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QA Food Specialist - Product Evaluation and Specifications

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Batavia, IL 60510
Job Description

We’re ALDI, one of America’s favorite grocers. We’ve grown a lot in the past few years, expanding our reach and customer base all around the country. Whether it’s in customer service or our exceptional products, we owe our success to the efficiencies we create in every corner of our company and the people at each level who make that happen.

The best products at the lowest possible prices? That’s no small task. And to do it right we need a strong, dedicated Quality Assurance team. On it, you’ll make sure everything we do is on point, from products to packaging to infrastructure. Our guarantee is more important than ever, and that means you have a big opportunity to make a difference.

Position Type: Full-Time

Work Location: Batavia, IL

This role is eligible to participate in ALDI’s Hybrid Work Program, which allows remote work up to 2 days per week (i.e., work remotely up to 2 days per week; work in-office at least 3 days per week)

Duties and Responsibilities:

Must be able to perform duties with or without reasonable accommodation.

• Works with the Buying team and Suppliers to ensure compliance with Quality and Safety Standards, including performance, sensory, and physical attributes

• Informs their direct leader of technical, legislative, and quality matters in their area of responsibility.

• Supports their direct leader in training employees on Quality Assurance programs, procedures, and related areas of expertise.

• Recommends process improvements for area of responsibility.

• Conducts technical/quality investigations, creates and analyzes reports, reviews trends, and makes recommendations pertaining to products, suppliers, and operations.

• Supports their direct leader in the development and implementation of improved quality systems and reporting measures.

• Compiles data from disparate data sources, creating and maintaining data models in order to identify and explain quality trends.

• Acts as a liaison with external vendors and the department in regards to Quality Assurance evaluations and/or test results on a technical level to ensure correctness and credibility.

• Reviews food safety audits/certificates and other documents to ensure compliance with ALDI standards

• Carries out quarterly product and supplier scorecard reviews leveraging data aggregation and analytics.

• Requests and manages corrective action reports because of audit non-conformity, testing, non-compliance, customer complaints, or regulatory inspections.

• Collaborates with team members and communicates relevant information to leadership.

• Upholds the security and confidentiality of documents and data within area of responsibility.

• Other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:

ALDI Acts Competencies:

Perform within ALDI Acts competencies as outlined below.

• Drives for Success: Seizes opportunities and proactively takes concrete actions to complete tasks. Goes the “extra mile” and persistently overcomes obstacles to improve outputs.

• Focuses on the Customer: Seeks to understand underlying customer needs to create value. Drives the team to maintain focus on customers.

• Focuses on Quality: Takes an efficient, analytical approach to solve problems or produce outputs in an accurate and timely manner. Ensures quality and accuracy of results.

• Manages and Supports Projects: Effectively plans, executes and supports project needs to support management and the larger ALDI business.

• Organizes and Executes with Accuracy: Leverages a systematic, efficient and organized approach while ensuring quality and accuracy of results.

Job-specific Competencies:


• Gives attention to detail and follows instruction.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

• Effective time management; maximizes productivity.

• Prepares written materials to meet purpose and audience.

• Develops and maintains positive relationships with internal and external parties.

• Strategic and critical thinker with high emphasis in accuracy and urgency.

• A self-starter with the ability to prioritize duties among multiple and concurrent projects.

Education and Experience:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, Engineering, Physics, Microbiology, Chemistry, Data Science/Analytics, or a related field required.

• A minimum of 3 years of progressive experience in Food Safety, Quality, Manufacturing, Product Safety, and/or Data Analytics required.

• Or, a combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge.

• Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI), Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), Quality Management Systems, and/or Logistics (preferred).

Physical Requirements:

• Work is performed in an office environment where a computer, telephone and other office equipment are used as needed to perform duties.

• Regularly required to sit, reach, grasp, stand and move from one area to another.

• Constantly and repeatedly, use keyboard/mouse.

• Occasionally required to push, pull, bend, lift and move up to 25 lbs.


• Domestic travel required.

• Up to 10%.

ALDI offers competitive wages and benefits, including:

+ 401(k) Plan

+ Company 401(k) Matching Contributions

+ Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

+ PerkSpot National Employee Discount Program

In addition, eligible employees are offered:

+ Medical, Prescription, Dental & Vision Insurance

+ Generous Vacation Time & 7 Paid Holidays

+ Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance

+ Life, Dependent Life and AD&D Insurance

+ Voluntary Term Life Insurance

Click here to learn more about the benefits ALDI has to offer (

ALDI is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. As a proud Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), we do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual stereotyping, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, pregnancy (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), or any other protected characteristic. Employment may be contingent upon ALDI’s receipt of an acceptable and job-related drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.

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