Leprino Foods Company Manager, Quality Assurance in Denver, Colorado

Leprino FoodsLeprino Foods Company supports a drug-free workplace and is anEEO/Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/Disability/VeteranUS-CO-DenverRequisition ID 2018-3030# of Openings 1Category Portal Searching Quality & Food SafetyOverviewLeprino Foods' history dates back over 65 years, when Jim Leprino firststarted making small batches of mozzarella for local markets and eateries inthe Little Italy neighborhood of Denver. We've grown a bit since then.Today, Leprino is the largest manufacturer of mozzarella and lactose in theworld, and a leading producer of whey protein. Still owned by Jim and theLeprino family, our sights are set to be the "World's Best Dairy Foodand Ingredient Company." To help us achieve that daring vision, we'relooking for our secret ingredient: You. A motivated individual who is thebest at what you do. Three people in a small corner grocery store in the early1950s have now grown to over 4,300 employees throughout 16 global locations.Will you join us on our journey?For our Denver, CO corporate headquarters we are seeking a Manager,Quality Assurance on our GRDQ (Global R&D and Quality) team to continuemoving our organization to even larger levels of quality, technologicaladvancement, and food safety. We take pride in our vision to be "world'sbest", it's why we work harder, invest more, and continuallyinnovate. Will you turn your passion for ingredient development into impact?ResponsibilitiesWhat Does the Work Look Like? As the Manager of QA you will manage internal and external customerrelationships, including setting product evaluations and hosting customervisits which provide routine evaluation assistance, adjusting schedules toproperly address emerging issues, accommodating product transitions fromproduct/process development and product roll-outs. You will be expected to be an accurate, reliable technical resource byacting as a subject matter expert within quality assurance. Manage Cheese Department initiatives and operate as a subject matterexpert in applicable technologies, policies, programs, systemsmanagement, and specification management for all aspects of QA. Assure Leprino Foods and customer quality standards and expectations arebeing met by overseeing product evals, customer interfaces, testing, andmethodology review. Play a leading part in our Prevent Problems Before They Happen (PPBTH)philosophy of Leprino through training, continuous improvement, and rootcause analysis activities by interacting with employees and customers toaccumulate information, analyze the situation, and recommend solutions andimprovement to quickly eliminate problems. Return on Investment Capital (ROIC) Improvement by aiding in theachievement of the department's financial, safety, retention, employeeinvolvement, and other defined objectives. Will you turn your passion into impact? At Leprino we are dedicated toproducing high-quality products that help feed and nourish millions offamilies around the world. It's a big responsibility and we hope you're upfor it. Accept a challenging environment where solving problems, continuouslearning, and a high technical aptitude is the norm, not the exception.Take ownership of your career - it's yours to grow if you're willing toput the work in. Be humble, inquisitive, patient, collaborative, tenacious, andresilient - the DNA of a Leprino employee.QualificationsThe Right Candidate Will Have (Minimum Qualifications): A Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Microbiology/Biology, FoodScience/Technology, Dairy Science, or Chemical Engineering. Eight years of food manufacturing, product development, and qualityassurance. Two years of people development/leadership experience.We Hope You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications): A Master's in any of the above disciplines including twelve years as aquality assurance leader in the dairy manufacturing industry (cheese,yogurt, cream, or milk). Three years of leadership experience whether in a plant QA or corporate QA