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Job Code: MSMT752446
Functional Area:
Food Safety & Quality Assurance
Department: Food Safety & Quality Assurance
Division: Corporate/Pleasanton, CA
Reports To: Sr. Quality Assurance Manager

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

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES: 

  • 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

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:

  • 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

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.
  • 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.

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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Job Description

Overview:

The purpose of the Food Safety and Quality Coordinator position is to collect, analyze and report data about product quality and food safety and will assist in implementing management plans of corrective action to maintain company quality standards and regulatory compliance. This position works on quality and food safety-related projects with direction from the Director of Quality Assurance.

Description/Essential Job Functions

  • Audit production and packaging processes to ensure compliance with product specifications.
  • Responsible for handling quality and food safety issues.
  • Perform and record daily GMP audits throughout the facility.
  • Assist with quality and food safety training of production personnel.
  • Work collaboratively with members of the production, sanitation, maintenance, shipping and receiving departments to verify SOPs.
  • Help ensure compliance with HACCP, SQF and FSMA standards.
  • Isolate and hold substandard ingredients and finished goods.
  • Monitor ingredient storage warehouse for proper rotation and usage of materials.
  • Capable of performing Trace/Recall on all materials for potential recall at any time.
  • Assist R&D with special testing and containment of test products.
  • Perform environmental sampling and work closely with microbiology laboratory personnel by providing samples for micro testing.
  • Assist in all third party audits.
  • Monitor all aspects of the Allergen Program including continual training, awareness, and segregation of materials to prevent cross contamination.
  • Help prepare and implement training materials.
  • Document review and control.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Requirements/Other Skills/Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science preferred or equivalent working experience
  • Ability to work any shift as needed, including irregular shifts or occasional weekends.
  • Strong understanding of food safety and product quality systems.
  • Experience or certification in FSMA, PCQI, SQF Practitioner or any GFSI audit experience.
  • Food Safety Regulatory experience.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Good independent decision making capabilities.
  • Effective communication skills, written and oral.
  • Good listening skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills including root cause identification and resolution.
  • Proven ability to work with variety of people with differences in communication and learning styles.
  • Ability to set priorities and plan ahead required.
  • Working familiarity with MS Office Products required.
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) a plus.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Food Safety: 5 years (Required)

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Language:

  • Spanish (Preferred)

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Company: First Spice Mixing Company

Position available: Food Safety/Quality Assurance Manager

Location: San Francisco, CA (Potrero Hill)

Responsibilities: Help coordinate FSSC22K Certification, ensure implementation of Food Safety System, approve incoming materials, provide necessary documents to customers, update vendor supplier program

Please send your resume to: ferlinda@firstspice.com

REQUISITION # MKTN750

MANAGER REGULATORY, OWN BRANDS

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT –  PLEASANTON, CA

Albertsons-Safeway Company is one of the largest food and drug retailers with 2,300+ stores. The Albertsons-Safeway family of brands includes some of the most prominent brands in food retailing, with a growing base of loyal shoppers. Thanks to the professionalism, diversity, spirit and friendliness of our people, we have locations across the U.S.

The Product Development Department has an opening for a Regulatory Manager. This position is located in Pleasanton, California.

Position Purpose
Manage daily regulatory activities related to product development such as identification, interpretation and implementation of all applicable federal, state and local regulations. These include but are not limited to standards of identity, package label requirements, claims identification and validation, preparation and submission of USDA label approval requests and records preparation and retention to comply with regulatory requirements. These activities include oversight and review of regulatory activities for in house developed and manufactured products and regulatory activities conducted by contract manufacturers of consumer brands products. This position is critical to insuring regulatory compliance and avoidance of the product retrievals and recalls that can result from noncompliance to product and package regulations.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Represent regulatory on cross functional project teams, making regulatory decisions as required.
  • Insure all consumer brands packaging is in compliance with federal, state and local regulations. This involves daily interactions with marketing, graphic design, sourcing and outside design agencies to insure that all existing, new and revised packaging graphics and placements are in compliance with labeling regulations. This can include writing label copy and will include proofing artwork. This interaction is required from the beginning of the design process to review of final art work prior to package production
  • Support commercialization process and ensure timely execution of regulatory related tasks– including co-packer and self-manufactured product label copy review, maintenance of Checklists, Consumer Brands Style Guide and SOPs.
  • Facilitate content management for regulatory systems (Genesis, Repositrak, Smart Label), ensuring accurate information and process are maintained in the systems.

Qualifications: 

  • Formal course work or seminars on Food Regulations and Over The Counter Drug Regulations
  • College degree a plus
  • Minimum 3 years of documents and data management.
  • Strong personnel and project management skills. 
  • Management background is critical to this position as the incumbent will be required to manage all daily activities associated with this role. 
  • The incumbent will be required to work with product development on formulation requirements, marketing and graphics design personnel on package graphics.
  • The incumbent must be able to think both strategically and tactically and have experience in project management, multi-tasking, meeting tight deadlines and shifting work focus based on shifting business and technical priorities.
  • Excellent computer skills and experience with online specification systems. Strong communication skills both oral and written.

