Quality Assurance

  • location: Elgin, IL
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $60,000 - $80,000 per year

job description

Quality Assurance

Quality, Technical Specifications Manager

Primary Purpose:

Support the objectives and strategies for the development, implementation and integrity of the Quality Specification Management System, ensuring accurate, comprehensive and up to date information of the products that are manufactured and sold by client.


Create new item product specifications, including label review and FDA compliance

Develop and maintain the specification application as part of the product lifecycle management system

  • Deploy and maintain specification design/format to incorporate the key elements of specification management best practices (version control, approvals, change management, etc.)
  • Manage the specification preparation, update, revision and posting process (i.e. roles, responsibilities, review, input, approval, notification, posting, etc.)
  • Trains and supports Associate level personnel to better serve Sales team, Project Managers, QA team and to meet regulatory standards
  • Ensure document content, format and organization accurately addresses customer, regulatory and quality requirements
  • Prepare and respond to customer inquiries and requests for technical information for assigned accounts
  • Resolve specification and formulation related discrepancies and issues (BOMs, master inventory lists, product lists, etc.)
  • Collaborate with appropriate functional areas and work to gain alignment
  • Integrate specification development into the new product/item development processes
  • Collaborate with Information Technology to ensure system integrity as needed
  • Assist in establishing priorities and assigning workload to achieve on-time completion of deliverables
Education, Experience, Qualities and Skills Required:

Bachelor's degree

Preferred Master's degree

4-6 years food industry experience

Quality Assurance experience a plus

Familiar with CFRs, FDA Standards and Regulatory Compliance

Familiar with document management requirements as codified in Quality Management systems Working knowledge of FDA regulations, requirements and food development processes


Demonstrated analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills Strong communication, presentation and collaboration skills

Demonstrated ability to work effectively cross-functionally Customer focused

Highly organized, with the ability to effectively plan and prioritize work Proficient in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Experience developing specifications

Knowledge of Genesis Nutritional Software and calculating nutritional data Knowledge on using PLM/Lascom system

Customer Portal knowledge for uploading documents

Ability to work with Project Managers in the commercialization of products.

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