Job Opening

Food Quality Assurance Manager

Champaign, IL
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Relocation package available.

Our client manufactures top products and components globally. They are hiring a Food Quality Assurance Manager to oversee food safety and manufacturing processes for a large manufacturing plant delivering a wide range of consumer food products.

The Food Quality Assurance Manager is the top quality assurance team member in the product life cycle. This person performs tests and inspections on a range of food products and manufacturing processes to identify defects and drive quality improvements.


This Role Offers:

  • Competitive base salary, plus comprehensive benefits, including medical/dental, 401(k) match, and annual performance bonuses.
  • Lean, efficient manufacturing environment.
  • High degree of freedom to refine operational and manufacturing processes.
  • Multiple career advancement paths.
  • Large pool of financial resources and software tools.
  • Culture of high quality.
  • Support and funding for industry certifications and skills development.
  • Company leadership is open to new ideas and expansion, including product line expansion and international markets.



  • Develop and manage test plans and quality improvement program for various food products and components.
  • Support high quality and safety standards within manufacturing plants and distribution.
  • Manage a team of quality specialists and scientists, delivering performance reviews and training as needed.
  • Assist with raw material selection and vendor management.
  • Identify and analyze root cause of product failures and maintain documentation of test results. Apply statistical analysis principles to collected data.
  • Test and inspect products against performance metrics. Submit documentation to management.
  • Report defects and potential improvements to engineering and product teams, acting as high-level technical resource when necessary.
  • Occasionally interface with customers regarding quality issues.
  • Work with engineering and product teams to develop fixes for workflow problems and quality issues.



  • 6+ years of QA experience in a product manufacturing environment, ideally within pharmaceuticals, beverage, or food products.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as manufacturing engineering.
  • Understanding of test and inspection processes, including performance testing, functional automation testing tools, and product testing.
  • Knowledge of ISO 2200 and food safety regulations.
  • Strong skills in:
    • Documentation of test results
    • Workflow and issue-tracking using a major platform (e.g. JIRA, Trello, or Asana)
    • Continuous integration principles
  • Proficiency with Excel and database tools.
  • Good skills in teamwork, strategy, and communication.

Interested? Send resumes to [email protected].