Quality Supervisor
Posted on 2/3/2024
Upfield

1,001-5,000 employees

Global leader in plant-based spreads and foods
Company Overview
Upfield, the world's largest plant-based food company, is a pioneer in its industry, leveraging its extensive experience since 1871 to drive innovation and deliver superior quality products. The company's commitment to a "Better Plant-Based Future" reflects its dedication to health, sustainability, and positive change, making it an ideal workplace for those passionate about these values. With iconic brands such as FLORA, RAMA, and COUNTRY CROCK under its umbrella, Upfield's industry leadership is evident, offering employees the opportunity to work with established and trusted products.
Consumer Goods

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

N/A

Founded

2018

Headquarters

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

3%

1 year growth

11%

2 year growth

14%
Locations
Olathe, KS, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Communications
PowerPoint/Keynote/Slides
CategoriesNew
Product
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Industrial or Chemical, Food Science, or a related field
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in Quality Departments or Laboratories
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience in lab analytical methods, handling lab chemicals, understanding food industry safety and GMP, Micro sampling, using Access database, and handling scale equipment
  • Ability to operate on days, off-shifts, and weekends as factory requirements demand
Responsibilities
  • Manage Lab staff and the personnel development planning process; ensures lab coverage and operations
  • Key facilitator for developing Quality systems to optimize production efficiencies and quality performance
  • Improve Quality awareness by effectively communicating and coordinating initiatives with all departments and personnel
  • Ensure lab projects are in alignment with the Quality strategy and that the strategy is understood by the Quality team
  • Work with Research & Development (R&D). Plant process capability testing, scale up, innovation projects, including a capability evaluation, respective testing requirements and process improvement identification
  • Ensure consistency of plant process documentation (SOP’s) as well as the follow-up auditing and subsequent training to maintain product quality
  • Ensure FSSC standards compliance, conduct product hold investigations, resolution, disposition (SRC/RCA), specification compliance and quality systems support
  • Assist in the development, review and standardization of internal plant, Corporate SOP’s, HACCP and GMP programs
  • Optimize specifications and SOP’s and support plant auditing and training programs
  • Responsible for maintaining the accuracy of the specification databases and the manufacturing and Quality SOP’s as well as the Quality auditing programs and respective training modules
  • Driving Safety, Health, and Environment (SHE) and Quality culture by protecting employee’s health and safety, ensuring compliance of all regulatory and plant safety rules, meeting legislative requirements, providing instruction in regards to safety procedures and supporting plant SHE and Quality initiatives as required
  • Develop an understanding for product requirements, production and processing equipment and methods
  • Facilitating required training programs to employees
  • Investigate and identify root cause of Safety, Quality and environmental incidents utilizing World Class Manufacturing (WCM) Root Cause Analysis (RCA) process
  • Champion World Class Manufacturing (WCM) and Safety objectives. Strive for zero incidents and ensure a people centered safety culture exits within the department
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience leading Quality projects related to factory expansions, factory improvements, and factory change management
  • Manage conflict effectively while creating an inclusive work environment
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills