Assurance Manager – Orlando, FL
Full-Time - Orlando, United States
Quality Assurance Manager will provide leadership, direction, and day-to-day
support to the organizations managing the processes that are critical to
delivering unsurpassed quality to the North American Salads and Healthy
Snacking businesses. This involves providing leadership, overall
management, measurement, analysis, feedback, and business related reports on
raw, intermediate, and finished product quality. In addition, this
position will be accountable for the overall strategic quality leadership,
directly integrating it into the business to drive revenue and growth,
including quality system development & execution in support of business
The incumbent maintains compliance to appropriate quality, food safety,
and regulatory requirements related to manufacturing, shipping, storage, and
other associated functional requirements to ensure internal and external
standards are met while driving value across the business. The
incumbent works directly with R&D, field personnel, and appropriate
business leaders to ensure confidence in product quality and food safety
- Quality System Development /
Implementation: Design, develop, and implement quality systems
across the supply chain. This would include, but is not limited
to, identification of critical quality parameters, appropriate
monitoring and controls of same, working with R&D and the business
to develop consumer relevant specifications, and designing and
implementing appropriate verification / validation schemes and resulting
business reporting capabilities.
- Process Control: Development,
implementation, and maintenance of standardized product specifications,
process SOP's and performance targets. Continual research and
identification of new technologies and processes to improve quality, as
well as the ability to apply SPC concepts to reduce process variation,
improve quality, and optimize cost.
- Quality Reporting: Develop
appropriate business related reports to drive quality improvement across
the supply chain. This includes historical quality metrics and
data to develop and track product quality and cost of quality
failure. Ensure robust quality inspection processes. Manage
systems that integrate product/process quality data to ensure delivery
of the highest quality product to customers and consumers.
- Technical Consulting: Provide
technical quality expertise and tools to help optimize resources and
quality while minimizing cost.
- Strategic Consulting: Work
closely with Ag Operations, procurement, manufacturing, and logistics to
develop appropriate quality processes and procedures across the supply
chain. Assess the impact of any market and/or supply chain process
improvement to ensure quality is at the center of all final decisions.
Support customer relations by providing support to sales team with
information, audits, and customer support.
- Food Safety: execute against
the organizations food safety requirements and continually improve to
address changing market, regulatory, and company conditions.
- Organizational Development:
Ensure the right resources are in place to adequately support quality
and business needs. Responsible for the management and development of
field and manufacturing quality resources supporting the North American
business. This includes effective use of feedback, salary
planning, reward and recognition programs, and development of individual
development opportunities with integration of competency models.
Preferred Education / Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in Food
Science or related field. Masters degree
- 4-7 years’ experience in quality
assurance or process control with 2 – 4 years as a manager.
- Agriculture or specific produce
experience is preferred.
- Certification in Quality
disciplines (i.e. ASQ CQE, CQA, etc.) preferred.
- Experience in agriculture
(growing and/or protecting/auditing), as well as the processing of foods
(floor, lab, and quality assurance management).
- Advanced knowledge of
statistics, including fundamental analyses, SPC, DOE, and quality
- Proven analytical skills
resulting in decision making that protects the customer, consumer and
- Demonstrated ability to develop
people, teams, and oneself through innovative means.
- Demonstrated ability to both
lead a team and work in a matrix organization.
- Ability to influence at all
levels of the organization and across all functions.
- Ability to prioritize duties in
a changing environment and still meet business objectives.
- Ability to communicate well in
both written and verbal form, in both small team and large public
- Effective presentation,
and public speaking skills.
- Strong computer skills and
proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
- Ability to develop and adhere
to department budget.
Brands International, Inc. (NYSE: CQB) is a leading international marketer
and distributor of high-quality fresh and value-added food products - from
energy-rich bananas and other fruits to nutritious blends of convenient green
salads. The company markets its healthy, fresh products under the Chiquita(R)
and Fresh Express(R) premium brands and other related trademarks. With annual
revenues of more than $3 billion, Chiquita employs more than 21,000 people
and has operations in nearly 70 countries worldwide. For more information,
please visit www.chiquitabrands.com.
the United States, Chiquita Brands International, Inc. requires that
applicants provide authorization and consent to a background check and a drug
screen to continue in the selection process. All employment offers are
contingent on meeting our background check standards and successful passing
of required drug test. If hired, you will be required to provide
documentation indicating your legal right to work in the U.S which may be
verified through Chiquita's participation in the E-Verify program.
an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, Chiquita Brands
International and its subsidiaries provide an environment that promotes
individual recognition and achievement. We recruit, hire, train, compensate
and promote associates without regard to race, sex, color, religion, age,
national origin, disability or protected veteran status.