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Quality in Design Manager

Company: Danone North America
Location: White Plains
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Job Description:

Dannon, a subsidiary of Danone, is looking for Quality in Design Manager United States (US) White Plains Danone is a global food company holding top positions in healthy food through its four businesses: Fresh Dairy Products, Early Life Nutrition, Waters, and Medical Nutrition. Its mission, bringing health through food to as many people as possible, embodies commitment to human progress and business success. It gives meaning to the work of our 100,000 Danoners worldwide on an everyday basis. For passionate people looking for autonomy and exciting career opportunities, Danone truly has something special inside!



JOB PURPOSE SUMMARY: The Quality in Design Manager serves as a liaison between the Quality organization and several functions across the enterprise including Engineering, R&D, Marketing, Procurement, Project Management, and Supply Chain. The primary responsibility is to lead the quality effort in the commercialization of new products and processes through the entire product design process from marketing concepts to mass production.



SCOPE OF ROLE: The Quality in Design Manager will support innovation, renovation, & productivity projects with internal customers while assisting our manufacturing facilities that produce Danone products with the project and product commercialization. This position will also serve as a QFS & Technical subject matter expert in our existing and upcoming product categories, regulatory interpretation, and as the QFS representative for new product/process start-up and qualification activities. As needed, the Quality in Design Manager will engage in activities with equipment manufacturers, industry colleagues, and regulatory agencies.



RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:



* Represent QA on Program Management teams, coordinating quality efforts with cross functional core team members.

* Administer technical guidance on new projects to ensure processes and equipment are capable of meeting company standards for Quality and Food Safety

* Provide quality assurance expertise/direction/support in the manufacture of new and existing products

* Coordinate design activities with all other functional Quality managers involved in the Product Life Cycle including Plant Quality Managers and the Sales & Supply Chain groups.

* Perform technical qualifications of potential new facilities to ensure quality and food safety expectations are met; deliver a remediation recommendation plan as needed.

* Overall Risk Management by eliminating risks through strong problem solving or by use of specific tools & controls.

* Follow company program management process ensure that quality and food safety requirements are adequately met

* Provide project status, risk, alerts, and action plan reports and communications to leaders and cross-functional colleagues.

* Participate in validation of Project phase transitions using updates on risk assessment/risk management

* Work closely with cross-functional technical team to troubleshoot and communicate formulation and process problems where necessary - ensure root cause and corrective actions are appropriate and are fully implemented.

* Develop a rapport with plant and QA managers of all company owned and contract manufacturing facilities.

* Provide support for quality and process improvement initiatives.

* Utilize Six Sigma, Lean, and/or other continuous improvement concepts to improve quality, efficiency, and waste.

* Stay current with all key regulatory and certifying agency guidelines.

* All other duties as assigned.


TRAVEL: Estimated at 30-50% primarily to Danone and contract manufacturing locations.

IDEAL CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS:


* Education and Experience:
Degree: BS in Science/Food Science/Engineering or equivalent. MS preferred.

* 5+ years previous Quality Assurance experience in food manufacturing environments with emphasis on Cultured, ESL, Aseptic, Baking, Plant Based, and/or Dairy manufacturing.
* Responsibilities for overseeing quality/technical services in multiple facilities
* Experience in risk analysis (i.e. HACCP, FMEA)
* Experience in Product development
* Understanding of plant production systems, manufacturing equipment, GMP, SPC, sanitation, plant safety, GFSI (SQF, FSSC 22000), quality systems, and current food regulations (FSMA/Preventative Controls).
* Prior or present responsibility as Quality Assurance Manager/Engineer for a food manufacturing facility

* Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


* Must be adaptable and flexible.

* Must be able to travel

* Strong Knowledge of product commercialization processes, quality and food safety systems.

* Must have technical and scientific knowledge of formulation, industrial process and equipment

* Must be collaborative, have a technical curiosity, strong troubleshooting skills, and have leadership ability

* Solid strategic skills and a demonstrated capacity to interface at all levels of a matrix organization

* Excellent verbal and written communication/presentation skills

* Ability to work independently

* Excellent record keeping/documentation skills



For more information about Danone, its people and its business, please visit danone.com We have something special inside, do you*
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Nearest Major Market: White Plains
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City
Job Segment: Engineer, Law, Lean Six Sigma, Manager, Quality, Engineering, Legal, Management

Dannon is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other unlawful criterion.

Keywords: Danone North America, White Plains , Quality in Design Manager, Executive , White Plains, New York

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