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Supply Chain Associate Quality and Food Safety Control Manager - Cheverly, MD



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Auto req ID: 248605BR

Job Description

This position leads and guides the quality and food safety performance agenda for contract manufacturing locations within PepsiCo North America Foods (Frito-Lay and Quaker). The selected candidate will lead the successful execution of quality and food safety systems, ensure product and packaging design conformance, ensure compliance to legal and regulatory requirements, and improve quality and food safety performance at contract manufacturing locations. The focus of this work will be on innovation projects and will include oversight at existing contract manufacturing locations. These items will be accomplished through effective leadership and collaboration with a wide array of stakeholders including Frito-Lay and Quaker R&D product development teams, Quality Assurance teams, Industry Managers, Leadership Team members, and Contract Manufacturing Teams.

This position reports to the Supply Chain Quality Control Contract Manufacturing Director.

Business Accountabilities

  • Leadership and quality/food safety guidance for numerous contract manufacturing locations
  • Seamless product, process, and package food safety system execution
  • Support FSMA food safety plans, allergen safety, and odor/aroma mitigation requirements including storage, handling, sanitation, and training
  • Identification and development of corrective and preventative action plans for product quality, food safety, or consumer satisfaction issues
  • Ensure regulatory and microbiological requirements are identified and completed
  • Utilize statistical methods to identify and track process capability and guide contract manufacturing correction of performance gaps
  • Assure contract manufacturing compliance to Food Security requirements
  • Conduct assessments of assigned contract manufacturers and potential new contract manufacturers to assure compliance to established procedures, programs, and requirements
  • Learn sensory aspects of all contract manufacturing products and monitor sensory compliance at assigned contract manufacturing locations
  • Generate and champion new quality and food safety ideas and projects.

People Accountabilities

  • Strong work relationships with a wide array of stakeholders especially R&D Product Development and Industry Managers.
  • Create and support an inclusive culture and work environment


  • B.S. degree with a minimum of 8 years demonstrated success in quality or plant operations
  • Knowledge and experience with quality systems management
  • Knowledge of FDA, FSMA, USDA, GFSI, HACCP, and GMPs
  • Demonstrated ability to identify critical data and develop corrective actions
  • Demonstrated self-starter with the ability to manage multiple projects
  • Ability to work effectively and manage risk in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong business relationships with internal and external customers
  • Excellent leadership and influence skills
  • Demonstrated skills in managing conflict and using data to drive decisions

Relocation Eligible: Not Eligible for Relocation

Job Type: Regular



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