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Quality Assurance Specialist- Product Management

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Topco Associates
Physical Address

Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Job Description

Topco Associates is currently seeking a Quality Assurance Specialist- Product Management for the Quality Assurance team in Elk Grove Village, IL.

Under guidance of QA management, promotes the delivery of optimal QA services and standards by ensuring all department protocols/procedures [including new product/facility approvals, plant inspection management, specification development, first production monitoring, product monitoring evaluations, reformulation activity, brand standard intelligence, information gathering/tracking/updating/storage, regulatory (withdrawals/recalls) compliance, and problem-solving/trouble-shooting/follow-up to closure] within assigned area of responsibility are properly carried out

Product Management

+ Evaluate/approve new products as warranted

+ Participate in the development of new products and reformulations of existing products

+ Assure First Production Monitoring protocol is executed

+ Establish product monitoring programs for assigned categories

+ Monitor products for assigned categories for compliance with Topco specs and with applicable government regulations

+ Prepare/participate in competitive product reviews

Information Management

+ Write/maintain/update product specifications

+ Capture Brand Standard Intelligence via Product Monitoring protocol and competitive shopping evaluations

+ Gather/track/update/store information per established guidelines

+ Manage withdrawal/recall situations to gather information needed by the Regulatory team

+ Apply superior knowledge during product investigations and problem-solving circumstances, following-up to closure

+ Provide technical expertise and product knowledge to internal and external customer

+ Provide back-up to Senior QA Specialists

Vendor Management

+ Evaluate/approve new supplier facilities as warranted

+ Manage vendors relative to assigned categories to GFSI certification and/or Third Party Audit compliance and advise QA Management of non-compliant suppliers.

+ All other duties as assigned


+ Foods: 4 Year College Degree, BS in in Food Science, Food Technology, Microbiology, Foods/Nutrition or related Field preferred

+ Non-Foods: 4 Year College Degree, BS in Science, Chemistry or related field preferred

Technical skills:

+ Good verbal/written communication skills

+ Knowledge of consumer product testing, laboratory procedures, product/quality measurement skills

+ Ability to create and present QA information to broad audiences

+ Knowledge of all Microsoft applications. High member focus

Previous Experience:

Minimum of two years of related industry experience

Job ID: 2020-2974

  1. of Openings: 1

Street: 150 Northwest Point Blvd

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