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  Quality / Food Safety Coordinator - Chicago, IL  



Position Summary:

A key member of the Quality Food Safety Team, the Quality/SQF Coordinator assists the Quality/Food Safety Manager in implementing and managing the SQF Program as well as assisting in the area of Quality Assurance.  This individual will partner with all members in the workforce to write, validate, and ensure that the Food Safety Program is maintained and followed as well as provide optimum service and quality for all products.

Address: 1700 South Canal Street Chicago, IL 60616


Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities:

·                  Assist with evaluating activities related to the Safe Quality Food Program (SQF).

·                  Participate and prepare for all food safety audits.

·                  Stimulate and cultivate “a zero safety incident mentality” throughout the facility.

·                  Provide assistance to ensure Quality System programs, processes and procedures are implemented successfully and function as designed throughout the operation in order to ensure the quality and integrity of manufactured products and services.

·                  Assess and evaluate facility personnel and make recommendations to the Quality Food Safety Manager regarding strategies to remedy training, skills, or performance deficiencies.

·                  Conduct root cause analysis on defective materials.

·                  Ensure consistent and thorough follow-up to non-conformities as it relates to quality food safety.

·                  Help maintain a root cause database and provide feedback to customers when required.

·                  Assess and suggest modifications to improve the efficiency of the SQF program.

·                  Other duties and tasks as assigned.

·                  Ability to travel up to 10% of the time.


Candidate Requirements:

·                  Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or equivalent work experience required.

·                  Preferred 2-4 years combined of technical, manufacturing, and/or quality management experience preferably in a printing, converting, or other flexible packaging operation or a combination of education and experience preferred.

·                  Exposure in a manufacturing environment utilizing TQM, ISO, Lean Manufacturing and/or Six Sigma is preferred.

·                  Quality Assurance experience preferably in a paper-converting environment is preferred.

·                  Working knowledge of General Management Practice compliance is preferred.

·                  The ability to utilize structured problem solving methods to deliver results.

·                  Demonstrated competence to work and communicate effectively with all levels in the organization.

·                  Proficient in Microsoft Office, with willingness and ability to learn new systems.

·                  Strong verbal and written communication skills required.

·                  Bilingual, English/Spanish preferred.

·                  Core Competencies: Accountability, Change Agent, Flexible, Communications, Simplifies the Complex, Teamwork, Strategic Thinking, Commitment to Excellence, Leadership


About the Company:


·                  Novolex™ is North America’s leader in packaging choice and sustainability.

·                  The leadership of Novolex’s™ packaging brands sprouts from innovation, a diversity of products and markets, and a dedication to sustainability and quality.

·                  The family of historic Novolex™ brands includes Bagcraft® Packaging, Hilex Poly®, Fortune Plastics®, Duro Bag®, De Luxe® Packaging, Novolex Custom Film & Bag™, International Converter®, Pac Paper® and General Packaging® Products. 

·                  Each of the Novolex™ brands brings a unique sustainability and product story in plastic, paper, foil, recycling, or composting applications.

·                  Novolex™ is a U.S. based company with a headquarters in Hartsville, SC and 35 manufacturing facilities strategically located across North America including the worlds’ largest closed loop plastic bag recycling plant located in Indiana.  The company has approximately 5,100 employees in the US, Canada, and Mexico.

·                  The company rebranded under the name Novolex™ in November 2014.  The change signifies a number of great companies coming together under a new name focused on delivering value to our customers, suppliers and employees through broader product categories and markets. Novolex’s™ family of packaging brands create value and synergies by covering the full spectrum of retailer and institutional companies packaging requirements.


Our Mission

·                  Novolex’s™ mission is to continue a tradition of leadership established by our historic brands in the areas of packaging choice, customer service, manufacturing innovation, quality, and sustainability.


Our Vision Statement

·                  To be a leading provider of packaging solution that are environmentally friendly, create value for the customer and Novolex™, have excellent quality, and provide superior service.

·                  We want to accomplish this with an entrepreneurial culture which drives operational excellence and proactively creates ecological solutions.


Our Environmental Mission

Novolex™ sustainability goal is to establish a viable environmental program and product line that:

·                  Reduces the impact of plastic and paper on the environment through recycling and increased recycled content

·                  Sets a high standard of industry leadership and corporate citizenship

·                  Creates meaningful benefits for the environment and the community

·                  Facilitates environmental action by retailers and the community


For more information on Novolex™, visit our website at:


The Company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included.  It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions and responsibilities.  Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.


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