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Quality Assurance Manager Quest Nutrition - Los Angeles, CA





Job Description
Primary Function / Primary Goals / Objectives:


  • Responsible for managing large, complex projects; manages the Quality Assurance aspects of projects, from beginning to end, with direct accountability for product safety and product quality aspects of the project. Works with multiple functional groups to negotiate QA related project deliverables and assures their completion.
  • Works with functional group peers to define required ingredient, product, package, and process attributes. Works with R&D to assure processes used in development can be duplicated in commercial operations while maintaining cost-effectiveness, safety, quality, and regulatory compliance.

         Effectively collaborate across all operational, technical, and commercial functions at all levels of Quest Nutrition, including Co-Manufacturers, and other outsourcing organizations to assure product performance and efficacy requirements are fulfilled in Quest Nutrition products



Major Responsibilities:


  • Responsible for oversight and/or preparation of Quality documentation to support policy/procedures, methodologies, formulation changes, specifications, etc., and supports appropriate design reviews.
  • Monitors ingredient, product, process, package quality performance and identifies quality related issues and trends.
  • Works closely with R&D and Supply Chain Operations on problems of diverse and challenging scope requiring innovative solutions guided by policies and practices.
  • Knowledgeable in the areas of product technology, quality and safety risk assessment, and statistical process control
  • Exhibits proficiency in product related calculations and knowledge of relationships between regulations, labeling, manufacturing processes, and product/package attributes
  • Establish and execute policies, procedures, processes, and principles that complies with quality and regulatory requirements, assures appropriate monitoring and evaluation, and successful change control execution
  • Identify/gain agreement on product development criteria related to quality and safety, negotiate compromises, balance quality with other criteria across the necessary functional areas to support cost-effective manufacturing



Supervisory / Management Responsibilities:

Exempts Non-Exempts

Direct Reports: 0 0

Indirect Reports: 0 0



B. S. in Science Related field (Food Science, Chemistry, Microbiology or other technical science area); Masters degree a plus




  • Proficient technical writing skills; able to effectively and concisely communicate technical issues.
  • Ability to effectively organize and communicate technical information
  • Knowledge of applicable regulatory standards and requirements for nutritional products.
  • Knowledge of quality management systems and regulatory requirements.
  • Ability to work independently and/or function with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to maintain a high degree of accuracy and analytical thinking.
  • Minimum 5 years working experience in the food/nutritional industry and experience in the scale- up and commercialization of product introductions.



Accountability / Scope/Budget:


This position reports to the VP of Quality. The position ensures that all Quest Nutrition products meet the highest standards for safety and quality required by regulations.



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