Food Chemistry, Food Health & Nutrition, Nutrition
Who are we?
Trader Joe's is your favorite neighborhood grocery store! With over 500 stores nationwide (and growing), we are the place to be. Looking for something delicious and a friendly conversation? At Trader Joe's, you can find both. We love being your first and favorite place to shop.
What do we do?
Like shopping at Trader Joe's? Then, maybe you'll love working with us. We are looking for an experienced Nutrition Specialist to join us on a temporary assignment for 4-6 months. Do you have experience in food labeling regulations? Do you love food? If so, read on! We may the role of a lifetime for you!
Trader Joe's is unlike any place you've ever worked. Trust us on that. The qualified Nutrition Specialist has at least 2 years of FDA/USDA food labeling regulations experience and is a raving fan of the Trader Joe's concept. A Bachelor's Degree in Food Science or Nutrition is strongly preferred. This role is based in our office in Monrovia, CA.
Working within a Product Category Team, the Temporary Nutrition Specialist supports Trader Joe's Product Driven Business: ensuring that Trader Joe's product labels are accurate and compliant with Labeling Regulations. Provides technical, regulatory, and ingredient information to Trader Joe's Merchandising group (Category Managers, Product Develops, and Product Innovators) and others within the company - including work to answer Customer and Crew questions related to nutrition and product labeling.
The Temporary Nutrition Specialist is responsible for:
Supporting Category Managers/Product Developers/Product Innovators in product development work.
Collaborating cross-functionally with internal and external teams to establish priorities and maintain focus on improving time-to-market for product-related projects.
Reviewing ingredient, nutrition labeling and regulatory information for compliance with Trader Joe's private label packaging protocols and Federal labeling and policy regulations (FDA, USDA) and other regulatory entities (organic certifiers, Kosher, etc.)
Technical reviews of product specifications, nutrition facts, ingredient and allergen statements, packaging artwork to ensure compliance with federal regulations and Trader Joe's labeling standards.
Providing recommendations on labeling issues (based on scientific, technical literature, and policy reviews)
Identifying regulatory issues, providing resolution and offering suggestions when working on new product labels or product reformulations.
Working with TJ's QA and Design teams to address issues affecting product labeling
Keeping current on Food Law, Nutrition Labeling Regulations, and nutrition trends
Supporting the Customer Relations team in responding to technical nutrition and science based customer and store product inquiries.
Working collaboratively with other departments.
We want to hear from you!
We get a lot of resumes; so to help us get to know you better, please submit your resume and cover letter. When creating your cover letter, please answer these questions:
What is your favorite Trader Joe's product and why?
What makes you uniquely qualified for this position?
Trader Joe's is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to hiring a diverse Crew.
The ideal candidate has a:
Bachelor of Science in the field of Food Science or Nutrition. Registered Dietitian or Masters preferred.
Minimum 2 plus years' experience in FDA/USDA food labeling regulations.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits eligible after a certain time period and hours have been completed
About Trader Joe's
It all started in the 50s... Would you believe we started out as a small chain of convenience stores? It’s true. Way back in 1958. We were called Pronto Markets. In ‘67, our founder, the original Trader Joe, changed our name (yes, to Trader Joe’s) and the way we do business.
We made the stores bigger (if you can imagine), decked the walls with cedar planks and donned our crew in cool Hawaiian shirts. Most importantly, we started packaging innovative, hard-to-find, great-tasting foods under the “Trader Joe’s” name. That cut our costs and saved you money. Still does. And that’s important, because “Value” is a concept we take very seriously. And by ‘Value,’ we mean great everyday prices on all of our great products — no sales, no gimmicks, no clubs to join, no special cards to swipe... How do we do it?
We buy direct from suppliers whenever possible, we bargain hard to get the best price, and then pass the savings on to you.
If an item doesn’t pull its weight in our stores, it goes away to gangway for something else.
We buy in volume and contract early to get the best prices.
Most grocers charge their suppliers fees for putting an item on the shelf. This results in higher pric...es... so we don’t do it.
We keep our costs low — because every penny we save is a penny you save.
It’s not complicated. We just focus on what matters — great food + great prices = Value.
Okay, we skipped over a few milestones, but you can catch them in the Trader Joe’s Timeline. It’s a trip.
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