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Quality in Design Manager, Food & Beverage


Date: Jul 10, 2019

Location: White Plains, NY, US

Company: DANONE

Dannon in WBS QUALITY is looking for a Quality in Design Manager, Food & Beverage in White Plains, NY.


Have you heard of Danone North America?

We make delicious & responsibly-produced foods & beverages that nourish people’s lives.  We formed in April 2017, when Danone acquired WhiteWave Foods and united two companies in North America with a shared commitment to purpose, growth, and good food.  We are committed to redefining success in business as the largest Certified B Corp & public benefit corporation in the world.  We are passionate change-agents united and motivated by making a positive impact every day.  Our products are everywhere & include everyone.  Some of our loved & trusted brands include: Dannon, Activia, Horizon Organic, Happy Family, International Delight, Silk, Vega, Oikos, Light & Fit, So Delicious Dairy Free, Stok, Two Good, Wallaby Organic, Left Field Farms, Good Plants Diary Free, Yo Crunch, Evian & Nutricia.  People join & stay at Danone North America because they can find both professional & personal fulfillment in their daily experience.  And our benefits aren’t too shabby either -- think flexible (unlimited) time off & up to 26 weeks of paid parental leave to name a couple!    

Please join us in nourishing lives & inspiring a healthier world through food!

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About the Job:

We have an amazing opportunity on our Quality & Food Safety team, for a Quality in Design Manager, based in White Plains, NYThis role will serve as a liaison between the Quality organization and several functions across the enterprise including Engineering, R&I, 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.


  • Support manufacturing facilities that produce Danone products while establishing and promoting a Quality Focused Culture
  • Serve as a subject matter expert in product categories, regulatory interpretation, and as the food safety and quality representative for new product/process start-up and qualification activities
  • Represent QA on Project Management teams, coordinating quality efforts with core team members.
  • Administer technical guidance on new projects to ensure processes and equipment are capable of meeting company standards for quality and 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 a specific control
  • Follow company project 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 R&D 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 co-pack 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.
  • 30-50% travel primarily to Danone NA and contract manufacturing locations



About You:

  • You will have a BS in Science/Food Science/Engineering or equivalent
  • You will have 5+ years previous Quality Assurance experience in food manufacturing environments with emphasis on Cultured, ESL, Aseptic, Baking, and/or Dairy equipment
  • You will have had responsibilities for overseeing quality/technical services in multiple facilities  
  • You will have experience in risk analysis (i.e. HACCP, FMEA)
  • You will have experience in Product development
  • You will have an 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).



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. 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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