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General information

All posting locations: Holland, Michigan, United States of America

Job Function: 07 - Quality

Department: 07 - 02 - Cleaning & Sanitation

Date Published: 22-Feb-2021

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

Position Summary

The Sanitation Supervisor is responsible for leading the implementation and execution of the Kraft Heinz Sanitation Program throughout the manufacturing plant. This position is the technical liaison between the plant- Headquarters- sanitation chemical company- and third-party sanitation provider (where applicable).

Primary Responsibilities

  • Participate in the Quality Risk Management Process yearly audit and assist in the development of procedures and corrective actions.

  • Oversee and lead the implementation of the QRMP (Quality Risk Management Process) system and operational standards as outlined in the factory accountability list in order to achieve targeted RCR.

  • Provide leadership and training for production personnel to complete production line and facility sanitation as required by the Master Sanitation Schedule- Daily Tasks- Maintenance Work Schedule- and Production Schedule.

  • Technical liaison between factory personnel- sanitation chemical supplier- Headquarter Quality Assurance- and third-party sanitation provider (where applicable).

  • Create a safe working environment for personnel working in sanitation- maintain chemical safety procedures and MSDS’s- work with chemical supplier to provide chemical handling training- provide leadership in enhancing chemical training beyond what chemical supplier provides- and meet all requirements of Heinz Environmental- Health- and Safety program.

  • Create a structured- orderly chemical storage and sanitation supply area in the factory.

  • Review the effectiveness of the Kraft Heinz Sanitation Program on an annual basis for effectiveness and provide continuous improvement for the sanitation program at the factory level.

  • Ensure compliance with the Global Cleaning and Sanitation Manual- Pest Control Standard- Hygienic Design Standard- and Building and Fabric Maintenance Standard.

  • Manage the Internal Cleaning and Sanitation Audit Program to ensure compliance to the Heinz Sanitation Program and Q-RMP Standard 2.22.

  • Initiate and execute cleaning verification and validation programs to prove effectiveness of Sanitation program.

  • Partner with business leaders on implementation of process improvement (Six Sigma / Lean/Heinz Global Production System (HGPS))- including leading change initiatives- planning- and facilitation.

  • Manage and evaluate the Sanitation staff including but not limited to performance management and employee development- etc.

  • Develop and manage the department’s operating budget.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Communication skills

  • Assertive professional manner

  • Self-motivation

  • Leadership skills

  • Excellent statistical and analytical problem-solving skills

  • Able to develop work instructions and documentation

  • Training skills

  • Computer skills in Word- Excel- and PowerPoint

  • Flexibility in work schedule- able to work periodically on a shift rotation


  • B.S. in Food Technology- Engineering- Microbiology- or other related field is preferred

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in manufacturing or 2 years of supervisory experience is required.

  • Certified Sanitarian or ASQ Certified Quality Engineer preferred.

  • Knowledge in HACCP- Microbiology- Sanitation- Chemical Safety- Pest Control- and Quality Systems.

  • Understand and comply with government regulations relating to OHSA- FDA- USDA- and EPA.

Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity