Specialist, Food Safety


Dunmore, PA, US, 18512

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At Barry Callebaut, we are on a journey to transform the cocoa and chocolate industry. As the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, our actions truly shape the future of our industry. We are a business-to-business company, serving the entire food sector, from the cocoa bean to the finest chocolate product. We are a company with a purpose, we believe in doing well by doing good and reinvesting in the communities we operate. We have a long-standing commitment to sustainability and our goal is to shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future. We are headquartered in Zurich, and have more than 12,000 passionate Employees working in more than 40 countries worldwide. We are very proud of who we are and what we do. And of course, we are always looking for talented people to help us have a positive impact on our industry and beyond!

About the role: 

Barry Callebaut is a global organization poised for growth; a company which has embraced the vision to delight its customers, while out-performing its competitors, a business which is committed to sustainability, has innovation in its DNA, is a leader in complex manufacturing and supply chain solutions and is focused on being a best-in-class employer. Barry Callebaut seeks diverse and passionate people who thrive in a dynamic environment, focused on continuous learning, living BC’s Values and of course loving chocolate.

The Food Safety Specialist is responsible for the coordination, execution, and implementation of key microbiology and food safety programs for the site, which include HACCP, Food Safety Plan, FSSC and Food Safety Training, Food Defense, and Foreign Material Control, and other food safety initiatives and certifications.  


Key responsibilities include: 


  • Ensure GMP and food safety requirements and policies are implemented and respected.  Commitment to providing a safe food product

  • Promote a safe working environment, and conduct self in a safe manner

  • Develop, implement, and coordinate food safety programs (including but not limited to HACCP, Food Safety Plan, Food Safety Training, Food Defense, Allergen Management, Environmental Monitoring, Chemical Control, Foreign Material Control) for the production facility

  • Certified Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)

  • Provide guidance for and validate food safety and quality programs

  • Support the implementation of corrective actions associated with identified gaps (both internal and external)

  • Maintain and update policies and procedures; develop and conduct required and appropriate training

  • Perform trending analysis; identify non-conformances and opportunities across Food Safety Management System (FSMS) programs

  • Participate in and support third party and internal audits and their preparation and follow up (FSSC 22000, Customer, and Regulatory)

  • Perform special projects as assigned (committees, continuous improvement, project lead, etc.)

  • Provide support to correct key food safety complaints

  • Support 1+, Quality Culture, and Continuous Improvement processes

  • In the absence of the QA manager, represent FSMS and Processes

  • Perform all other duties as requested/required

  • Ability to work in a manufacturing environment and be present on the plant floor

  • Works within all regulatory requirements. 

  • Drive and shape the quality culture within the site, in alignment with BC initiatives and continuous improvement.


About you:


  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred - Food Science, Biology, Microbiology, or Chemistry – or equivalent experience

  • At least 5 years of experience as QA/QC including experience in the food industry

  • Knowledge of HACCP, GMPs, FSMA, Food Defense, Environmental Monitoring, and Allergen Management

  • Knowledge and experience of FSSC 22000 Certification and/or other GFSI audit schemes

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • A team player with strong leadership abilities

  • Understanding of government regulations in relation to food processing

  • Strong personal computer skills i.e. SAP, Google Workspace, Word, Excel, Power Point


What you can expect from Barry Callebaut:


  • Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package

  • 12 paid holidays, generous PTO, plus your birthday off

  • Environment that welcomes workplace flexibility 

  • An atmosphere where diversity is embraced, and inclusivity is second nature. We call it #OneBC! Just ask our champions with the Americas Women’s Forum and the Racial Equality Forum!

  • Ability to grow personally and professionally within an organization that values development and internal career growth

  • Be part of our mission in making sustainability the norm through Forever Chocolate with priorities centered around prospering farmers, zero child labor, carbon and forest positive, and creating 100% sustainable ingredients in all of our products.  

At Barry Callebaut, we are committed to Diversity & Inclusion. United by our strong values, we thrive on the diversity of who we are, where we come from, what we’ve experienced and how we think. We are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment where people can truly be themselves, grow to their full potential and feel they belong. #oneBC - Diverse People, Sustainable Growth.

If you want to learn more about Barry Callebaut, please find further information here.

Nearest Major Market: Scranton
Nearest Secondary Market: Wilkes Barre

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