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

Diversity is fundamental at Albertsons-Safeway. We foster an inclusive working environment where the different strengths and perspectives of each employee is both recognized and valued. We believe that building successful relationships with our customers and our communities is only possible through the diversity of our people. A diverse workforce leads to better teamwork and creative thinking, as well as mutual understanding and respect.

The Albertsons-Safeway policy is to provide employment, training, compensation, promotion and other conditions of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, medical condition, marital status or any other legally protected status.

We support a drug-free workplace – all applicants offered a position are required to pass a pre-employment drug test before they are hired.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Full Time

Job Title: Provisions Quality Control / Assurance Assistant

Reports to: Senior Product Manager

Location: Sausalito, CA

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General Summary

The Quality Control and Assurance Assistant is responsible for management and improvement of overall quality assurance and food safety programs at Patagonia Provisions.  This highly detail focused role will organize incoming information and customer feedback associated with product quality and synthesize that information into actions aimed at improving product quality and consistency. This role will also take a leadership role in quality control activities or any potential recall activities.  Knowledge of food safety, quality control procedures, food safety regulations, and a passion for continuous improvement are essential for this role.  This role will manage the minute technical details of our products and procedures, but also help support larger supply chain, sourcing and product related activities and is an essential part of our strong growth plans.     

 

About Patagonia Provisions

With Patagonia Provisions, our goals are the same as with everything we do: We aim to make the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, and perhaps most important, inspire solutions to the environmental crisis. We believe there is great opportunity—and an urgent need—for positive change in the food industry.  Patagonia Provisions is about finding solutions to repair the chain.

 

Essential Job Functions

  • Maintain documentation on all ingredients (Spec Sheets, COA, Organic and Kosher certifications, etc.)
  • Maintaining certifications, audit paperwork, assisting with submitting documentation to certifying bodies (Non- GMO, Kosher, etc.)
  • Conduct routine and non–routine analyses of raw materials, in-process materials, finished goods, and retention samples - Improve record keeping and systematize quality reporting into actionable recommendations.  
  • Assist with supplier and co-packer approval and verification programs. 
  • Monitor/maintain Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) at Co-packers and engage in all activities related to product safety
  • Coordinate closely with our extended team of food safety experts, food scientists, production facilities and ingredient suppliers with a continuous focus on improving product quality. 
  • Maintain recall readiness and improve procedures associated with potential recall scenarios. Lead regular mock recall exercises.  
  • Provide regular updates and monthly reports of product quality and key performance indicators. 

 

Minimum Job Qualifications

  • Knowledge of HACCP principles and FSMA rules, trainings and certification a plus
  • Preferably 2-5 years of experience in the Food & Beverage industry in quality control or food safety.
  • Robust attention to details and highly organized record keeping and process improvement. 
  • Proven track record of increasing responsibility, strong relationship management and ability to focus on large strategic priorities while maintaining focus on the details.    
  • Able to effectively prioritize workload and work independently in a startup environment.  
  • Ability and willingness to provide regular sensory evaluation of our products and potential ingredients.  
  • Have passion for the mission of Patagonia Provisions and making a change in food/agriculture space.

 

Click here for more information and to apply.

 

Employee Conduct

It is the responsibility of every employee to contribute to a positive work environment through cooperative and professional interactions with co-workers, customers and vendors.

Equal Employment Opportunity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other factors prohibited by law.

REQUISITION #: MKTN751020

SR. MANAGER OF REGULATORY

CONSUMER BRANDS – PLEASANTON, CA

Albertsons-Safeway Company is one of the largest food and drug retailers with 2,300+ stores. The Albertsons-Safeway family of brands includes some of the most prominent brands in food retailing, with a growing base of loyal shoppers. Thanks to the professionalism, diversity, spirit and friendliness of our people, we have locations across the U.S.

The Product Development Department within Own Brands has an opening for a Senior Manager of Regulatory. This position is located in Pleasanton, California. 

Position Purpose

Manage daily regulatory activities related to consumer brand packaging such as identification, interpretation and implementation of all applicable federal, state and local regulations. These include but are not limited to standards of identity, package label requirements, claims identification and validation.  These activities include all regulatory activities for in house developed and manufactured products and oversight and review of regulatory activities conducted by contract manufacturers of consumer brands products. This position is critical to ensuring regulatory compliance and avoidance of the product retrievals and recalls that can result from non-compliance to product and package regulations. This position is critical to ensuring support of product and package compliance to applicable regulations.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage a team of regulatory professionals and trained administrative staff that could be composed of a combination of internal associates, consultants and contract workers. Manage the activities of outside regulatory consultants who may be required as subject matter experts on key programs.
  • Ensure all consumer brands packaging is in compliance with federal, state and local regulations. This involves daily interactions with marketing, graphic design, sourcing and outside design agencies to ensure that all existing, new and revised packaging graphics and placements are in compliance with labeling regulations. This can include writing label copy and will include proofing artwork. This interaction is required from the beginning of the design process to review of final art work prior to package production.
  • Support commercialization process and insure timely execution of regulatory related tasks - including interpreting and advising teams on application of Federal and State regulations for co-packed and self- manufactured products across all Albertsons Own Branded product categories.
  • Participate in ongoing projects related to process development and in Regulatory Affairs policy maintenance and creation.
  • Support Director of Regulatory Affairs on projects as needed.

