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Quality and Food Safety Manager


Date: Aug 24, 2019

Location: Rockville, MD, US

Company: DANONE

Nutricia North America within the Advanced Medical Nutrition division is looking for a Fulltime Quality and Food Safety Manager in the United States, Rockville, MD or Cedar Knolls, NJ.


With our global presence, brands and business within our mission of "bringing health through food to as many people as possible" we believe that people growth is a key asset to reach a sustainable business performance.


Take this opportunity to grow together!



The Quality & Food Safety Manager is responsible for ensuring that Nutricia North America has in place end to end quality systems and processes to deliver sustainably products and services that meet the daily quality and food safety needs and expectations of patients, customers and stakeholders.


Objectives of the role Required
1. Develop, implement and govern the Quality Management System at the CBU.
• Within the frame of the Danone Quality Policy as well as DMN Quality Strategy and Quality Business Plan, develop and implement a NNA Quality Strategy and Quality Management System.
• Define and implement a Quality Business Plan ("QBP") and relevant KPI´s, and report performance and implement corrective measure where required.
• Ensure cascading and implementation of Danone Medical Nutrition quality requirements into local processes and systems (e.g. change control; label management; innovation).
• Ensure compliance with local legal and regulatory requirement.
• Ensure quality input into innovation, maintenance and performance improvement pipeline.
2. Support manufacturing sites (under the scope of the CBU) to develop and implement a Quality Management System.
• Ensure and support implementation of Quality Organization and related job profiles.
• Support development and implementation of a Quality Management System.
• Support the development and implementation of a QBP and relevant KPI´s, review and report performance, and implement corrective measure where required.
• Support the implementation of DMN quality requirements - from farm to fork (quality integration and upgrade project).
3. Support 3rd parties and subcontracted activities to implement and drive a Quality Management System.
• Ensure quality of products and services in accordance to agreed specifications.
• Qualification of 3rd parties in line with Danone Suppliers Qualification Processes.
• Draft, sign and maintain quality contracts (specs, food safety visas) to ensure written compliance to DMN standards.
• Review, improve and govern 3rd party's quality performance via KPI´s, complaints, label claim monitoring, audits results.
• Investigation support and corrective action implementation.
• Ensure quality input into innovation, maintenance and performance improvement pipeline.
4. Strengthen the Quality organization and drive the quality ambition, particularly "Right first time" across CBU, SP and 3rd parties, establishing a quality mind set at all levels of the organization.
5. Draft & drive Training activities that lead to product and service improvement via personnel motivation and awareness.
6. Lead crisis management as Business unit crisis manager.
7. Actively participate in the DMN CBU quality network and contribute for best practice sharing and continuous improvement.
8. Implement, monitor and drive consumer and customer feedback management systems in order to highlight deviations, and enhance improvements.
9. Other duties as assigned
Targeted profile Required
• 5+ years of experience in Quality Assurance.
• 5+ years of experience in Quality Food Safety.
• 5+ years of experience in setting up/maintaining a Quality Management System.
• Bachelor's degree in a technical subject (for example food chemistry, food technology, biology, engineering or chemistry).

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Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition is focused on pioneering and delivering specialized nutritional solutions and Best Care for medical professionals and their patients, helping people live healthier and longer lives.  Nutricia North America was established in 1983 and is headquartered in Rockville, MD.  We seek to provide solutions and services wherever nutritional intervention can be shown to improve clinical outcomes.  In partnership with doctors, healthcare professionals and caregivers, we work to make a real difference in people's lives by speeding recovery and encouraging independence.  Our ambition is to deliver only proven benefits through nutrition, as an integral part of disease management.

Consisting of a wide variety of FDA and Health Canada regulated products, we are especially active in the management of inherited metabolic diseases, severe pediatric allergic and gastrointestinal disorders, pediatric epilepsy, and long term and critical care for seniors.

Nutricia North America 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, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other unlawful criterion.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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