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Quality Project Specialist - Co-Man-15007161 - Eau Claire, WI




Responsible for managing and maintaining NQMS, FSMS and regulatory compliance with contract manufacturers. Provides expertise, support, and training to ensure product quality and food safety. Plan and conduct FSMS audits and follows up on corrective actions. Support qualification of new sites during innovation and renovation. Manage consumer complaints and continuous improvement projects. Manage compliance testing, reporting, and associated investigations. Utilize tools such as auditing, statistical, process evaluation, and trend analysis.

• Quality auditing and verification - Plan, conduct, and provide timely reports of FSMS quality audits. Follow up on corrective actions from coman audits. Coordinate NQAC lab audits and p-testing.

• Quality Mastership – Coordinate Quality system implementation and resolution of issues. This includes incident management, KPI consumer complaint reporting, exceptional releases of finished goods and continuous improvement projects collaborating with cross functional teams.

• People and know-how - Contribute to the development of competent quality professionals at co-manufacturers. Promote quality awareness and commitment to quality with co-manufacturers teams. Develop, provide and facilitate Quality training for co-mans with use of product manuals and reference documents.

• Quality by design - Provides Technical QM support for innovations/renovations projects in close collaboration with cross functional teams.

• Quality control activities – Manage COAs, record review, and lab results in support of finished product release. Manage monitoring, reporting, and investigation of nutritional and contaminant testing of commercialized products.

• Quality guardianship - Notify appropriate personnel / management of significant deviations and products blocked. Provide support for product recalls, withdrawals or retrievals.


Works autonomously under the supervision of the NNUS Quality Assurance Manager Contract Manufacturing



The Quality Specialist supports cost efficient projects and plays a key role maintaining compliance in a cost effective manner at co-manufacturers.

This position is required to support qualification of new contract manufacturing / co-packing operations as being acceptable to manufacture Nestlé branded products, ensure ongoing compliance to Nestlé and regulatory requirements, and to develop and implement systems necessary to ensure food safety and product consistency.





Academic Experience:
University graduate or equivalent (preferred microbiology, chemistry, food science, food technology or related discipline).

Operational Experience:
Exposure to different jobs within the Business unit (production, maintenance, product development) or within Quality.
Minimum of 3-5 years of related experience in Nestle Quality Management, Manufacturing Operations or Product Development.
Business Experience
Exposure in food processes, project management , and continuous improvement.

1. Knowledgeable in food safety / HACCP, GMPs, Allergen Controls, Sanitary design/controls, pest control, basic food regulations, and basic food technology.
2. Leadership, interpersonal, and self-initiative skills with ability to set priorities and delegate activities.
3. Demonstrated verbal / written communication, analytical and problem solving skills. Must be detailed and results oriented.
4. Experience with SAP / GLOBE and proficient with PC use in Windows based applications: Word, Exel.
5. Nestlé NQMS / FSMS training, ISO 22000 Lead Auditor training or similar Food Safety and Quality Systems.


 Quality Assurance/Food Safety

Primary Location

US-WI-Eau Claire-Eau Claire


 Nestle Nutrition



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