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Quality Systems Manager - R&D Senior Specialist

Job ID 16007225 Date posted 10/11/2016


Provides the leadership necessary to establish and maintain quality levels of new products through preventive controls (PRPs/HACCP), raw material, process and quality systems management in a highly dynamic environment. 


  • Role is the Guardian of Q&FS compliance and challenger of all functions across the site to drive Continuous Improvements in support of the Site’s Innovation & Renovation process, while fostering a cross functional quality, compliance and performance culture. 
  • Is responsible for the leadership and the development, implementation and management of all Site Q&FS programs and activities, including creating guidelines for testing novel products with Consumers in various venues.
  • Provides technical expertise and support to ensure compliance to NQMS, FSSC 22000 / regulatory requirements, product quality (PrIME) attributes, and new food safety standards with proprietary raw materials, innovative processes and new routes to Market. 
  • Utilizes tools such as auditing, risk assessments/modeling, process evaluation, trend analysis to achieve Site and Global CT-PTD objectives, including providing expertise to Frozen & Chilled Factories in the Nestlé Group.  
  • Leadership to the markets and factories is a key activity – communicate the latest scientific and technological information for practical application in the factory. 
  • Reports to the Quality & Food Safety Group Manager.


JOB QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, and Knowledge):

  • Minimum of a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Microbiology, Food Science or similar discipline. Masters preferred.  
  • Must be able to practically apply scientific knowledge to product quality and process safety. 


  • Minimum 5-7 years Quality Management experience, preferably in food manufacturing or consumer goods industry.  Within this there must be 2-3 years of factory QA experience, preferably at a QA Manager level.
  • Must have strong knowledge and understanding of food safety / HACCP, GMP’s, Allergen Controls, Sanitary design/controls, pest control, related food regulations, specifications, product release, analytical and microbiological lab methods and food technology processes.
  • Facility utilities support (QMS, HACCP, sampling, data management, troubleshooting)
  • Competence in Quality & Food safety related systems & principles
  • Competence in Microbiology and Hygiene monitoring
  • Coaching & development in production and/or corporate settings

  • Must be capable of working in a fast paced, changing/dynamic environment with minimal direct supervision and have strong demonstrated leadership, interpersonal, and self-initiative skills.
  • Strong demonstrated verbal / written communications, influencing skills, analytical and problem solving skills.  Must be detailed and results oriented.  
  • Statistical analysis & Focus Improvement (FI) experience is preferred.
  • Operates with integrity and is respectful
  • Nestlé NQMS, FSSC 22000, HACCP & FDA-PCQI training or similar Food Safety and Quality Systems training. Implementation experience on Food Safety and/or Quality programs is strongly preferred.
  • PC proficiency in Windows-based applications:  Word, Excel, Access (preferred)


The Nestle companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran


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