Specialist - Los Angeles, CA
Nutrition LLC (a Commercial Business Unit of Kraft Heinz)
$70,000 - $78,500 a
Primal Kitchen/The Kraft Heinz
Company is revolutionizing the food industry. Primal Kitchen is part of a
global powerhouse, Kraft Heinz representing over $26 billion in revenue and
is the 5th largest food and beverage company in the world. At Primal
Kitchen/Kraft Heinz, to be the BEST food company, growing a BETTER world is
more than a dream – it is our GLOBAL VISION.To be
the best, we want the best – best brands, best practices and, most
importantly, the best people.
Do more, be more. Whatever your
aspirations, experience something exceptional at Primal Kitchen. We'll give
you the freedom to determine your own direction and deliver in your own
Primal Nutrition, LLC is looking for
a full-time Quality Assurance Specialist. Primal Nutrition sells high-end
food products under the Primal Kitchen brand, and high-end vitamin
supplements and health education material. Visit primablueprint.com and
primalkitchen.com to view the company’s product offerings and
marksdailyapple.com (our blog) to learn more about the Primal Blueprint
This position reports to the
Director of QA & Innovation and primarily supports the growing food and
supplement line of Primal Nutrition products.
- Support the Quality Assurance
programs for Primal Nutrition’s growing portfolio of food products
(Primal Kitchen) and dietary supplements (Primal Blueprint), including
shelf-stable mayonnaise, dressings, sauces, ketchup, mustard, avocado
oils, collagen and protein bars, collagen and
whey protein powders.
- Innovation – assist in project
management, ingredient research and formulation assistance, team sensory
tastings, UPC creation/management, comprehensive packaging/label
- Oversight of comanufacturers for quality compliance, including
on-site visits for production runs and/or audits as needed. Evaluation/management
of COAs and quality documents.
- Support FDA compliance with
programs/documentation for FSMA. Develop SOPs and product
- Support management of
certifications (e.g. Non-GMO Project, Organic, CA Dept
- Manage lab testing of
ingredients and finished products for micro and chemical analysis, shelf
life studies, and regulatory compliance.
- Support Sales/Marketing with
new item set-up and certificates/technical documents
- Assist in answering customer
- Other duties as assigned
Knowledge and Skill Requirements
- A self-starter with a minimum 5
years of hands-on Food Manufacturing QA experience in a GMP environment.
Working knowledge of FDA requirements for food. Aptitude for research,
food safety, and natural foods.
- Experienced in product
development, manufacturing, quality audits, and commercialization of
food and dietary supplements.
- High attention to detail,
organizational skills, and ability to multitask and adapt to quickly
changing priorities across multiple projects.
- Strong writing, analytical,
problem solving, and critical thinking. Skilled communicator with
suppliers and comanufacturers.
- Strong follow-through,
integrity, and sound judgment.
- Adept at working independently
and cross-functionally, managing multiple projects and short timelines,
and working in fast-paced environment. Able to communicate and manage
project needs cross-functionally.
- Proficient with Microsoft
Office and web-based spec development and customer set-up portals
- FSMA certifications preferred -
Certified PCQI practitioner and FSVP qualified individual through FSPCA
- GFSI training (e.g. SQF or BRC)
- Experienced in food
manufacturing, product development, and food safety. Familiar with FSMA
and GFSI audit requirements.
- Strong communication,
organization, and problem-solving skills
- Highly detail oriented with
- Bachelor of Science Degree in
Food Science, Nutrition, or closely related discipline required
- 5+ years food industry
manufacturing, innovation, and/or quality experience, preferably
including co-manufacturing relationships
The physical demands described here
are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully
perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Regularly required to sit,
stand, and walk
- Lifting or carrying cases of
food products (up to 25 lb)
- Performing repetitive tasks,
including use of a computer
Approximately 25-45% travel
Primary location is remote home
office. Prefer Southern California.
Primal Kitchen/Kraft Heinz is an EO
employer - Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled and other protected categories.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $70,000.00 to $78,500.00
- Food Manufacturing: 5 years
- Quality Assurance: 5 years