USD - DannoninESSENTIAL DAIRY & PLANT-BASED is looking for Food Safety Scientist - Microbiology in Louisville, Co.
Danone North America is the largest B Corporation in the world. With our global presence, brands and business within our mission,bringing health through food to as many people as possible; we believe that people growth is a key asset to reach a sustainable business performance. Take this opportunity to GROW together!
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
*Identify and characterize microbiological hazards related to Danone North America products *Assess microbiological risks *Deliver quantitative and qualitative risk assessments (QMRA) on DNA products *Set up standards, define microbiological criterions including safety and hygiene/process criteria with relevant sampling plans and help to implement relevant hygienic criteria *Contribute to mitigation/control of microbiological risks through advice, guidelines, tools and coordinating/organizing microbial challenge studies *Contribute to the implementation of recognized procedures and processes in the field of risk assessment and risk management *Develop statistical approaches, probabilistic models and predictive microbiology in risk assessment and and promote them in risk management *Ensure scientific relevance, permanent and easy access to the body of knowledge related to microbiological hazards and risks. *Draft FS standards, scientific documents (positions, facts sheets, …) *Troubleshoot food safety challenges related to microbial hazards *Identify and participate to relevant ad hoc scientific working groups *Manage key expert contacts and representations in scientific organizations, official bodies, professional associations; *Contribute to drafting of FS corporate documents in its area of competencies
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
*Strong competencies and experience in food safety and microbiology required *Experience with FS management systems, quality assurance systems, HACCP and FSMA, PCQI preferred *Strong competencies in predictive microbiology, statistics and probabilistic modeling areas preferred *Leadership skills / project management skills *Communication skills (written & oral) *Literary research & laboratory research skills to use web search and scientific databases for bibliographic research and scientific monitoring *Independent worker with ability to work with groups / coordinate group activities *Ability to make science understandable and well connected to business needs *experience in leading projects in a complex environment *Ability to follow science, but focus on the application
*Ph.D. degree *5+ years Plant QA/Sanitation/Food Safety or manufacturing experience *Suggestion: *PhD in Microbiology with 3-5 years of experience in working in an industrial setting, R&D, Operations or in a Research association/Research Institute; * Strong and broad background in applied food microbiology, bacterial physiology, pathogenic germs, environmental contaminations, spoilage contaminants;
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ABOUT DANONE NORTH AMERICA
Danone North America is a Certified B Corporation business unit of Danone and operates in the U.S. from headquarter offices in White Plains, NY and Broomfield, CO. Danone North America was formed as a Public Benefit Corporation in 2017 to nourish people, communities and the world through its diverse portfolio of healthful dairy- and plant-based products, coffee creamers and beverages. Its portfolio of brands includes: Activia®, DanActive®, Danimals®, Dannon®, Danonino®, Danone®, Earthbound Farm®, Horizon Organic® premium dairy products, International Delight® coffee creamers and iced coffee, Light & Fit®, Oikos® Greek yogurt, Silk® plant-based foods and beverages, So Delicious® Dairy Free, Vega® and Wallaby® Organic. The mission of the Company is to bring health through food to as many people as possible. For more information, please visit DanoneNorthAmerica.com.
Danone North America is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other unlawful criterion.