Quality Manager – Co-Manufacturing

Quality Manager – Co-Manufacturing (Direct Hire)

Chicago, IL

Job Requisition: 6583

Description for Quality Manager – Co-Manufacturing:
The Quality Manager - Co-manufacturing will be responsible for managing Co-manufacturing food safety and quality for across North America. The manager will lead the quality reviews, quality program development, and auditing of co-manufacturers.

Responsibilities for Quality Manager – Co-Manufacturing:
  • Lead quality screening, selection, program and control plan development, and auditing of co-manufacturers
  • Collaborate with the Manufacturing team on co-manufacturer selection
  • Collaborate with the Product Development team on co-manufacturer equipment selection, control plan, and trials
  • Lead internal audits and participate in third-party audits as necessary
  • Select and work closely with third-party testing laboratories for finished products
  • Review finished product documentation and testing for finished product release
  • Review customer complaints, investigate, and complete CAPAs
  • Contribute to researching and executing food certifications for products
  • Contribute effectively to the Quality team by maintaining compliance tools, updating policies and procedures, and striving for continuous improvement
  • Monitor the food safety and quality regulations
Requirements for Quality Manager – Co-Manufacturing:
  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in life-science including Chemistry, Biology, or related technical field
  • 10+ years of food safety and regulatory experience with a track record of success
  • PCQI/HACCP Certified
  • Proven experience managing quality programs with co-manufacturers
  • Experience developing, reviewing, and verifying food safety plans
  • Proven experience working with and managing 3rd party testing laboratories
  • Proven track record of 3rd party certifications
  • Proficiency leveraging Microsoft and cloud-based collaborative tools (Google Suite) to drive consensus-building activities
  • Comfortable working in a startup environment, embrace entrepreneurship and have enthusiasm for innovation
  • Versatility, flexibility and willingness to work enthusiastically within changing priorities.
  • Frequent travel is required (50%)
*Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. Will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

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