Quality Assurance Auditor – Safeway – Albany, NY

Job Description:
Safeway is an innovative Fortune 100 Company that, thanks to the diversity, professionalism, spirit and friendliness of our people, is thriving in locations across the U.S. and Canada. From our stores to our corporate headquarters, we offer careers that build your skills and your future.

Become Part of Our Corporate Team.

The Quality Assurance and Consumer Protection department, located in Albany, NY
, has an opening for a Quality Assurance Auditor. This position will serve the consumer by ensuring consistent high quality and compliance to specifications for Consumer Branded Product.

• Four year college degree in food science, chemistry or related field.
• Six years experience in Quality Control/Quality Assurance.
• Two years Laboratory experience.
• Two years Quality Auditing experience.
• ASQ, SQF, SAFE, BRC, or equivalent sector audit certification
• SA800 certification or the ability to demonstrate knowledge of equivalent social responsibility programs
• Certification or working knowledge of animal welfare principles
• Six years food and or GM/HBC related experience, preferably with perishable food experience.
• Ability to motivate, manage, lead and influence subordinates, peers and superiors.
• PC applications literate.
• In depth knowledge of food safety, product quality programs, preventive QC methods, HACCP, GMP’s, Allergen issues and manufacturing security measures.
• Excellent written/verbal communication and interpersonal skills to include management ability and team based culture.
• Thorough knowledge of US & Canadian regulatory compliance requirements.
• Strong leadership and management skills.
• Energetic, self-motivated and the ability to act with a sense of urgency and intensity.
• Ability to speak conversational French is beneficial but not mandatory.
• Ability to lift 40 lbs.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Conduct and manage the third party vendor audit programs for assigned vendors.
• Actively participate and serve as a technical resource for the Marketing Team.
• Inspect, audit and certify supplier facilities for compliance with sanitary, regulatory, production and QA requirements.
• Enforce functional HACCP, GMP’s, NLEA and evaluate operations management effectiveness.
• Conduct Existing Product/New Vendor and lot approval evaluations.
• Enforce Safeway QA Food Safety & Quality Policies.
• Travel – 40% will be required across multiple time zones within North America.

How to Apply
Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a resume by visiting www.safeway.com/careers. Please refer to Requisition MKTN4177. Click on Create Profile. Or please email your resume to

We recognize, celebrate, and benefit from the uniqueness of each employee and customer. We value, respect, and support these differences, in our workplace. We strive to reflect this diversity in the communities we serve. Safeway is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

No agencies and /or recruiters please




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