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Mgr QA I (Thornton) 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Category Quality Assurance  
Location Thornton, IL Plant  
Req Number QUA-18-00002  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
About the Organization Ventura Foods is a leading national manufacturer and marketer of branded and custom made shortenings, oils, dressings, sauces, margarines, culinary bases and pan coatings for the foodservice and retail industries. From East to West, Ventura keeps pace with the dynamic food marketplace by delivering high quality products at competitive prices. In fact, our company's growth is fueled by long-lasting profitable partnerships that benefit all parties. We do this by meeting the challenges of an ever-changing world by applying the strengths of our commercial resources, the talents of our employees and the opportunities created by new technologies. Throughout our rich history, one thing hasn't changed: the dedication to our customers and the consumers we are proud to serve.


Directs quality assurance activities, implements and maintains Ventura Foods Corporate Quality Assurance policies, programs, and procedures. Provides strategic planning for quality and process improvements as member of the plant management staff. Assure that customer specifications are achieved and the facilities meets local, state and federal food safety and health regulations. Provides leadership and management to the Quality Assurance technical and laboratory supervision staff. Develops, implements and maintains Corporate QA and facility policies, procedures, and programs in food safety and quality systems. Assures that QA team is properly trained in food safety, quality systems and testing methodologies. Evaluates and assure product quality by completing product and compliance audits, investigation, complaints, resolve product issues and continuous improvement. Assigns quality projects, sets goals and objectives, statistically evaluate results to improve the product. Develops and achieves the QA/Laboratory Department budget and capital expenditure. Supplies technical assistance to the facility in manufacturer new products and existing products that meet or exceeds customer specification and expectations. Prepares and handles second party audits (customer) and third party food safety, quality systems, process and product audits. Provides management and employee training in GMP, HACCP, Allergen, Food Security, annual or when needed. Performs technical part of the facility operations and perform duties required by Operations Manager.

Position Requirements Bachelor Degree in Food Science, Microbiology or related field or equivalent experience. Ten years of management responsibilities in Quality Assurance, Regulatory, Technical, R&D and/or other food science related field Strong leadership, team building, motivator, ability to prioritize, decisiveness, and administrative skills required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills with good computer skills.  

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