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Sr. Sanitation Manager


Baltimore, MD, US

Req ID:  26705
Date:  Oct 3, 2021

ASR Group is the world’s largest refiner and marketer of cane sugar, with an annual production capacity of more than 6 million tons of sugar. The company produces a full line of grocery, industrial, food service and specialty sweetener products. Across North America, ASR Group owns and operates six sugar refineries, located in Louisiana, New York, California, Maryland, Canada and Mexico. In the European Union, the company owns and operates sugar refineries in England, Portugal.  ASR Group also owns and operates mills in Mexico and Belize.  The company’s brand portfolio includes the leading brands Domino®, C&H®, Redpath®, Tate & Lyle®, Lyle’s® and Sidul®.



The Sanitation Senior Manager directs and ensures the effectiveness of the global cleaning and sanitizing program for all manufacturing locations. Partners with facility sanitation leaders to ensure the site cleaning frequency, training, work instructions, and through verification activities ensures the effectiveness of the facility sanitation program.  This position is responsible for the Company’s Cleaning and Sanitation Policy.  This role will work with Procurement on our cleaning chemical contracts and with Safety and Operations in ensuring documented work instructions and training is place for anyone handing cleaning chemicals.



  • Global Leader for the Corporate Sanitation & Hygiene Program. This is inclusive of strategy, vision, objectives, continuous improvement, Sanitation & Hygiene Community of Practice and delivery against global metrics.
  • Ensure there is a clear and aligned to plan on Cleaning and Hygiene staffing.
  • Supports ongoing GFSI certifications at all company owned facilities globally.
  • Creates a global scorecard, tracks facility performance and ensures progress is being made to close identified gaps.
  • Ensures compliance with all applicable government regulations and company policies.
  • Collaborates with Global Quality on Environmental Monitoring, Cleaning Chemical Policy, Food Safety Plans and internal audits.
  • Collaborates with Safety on dust mitigation and cleaning chemical approvals.
  • Develops and provides Cleaning and Sanitation Training and is the technical expert for sanitation and hygiene.
  • Provides effective communication regarding issues, objectives, initiatives and performance to plan.
  • Works with Procurement on vendors who provide chemicals, cleaning and any supporting equipment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Creation of regional photographic SSOP cleaning standards.
  • Approve the hygienic design and accessibility for deep clean prior to the purchase of new machinery & equipment.




  • Knowledge of Quality Assurance/Control practices and procedures.
  • 10+ years experience working in a GFSI (BRC / IFS / SQF / FSSC22000) environment, HACCP & Food Safety.
  • Experience in communicating with customers, auditors and regulatory agencies.
  • Previous supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Previous experience in creating and administrating Regional or Global Sanitation and Hygiene programs.
  • HACCP and/or related food safety training.
  • Experience performing internal assessments
  • Project management experience



  • Must be able to work effectively in a multi-tasking work environment, and be familiar with quality assurance systems and standards.
  • Must be able to work independently with minimum supervision and have the ability to interact positively with others within the corporate team and the management teams within each facility
  • Demonstrated success in meeting deadlines, providing education (seminars/training), and being innovative and proactive in solving problems with groups of people.
  • Must be able to lead a Sanitation and Hygiene program to meet strategic goals.
  • Strong organization, planning and decision making abilities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheets, and database management.
  • Demonstrated advanced proficiency in Microsoft applications, such as SharePoint, Visio, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • A knowledge of food product packaging operations



  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline from an accredited college/university
  • Advanced degree in scientific or management preferred



  • English is the primary language of communication
  • Skills in other languages such as Portuguese and Spanish would be an asset



  • Indirectly supervises Sanitation and Hygiene Manages globally.



  • 30-40% and primarily in North America



  • Position can be located in Baltimore, MD, Chalmette, LA, or Crockett, CA



Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore