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Quality Assurance Advisor - (12) - Dallas, TX



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Saputo -> Saputo Dairy Foods USA

Job Title

Quality Assurance Advisor


Dallas, TX 75204 US (Primary)


Bachelor's Degree

Shift Type


Job Type



Up to 25%

Job Description

Job Summary:  

Saputo Dairy Foods USA is seeking a quality assurance advisor. This position is responsible for supporting Regional Quality Managers, Plant QA managers, and quality / food safety systems in 10 production facilities, various co-manufacturer sites, and the Corporate QA department. This position assures the proper testing documentation, specifications, and record retention of laboratory data related to product safety, product quality, facility productivity and corporate reporting.

Key Business Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Manage an annual update of all Corporate Food Safety, Quality and Laboratory Policies/Procedures.  Assist the Corporate QA team and plants by creating an effective change management system for policy/procedural changes.
  • Create a trending report for the Environmental Monitoring Program, and transfer results into presentation materials for use in the biweekly Food Safety call.
  • Assist the Food Safety Managers in microbiological validation projects in the plants and at Vendor laboratories.
  • Work with Regional Quality Managers regarding environmental trends and a follow up.
  • Support the Lab System Database Infinity QS system. Aid in the input and set up of testing requirements, new products and specification ranges for products within the system. Align information with other documentation and systems within the SDFUSA organization.
  • Aid in the update and approval of new policies and procedures.
  • Support the administrative aspects of supplier quality such as new supplier approval process, supplier databases, supplier incidents, etc.
  • Assist in completion of customer document requests and interact with various functions to gather information (R&D, procurement, operations, etc.)
  • Provide technical support to plant and corporate QA related to resolution of issues or improvement of processes related to product testing, product quality and food safety.
  • All other duties as assigned by any member of the Quality Assurance department.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:

  • Education - BS in Biology or Food Science (MS degree in microbiology would be strongly preferred). 
  • Experience- An understanding of information systems and general QA lab testing methods and product requirements is a plus.  Minimum 2 years of experience with a major CPG company would be strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities-
    • Must be a leader
    • Must be adaptable and flexible
    • Must be able to travel at least 30%
    • Must be open to relocation to Dallas, TX
    • Excellent communication / interpersonal skills in working with technical and non-technical persons
    • Ability to work independently
    • Excellent record keeping / documentation skills
  • Physical Demands-Requires prolonged sitting and standing, bending, stooping and climbing. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator and laboratory equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and vision (including colors) to record, prepare and communicate appropriate reports and laboratory results. Requires lifting up to 50 pounds. Requires exposure to machines, chemicals and solvents.
  • Work Environment-Must understand vague and implicit instructions and react favorably in all work situations. Must be mentally adaptable and flexible in dealing with a variety of people. Emotional stability and personal maturity are important attributes in this position. Must be able to resolve problems, handle conflict and make effective decisions under pressure. Ability to give, receive and analyze information, formulate work plans and prepare written materials and articulate goals and action plans. Must understand people and be able to communicate effectively. Ability to do simple math calculations, input data into a computer and analyze data is required.

Saputo Cheese USA Inc. and Saputo Dairy Foods USA, LLC are equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, age, religion, disability, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or veteran status. If you'd like more information on your EEO rights under law, please contact the Company Human Resources department or visit



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