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Quality Assurance Manager

Requisition ID 31982
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Quality 
Recruiter #LI-ME1
Posting Type LI


Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the worlds leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building and manufacturing sustainable solutions for food, beverage or pharmaceutical consumers, our commitment to lead the world to better nutrition drives us forward. With 24,000+ colleagues across the globe and 15,000+ Kerry products, your opportunities are limitless.

About Kerry

A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

Where you'll work:

Our Clark, NJ location is part of our Beverage division and creates flavor ingredients and beverages for Kerry customers and brands. Using state-of-the-art analytical and sensory capabilities, we're able to create and process different flavor blends, extractions, distillations, emulsions, and essential oils for your favorite foods and beverages! Clark is one of our largest sites producing 20 million pounds of product a year! With multiple functions under one roof, there are many opportunities to develop and we are proud to promote our employees internally to the next step in their career!

What you'll do:

  • HACCP and Pre-requisite Systems (cGMP)
  • Site Threat Assessment and Critical Control Point (TACCP) and Vulnerability Assessment and Critical Control Point (VACCP) - Analysis and Maintenance
  • Site Allergen Management System including Raw Material Risk Assessment
  • New Product Introduction (transferring ownership from RD&A to Production) - Product Specification and Processing Parameters Reproducibility (3X Minimum)
  • Maintenance and Control of Recipe / Formulation / BOM (Bill of Materials)
  • Verify and Support Production Material Testing on the Production Floor (Calibration, Gold Standards, Technical Consultations, etc.)
  • Management of Non-Conformances from Vendors (Raw Materials)
  • External Testing of Samples when Applicable
  • Management of Non-Conforming Materials and Processes including Re-work and Disposition
  • Lead Problem Solving and Root Cause Analysis
  • Internal Audit and Inspection Program
  • Shelf-Life Extension of Raw Materials, Intermediate Products and Finish Products
  • Be a Presence on the Processing / Factory Floors (North, South and Berry) to Support and Facilitate Improvements as well as to Ensure that all GMP, HACCP and any other Programs / Systems are being Properly Followed.

What will you need to be successful?

  • Minimum 5-10 years of quality experience and/or training.
  • Experience managing quality and food safety systems.
  • Experience in a plant environment strongly preferred.
  • Management experience
  • HACCP/food safety experience.
  • Experience in manufacturing of food, chemical, or Pharmaceutical products is a must
  • Knowledge and experience with quality management systems, GFSI audit standards, SSOPs, Environmental hygiene programs, prerequisite programs, and HACCP.
  • SAP is highly preferred.


Minimum Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Food Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, or similar Science/Engineering. Knowledge and experience with relevant GFSI standards such as SQF, BRC, IFS or FS 22000.

What is in it for you?


About our Beverages Business

Trusted formulation partners, bringing together the best of two worlds to lock in great taste and unlock lasting shelf life in beverage. 

We solve challenges in: Spoilage, Compliance, Reformulation, Taste, Process Replacement, Clean Label, Sustainability, Challenge Studies and Preservation. Consumer-friendly ingredients, that perform in application, backed by sensory, food safety and application expertise. Delivering on shelf life, taste and final product appeal.

Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. EEO is the Law poster can be found here. Additional information can also be here .  

Nearest Major Market: New York City
Nearest Secondary Market: Newark

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