Operations Quality Manager – Land O’Lakes, Inc. - East Region


Land O'Lakes, Inc. would be nothing without our amazing employees. All 9,000 of them. Today, we are a Fortune 250 company with more than $12 billion in annual revenue (2008) and the third-largest cooperative in America. This success reflects the efforts, commitment and pride of our employees. As we continue to build on this success, we’ll always be looking for talented people to help us grow.


Since 1921, we have been member owned and operated. We are a market- and customer-driven cooperative committed to optimizing the value of our members’ dairy, crop and livestock production. We do business in all fifty states and have a presence in more than fifty countries, with our headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota.


Here at Land O’Lakes, Inc., we value and recognize the unique talents and potential of all employees, and we are dedicated to being a high-performing organization built on the foundation of a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are interested in becoming a part of this amazing team, please visit our website at www.landolakes.jobs .


Land O’Lakes Purina Feed LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Land O’Lakes Inc, is North America’s leading feed company, providing producers, cooperatives and dealers with an extensive line of animal feed, ingredients and services.


We are currently seeking:

Operations Quality Manager - East Region [5874BR]

Field Based


Position Purpose:

As an Operations Quality Manager for our animal feed division, your primary role is to be a liaison between corporate and regional plant level Quality Assurance.

Your goal is to insure compliance with quality, regulatory and feed safety systems in order to protect our customers and ultimately our brands.

You will provide support, leadership and representation to assigned plants and teams for quality related training and guidance.

The position will be heavily focused on working with facilities to develop and implement preventative quality systems and solutions in a multi-plant environment, while insuring continuous regulatory compliance.

This position is Home Based on the East Coast, various locations possible, and requires 50 - 70% travel.


Required (Basic) Education/Experience:

To be considered, you must have a BS in Ag/Food/Dairy Science or related field AND 5+ years of progressive quality assurance experience in feed/food or related operations.

You must have a thorough knowledge of regulatory requirements (FDA, State), product safety, GMP and preventative quality systems.

Must have knowledge of trace/recall, critical process measurement, hazard analysis, product design/specifications and systems approach.


Required Competencies and Other Skills:

Strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to teach, coach and implement Quality Programs are essential.

Must have a demonstrated ability to lead and drive change.

Strong analytical problem solving/root cause analysis skills are essential.

Must be able to effectively communicate at the plant and corporate level via oral and written reports.


Preferred Education/Experience:

Previous feed/food or related operations experience


Preferred Competencies and Other Skills:

Proficient with the concepts of HACCP, risk assessments, and application/implementation


Travel: 50% or more


Land O' Lakes, Inc. offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, retirement savings account, tuition reimbursement, PTO, paid holidays and employee development opportunities. Land O’Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Land O’Lakes, Inc. enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce, including pre-employment substance abuse testing. Additional information about our organization can also be obtained at www.landolakesinc.com .



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