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Area Food Safety & Sanitation Manager-17405

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Albertsonís LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, hire and promote diverse individuals whose qualifications, abilities and interests most closely match current employment needs.

Albertson's LLC is actively seeking an Area Food Safety and Sanitation Manager in Tolleson, AZ at the cooperate office (99th ave/Van Buren).


Administer all food safety and sanitation activities in assigned division in compliance with established laws, regulations, and corporate and divisional policies and procedures; maintaining a safe food and a healthful environment for all customers, associates and vendors.


∑ Conduct frequent and unscheduled food safety and sanitation audits of assigned stores with particular emphasis on those stores with high or low cleaning supply movement, evidence of pest problems, customer complaints, regulatory action, history of non-compliance and referral by other company associates or management. Review audit results with key store personnel and provides assistance to correct deficient conditions. Communicate inspection results to the Legal Department and/or division management for follow-up and support.

∑ Coordinate all food safety and sanitation efforts with Division Vice President, District Sales Managers, Department Sales Managers, Division Safety Managers, Employee Development Managers, Field Maintenance Specialists, Store Directors and Department Managers under the direction of the Division Food Safety & Sanitation Manager or Regional Food Safety & Sanitation Director.

∑ Recommend to Division Vice President corrective actions requiring management approval.

∑ Monitor and assist with corporate food safety and sanitation training programs and on-the-job training of new associates with respect to food safety and sanitation policies and procedures. Determine need for additional or renewed training, considering changes in cleaning programs or equipment, new health regulations or concerns, and repeat inspection deficiencies or lack of ability to demonstrate required knowledge.

∑ Conduct group-training seminars in cooperation with division Employee Development Managers.

∑ Reviews cleaning supply product movement with distribution center buyers and identify stores needing attention. Review store sanitation evaluation reports provided by pest control and sanitation supplies vendor representatives.

∑ Monitor and assist stores to comply with local, state and federal food safety and health standards, including personal hygiene and hand washing, temperature control of potentially hazardous foods, cross contamination control, pest control and chemical use training.

∑ Develop and foster active working relationships with state health officials in all states of responsibility to provide input into developing regulations and inspections processes. Stay abreast of regulatory requirements for food safety and store sanitation to provide necessary direction to Division operations executives. Provide regular updates to the Division Food Safety & Sanitation Manager or Regional Food Safety & Sanitation Director of all regulatory trends and actions that impact the business.

∑ Monitor performance of sanitation and pest control suppliers, communicating to them store needs for training, supplies and service.

∑ Assist as requested with investigations of food-related illness claims to determine and implement corrective action.

∑ Recommend disciplinary action against store personnel responsible for flagrant food safety or sanitation violations.

∑ Participate in division staff meetings, store director and department meetings, and career advancement program training meetings.

∑ Prepare food safety and sanitation discussion topics for weekly sales messages and division meetings.

∑ Introduce and administer individual store, district and division food safety and sanitation incentive programs.

∑ Monitor Food Safety and Sanitation self-inspection and record keeping requirements including service deli hot case temperature logs, training verification forms, and store food safety and sanitation green binders.

∑ Prepare food safety and sanitation and pest control summary reports for store, division and corporate personnel.

∑ Maintain channels of communication, encouraging store and division personnel to express new ideas, suggestions and complaints, reviewing each for appropriateness and further action. Maintain channels of communication with State and local health regulators to provide for quick action to correct and prevent regulatory violations.


∑ Bachelorís degree in public health, environmental health, food science, or equivalent desired. Previous experience or education in food handling, sanitation, or public health preferred. Familiarity with retail grocery operations preferred. Must obtain all professional licensure required by local law or regulation.

∑ Must possess leadership ability to motivate others to achieve desired results. Deal effectively with a wide variety of people on a daily basis.

∑ Strong analytical skills required for data interpretation and analysis. Computer skills in word-processing and spread sheet software preferred.

∑ Possess excellent communication skills, including oral and written plus the ability to speak effectively before groups. Must be able to interface effectively with a wide variety of personnel. Possess ability to communicate concepts, systems, procedures, etc., in a training environment.


∑ In the retail stores, incumbent may perform any number of physical activities to accomplish assigned duties such as walking and standing (90% of the workday when in the stores), bending, stooping, reaching, and lifting up to 40 lbs.

∑ Some work is performed in a temperature-controlled office environment.

∑ May be in refrigerated food processing rooms for extended periods, may handle hazardous chemicals and manipulate or install cleaning equipment and dispensers. Incumbent must be able to move throughout the store including second story offices, back rooms and check stands.

∑ Incumbent may sit for long periods of time at desk or computer terminal.

∑ Incumbent may use calculators, keyboards, telephone, and other office equipment in the course of normal workday.

∑ Stooping, bending, twisting, and reaching may be required in completion of job duties.

∑ Incumbent must have a valid driversí license and be able to provide own transportation (mileage will be reimbursed).

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work performed by the associate(s) in this job. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary by position.



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