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Danone Manager, Quality and Food Safety Sourcing and Development in Broomfield, Colorado

About the jobAbout the Job:Our Quality and Food Safety team makes sure everything Danone does is rootedin quality. From product innovation and ingredient choice to our marketing anddelivery methods, it is their job to ensure consumers get the very best.This position workswithin Danone's Quality and Food Safety Department andcross functionally within our Design to Deliver Organization. The primaryresponsibility is to ensure the Quality and Food Safety of Raw and PackagingMaterials and Suppliers. This position is part of a team working to makecertain that only the safest and highest, most consistent quality materialsare used to produce Danone products. This role also drives Supplier ongoingperformance, compliance to standards, adherence to specifications andcontinuous improvement initiatives.In this role, you will be responsible for:Qualification of new Supplier sites and new Raw and Pack materialsActivities associated with the supplier and material approval process, suchas item code approvals, specification reviews and approvals. Supplierdocumentation reviews, Food Safety validations and approvals, designassessments, etc.Mitigation of risk through application of scientific principles, technicalexperience and employment of Quality and Food Safety StandardsCollaboration with internal functions including Cycles and Procurement,Research and Innovation, Environmental Health and Safety,Sustainability, Regulatory, Food Safety, Project Management,Operations and Commercialization and Industrialization to deliver products tothe market that meet Danone's standards.Supplier audits: planning, auditing, report writing, action planfollow-up and continuous improvement activities as needed.Plant operations support related to supply qualityProblem solving, Resolution of supplier issues and claims, Follow-up onissues to ensure appropriate corrective actions are complete.Reporting and supplier scorecard management.Opportunities to lead change and improve ways of working.Utilizing Six Sigma, Lean, and/or other continuous improvement conceptsto improve quality, efficiency, and waste.Staying current with all key regulatory and certifying agency guidelines andrelevant Danone standards.All other duties as assigned.TRAVEL: Estimated at 25%-40%The base compensation range for this position is $75,000-99,000. DanoneNorth America additionally offers a performance-based bonus and has a strongbenefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription DrugCoverage, 401k Plan, Wellness Program, Life Insurance, TuitionReimbursement, Flexible Time Off, and Paid Parental Bonding Leave, amongother benefit plan options.About youAbout You:Bachelor's Degree in Science/Food Science/Technology or similar major5+ years of combined experience with food, ingredients, quality andmanufacturingSolid understanding of Quality Systems, Food Safety, and Quality Assuranceand current Food Regulations.Basic understanding of plant production systems, manufacturing equipment,GMP, SPC, sanitation and EHS.Basic auditing ability and willingness to further your auditing skills.Must be collaborative and have leadership abilityAbility to work under deadlines, with multiple prioritiesAbility to work cross-functionally within organizationMust be adaptable and flexibleSelf-driven, results oriented, able to work independentlyAbility to work with confidential materialsExcellent communication / presentation skillsExcellent record keeping / documentation skillsDetail oriented.Able to quickly learn new systems, tools, and programsTrained in SQF or FSSC (GFSI) auditing schemes.Experience managing external suppliers/co-manufacturersPrevious experience in Food or Food Packaging Research and InnovationPrior or present responsibility as QA Manager/Engineer for a foodmanufacturing facilityWorking knowledge of SAP and/or similar ERP databasesAbout usAbout Us:At Danone North America, you'll work with some of the best-known food andbeverage brands in the world like Activia, Silk, Horizon Organic, Two