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Director Food Safety & Regulatory Compliance - Spokane, WA 99217

URM Stores Inc

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Are you a person who is passionate about food safety and compliance in the grocery industry? Does a corporate culture that values its employees, a work-life balance, while offering a fantastic benefits package sound enticing? Are you looking to work for an established company with a bright future of growth that is committed to integrity, fairness, and fun? Does your quality of life include living in a place that experiences a four-season climate, is close to dozens of lakes and rivers for swimming, boating, and fishing, as well as mountains for hiking, biking, and ATV riding? Would you enjoy living in an All-American City that is a destination place for shopping, dining, art, and entertainment but still allows for outside fun with five ski resorts just over an hour from down town?

If you answered yes to these questions, then we invite you to apply to join our team in Spokane, Washington as our Director Food Safety & Regulatory Compliance! Ready for the adventure? Check out what your day to day will look like:

Day-to-Day Objectives:

As Director Food Safety & Regulatory Compliance for URM Stores, Incyou will report to the CFO and assure that URM and its subsidiaries continuously improve their performance in Environmental Affairs, Food Safety and Regulatory Compliance (EAFSRC) with Local, State and Federal Environmental Health and Safety Regulations. You will supervise the Food Safety Specialist while providing strategic leadership to URM and its subsidiaries on various (EAFSRC) initiatives as URM Stores, Inc and its subsidiaries maintain and build upon its reputation as a proactive best-in-class corporate citizen.

Essential Duties:

  • Serve as facilitator and provide technical expertise to various internal organizational teams/committees that develop URMís EAFSRC mission, policies, and respective goals/objectives.
  • Serve as an agent of the company and representative/liaison to a variety of external customers, suppliers, industry related groups, and regulatory agencies.
  • Lead in the development and maintenance of the companyís Environmental, Food Safety and Regulatory Compliance program management system to ensure proper regulatory certifications, accreditations, licensure and employee training efforts are current and accessible.
  • Create synergy and compile the knowledge and expertise across departments and subsidiaries to develop a comprehensive, systematic and structured Environmental Management system that incorporates a Plan-Do-Check-Act Cycle.
  • Perform analysis and interpretation for proposed legislative actions and potential impact on the organization.
  • Monitor and remain up-to-date with proposed legislative and regulatory activities and develop company input on such proposals as needed.
  • Remain knowledgeable of concepts, practices and procedures related to the wholesale and retail grocery industry. Rely on extensive experience and judgment to accomplish goals.
  • Provide counsel and assistance to all departments, subsidiaries and customers directly affected by governmental regulations specific to environmental protection, public health and food safety.
  • Be a proactive member of the URM Crisis Management Team
  • Assist corporate, wholesale and retail facilities mitigate non-compliance issues and regulatory violations.

. Requirements:

To Be a Successful Candidate, You will Need the Following Experience & Knowledge:

  • Bachelorís degree in Biology, Environmental Health, Industrial Hygiene or similar field preferred, 8-years of experience in food manufacturing, food safety, environmental health or a combination of relevant education and experience.
  • Ability to act with the highest professionalism, exercise independent judgment and decision-making under conditions of uncertainty.
  • Excellent analytical, reasoning and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work cooperatively at all levels in the Company to build and maintain the positive relationships required to accomplish organizational goals.
  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal/team effectiveness Ė ability to succinctly and accurately communicate to various levels of management and employees through verbal and written communication skills.

Our Company

All of us at URM are proud to be a part of the number one food distributor in the Inland Northwest. Since 1921 URM has been a retailer-owned business. URMís core business is the purchasing, warehousing, and delivery of merchandise inventory to its Member-Owners. The shareholders of URM are all retail grocers who provide groceries to their local communities. URM operates on a cooperative basis, which means that all its net earnings on business done with or for its member-owners through its Patronage Departments are allocated and paid to its Member-Owners in the form of patronage dividends. Over the years, sales volume has grown to over $1 billion and employment to over 2,900 employees at URM and its subsidiariesóRosauers Supermarkets and Peirone Produce.

Compensation & Benefits

Why Join Our Team? For over 100 years, URM Stores, Inc has been an employer of choice! Our company offers a competitive compensation package which includes a competitive salary based on experienced, and we offer a full suite of benefits including a significantly employer subsidized health care plan for employees and their families. These benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription Drugs, Life Insurance, Dependent Life, Short-term disability insurance, Cancer Insurance, and Long-term Disability insurance. We offer a 401K Retirement Plan with a company match, product discounts, paid vacations, three paid holiday float days, paid volunteer service day, paid sick days, and six paid holidays! Relocation package is available.

**Please submit a cover letter of interest with your resume when applying**

URM Stores, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by state or federal law. We are also committed to providing a work environment that is free of all forms of discrimination, regarding recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, compensation and all other conditions of employment. Drug & background check required on all selected for hire.



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