Giant Eagle Inc., ranked 36 on Forbes magazine’s largest private corporations list, is one of the nation’s largest food retailers and distributors with approximately \\$9.5 billion in annual sales. Founded in 1931, Giant Eagle, Inc. has grown to be the number one supermarket retailer in the region with more than 420 stores throughout western Pennsylvania, north central Ohio, northern West Virginia, Maryland and Indiana.
Giant Eagle was previously named America’s Second Harvest Regional Retailer of the Year for its support of local food banks, and also actively supports numerous community events, the United Way, Children’s Hospital, Race For The Cure and other non-profit organizations. The company also has created education initiatives such as Apples For The Students, which has provided millions of dollars in computer equipment, software and other classroom learning tools for local schools and the Be A Smart Shopper school nutrition program. Further information can be found at GiantEagle.com.
Ensure that Giant Eagle own branded products and ingredients are labeled and marketed according to applicable federal regulations and produced at facilities that meet all Giant Eagle and federal regulatory requirements. Additionally, this position ensures the Giant Eagle branded products meet or exceed the private label specifications for applicable product attributes.
Verify regulatory compliance for all private label items and materials, including product labels, marketing materials, signage, specifications, etc.
Evaluate new suppliers through the Supplier Approval Program
Manage all product-related quality activities for assigned categories, including specification approvals, labels reviews and approvals, product monitoring, brand standard compliance verification
Coordinate sensory testing to validate new products against brand standards and specification.
Evaluate existing suppliers through the Supplier Approval Program to determine compliance and performance
Coordinate routine product monitoring of existing products to validate products against brand standards.
Route documentation to applicable business units for proper review and signature
Provide feedback to Customer Care team for customer inquiries
Store all applicable vendor and product documentation in Vendor Documentation systems
Attend Category and Own Brand product meetings
Investigate assigned customer complaints and/or claims; coordinate as needed to the supplier.
Reports To: Manager, Qlty Assur-Nutrition
Education and Training Required
Bachelors Degree Food Science or related field or equivalent experience