Kelly Services Food Safety Associate Manager in Watsonville, California

Job Description

The Food Safety Associate Manager, working closely under the supervision of the Director and Food Safety Manager, ensures the delivery of product that is harmless to our customers, while meeting expectations in accordance with the Company's quality standards. The Associate Manager focus is on contributing to the prevention, reduction and/or elimination of safety hazards, waste and at the same time ensures legal compliance, social responsibly and sustainability throughout the process. The Associate Manager is responsible to ensure use of best agricultural practices, requirements and guidelines associated with all applicable regulatory agencies, food safety certifications and Client policies. The Associate Manager is responsible for assigned wholly owned and partnership operations within the United States




Ability to:

Train and transfer knowledge

Influence management and employees

Deliver food safety training programs

Understand, interpret and take action on laboratory reports

Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers

Working knowledge of:


Pesticides application


Food safety

Agriculture related concepts, practices and procedures is a plus


Organization and time management skills

Standard office software such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook

Computer skills to include database platforms

Interpersonal skills including a professional and diplomatic demeanor

Communication skills including written, verbal, listening, and presentation

Self-motivated with a great customer focus and attention to detail

High level of patience

Spanish at 60% - 80% (Uses language to resolve most tasks, good use of grammar and vocabulary, can make presentations and training).

Valid California Driver-s License


Bachelors degree in Microbiology, Chemistry, Food or Plant Science, Agricultural or related discipline preferred

Required Certifications: Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI)

Preferred Certifications: Producer Safety Alliance (PSA) and California Certified Organic Farms (CCOF)

Minimum 1 year experience

Experience in food industry, agricultural or related field

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AboutKelly Services ®

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Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and is

committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity

is The Law.