Pinnacle Foods

  • QA Manager

    Location US-WI-Darien
    Job ID
  • Overview

    At Pinnacle Foods we are at the top of our game and the key to our success is clear. Everything we do is driven by our purpose: unleashing brand potential, dynamically evolving and improving our already beloved products to bring more convenience, taste, nutrition, and joy to today's consumers.


    The results: Our well-recognized products are found in 85% of American households and are leaders in their respective categories, holding the #1 or #2 market share position in 10 of the 14 categories in which we compete and we're just getting started. We are committed to adding value through strategic growth that synergizes our portfolio of "Leadership" and "Foundation" brands and plays to our strengths in R&D, consumer insights, and senior management experience.


    If you are an individual who has a drive for results, thrives working on highly collaborative, cross-functional teams and demonstrates the agility to work in a lean, fast-paced environment then get to know us at





    Essential duties and responsibilities include the following; other duties may be assigned

    • Develop and maintain plant quality system in compliance with the Corporate Quality Policy.
    • Leads the food safety, sanitation, technical services and laboratory functions on all shifts.
    • Maintains a safe working environment. 
    • Ensures compliance to state, federal, and local regulations.
    • Assures efficient and accurate testing, reporting, and monitoring of product safety and quality.
    • Develop and facilitate internal audits to determine/assess compliance to company policy and regulatory requirements.
    • Maintains systems for checking and verifying process compliance, including but not limited to SPC, HACCP, Quality Systems, and Formula Control to provide production departments with tools necessary for daily operations.
    • Lead development and implementation of plant GMP, Hygiene and Sanitation programs.
    • Ensures effective food safety and quality training for plant team members and quality assurance staff.
    • Advises the Plant Management Team on quality trends within the process and recommends appropriate corrective action.
    • Prepares the annual operating budget for the Quality Assurance department.
    • Facilitates the development of analytical methods and sampling procedures as required.
    • Advises the Plant Management Team on matters of quality, process instruction, formulas, specifications and protocol requirements as may be required to promote high product quality standard.
    • Develop and facilitate internal audits to determine satisfactory performance of packaging components and the practice of sound warehousing procedures as they affect product quality.
    • Serves as the plant primary contact for USDA.




    • Five (5) to Ten (10) plus years of Quality Management experience in food production/packaging environment required. Preferred experience with frozen food production/packaging.
    • Lean Manufacturing experience.                                                                                                                                                                      


    Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a matrix organization

    • Strong analytical skills using tools such as statistics, downtime tracking, mechanical history, project planning etc. to identify opportunity areas
    • Creative/analytical problem solving skills and innovative approaches to resolve complex problems
    • Demonstrated team building and employee development
    • Demonstrated effective change management
    • Demonstrated experience in managing plant sanitation programs
    • Demonstrated experience of effective leadership working closely with the USDA
    • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment required
    • Experience in operation management is preferred 


    Bachelors of Science degree required. Master’s degree strongly preferred.


    Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer –

    qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to

    protected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, national

    origin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any

    other legally protected basis.








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