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Food Safety & Compliance Lead

Vaughan, ON, Canada Req #8
Wednesday, June 5, 2019

When you join KFC, you join the Colonel's family, and we always aim to make the Colonel Proud.


The Food Safety & Compliance Lead will be the
principal driver of the National Restaurant & Ingredient Quality and Food
Safety agenda for 640 stores within the KFC Canada system and 85 suppliers. The
role works closely with the operations, supply chain, marketing and training
teams to improve Restaurant Quality and drive Food Safety awareness.


but not limited to)

  • Drives continuous improvement and manages supplier performance (over 85
    suppliers) for products and categories including (but not limited to)
    packaging, selected cheese and dairy products, fresh produce, dessert, flour
    and grain-based products and beverages for KFC

  • Manages both supplier and restaurant food safety/quality auditing
    programs including over 30 3rd party auditors for 2 companies

  • Reports food safety and quality performance of the brand and provides
    recommendations to Operations & Leadership team

  • Actively collaborates and contributes to KFC global food safety, quality
    programs and crisis management

  • Drives continuous improvement by managing 3rd party Production
    Evaluation program for all key ingredients, 3rd party Complaint
    Management program

  • Leads the food safety agenda for field product testing, development of
    new suppliers, reviews and signs-off on restaurant procedures for food safety,
    wholesomeness and regulatory compliance

  • Attends plant trials and production of new ingredients

  • Actively participates in interdisciplinary taskforce meetings

  • Conducts in-restaurant visits as required

  • Works collaboratively with supply chain partners to ensure efficiency,
    minimize waste and improve profitability without compromising quality and food

  • Works collaboratively with Training & Restaurant Strategies team to
    develop national training for food safety, core products and quality initiatives




  • Minimum of eight (8) years food industry QA experience in a
    manufacturing or retail sector, or equivalent experience

  • Post Secondary Degree in Science and/or Microbiology

  • Strong oral and written communications skills

  • Proficient in MS Office (particularly Excel). Knowledge of Genesis and
    Lotus Notes are considered assets

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and in a team environment

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with ability to
    multi-task several priorities

  • Familiarity with the Canadian Packaging & Labeling Act, Canadian
    Weights & Measures, Food & Drug Act, CFIA Meat Inspection Act, general
    CFIA & Health Canada guidelines

  • Training in HACCP, SPC, GMPs, Auditing, Microbiology

  • Some travel is required (10- 15% of travel)

What makes KFC a great place to work?

Our People. We invest in people capability above all else, with a proven track record of developing internal talent to leadership levels across the business both in Canada and globally. We want people with smart, heart and courage that have the opportunity to not just make impact today but to become leaders of the future.

Our Culture. We are known for a culture that rewards and recognizes great effort, big or small, and providing the work life balance that is so important to staying inspired and engaged. We don`t just say it, we mean it – every Friday is a half day at KFC Canada! We will focus on your personal development as much as your professional development to ensure you can bring your best self to work.

At KFC Canada, we are a proud brand to be voted as Top 20 Great Place to Work (GPTW) from 2014-2018 and a Great Place to Work for Women.

KFC, part of Yum! Brands, is the world's most popular chicken chain and every day, we serve more than 12 million customers in more than 45,000 restaurants around the world. Our commitment to great food and service is the same commitment Colonel Harland Sanders had when he founded the concept more than 55 years ago, and that's why KFC remains the worldwide leader in the category.

KFC Canada is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind. KFC Canada encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Contact  if you need accommodation at any stage of the application process or want more information on our accommodation policies.

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  • Pay Type Salary
  • Vaughan, ON, Canada