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Food Quality Assurance Analyst Job - Fort Lauderdale, FL


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Job Number: 70838BR

Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL


Ensure the highest levels of food safety by continually improving the quality of KFC products sourced from regional food suppliers and distributors, as well as, restaurant operations; contribute to the continuous development of quality systems and implementation of global brand standards.

Organizations Supported: KFC Latin America and Caribbean (1000 restaurants, 39 markets).
Suppliers: 150+
External auditors: 10+

Travel: 40%.


  1. Maintain and continue to build 100% compliance to Yum! Quality Assurance (QA) Food Safety program by ensuring franchise partners’ local practices and suppliers are approved according to brand standards. Provide coaching and food safety training when needed.
  1. Perform audits and follow up visits to suppliers in order to ensure the highest levels of Food Safety and Quality are met locally in all vendors. Ensure probation suppliers get re-audited within specified time and that thorough action plans are in place to close non conformities. Coordinate audits and local QA evaluation with franchise partners’ suppliers.
  1. Evaluate suppliers risk assessment based on QA program, guidelines and through audit scores. Establish and follow actions plans with suppliers to maintain high levels of food safety and increase quality.
  1. Coordinate the implementation of QA programs and develop specific programs when necessary. Create and/or update all of the specifications for Yum! products and maintain the system with accurate information.
  1. Monitor Supplier “Self Audits” for all local potential new vendors.
  1. Act as the main QA point of contact for interaction with all vendors to ensure best practices are shared and execute regional trainings to build know how across the region.
  1. Keep up to date the StarNet system (Supplier Management Website). Monitor with local QA Managers to ensure Specifications and Quality Assurance Programs (QAP’s) are updated in the system for all local ingredients.
  1. Provide guidance on new product development projects regarding food safety for all relevant new menu products. Ensure restaurant procedures developed for new ingredients are safe.
  1. Analyze microbiological tests and cutting reports sent by markets. Ensure corrective actions are in place to amend any risk or gap.
  1. Support Operations on Food Safety initiatives at restaurant level.
  1. Analyze safety and quality data through Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) regarding food products provided to our brand. Define and follow through with the supplier on corrective action plans to amend any risk or nonconformance.
  1. Act as an interface between franchise partners and the company in order to resolve technical and daily quality complaints related to supplier. Promptly address any food safety risk design flaw and redefine procedures or product specifications as needed.

13. Performs other duties and ad-hoc projects as required.


No direct reports; however, the person in this position will provide coaching and support to market counterparts as well as suppliers and auditors.

LA&C FIT, Training and Operations Teams. RSCS (Supply chain support)
Franchise Partners: QA, SCM, Operations and General Management.
Vendors and 3rd party audit agencies
Local regulatory and health agencies, and local food industry association forums, councils and committees.


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