Pinnacle Foods

  • Quality Assurance Transformation

    Location US-NJ-Parsippany | US-NJ-Cherry Hill
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  • 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.




    We are looking for experienced Quality Assurance Leaders to drive projects and initiatives to improve our overall manufacturing & distribution network that are critical to enabling Pinnacle’s growth strategy.



    • Assist with development and effective implementation of all food safety, food quality, and sanitation programs and assurance of compliance to all related PFI policies, procedures, and specifications
    • Assist with the delivery of safe, quality products in a sustainable manner and with minimization of risk to the organization
    • Assist with food safety assessments and validations of product designs, manufacturing processes, HACCP/HARPC Food Safety Plans, Food Quality Plans. environmental microbiological monitoring and control programs, finished product microbiological testing programs, and sanitation and hygiene programs
    • Proactively identify potential and emerging food safety issues and develop strategies to effectively investigate and respond
    • Participate on the assigned category segment business team with food safety and quality point of contact accountability for the applicable manufacturing locations
    • Support the manufacturing locations in meeting food safety and quality objectives, goals, strategies, and measures
    • Facilitate the investigation and resolution of escalated plant issues including quality holds, priority consumer complaints, and FDA/USDA non-labeling regulatory matters
    • Manage the warehousing qualification, performance monitoring, and auditing program
    • Provide food safety risk assessment information and risk management strategies in support of innovation, commercialization, productivity, and internal plant manufacturing
    • Assist with ensuring food safety and quality individual and organizational capabilities including hiring and on-boarding, trainings, and other growth and development opportunities
    • Support organizational growth and expansion including key projects and integration related activities
    • Assist with the development and execution of internal GMP, Food Safety, and Quality Management System audits and support the manufacturing locations in effective closure of identified gaps
    • Plan and execute special projects as requested by the Senior Director of Food Safety and Quality Assurance



    • Minimum of 10 years industry experience in food manufacturing food safety and quality assurance
    • Minimum of 5 years industry experience in a food safety and quality assurance senior leadership role
    • FDA and USDA food regulatory experience
    • Extensive technical knowledge and experience in food safety, food quality, food microbiology, sanitation systems, and best industry manufacturing, sanitation and hygiene practices
    • Strong interpersonal communication skills with a demonstrated ability to effectively work cross-functionally at all managerial levels, and with external contacts
    • Ability to collect and analyze data using statistical methodologies
    • Experienced in preparing reports and presenting technical, scientific data to a variety of audiences
    • Strong analytical problem solving skills with the ability to effectively collaborate and use creative and innovative approaches to resolve complex problems
    • Team building/team leadership skills
    • Certifications/experience with Food Safety Plans and SQF systems


    • Bachelors of Science degree in relevant field of study is required



    • Travel is required 60% - 70% of the time





    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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