Jakes Finer Foods
  • Houston, TX, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Long and Short Term Disability, Life Insurance (25k paid by Company), AD&D (25k paid by company), 401k Profit Sharing Plan, etc.

Why Jake's Finer Foods?

Jake's Finer Foods is a leading broadline distributor and restaurant supply company delivering quality food, exceptional service and custom solutions to foodservice providers and restaurants throughout east Texas and western Louisiana. Combining the strength of experience with the innovation of today, we consistently deliver a selection of nearly 15,000 items including custom-cut center-of-the-plate choices, fresh produce, everyday staples, and many unique and specialty products. We are Texas born and bred since 1946, local, family-owned and operated. Our founder, Kervin E. "Jake" Jacob, once said, "Dreams really can come true when your values include commitment, service, and a good day's work." At Jake's, we take these words to heart, and we strive to put them into action every day. We are a family-oriented business, and the foundation of our company is built on strong roots in integrity, servant leadership, superior customer service, and treating our suppliers, team members, and customers with appreciation and respect. We think Jake would be proud of how we carry on in his name.


Role Summary:

 Jake's Safety and Compliance Manager is accountable for ensuring compliance with all regulatory requirements relating to foodservice distribution and meat processing. He/She will also be responsible for the updating and enforcing of Jake's safety strategy and related programs to provide a safe workplace minimizing the risk of accidents, incidents, and near misses. This individual must possess outstanding influencing skills, excellent ability to communicate, attention to detail, and viewed as a servant-leader. This position interacts regularly with each team at Jake's, but most heavily with the warehouse and transportation departments.

The core responsibilities of the Safety and Compliance Manager include but not limited to:


  • Develops, documents, and maintains the plans, processes, standard operating procedures, along with roles and responsibilities to comply with all regulatory requirements including but not limited to Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules.
  • Performs or manages audits ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, internal procedural and documentation requirements, and external requests like insurance audits.
  • Manages relationships and engagements with regulatory agencies and inspectors, including but not limited to the Fire Marshall, OSHA, EPA, Homeland Security, etc.
  • Monitors and keeps abreast of current and future regulatory changes to plan and prepare for best outcomes.
  • Communicates effectively across the company, using summaries, key metrics, training materials to create awareness and accountability as needed.
  • Responds timely to notification of any injuries or accidents of team members while working on the road or in the facilities, both for Jake's Finer Foods and Gourmet Ranch. This includes timely arrival, inspection and reporting of the incident.
  • Key member of the Ammonia PSM/RMP Program Team.
  • See Job Description for full realm of responsibility.

Experience Required:

  • Minimum of five (5) years' experience working within OSHA and FDA compliance
  • Minimum of one (1) year utilizing knowledge of Ammonia PSM/RMP
  • Working knowledge of DOT regulations and their applications
  • Industry experience in foodservice distribution or wholesale distribution a plus

Education Required:

  • Undergraduate degree preferred
  • Consideration of non-degreed candidates only with substantial relevant experience

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • OSHA 30 Certified
  • PCQI Certified
  • HAACP Certified
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