Qualifications: 

  • BS in Food or Nutritional Science (or other science degree) required
  • Minimum 10 years in food industry Regulatory Affairs
  • Minimum 7 years of management experience including: personnel, documents and data management.
  • The incumbent must have strong personnel and project management skills.
  • Management background is critical to this position as the incumbent will be required to manage all daily activities associated with this role.  The incumbent must have experience working closely with a broad range of functional groups including Product Development, Marketing and Graphics Design.
  • Must be able to think both strategically and tactically and have experience in project management, multi-tasking, meeting tight deadlines and shifting work focus based on shifting business and technical priorities
  • Excellent computer skills and experience with online specification systems. Strong communication skills both oral and written.  Experience with USDA, State Regulations and Non-food categories is a plus.

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

Diversity is fundamental at Albertsons-Safeway. We foster an inclusive working environment where the different strengths and perspectives of each employee is both recognized and valued. We believe that building successful relationships with our customers and our communities is only possible through the diversity of our people. A diverse workforce leads to better teamwork and creative thinking, as well as mutual understanding and respect.

The Albertsons-Safeway policy is to provide employment, training, compensation, promotion and other conditions of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, medical condition, marital status or any other legally protected status.

We support a drug-free workplace – all applicants offered a position are required to pass a pre-employment drug test before they are hired.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

REQUISITION # MKTN750

MANAGER REGULATORY, OWN BRANDS

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT –  PLEASANTON, CA

Albertsons-Safeway Company is one of the largest food and drug retailers with 2,300+ stores. The Albertsons-Safeway family of brands includes some of the most prominent brands in food retailing, with a growing base of loyal shoppers. Thanks to the professionalism, diversity, spirit and friendliness of our people, we have locations across the U.S.

The Product Development Department has an opening for a Regulatory Manager. This position is located in Pleasanton, California. 

Position Purpose

Manage daily regulatory activities related to product development such as identification, interpretation and implementation of all applicable federal, state and local regulations. These include but are not limited to standards of identity, package label requirements, claims identification and validation, preparation and submission of USDA label approval requests and records preparation and retention to comply with regulatory requirements. These activities include oversight and review of regulatory activities for in house developed and manufactured products and regulatory activities conducted by contract manufacturers of consumer brands products. This position is critical to insuring regulatory compliance and avoidance of the product retrievals and recalls that can result from noncompliance to product and package regulations.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Represent regulatory on cross functional project teams, making regulatory decisions as required.
  • Insure all consumer brands packaging is in compliance with federal, state and local regulations. This involves daily interactions with marketing, graphic design, sourcing and outside design agencies to insure that all existing, new and revised packaging graphics and placements are in compliance with labeling regulations. This can include writing label copy and will include proofing artwork. This interaction is required from the beginning of the design process to review of final art work prior to package production
  • Support commercialization process and ensure timely execution of regulatory related tasks– including co-packer and self-manufactured product label copy review, maintenance of Checklists, Consumer Brands Style Guide and SOPs.
  • Facilitate content management for regulatory systems (Genesis, Repositrak, Smart Label), ensuring accurate information and process are maintained in the systems.

Qualifications: 

  • Formal course work or seminars on Food Regulations and Over The Counter Drug Regulations
  • College degree a plus
  • Minimum 3 years of documents and data management.
  • Strong personnel and project management skills. 
  • Management background is critical to this position as the incumbent will be required to manage all daily activities associated with this role. 
  • The incumbent will be required to work with product development on formulation requirements, marketing and graphics design personnel on package graphics.
  • The incumbent must be able to think both strategically and tactically and have experience in project management, multi-tasking, meeting tight deadlines and shifting work focus based on shifting business and technical priorities.
  • Excellent computer skills and experience with online specification systems. Strong communication skills both oral and written.

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

Diversity is fundamental at Albertsons-Safeway. We foster an inclusive working environment where the different strengths and perspectives of each employee is both recognized and valued. We believe that building successful relationships with our customers and our communities is only possible through the diversity of our people. A diverse workforce leads to better teamwork and creative thinking, as well as mutual understanding and respect.

The Albertsons-Safeway policy is to provide employment, training, compensation, promotion and other conditions of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, medical condition, marital status or any other legally protected status.

We support a drug-free workplace – all applicants offered a position are required to pass a pre-employment drug test before they are hired.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER