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Food Safety, Quality & Compliance Manager (Reno, Nevada area Distribution Center) - Sparks, NV




About the Team:

Our Finance team ensure we are accountable and on track to company strategies. Their responsibilities include forecasting, in-season management, and analysis across business units. From sales and margin to operations and expenses, our Finance team provides consistent, accurate information to cross-functional partners to support PetSmart's growth initiatives.

About the Job:

The Food Safety team supporting Distribution Centers are responsible for monitoring and auditing facility operations and processes which includes: Providing leadership, direction, education, execution and solutions of all food safety functions, Regulatory food safety compliance, Asset Protection (inventory losses), investigate, communicate and provide sustainable solutions to resolve product quality concerns, and continuously verify proper preventive controls are being executed to protect the value of our brand and the quality of products that are distributed to retail locations.



  • Minimum 3 years relevant experience in Food Safety and or Manufacturing environment.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, microbiology or related field-preferred
  • Preventive Control Qualified Individual (PCQI)-strongly preferred
  • In-depth knowledge of food safety product sampling plans.
  • ACE Certification-preferred
  • Working knowledge of FDA regulations.
  • Self-motivated and time management skills.
  • Effective written, verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Requires analytical and problem-solving skills to analyze data for trends and translate into actionable business recommendations.
  • Candidate must have strong human relations skills to build effective relationships with peers, leadership and contracted providers.



  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Teams
  • Proficiency with other computer applications and programs
  • Knowledge of mechanical equipment




Minimal; May occasionally demonstrate duties by lifting and/or moving product weighing up to 60 lbs.

Incumbent is required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The incumbent frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The associate may be required to climb, balance, ascend/descend, or operate the following: ladder, cherry picker and boom lift or scissor lift, reach truck, dock stocker or other equipment within the location. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and peripheral vision. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



The associate may be exposed to moving mechanical parts and equipment. The work environment can be dusty. The noise level in the work environment may be loud and temperatures may be extreme (hot or cold). Incumbents may be exposed to hazardous materials, i.e. cleaning supplies, shampoos, battery acid, etc. If working in a Fish Department, the associate will be exposed to a damp and humid environment with frequent exposure to water and aquatic animals.

About the Culture:

Our distribution centers are home to a dedicated team of associates, all working toward the same purpose: delivering our innovative products and solutions to pet parents across the country. Whatever role you choose within the distribution team, you’ll be making millions of pets happy every time you come into work – and who doesn’t want that?

Working in one of our distribution centers means you’ll also discover fulfilling ways to achieve your goals. From the resources you need to grow your career to a fun, fast-paced work environment, we offer the whole package – and then some.

At PetSmart, distribution is all about innovation, efficiency and getting products out to pet parents quicker than lickety-split. Alongside speed, strategy also has a big part to play in our success. Now, with an increase in online sales and competition heating up, we’re looking for people like you to come aboard and help us stay the top dog.



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