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Produce Quality Assurance Manager Aldi - Batavia, IL



Job Summary

The Produce QA Manager supports the QA Director in the development, implementation, and management of quality assurance systems and processes to assist the Produce Buying Department in meeting departmental goals and company standards for quality products.

Duties and Responsibilities

         Works with Buying Directors to develop testing requirements across relevant product groups, ensure compliance with all legal requirements, and keep product specifications up to date

         Informs the Quality Assurance Director of technical, legislative and quality matters in his/her area of responsibility

         Investigates product complaints and makes product withdrawal recommendations to the appropriate parties

         Provides information necessary for the appropriate Buying Director to make decisions on releasing or rejecting shipments based on product and product evaluations

         Commissions third-party test laboratories to conduct product tests in a cost-effective manner as appropriate while ensuring legal compliance

         Establishes a system to analyze third-party audits/plant inspections

         Develops, motivates, and manages direct report(s)

         Defines, implements, and/or executes policies and procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness of department

Skill Requirements

         Strong technical knowledge of USDA Grade Standards

         Familiarity with GFSI audit schemes and standards

         Technical knowledge in product evaluation techniques

         Knowledge of various growing regions for produce and the seasonality of each

         Regulatory knowledge of produce category (i.e. allowable pesticide residue levels, FSMA implications, etc.)

         Excellent communicator with ability to train others on produce evaluation techniques
    Prior management experience

         Previous retail and agricultural experience

         Professionalism & effective communication (verbal and written)

         Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications

         Willingness to travel as required

Job Specifications


Bachelors Degree in Agriculture or a related field and a minimum of 3-5 years experience working in the area of produce at either a retailer, distributor or grower.

ALDI provides, medical, dental, vision, prescription coverage, short term and long-term disability insurance, group life insurance, retirement savings plans, vacation as early as 6 months, personal/sick days and paid holidays.

Relocation Assistance
Generous relocation package offered.

Qualified and interested candidates should email resume to and include Produce QA Manager in the subject line.






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