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Specialist Regulatory Affairs

Requisition ID:  175079 

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  Food Safety Regulatory Affairs 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%

Job Type:  Full-Time


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Ontario  

City: Mississauga, Montreal, Stellarton Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary

Location: Tahoe Office, Bureau de Montréal-Nord, Calgary Office, Dartmouth Office, Foord St. Office, King St. Office, Vancouver Office, Victoria Office 

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Our family of 134,000 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 1500 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. 


All career opportunities will be open a minimum of 5 business days from the date of posting.



Are you seeking a new challenge?

Sobeys has an immediate opening for a truly strategic and dynamic role. The Regulatory Affairs Specialist will provide regulatory review and ensure compliance of scale & store labels and store selling materials while working cross functionally with our private label brands.

This position can be based out of our corporate offices across the country and is a 12 month contract position.

Job Description


  • Provide regulatory solutions and review for fresh products packaged or prepared Sobeys businesses
  • Support projects & initiatives that achieve regulatory (federal/provincial/municipal) requirements of fresh merchandised products including the harmonizing of scale label formats
  • Provide scale label development tools, regulatory information packages and regulatory training for fresh merchandising and operations personnel
  • Liaison with government agency (federal/provincial/municipal) inspectors regarding product complaints & inquiries and to seek clarity or dispute store inspections or store-label violations
  • Create and share tracking-process & metrics for government agencies interactions (e.g. inspector store inspections & violations, product complaints, etc.)
  • Provide regulatory support for Quebec operations including store third party certifications
  • Provide regulatory support for national store operations in third party certifications
  •  Keep abreast of emerging regulatory issues in Quebec and participate in relevant Quebec trade associations and provide French language regulatory support
  • Communicate verbally and in writing effectively, at a technical and professional level in English and French. The candidate will be expected to work with peers in other provinces in the development, development and implementation of tools and processes across Canada, as well as provide support to Sobeys employees across Canada



Job Requirements


•    2 to 5 years’ experience in Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance or Food Safety in the food industry
•    Moderate knowledge of Canadian food regulations, and CFIA Guide to Food Labeling
•    Moderate experience with government inspectors, and in recall actions
•    Proficient use of Microsoft Office Suite, and databases
•    Moderate knowledge in nutrition, food chemistry, product composition, and methods of analysis

We offer teammates competitive total compensation packages that will vary by role and location. 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 or monitored for accuracy by our organization. We look forward to discussing the specific compensation details relevant to this role with candidates who are selected to move forward in the recruitment process.

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


While all responses are appreciated only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged.

We appreciate the interest from the Staffing industry however respectfully request no calls or unsolicited resumes from Agencies.