Quality Assuance Manager
Albertsons Companies is one of the largest food and drug retailers in the country with 2,300+ stores. Albertsons Companies private-label (OWN Brands) initiatives includes some of the most prominent brands in food retailing. Albertsons Companies has locations across the U.S, a growing base of loyal shoppers, and the professional, diversity, and friendly employees.
The Corporate Food Safety & Quality Assurance team has an opening for a Quality Assurance Manager, located at the Albertsons Companies Technical Center and Culinary Kitchens in Dublin, California.
This position is responsible for assuring vendor 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 Sr. Quality Assurance Manager for the Own Brands private label business.
Key Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
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
Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science, Meat Science, Chemistry, Microbiology, Engineering or related scientific field
6 years Quality Management experience in a variety of food and/or general merchandise/health, beauty, cosmetic manufacturing and processing environments
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
How to Apply: Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a resume by visiting careersatsafeway.com
Diversity is fundamental at Albertsons Companies. 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.
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