Quality Assurance Manager - Pleasanton, CA (8/7/18)

Job Code: MSMT752446


Job Title:

Quality Assurance Manager

Job Code


Functional Area:


Food Safety & Quality Assurance


Food Safety & Quality Assurance


Corporate/Pleasanton, CA



Reports To:

Sr. Quality Assurance Manager





This position is responsible for assuring vendor compliance with company food safety and quality standards.  





  • 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.
  • Enforce Albertsons Food Safety & Quality Assurance Policies with suppliers
  • Review and evaluate 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 product specifications
  • Serve as a technical resource for Own Brands private label organization
  • Assist retail divisions in resolving product quality issues




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: 

  • 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/PCQI certified, GMP’s, environmental pathogen monitoring, allergen control and manufacturing process controls
  • 2 years Quality Auditing experience preferred
  • GFSI (BRC, SQF, ISO 22,000, IFS, PrimusGFS) ASQ, or equivalent sector audit certification
  • SA8000 certification or the ability to demonstrate knowledge of equivalent social responsibility programs
  • Certification or working knowledge of animal welfare principles
  • 2 years Laboratory experience is preferred
  • 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



  • 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.
  • Workday is fast paced; some evening and weekend work may be required.
  • Uses calculators, keyboards, telephone, and other office equipment in the course of normal workday.

How to Apply: Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a resume by visiting careersatsafeway.com 
Job Code: MSMT752446



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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