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Sr Mgr Food Safety & QA - West Sacramento, CA 95605

Raley's Supermarkets


Who You Are

Supplier and Product compliance is paramount in ensuring brand growth and consumer trust. We are looking for a candidate that is ready to join a fast-paced, growth environment that can build and implement standards and programs that will take our business to the next level.

As the Senior Manager of Food Safety and Quality Assurance, you will develop and lead Retail Food Safety and Quality Assurance programs in support of Raley’s safety culture. You will apply your creativity, adaptability, and strategic thinking to effectively manage a diverse set of business challenges. In this role, you will manage teams responsible for: retail food safety, manufacturing quality assurance, supplier qualifications, risk assessments, regulatory reviews, labeling/menu compliance, supplier conformance of raw materials, data collection, and the maintenance of supplier electronic record integrations to key databases. Advanced technical knowledge of federal and state regulatory requirements involving Global Food Safety Initiative, Food Safety Modernization Act, FDA, GMP/GWP/GLP and associated regulations and standards are highly desired to be successful in this role.

Who We Are

At Raley’s, we’re all about infusing life with health and happiness by changing the way the world eats, one plate at a time. We take our passion for great food and world class customer service to the next level. Every day we come into work knowing that what we do is making a difference in the lives of our customers. Evolving beyond the definition of what an ordinary grocery store can be, we’re bringing a fresh take on the idea of living well to the communities we serve and live in. We’re dedicated to supporting healthy and happy team members, customers and communities – and we’re looking for the same kind of passionate people to join our team, grow with us and share our purpose.


How You Will Contribute:

  • Responsible for ensuring suppliers and products meet food safety, quality and regulatory compliance from the facilities that produce them to the labels that sells them.
  • Partner with our retail food safety team to address and mitigate product risks (e.g. recalls, product compliance with stores).
  • Oversee and develop food safety, quality and regulatory programs and procedures to support the brand and continual growth of the business.
  • Support Category and Buying team's activities for selecting and approving products and facilities to ensure food safety, quality and regulatory compliance
  • Manage Private-Label management systems for onboarding suppliers and products.
  • Develop and Strengthen existing policies & programs that create confidence in communicating current brand standards, improvements, and overall brand growth (e.g. animal welfare, sustainability) to ultimately gain recognition and traction with growing customer expectations.
  • Lead the product specification and labeling compliance program through ensuring regulatory and brand compliance including ensuring speed to market.
  • Mitigate potential safety & legality issues through risk-based decision making skills, proactive QA programs and identifying solutions to minimize the financial and reputational impact to the business (e.g. recalls, customer complaints, regulatory violations, litigation)
  • Monitor and Engage in upcoming regulations, industry groups and best practices while analyzing risks to business and providing leadership in addressing upcoming issues that may impact the business


Must Haves:

  • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Certification
    • Or ability to pass in first 90 days
  • Working knowledge of:
    • Food safety and quality assurance principles, programs and practices.
    • FDA and USDA regulatory requirements
    • Food manufacturing operations for produce, meat, seafood, bakery, and/or shelf stable products.
    • 21 CFR, Section 110, Global Food Safety Initiative (GSFI) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) standards.
  • Advanced ability to:
    • Prioritize, meet tightly scheduled deadlines and be flexible to meet changing work priorities and production needs.
    • Negotiate project timelines and outcomes.
    • Lead with purpose
    • Work independently and in a group.
    • Maintain effective working relationships and foster teamwork in a diverse work group.
    • Make persuasive presentations by communicating technical information in a non-technical manner appropriate to the audience.

Advanced technical knowledge of:

  • Federal and state regulatory requirements governing food quality and safety.
  • Product safety and food security, including Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).
  • Lot sampling including Statistical Process Control (SPC) techniques and Acceptable Quality Levels (AQL).
  • Laboratory procedures and techniques.

Preferred advanced knowledge of:

  • GMP compliance and Part 110,111 and FSMA compliance knowledge preferred.
  • GFSI, BRC, SQF Practitioner, PCQI, FSMA, PCQI, and SQF auditing knowledge preferred.
  • Project management preferred.

Bonus Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Advanced organizational, project management and documentation skills.
  • Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Project, iCiX (preferred).
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Agility and flexibility to work in a fast-paced environment and make informed decisions when necessary

Benefits & Perks:

  • Work with some cool people
  • 10% discount on all Raley’s groceries
  • Full onsite fitness center
  • Pop up grocery market
  • Employee discounts on event/sports tickets, gym memberships + more!
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • All you can eat fruit bar
  • Paid vacation, sick days and holidays
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Family leave & time off
  • 401K Program
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent Care
  • Life Insurance

Internal Applicants:

  • No disciplinary action during the past 6 months.
  • Your current leader must recommend that you apply for this position and provide endorsement upon request from HR.
  • You must upload a resume and answer all application questions.



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