Quality Program Manager -
Frozen Foods – Battle Creek, MI
Hiring Company Name: Kellogg Company
Hiring Company Industry: Food & Beverage
Number of Employees: 10,000+ Employees
Total Compensation: $100K+
Reports to: Quality Director
Location: Battle Creek, MI
Kellogg Company has a new opportunity for a Quality Program Manager in
Battle Creek, MI. The Quality Program Manager develops, implements, and
ensures the effectiveness of quality, food safety, sanitation, pest
control, and Good Manufacturing Practices programs at Kellogg owned and/ or
contracted facilities with emphasis on compliance to standard
. This role also focuses on closure of gaps as identified by
facility audits, recognizes quality-related deficiencies in programs,
products & services and designs, and implement projects and pro-active
programs to address these issues. The Quality Program Manager assists Research
and Technology with existing product improvements and relocations and
provides guidance, advice, and interpretation to manufacturing and
distribution facilities for quality programs and issues. This position
reports directly to the Director of Quality.
Additional responsibilities include:
1. Leads and facilitates the follow up with Kellogg and Contract
Manufacturing plants to correct and strengthen audit gaps, incorporating
third party audit deficiencies. May attend audits at each Kellogg and
Contract Manufacturing facility to observe the identifying of gaps in
programs or processes.
2. Accountable for ensuring that all applicable laws and company policies
for quality, sanitation, and food safety are met by the manufacturing or
3. Monitors data for product quality (B & C defects) and consumer
complaints for plants and DCs. Works with facilities to ensure that
corrective action plans are implemented, and monitors progress against
agreed upon goals and targets.
4. Updates the process related Quality Manuals to keep them current and
calculates and issues production formulas based on official formulae.
5. Participates in Corporate Food Reviews, and upgrades expertise in
product evaluation and product images. Product quality issues are swiftly
communicated to producing plants and issues are actively and jointly
6. Coordinates quality, food safety and sanitation issues within
manufacturing plants and distribution centers. Develops and monitors
programs for Kellogg and contracted facilities in conjunction with food
safety experts to ensure that all relevant food safety programs are
functioning at peak levels.
7. Executes specific quality initiatives at Kellogg and contracted
facilities which support the Kellogg Company strategic quality plan.
8. Ensures compliance to current Quality & Food Safety standards in all
the Kellogg and Contract Manufacturing plants.
-This position requires a Bachelors degree in
food science or equivalent and a minimum of 5-7 years
experience in a food production environment OR Masters
degree in Food Science or equivalent and 3-5 years
experience in a food production environment or a PhD in Food Science
or equivalent and 1-3 years experience in a food
-Knowledge of operations and good manufacturing practices is required. Good
written and oral communication skills, presentation skills, and working
knowledge and use of computers are essential.
-Thorough understanding of sanitation practices and procedures and pest
control is necessary.
-Must have strong people skills and the ability to manage people, programs,
This job involves considerable travel 40-60%, extended work schedules, and
time commitments, tight time deadlines, and changing priorities. The
incumbent must be able to conduct inspections of food facilities, this
includes climbing and working within small areas, and working on weekends.
Must be able to use influencing skills to drive quality improvement
initiatives with manufacturing and distribution facilities.
This position requires regular attendance and punctuality in accordance
with Company policies. Additionally, the ability to interact well with
other employees and work overtime, as necessary, is required. All employees
are responsible for implementing Kellogg EEO policy and Affirmative Action
For more than 100 years, consumers have counted on Kellogg for
great-tasting, high-quality and nutritious foods. Kellogg Company, with
2010 sales of more than $12 billion, is the world’s leading producer of
cereal and a leading producer of convenience foods, including cookies,
crackers, toaster pastries, cereal bars, fruit-flavored snacks, frozen
waffles and veggie foods. Kellogg Company’s beloved brands, which are
manufactured in 18 countries and marketed in more than 180 countries,
include Kellogg’s®, Keebler®, Pop-Tarts®, Eggo®, Cheez-It®, All-Bran®, Mini-Wheats®,
Nutri-Grain®, Rice Krispies®,
Special K®, Chips Deluxe®, Famous Amos®, Sandies®,
Austin®, Club®, Murray®, Kashi®, Bear Naked®,
Morningstar Farm®, Gardenburger® and Stretch
Island®. For more information on the Kellogg Company, including our
corporate responsibility initiatives, visit www.kelloggcompany.com. Kellogg
Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer who strives to provide an
inclusive work environment that involves everyone and embraces the diverse
talent of its people. Kellogg EOE M/F/D/V