Quality Manager - Food Industry - Chicago, IL


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Food Manufacturing Company

Job Title:

Quality Manager - Food Industry


Chicago, IL    United States  60290

Posting Date:


Job Type:

Direct Hire -- Full Time

Compensation Related Information





Key Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities

                                    SUMMARY The incumbent ensures accurate implementation of and adherence to USA Quality policies, specifications, programs and functions for all USA  manufacturing operations.  Lends guidance or assists in the effective management of the plantís sanitation program, HAACP, recall programs, external audits, and food safety compliance.  Provides guidance and leadership to Quality personnel and also to others, including Plant and Company personnel and visitors.  Must work a flexible schedule, including travel, to support Quality and food safety activities. 



  • Ensures accurate implementation and adherence to corporate Quality policies and programs to ensure Plant foodsafety and compliance with Company policies and Federal and State laws and guidelines.
  • Set QA goals and objectives that complement company policies and goals.
  • Liaison with the Plant and quality management team on all Foodservice and retail related issues.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of inspection criteria and procedures.
  • Assist in the investigation of Foodservice and retail complaints when appropriate.
  • Assist in the Supplier auditing program, including facilities.
  • Provide advice or guidance on food safety issues in compliance with industry standards.
  • Assist in the area of Foodservice and retail products with regard to production issues.
  • Manage held product with authority to disposition appropriately and record accordingly.
  • Project management to include planning, scheduling and direction of activities.
  • Assist in the development and execution of Quality training programs, to ensure proper training of all Quality personnel.                         
  • Ability to work and interact effectively with Customers, Plants, Auditors, Regulatory Agencies, etc.
  • Play an active role on group quality management teams to include SPC.
  • Monitor suppliers and maintain COAís, COCís, etc., according to industry standards.
  • Analyze QA laboratory reports for trends, which may be of concern to the company.
  • A clear understanding of, and the ability to administer the Quality and Food Safety Systems, including evaluation, revision, and training, to maintain the Systems effectiveness.
  • Assist in the adaptation of new products and new process procedures where appropriate
  • Proficient in problem solving techniques.
  • An advanced understanding of analytical skills to direct or supervise proper and accurate product analysis, or laboratory work.
  • Develop, administer and recommend enhancements for Quality Policy, Procedures and other company related programs.
  • Supervise and direct other Quality personnel where applicable.
  • Operate within the limits of departmental travel and expense budgets.



 To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions 


 A bachelorís degree or equivalent experience. Five to Seven yearsí experience in frozen food manufacturing operations and/or QA experience in food processing and an ability to coordinate technical knowledge with production activities.  Must have working knowledge of food safety and sanitation principles and practices, MCE, computer systems, and production processes and equipment used in the food industry  

Candidate Requirements

Desired Education:

Bachelor's Degree  

Relevant Experience:


Overnight Travel:


U.S. Work Eligibility:


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