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Advantage Solutions QA, Food Technologist in Matthews, North Carolina

Summary

The QA Food Technologist supports the retailers overall program objectives through the management and implementation of quality assurance practices such as product monitoring and evaluation, customer feedback programs and supplier standards. They will be required to manage the timely submission of any formal regulatory applications in support of the private brands program to ensure retailer compliance. The role manages relationships with retailer cross-functional teams, customers and manufacturers. They will also be expected to regularly review and provide adjustments to current processes and procedures to maximize efficiencies.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the development, implementation and administration of Quality Assurance operational procedures, policies, programs and systems

  • Participate in overall product development process

  • Maintain the on-site sensory test kitchen

  • Drive private label quality assurance testing program for specific products or clients

  • Perform the day to day management of the retailer’s customer feedback programs for private brands

  • Resolve issues or concerns regarding current product quality and recommends solutions for corrective action with Vendor

  • Audit critical categories for quality integrity and food safety

  • Design, execute, and analyze results from consumer tests and sensory evaluations of Private Label brand and competitive brand products

  • Track and monitor federal and state regulations for products and packaging

Minimum Qualification s

The following are the minimum job-related qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job

Education Level: (Required): Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

Field of Study/Area of Experience: Food Science or Related Field

2+ Years of experience in Science with labratory experience required

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

Strong Written & Verbal Communication Skills

Ability to Exercise Sound Judgement

Well Organized, Detail Oriented, & able to Handle Fast Paced Work Environment

Flexible & Adaptable, able to change & Alter According to changes in Projects or Business Environment

Knowledge of generally accepted practices, procedures, & standard policy & procedure development techniques

Knowedgable in Data Analysis, Compile Information, & Prepare Reports

Basic Computer Skills, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Outlook, & web browsers

Job Will Remain Open Until Filled

Responsibilities

The Company is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The Company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

Position Summary

The QA and Sensory Technologist supports the retailers overall program objectives through the management and implementation of quality assurance practices such as product monitoring and evaluation, customer feedback programs and supplier standards. They will be required to manage the timely submission of any formal regulatory applications in support of the private brands program to ensure retailer compliance. The role manages relationships with retailer cross-functional teams, customers and manufacturers. They will also be expected to regularly review and provide adjustments to current processes and procedures to maximize efficiencies.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

Support the development, implementation and administration of Quality Assurance operational procedures, policies, programs and systems

Participate in overall product development process

Maintain the on-site sensory test kitchen

Drive private label quality assurance testing program for specific products or clients

Perform the day to day management of the retailer’s customer feedback programs for private brands

Resolve issues or concerns regarding current product quality and recommends solutions for corrective action with Vendor

Audit critical categories for quality integrity and food safety

Design, execute, and analyze results from consumer tests and sensory evaluations of Private Label brand and competitive brand products

Track and monitor federal and state regulations for products and packaging

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports

  • This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reports

Indirect Reports

  • This position does not have guidance or mentoring responsibilities for indirect reports

Travel and/or Driving Requirements

  • Travel and Driving are not essential duties or functions of this job

Minimum Qualifications The following are the minimum job-related qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job

Education Level: (Required): Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

Field of Study/Area of Experience: Food Science or Related Field

2+ Years of experience in Science with labratory experience required

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

Strong Written & Verbal Communication Skills

Ability to Exercise Sound Judgement

Well Organized, Detail Oriented, & able to Handle Fast Paced Work Environment

Flexible & Adaptable, able to change & Alter According to changes in Projects or Business Environment

Knowledge of generally accepted practices, procedures, & standard policy & procedure development techniques

Knowedgable in Data Analysis, Compile Information, & Prepare Reports

Basic Computer Skills, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Outlook, & web browsers

Environmental & Physical Requirements

Office / Sedentary Requirements

Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically, requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may require the ability to lift up to 30lbs.

Additional Information Regarding Advantage Solutions Job Duties and Job Descriptions

Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. The Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes. Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time).

Important Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.

The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Job Locations US-NC-Matthews

Primary Posting Location : City Matthews

Primary Posting Location : State/Province NC

Primary Posting Location : Postal Code 28106

Primary Posting Location : Country US

Requisition ID 2024-431681

Position Type Full Time

Category Creative & Product Services

Minimum USD $55,000.00/Yr.

Maximum USD $70,000.00/Yr.

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