Pinnacle Foods

  • Director, Quality Management Systems

    Location US-NJ-Cherry Hill
    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.


    The Director-Quality Management Systems will lead the development, execution, tracking and improvement of QMS standards for the company. The individual hired for this position will develop tools used internally and across the industry to ensure effectiveness and reliability in the risk assessment, auditing, tracking and documenting systems.


    The Director-Quality Management Systems will report to the Vice President of Food Safety and Quality.



    • Develop a unifying QMS structure incorporating all vertical disciplines e.g. Food Safety, Sanitation
    • Lead the Standardization of QMS Formats
    • Validate QMS Environments and systems
    • Benchmark against best in class world class CPG/Industry standards for advanced maturity gain
    • Manage QMS disciplinary complexity with clear sustainable network implementation expectation
    • Provide standardized requirements while allowing solution flexibility based on unique operations
    • Develop Corporate Compliance Risk Assessment (network)
    • Implement an Effectiveness Grading system (network)
    • Build an administrate QMS Internal Review programs to Pinnacle and ISO/GFSI Standards
    • Develop/update CQA Audit Assessment tools in concert with QMS Developments
    • Develop QMS Tools / Mechanisms to ensure Sustained implementation and Effectiveness
    • Develop/Publish QMS Implementation Strategy and Timelines to the organization (ELT) including;o Compliance Risk Assessment / Implementation Effectiveness Grading
    • o Parallel Path Tools / Mechanisms for Sustained Performance Monitoring
    • o Policy / Prerequisites / Program Rebuild and Development
    • o Dashboarding /Reporting
    • Development of Reporting, Dashboarding and Performance Metrics



    • 10 years of experience managing QA and Food Safety in a food manufacturing environment
    • Experience in managing microbiology requirements for a few manufacturing environment
    • Experience managing to FDA regulations
    • SQF and HACCP certified
    • PCQI certification preferred
    • Leadership experience preferred
    • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team environment 
    • Good collaboration and oral and written communication skills
    • Strong technical skills and attention to detail
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule


    • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science is required
    • Master’s degree in relevant field is preferred


    • There is a 25% travel requirement with this position


    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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