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Job Title:

Registered Sanitarian / Certified Food Safety Professional


Safeway Inc







Position Category:

Quality Assurance / Consumer Protection

Requisition Number:


Job Description:

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 respect.

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 continuous improvement.
• 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 change.
• Create and disseminate project summary reports and key findings to senior management team.
• 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%.

• Bachelor’s 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 organization.
• 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 customers.

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