Golden State Foods

Global Sanitation Director

Location US-GA-Conyers
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Leads the Global Sanitation Program standardization and improvement initiatives for all GSF facilities to meet GSF objectives, to achieve a high level of customer satisfaction, to comply with established regulations for food safety and sanitation standards and to implement Sanitation best practices.


  1. Develops/performs a detailed Global Sanitation Gap Assessment for all GSF facilities, ensures all facilities have a proactive approach to Sanitation, and ensures corrective actions are implemented to address opportunities. (30%)
  2. Collaborates closely with all GSF facilities to develop global Sanitation policies & training programs. (20%)
  3. Leads the Sanitation standardization initiatives for all GSF facilities to ensure the Sanitation programs are effective and follow industry best practices. (10%)
  4. Leads the GSF Global Sanitation Summit and supports all GSF facilities with troubleshooting/investigating Sanitation related incidents. (5%)
  5. Perform sanitary design reviews for major facility changes and equipment changes/new equipment. (5%)
  6. Collaborates with Sanitation, Engineering, and Maintenance departments at each facility to ensure all new equipment installations and major facility changes are validated against performance criteria, the overall process is not adversely impacted and all food safety/sanitary design requirements are met. (5%)
  7. Ensures all GSF facilities meet sanitary design requirements and recommends improvements as needed. (5%)
  8. Serves as the Global Sanitation SME for all facilities and supports all GSF facilities with driving Sanitation related improvements, cost reduction and increased efficiencies. (5%)
  9. Reviews CIP validation data for all facilities and provides guidance for improvements. (5%)
  10. Develops and monitors standardized Global Sanitation KPI’s to measure sanitation performance and improvements. Reviews and analyzes sanitation related data (e.g., detailed sanitation related breakdowns) and information to compile reports. (5%)
  11. Communicates relevant Sanitation related industry best practices & regulatory updates to all GSF facilities. (5%)
  12. Performs other related and assigned duties as necessary



Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Engineering, Chemistry, Biology or related areas from an accredited university.



Minimum of 15 years of experience managing Sanitation in a food manufacturing environment. Experience with managing the Sanitation function for multiple sites preferred.

Experience with developing Sanitation programs/policies at the Global level preferred.




Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


Knowledge of (B/basic; J/journey; E/expert):

  • Food processing and formulation concepts and techniques (J)
  • Continuous Improvement techniques (J)
  • Sanitation concepts and techniques (E)
  • Sanitary design (E)
  • Chemical properties of cleaning chemicals and sanitizers/Chemical safety (E)
  • OSHA, SSOP’s, SDS, FDA/FSMA sanitation preventive controls regulatory requirements (E)
  • Food processing equipment (J)
  • Budgetary concepts and procedures (J)
  • Food safety concepts and techniques (E)
  • PC word processing/spreadsheet software (J)


Skill and ability to:

  • Identify problems or irregularities for early resolution
  • Communicate and coordinate effectively with internal and external customers
  • Work effectively in a general business environment, with a focus on high levels of quality and customer service
  • Act in accordance with GSF’s Values and Creed
  • Travel in the US and internationally (approx. 50%)
  • Work flexible hours
  • Strong follow-through and organizational skills
  • Prioritize multiple projects and to adapt to changing priorities





  • Ability to lead by influencing.
  • Possess a facilitative style of management.
  • Create and cultivate positive work relationships at all levels of the plant/organization.




  • Productivity/sanitation standards:  cleanliness
  • Productivity/quality standards:  energy, water, and chemical conservation
  • Productivity/quality standards:  continuous product/process improvement
  • Training
  • Start-up efficiencies
  • Cost containment
  • Compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Teamwork within the department and across departments
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Safety standards and procedures:  employees
  • Safety standards and procedures:  equipment


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