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Quality Assurance- Product Manager- Food Science

Kelly Services
Glendale, CA 91222
**Quality Assurance-Product Manager** **Food Science**


**Location:** Glendale, California

**Compensation** : $100-$110k

**Shift:** Flexibility to choose own hours- with some remote work


Kelly Science is looking for a strong Quality Assurance Product Manager to manage assigned food categories. This individual will develop specifications, manage products for compliance to specification, and commercialize new products in a cross functional environment. This role will work closely with the Quality Assurance team, cross-functional team, suppliers, distribution and must have strong communication, the ability to multi-task, organize and display strong ability to collaborate to help the franchisees deliver the best guest experience.


**Responsibilities:**


+ Manages and participates in ongoing QA efforts in at least one major food supply category including supplier communication, product auditing, continuous improvement initiatives, product optimization and/or alignment, and commercialization of new products cross functionally

+ Manages and drives complaint resolution including investigation, troubleshooting, collaboration with the supplier and proper documentation

+ Provides technical expertise for new product development including specifications, labels, microbiological testing, formulas, and shelf life

+ Ensures all products are acceptable food safety and food quality for testing and/or launch

+ Manages suppliers to assure that quality and food safety initiatives are met on a continual basis

+ Drives alternate suppliers approval including product development through completion of specifications and communication to internal clients of approval/disapproval of products

+ Conducts food quality and process audits; analyzes data, develops and presents recommendations to correct compliance issues and to facilitate continuous improvement

+ Manages sensory testing, process modification, specification alignment and/or development efforts as required to develop supply source and foster continuous improvement Is the technical resource to both brands culinary teams

+ Works cross-functionally with the internal Quality Assurance team, Brand Culinary, Training, Marketing and Strategic Operations teams as well as the suppliers

+ May manage and provide direction to a direct report


**Skills Requirements:**


+ Bachelor s degree in a scientific discipline including food science, microbiology, chemistry or meat science, or equivalent professional experience 5+ years experience in manufacturing or a chain QSR/CDR concept

+ Strong working knowledge of HACCP, auditing principles, and process control

+ **Quality control working with protein is highly desirable**

+ Proficiency in food testing protocols, methodologies, and food microbiology

+ Demonstrated experience in specification development and implementation

+ Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

+ Excellent project management skills: ability to manage multiple projects of moderate to complex scope Excellent communication skills; demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with business leaders Ability to develop creative solutions to problems and to seek alternatives, new ideas, and or approaches to problems

+ Strong intrapersonal skills and demonstrated success within a cross functional environment


**You should know:** Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.


**Why Kelly** **** **?**


Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.


**About Kelly** ****


At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.


Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm)

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Posted: 2022-07-25 Expires: 2022-08-25

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