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GFSI Coordinator



Calgary, AB, Canada
Posted on Friday, July 5, 2024

Requisition ID: 183915
Career Group: Distribution Centre Careers
Job Category: Food Safety Logistics and Manufacturing
Travel Requirements: 0 - 10%
Job Type: Full-Time

Country: Canada (CA)
Province: Alberta
City: Calgary
Location: 80370 Commissary Safeway
Postal Code: T2C 2C3

Embark on a rewarding career with Sobeys Inc., celebrated among Canada’s Top 100 employers, where your talents contribute to our commitment to excellence and community impact.

Our family of 128,000 employees and franchise affiliates share a collective passion for delivering exceptional shopping experiences and amazing food to all our customers. Our mission is to nurture the things that make life better – great experiences, families, communities, and our employees. We are a family nurturing families.

A proudly Canadian company, we started in a small town in Nova Scotia but we are now in communities of all sizes across this great country. With over 1,600 stores in all 10 provinces, you may know us as Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, Lawtons Drug Stores or another of our great banners but we are all one extended family.

Ready to Make an impact?

The Quality Assurance/Food Safety Coordinator is responsible for ensuring compliance to Safe Food for Canadian Regulations (SFCR), Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) standard requirements, and maintain the facilities Preventive Control Plan (PCP). The role involves working closely with Operations and the Quality Assurance teams to ensure that regulatory and company food safety requirements are adhered to and maintained and ensuring that company and customer quality expectations are met.

Here’s where you’ll be focusing:

  • Develop and implement HACCP plans based on Codex Alimentarius Principles to support the facility’s PCP and meet regulatory requirements.
  • Conduct risk assessments and hazard analyses to identify potential food safety hazards and implement corrective/preventive actions to address hazards.
  • Ensure that CCPs are being monitored and documented per the facility’s HACCP plans and that corrective actions are being appropriately implement/documented when deviations in established CCP critical limits are identified.
  • Maintain accurate records of HACCP activities, including and monitoring and corrective actions, to demonstrate compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Provide training to production and quality assurance teams on HACCP principles and procedures, SFCR requirements, and the facility’s selected GFSI standard.
  • Conduct and document regular HACCP audits to identify areas for improvement and ensure ongoing compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to investigate and resolve food safety issues and implement corrective actions to prevent future occurrences.
  • Work with Corporate Product Development in maintenance of Ingredient and Packaging Supplier Approval and Labelling documentation.
  • Work closely with and support Quality Assurance Technicians.
  • Keep up-to-date with changes to HACCP regulations and guidelines and adapt HACCP plans accordingly.
  • Ensure that all HACCP documentation, including plans, policies, and procedures, are up-to-date and accurate.
  • Maintain fluency with SFCR and GFSI requirements.
  • Lead GFSI internal audit program to ensure compliance to the selected standard.
  • Lead monthly internal inspections to ensure facility GMP requirements are fully met.

What you have to offer:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Microbiology, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 4 years experience in a HACCP or GFSI coordination or food safety role in the food manufacturing industry.
  • Knowledge of SFCR and HACCP.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including Work, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Certification in HACCP principles and/or Lead Auditor certification is preferred.
  • As a key member of facility QA/FS, the position acts as a back-up for the QA Manager during the Manager’s absence form the facility; this requires that the QA/FS Coordinator has experience/able to demonstrates the following:
    • Leadership skills
    • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Is able to liaise (communicate and engage) with all facility departments, regulatory authorities (CFIA inspectors), retail and supply partners, and corporate personnel.

We offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package, which varies by role and designed to help our teammates to live better – physically, financially and emotionally.

Some websites share our job opportunities and may provide salary estimates without our knowledge. These estimates are based on similar jobs and postings for general comparison, but these numbers are not provided by our organization nor monitored for accuracy. We look forward to discussing the specific compensation details relevant to this position role with candidates who are selected to move forward in the recruitment process.

Our Total Rewards programs goes well beyond your paycheque:

  • Competitive Benefits Package, tailored to meet your needs, including health and dental coverage, as well as life insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance*.
  • Access to Virtual Health Care Platform* and Employee and Family Assistance Program.
  • A Retirement and Savings Plan that provides you with the opportunity to build and add value to your savings*.
  • A 10% in-store discount at our participating banners and access to a wide range of other discount programs, making your purchases more affordable*.
  • Learning and Development Resources to fuel your professional growth.
  • Paid Vacation

* Eligible only after working a set number of hours/days worked.

We are committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process and will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of this process.