Quality Analyst - Quaker Food and
Apr 11, 2013
The Specification & Quality Assurance
Technologist supports the accurate and consistent creation and central
documentation of all specifications across the BU R&D. This role
helps facilitate the specification process with Product Developers,
R&D QA management, Purchasing and Suppliers. Key accountabilities of
this role will also include development and implementation of relevant
tools and processes that support changing business needs, and to apply quality
assurance principles to ensure compliance and targeted performance.
Ingredient & Finished Product Specification Administrator which
Creation of rigorous R&D business processes enabling
the central documentation and approval of specifications.
Collaboration with product developers across all Quaker
Foods and Snacks BU's.
Review of new and existing R&D specifications during
compilation to identify specification gaps and inconsistencies requiring
R&D development support.
Setting and maintenance of sufficient specification review
cycles for R&D Developers.
Execution of advanced searches across specification
databases (not currently implemented) to support spec maintenance or to
drive critical business resolution.
Training of R&D Developers to create, write, document,
and secure approval of ingredient and product/process specifications.
Tracking of volume and approval status of new and existing
Support of specification routings, documentation and
distribution to Supply Chain.
Reporting of Quality performance related to specification
activity and documentation as part of regular QA performance reviews.
Assurance of personal safety for self and colleagues.
Bachelor to Master's degree in Engineering or Food Science
or related discipline preferred.
5+ years of R&D product experience
Previous experience in Pharma or
Familiarity with ISO Standards a plus.
Knowledge and ability to evaluate specifications,
analytical methods and food properties with ingredients and products.
Solid computer skills, including experience in databases
Understand of basic product development elements, and
principles of quality assurance and control, including sensory.
Solid interpersonal skills necessary to work effectively
across functional teams, resource levels and especially with ingredient
Must possess effective oral and written communication
Must be willing and able to travel 15-20% of the time.
Opportunity Employment M/F/D/V