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Director of Product Safety & Compliance

Los Angeles, CaliforniaRemote
About the Job
The Role

The MaryRuth’s team is seeking a Director of Product Safety & Compliance.  We are looking for someone with a strong background and demonstrated experience in VMS Product Safety and FDA  Compliance.  Consumer safety is a top priority, and we are looking for an experienced person to aid in safeguarding our consumers and maintaining a high level of trust.  

This is a remote, full-time, salary-exempt position.

  • Monitor legislation and regulation related to all aspects of products and safety
  • Research and advice on product-related issues to prevent any compliance concerns
  • Ensure facilities, vendors, and products comply with all regulatory and certification requirements including FDA, USDA, Kosher, Halal, Non-GMO, Cruelty-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan, and Organic standards
  • Assist the team during urgent events as needed, including administrative support during any incidents or investigations as part of crisis management in a timely manner
  • Drive opportunities for productivity, waste reduction, and safety improvements
  • Cultivate and maintain effective working relationships with appropriate regulatory agencies, industry associations, and groups to stay in the forefront of emerging trends impacting the company that will assist in operational compliance
  • Document corrective and preventative actions for identified gaps and compliance deficiencies
  • Represent MaryRuth’s Quality and Compliance Department during regulatory visits, training, and other events as needed
  • Comfortable working with and presenting to business leadership on escalations and problem-solving. Ability to make decisions even in ambiguous situations
  • Some travel (<15%) may be required on an as-needed basis, with advance notice provided to the employee
  • Additional responsibilities as needed

  • 4-6 years of demonstrated experience in Quality and Compliance management or a related industry
  • 4-year degree in Supply Chain Management, Sciences, Food Management, or a related area (preferred) 
  • Certified Food Safety Professional (CFSP) is preferred
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Highly organized and efficient in time management
  • Experience making decisions in ambiguous situations
  • Multitasking and flexible to change
  • Works well in high-pressure situations
  • Technologically savvy and able to quickly learn new systems and software
  • Attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) and Google Suite
  • Team-focused and strives to learn and grow within a company

Physical Requirements:
  • Must be able to exert up to 40 pounds of force occasionally or a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. 
  • This role involves sitting most of the time but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.

Benefits Summary:
  • Competitive compensation, commensurate with experience
  • Sick time
  • Paid company holidays
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Medical, vision, and dental (USA)
  • Flexible Spending Account - FSA (USA)
  • Company matched (4%) 401k (USA)
  • Employee and immediate-family discounts on all products (upon 60 & 90 days of employment)

The Culture at MaryRuth:
We believe our work benefits from the diverse perspectives of our employees. As such, MaryRuth celebrates inclusion and is committed to equal opportunity employment. 

MaryRuth is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, hair texture and hairstyles, pregnancy, childbirth, (or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to lactation), physical disability, mental and/or intellectual disability, age, military status or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression), medical condition (including, but not limited to, cancer-related or HIV/AIDS-related), genetic information, or sexual orientation in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
About MaryRuth's

We are a fast-growing startup with a small, unified team that has a lot of fun and a big drive to change the world through our products. We are primarily an E-commerce, health-conscious company with a focus on creating vegan and organic vitamins and supplements for everyone.