them.

About the Role:

As the Sanitation Supervisor you will be responsible for the development, compliance, overall sanitation and pest control program at Ferrero's Louisville Plant, where we proudly produce Little Brownie Bakers cookies. You will play a critical role in ensuring food safety and consistent quality of all of our much-loved food products. 

Excellent communication, leadership and problem solving skills will have an opportunity to shine in the Sanitation Supervisor role, where you will lead our team of sanitation and facility maintenance employees. As a part of Plant Quality, we are looking for someone who will share our passion and drive to reaching and exceeding Ferrero's high standards for food safety and quality. 

This role involves extensive walking throughout the plant and plant grounds, climbing stairs/ladders, squatting, etc. to complete sanitation inspections.

The Sanitation Supervisor position reports to the Plant Sanitation Manager. The schedule will typically be:

  • Sunday to Thursday 4:00am - 1:00pm 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Lead crew of up to 20 hourly sanitation and facility maintenance employees.
  • Maintain Master Sanitation Schedule.
  • Responsible for updating and maintaining detailed Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for cleaning of equipment.
  • Coordinates clean up (monthly and product changeovers), which requires identification of equipment to be cleaned, phasing of cleaning, and number of individuals required to clean.
  • Conducts clean up inspections and validations of allergen cleanings using swabs and/or samples collected for analysis; communicates results.
  • Collects environmental samples for monitoring of pathogenic organisms in plant; Monitors and charts results; orders additional Microbiological testing as needed.
  • Assigns plant wide sanitation areas of responsibility to all supervisors.
  • Serves as a member of the Food Safety Committee.
  • Completes monthly plant sanitation audits including scoring for designated areas (Processing, Packing, Warehouse).
  • Directs pest/dust services to ensure compliance to all EPA and FDA regulations.
  • Conducts mandated plant wide GMP training for all employees.
  • Coordinates and prepares plant for third party GMP audits yearly (AIB).
  • Interfaces with vendors for cost savings, ordering departmental supplies, and arranging special services in plant (pesticide applications, contracted cleaning and painting, carpet cleaning, new dust collection filter technologies, etc).
  • Coordinates and documents Zero Waste management activities.
  • Participates as a trainer during quarterly training.

Who we are looking for:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, Quality, Microbiology, Biology, Chemistry, or a related field
  • Minimum 3+ years of experience in Food, Beverage or Pharmaceutical Manufacturing with focus on sanitation and product safety is strongly preferred
    • Or, High School Diploma/GED, plus a minimum of 7 years of experience
  • Strong knowledge of USDA and FDA Inspection Procedures and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
  • Knowledge of pest control habits and possess the ability to identify pests, Certification in Pesticide Application is highly preferred
  • Ability to work with employees at all levels of the organization
  • Strong problem solving, negotiating, and decision making skills
  • Ability to handle multiple and sometimes conflicting priorities
  • Intermediate computer skills using MS Suite (Word, Excel, PPT); SAP experience a plus

How to be successful in the role and at Ferrero:

Consumers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you’ll need to be just as consumer and product centric as we are - dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world. 

Diversity Statement

Ferrero is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture in which all employees feel welcomed and appreciated and have the same opportunities. We believe all of our people are equally talented in their own way. In nurturing the curiosity and natural abilities of our employees, we provide them, generation after generation, the means to succeed personally and professionally, enabling them to craft their journey at Ferrero. The diversity of our talents is what makes our work environment multicultural, innovative and highly rewarding.

Ferrero N.A. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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