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Date: Jan 18, 2019

Location: White Plains, NY, US

Company: DANONE

USD - Dannon in ESSENTIAL DAIRY & PLANT-BASED is looking for a Milk Quality Manager in White Plains, NY.

With our global presence, brands and business within our mission,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 Milk Quality Regional Manager is responsible for monitoring milk quality, food safety and animal welfare for Danone North America at the farm level and driving improvement where needed.  The Milk Quality Manager will ensure that the Quality & Food Safety function brings strong value to the business from a quality and food safety perspective.   


In this role you will be accountable for:

  • The implementation of the Quality and Food Safety strategy for raw milk, liquid dairy raw materials and dry dairy ingredients in accordance with the Danone North America Division requirements.
  • Conducting Quality and Care Audits of farms and food safety audits of dairy suppliers.
  • Developing and tracking completion of corrective action plans, as necessary, to assure compliance with Danone North America standards.
  • Acting to assure that all dairy suppliers meet the quality criteria of the Danone North America Approved Supplier Program.
  • Maintain records of audits, action plans, supplier quality performance (test data) and generate monthly quality reports. 
  • Provide Technical Support to farms and dairy suppliers to achieve quality objectives and work to prevent deviations from the Danone North America quality strategy.
  • Work with Danone North America plant raw milk receiving to assure compliance with Danone North America Division and PMO requirements.


Key elements that could motivate a candidate

  • Work in a cross-functional environment of Procurement, Quality, Manufacturing, Research and Innovation and Dairy Suppliers to inspire, motivate as part of a team that drives quality performance and improvement with both internal and external teams.
  • Interaction with various stakeholders (farmers, processing plants, Danone North America plants etc.)
  • Work with State and Federal Regulatory agencies to assure compliance.  Work with internal and external teams to adapt to changes in regulatory requirements


Managerial Competencies and Personal Skills/Attributes needed:

  • Strong project management/organization skills
  • Success in problem solving and critical thinking
  • Anticipates and is proactive
  • Leads and drives change
  • Passion for excellence
  • Strong communication and motivation skills
  • Aligns with the Danone North America culture, behaviors and attitudes 
  • Thrives in a dynamic environment and can function comfortably with some autonomy
  • Passionate about milk quality and animal welfare
  • Working knowledge of the PMO
  • Working knowledge of the USDA National Organic Program



The ideal candidate will have:

  • Preferred candidates will have a veterinary degree with a minimum of 3 years practice experience in food animal medicine
  • Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree (or greater) in Biology, Chemistry, Food Science or related Agriculture and a minimum of 5 years in the dairy industry will also be considered.
  • Good knowledge of microbiology in the milk and dairy context
  • Grade A Regulatory, technical and scientific knowledge of dairy industrial processes and equipment
  • Strong quality and analytical skills
  • Experience with auditing
  • Demonstrated success implementing and managing on farm process improvement and behavior change

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About Danone North America 

Danone North America is a Certified B Corporation business unit of Danone and operates in the U.S. from headquarter offices in White Plains, NY and Broomfield, CO.  Danone North America was formed as a Public Benefit Corporation in 2017 to nourish people, communities and the world through its diverse portfolio of healthful dairy- and plant-based products, coffee creamers and beverages. Its portfolio of brands includes: Activia®, DanActive®, Danimals®, Dannon®, Danonino®, Danone®, Earthbound Farm®, Horizon Organic® premium dairy products, International Delight® coffee creamers and iced coffee, Light & Fit®, Oikos® Greek yogurt, Silk® plant-based foods and beverages, So Delicious® Dairy Free, Vega® and Wallaby® Organic. The mission of the Company is to bring health through food to as many people as possible. For more information, please visit

Danone 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, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other unlawful criterion.


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Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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