Quality Systems Manager - R&D Senior Specialist

Cleveland, OH, United States
Oct 12, 2016
Apr 20, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


Provides the leadership necessary to establish and maintain quality levels of new products through preventive controls (PRPs/HACCP), raw material, process and quality systems management in a highly dynamic environment. 


  • Role is the Guardian of Q&FS compliance and challenger of all functions across the site to drive Continuous Improvements in support of the Site's Innovation & Renovation process, while fostering a cross functional quality, compliance and performance culture. 
  • Is responsible for the leadership and the development, implementation and management of all Site Q&FS programs and activities, including creating guidelines for testing novel products with Consumers in various venues.
  • Provides technical expertise and support to ensure compliance to NQMS, FSSC 22000 / regulatory requirements, product quality (PrIME) attributes, and new food safety standards with proprietary raw materials, innovative processes and new routes to Market. 
  • Utilizes tools such as auditing, risk assessments/modeling, process evaluation, trend analysis to achieve Site and Global CT-PTD objectives, including providing expertise to Frozen & Chilled Factories in the Nestlé Group.  
  • Leadership to the markets and factories is a key activity - communicate the latest scientific and technological information for practical application in the factory. 
  • Reports to the Quality & Food Safety Group Manager.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, and Knowledge):

  • Minimum of a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Microbiology, Food Science or similar discipline. Masters preferred.  
  • Must be able to practically apply scientific knowledge to product quality and process safety. 


  • Minimum 5-7 years Quality Management experience, preferably in food manufacturing or consumer goods industry.  Within this there must be 2-3 years of factory QA experience, preferably at a QA Manager level.
  • Must have strong knowledge and understanding of food safety / HACCP, GMP's, Allergen Controls, Sanitary design/controls, pest control, related food regulations, specifications, product release, analytical and microbiological lab methods and food technology processes.
  • Facility utilities support (QMS, HACCP, sampling, data management, troubleshooting)
  • Competence in Quality & Food safety related systems & principles
  • Competence in Microbiology and Hygiene monitoring
  • Coaching & development in production and/or corporate settings
  • Must be capable of working in a fast paced, changing/dynamic environment with minimal direct supervision and have strong demonstrated leadership, interpersonal, and self-initiative skills.
  • Strong demonstrated verbal / written communications, influencing skills, analytical and problem solving skills.  Must be detailed and results oriented.  
  • Statistical analysis & Focus Improvement (FI) experience is preferred.
  • Operates with integrity and is respectful
  • Nestlé NQMS, FSSC 22000, HACCP & FDA-PCQI training or similar Food Safety and Quality Systems training. Implementation experience on Food Safety and/or Quality programs is strongly preferred.
  • PC proficiency in Windows-based applications:  Word, Excel, Access (preferred)