Safeway Inc., a Fortune 100 Company, is one of the largest
food and drug retailers in North America with 1,700+ stores. The Safeway
family of brands includes some of the most prominent brands in food
retailing, with a growing base of loyal shoppers. Thanks to the
professionalism, diversity, spirit and friendliness of our people, we have
locations across the U.S. and Canada.
Diversity is fundamental at Safeway. 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. And a diverse workforce leads to
better teamwork and creative thinking, as well as mutual understanding and
The Consumer Protection Department has an opening for a Registered
Sanitarian / Certified Food Safety Professional. This position is located
in Pleasanton, California.
Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Assist in the development and implementation of standards, policies and
procedures related to food preparation, sanitation and pest control in
retail food establishment.
Serve as a technical expert to resolve food establishment closures/crisis
related to Health Department inspections.
Develop and assist in the implementation of cleaning and sanitation
programs in a food service and retail food establishment.
Evaluate and provide guidance on proper design and construction of food
establishments and equipment.
Develop and assist in the administration of retail food safety, facility
sanitation, weights & measures and pricing accuracy policies and SOPs
across all divisions.
Participate in the development and implementation of retail food safety,
sanitation, weights and measures and pricing accuracy compliance audits.
Collect data in a scientific manner utilizing appropriate statistical
methodologies, perform accurate measurements and calculations and interpret
results. Develop executive summary reports with recommendations for
Advise company management on regulatory compliance pertaining to food
safety, facility sanitation, weights & measures and pricing accuracy.
Identify consumer protection opportunities within retail operations.
Prioritize issues and lead resolution activities to drive sustainable
Create and disseminate project summary reports and key findings to senior
Serve as resource for identification and resolution of opportunities
identified by various business units.
Review audit reports generated by third party service provider. Identify,
review and resolve any auditing issues. Participate and present information
to standardize (peer review) third party auditors.
Provide innovative and strategic ideas to support company growth.
Serve as a resource to division management and provide support in leave
of absence of a division CP manager.
Other duties as assigned.
Travel 25% to 50%.
Bachelors degree required in food science or food technology.
Registered Sanitarian or CFSP/CPFS certification required. Masters in Public Health Preferred.
Minimum 2 years, preferably 5 years of food safety and consumer
protection experience in food service, food or retail industry managing
multiple projects to drive results and achieve business objectives.
Thorough understanding and knowledge of facility construction and design
including proper design of equipment used in a food establishment and
regulations related to food facilities.
Knowledge of risk assessment (chemical, physical and biological) and
emerging food borne pathogens and awareness of potential risk management
strategies is required.
Knowledge of vectors and pests and pest control methods (educational,
biological, physical and legal).
Thorough knowledge and understanding of cleaning and sanitation
procedures in food service /food manufacturing/food retail establishment.
Prior work experiences with meat, seafood, poultry, produce, deli and
foodservice a plus.
Thorough understanding and knowledge of public health (food safety laws
and regulations) and weights & measures codes and regulations.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong analytical and
technical writing skills required.
Ability to motivate, lead and influence various levels of the
Ability to assimilate new information quickly and react positively to new
and challenging opportunities.
Demonstrated time management and prioritization skills required
Energetic, self-motivated and the ability to manage multiple projects and
work with multifunctional teams.
Excellent organizational, planning and interpersonal skills; high level
of trustworthiness and integrity.
Establish and maintain effective communication with internal and external
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