Senior Quality Assurance Manager (6/28/18)

ALBERTSONS/SAFEWAY

 

Functional Area: Food Safety & Quality Assurance

 

Department: Food Safety & Quality Assurance

 

Division: Corporate

 

Reports To: Director QA

 

Date: 06/08/2018

 

 

POSITION PURPOSE:  

 

This position is responsible for assuring supplier compliance with company food safety and quality standards.  The position utilizes personal experience and expertise in the areas of food safety, food quality, good manufacturing and sanitation practices to provide supplier assessment and approval status for external manufacturing sites. The position reports directly to the Director of Quality Assurance for the Own Brands private label business.
 

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:  

  • Manage the development and execution of an effective supplier auditing program to ensure compliance with Albertsons requirements for food safety, sanitation, quality assurance and compliance with Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
  • Direct team of Quality Managers to fully achieve Quality and Food Safety business objectives, including development and coaching of staff
  • Assist in developing and implementing quality plans, including goals and objectives that will achieve quality targets consistent with Albertsons strategic plan.
  • Conduct site audit and assessment of supplier programs to ensure programs are in place and effectively managed (preventive controls for food safety, environmental monitoring programs, allergen controls and effective sanitation)
  • Coordinate product recalls and withdrawals with suppliers and serve as department expert for crisis management as it relates to product safety
  • Manage Supplier Quality Improvement Program and interface with suppliers to improve product quality, minimize customer complaints and prevent reoccurring issues
  • Utilize skills and knowledge to ensure supplier Food Safety, Quality and Process Control issues are successfully resolved, including effective use of Root Cause Analyses and Corrective and Preventative Action tools
  • Support sales and business with key supplier meetings, site audits and ensure follow up by supplier on any required quality/food safety action items. Ensure the manufacturing sites can deliver on the expectations set forth in supplier agreement, product formulations and finished good specifications. Communicate any potential gaps and risk exposures.
  • Review product quality, including customer complaints and initiate corrective actions with suppliers
  • Create and communicate executive reports on quality related issues and address key findings across multifunctional teams
  • Remain current with federal regulations as they relate to the Company’s products, GMP’s and analytical requirements, and ensure with supplier’s regulatory requirements are met
  • Develop and maintain the SOPs as related to the Corporate Quality Assurance function
  • Manage supplier Certificate of Analysis program to assure compliance with specifications
  • Serve as a technical resource for Own Brands  
  • Assist divisions in resolving product quality issues

 

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

 

Education Level:  

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science, Meat Science, Chemistry, Microbiology, Engineering or related scientific field

 

Experience Level: 

  • 6 years Quality management experience in a variety of food and/or general merchandise/health, beauty, cosmetic manufacturing and processing environments

 

Skills and Experiences: 

  • Accept a challenging environment where solving problems, continuous learning, and a high technical aptitude is the norm, not the exception
  • Ability to analyze process capability data to assure compliance with specifications.  Experience utilizing Process Improvement methods such as:  SPC, DMAIC, 8D, Ishikawa, Six Sigma
  • Working knowledge of AQL sampling plans in a manufacturing setting is preferred
  • Supplier quality management, including audit experience, is required
  • In-depth knowledge of food safety, product quality programs, preventive QC methods, HACCP (certified), GMP’s, environmental testing, allergen control and manufacturing security measures
  • 2 years Laboratory experience
  • 2 years Quality Auditing experience preferred
  • GFSI (BRC, SQF, ISO 22,000, IFS, Dutch HACCP) ASQ, SAFE, or equivalent sector audit certification
  • SA800 certification or the ability to demonstrate knowledge of equivalent social responsibility programs
  • Certification or working knowledge of animal welfare principles
  • Ability to motivate, manage, lead and influence subordinates, peers and superiors
  • Strong computer skills including Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Excellent written/verbal communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills, including strong management ability in a team-based culture.
  • Thorough knowledge of US regulatory compliance requirements
  • Independent thinker with the ability to manage a complex workload with changing priorities.  Energetic and self-motivated with the ability to act with a sense of urgency and intensity

 

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:  Company-wide, 75% or more across multiple time zones

 

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT:  

  • Ability to lift 40 lbs.
  • Ability to work in various environments including refrigerated/frozen facilities.
  • Sits, stands or walks for extended periods of time.
  • Bending, stooping and twisting required periodically.
  • Prolonged time sitting in cars or airplane.
  • Uses calculators, keyboards, telephone, and other office equipment in the course of normal workday.
  • Workday is fast paced; some evening and weekend work may be required.


TO APPLY:
www.careersatsafeway.com
Job number: RSKM751949

 

 

 

Disclaimer:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and skills required of personnel so classified.

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