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Food Safety & Sustainability Coordinator

Company

Crosby Hop Farm, LLC is a 5th generation, vertically integrated hop company based outside of Woodburn, Oregon. We market our uniquely processed hop products direct to craft brewers and distributors around the globe. Our primary crop and business is hops, which allows us to focus exclusively on producing quality hop products year in and year out – sustainability, quality, community, and innovation are core values that drive our vision and process. Our high-performance culture matches well with highly motivated, focused, and vision-oriented individuals with a passion for quality at the source, continuous improvement, and excellence.

Utilizing hops from our own Willamette Valley farms and partner farms from across the globe, Crosby Hop Farm provides craft brewers a diverse selection of high quality, sustainable hop products. Crosby Hop Farm’s sustainable farming methods, along with its meticulous processing techniques, capture the essence of each hop flower, an essential ingredient in the best beverage on Earth — beer.

Job Summary

This position is responsible for providing coordination and oversight of all company activities focusing on food safety and sustainability, in alignment with CHF’s Certified B Corporation, Salmon-Safe, and Global G.A.P. commitments. This position involves maintaining and improving existing programs, motivating team members to participate in new programs, regularly collecting and reviewing triple bottom line (people, planet, profit) performance data, and producing an annual report. This role works independently and as part of a team to advance food safety and sustainable practices and performance at CHF. The Food Safety and Sustainability Coordinator works across the Crosby family of companies to promote the highest level of food safety and sustainability throughout all operations.

Location

Woodburn, Oregon; Portland metropolitan area (offices and flexible remote locations; limited occasional travel to supply & customer sites may be required)

Reporting Relationship

The Food Safety & Sustainability Coordinator reports to the Quality Supervisor

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Facilitate/coordinate sustainability programs including Zero Waste, Biodiversity Enhancement, Learning Lunches, Renewable Energy, Carbon Footprint Metrics and KPIs
  • Facilitate/coordinate sustainability-related certifications including B Corp, Salmon-Safe, and EarthWISE
  • Facilitate/coordinate food safety-related standards/certifications including HACCP, SQF, and GlobalG.A.P. Including regular internal audits to ensure compliance.
  • As a member of the HACCP Team, prioritize and plan quarterly or annual calendar of events for food safety-related meetings, trainings, and events. Frequency will depend on facility/safety concern.
  • Utilize B Resources, data/economic analyses, background research, and case studies to create reports and presentations for stakeholders
  • Coordinate efforts of Impact Committee teams to set goals and adopt new programs, track the impacts of changes in operations, lead internal audits (zero waste, energy and water use etc.), and celebrate successes
  • As a member of the Impact Committee and leader of the Green Team, work to foster collaborative relationships across departments and with the greater community, prioritize and plan quarterly or annual calendar of events for meetings, Learning Lunches, and sustainability-related activities, all in alignment with CHF’s core values
  • Develop ways to build on success and set more ambitious goals and initiatives going forward, in alignment with CHF’s Certified B Corporation ethos
  • Utilize data metrics to continually re-evaluate and work to implement/maintain revised sustainability and food safety programs across all company operations and departments, within regulatory compliance, as well as demonstrate how proposed policies and procedures benefit the triple bottom line, comply with CHF’s core values, and articulating expected results and costs
  • During harvest and bale receiving ensure that all spray records and seed-leaf-stem certificates are entered correctly into the CHF database, as well as follow up with grower/suppliers regarding delinquent or out of specification spray records/SLS certs
  • Direct volunteers and/or interns; collaborate with independent consultants
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in general sciences preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience working in sustainability, environmental sciences, or renewable resources for at least one year.
  • Demonstrated experience in program coordination or development of a least one year.
  • Change agent with a passion for sustainability, including both social and environmental justice and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • General knowledge of food safety principles and HACCP with a strong understanding of the critical importance of food safety in all operations.
  • Willingness to obtain necessary food safety related certifications, if not already certified, on behalf of CHF
  • Ability to carry out responsibilities with minimal supervision and determine work priorities
  • Ability to prioritize work tasks, manage competing priorities, and maintain focus
  • Experience collecting, tracking, and conducting basic data analysis
  • Ability to synthesize complex information and visualize data for shareholders
  • Proficiency working with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Exemplary communication skills; ability to listen actively, receive and incorporate feedback, and communicate directly and respectfully at all times
  • Ability to work as a team player in a cooperative environment
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish
  • Skilled in developing and facilitating effective training workshops
  • Skilled in project and meeting facilitation
  • Ability to work effectively with culturally diverse employee teams
  • Ability to develop and implement both short-term operational and long-term strategic plans.

To apply, fill out the form below or email resume and cover letter to barry.chapman@crosbyhops.com

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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