• Research and Development
  • Concord, MA, USA
  • Full Time


We're not just about grapes. Our bold ambition is to be the leading company of convenient, good for you, fruit-based food and beverage globally. To make this happen, we need talented, agile and innovative people who want to help us grow something special together.

Our culture is authentic, and we are building an inclusive environment where you belong and can be the best version of yourself. If you're passionate about achieving goals, trying new things and making an impact every day, we want to hear from you!

We're looking for an experienced Sr. Quality Specialist to join our team with the focus of working with production locations to ensure our products are safe, consistently delight consumers, and fully comply with all regulatory and food safety expectations.

What You'll Do:

• Provide technical support and troubleshooting for food safety and quality at manufacturing sites (owned, contract, licensed) to ensure the highest quality and safest food reaches our consumers and customers.
• Develop and foster interactions with R&D scientists and manufacturing partners to provide guidance on food safety and quality principles to assure appropriately designed processes and product. Role will have responsibility for FSQ leadership on several new / reformed products.
• Proactively lead qualification, problem resolution, and continuous improvement for ingredients and materials used at manufacturing locations. Responsible for managing ingredient FSQ program, working closely with sourcing and our facilities.
• Conduct audits of food processing and storage facilities to assess compliance to company and regulatory standards. Deliver clearly written audit reports that establish action plans and verify follow up.
• Support the development and implementation of food safety & quality assurance policies and procedures necessary to assure product safety, quality and regulatory standards are met. Assist with development and implementation of training as needed.

Who You Are:

• An experienced project leader who can effectively work and influence in a manufacturing plant environment
• A proactive collaborator who plans and conducts foods safety & quality audits, communicates findings and leads improvements cross functionally
• A solution-oriented business partner who can use their comprehensive understanding of plant operations (in food or pharmaceuticals) to work independently as the voice of food safety and quality to evaluate the full work process
• Someone with technical curiosity and the ability to translate insights into action and results
• A strong team player who can work well in a dynamic environment and maintains a level of flexibility to support the broader team and deliver business results.
• A person who is passionate about delivering consistent, high quality products to our consumers and customers that are safe and fully comply with all regulations.
• Understands the needs of the customer and consumer by using technology, data and insights.
• Makes decisions that positively impact the current and future state of the business.
• Engages in healthy dialogue and makes decisions with Welch's best interest in mind.
• Continuously changes the status quo and seeks ways to improve and develop.

What You'll Need:

• 5 - 10 years combined experience in Corporate Food Safety or Quality Assurance, Plant Quality Assurance, and Plant Operations with demonstrated expertise managing food safety and quality initiatives in branded food products industry
• B.S. required and preferred in Food Science, Engineering, Chemistry or Microbiology
• Working knowledge of HACCP, FSMA, statistical process control, GMPs, CIP, sanitary design, and total quality management principles or techniques
• Ability to travel 25% to 30% travel (project based, mostly domestic)

What You'll Enjoy:

• Organization with a bold, clear purpose.
• Authentic culture that supports working together to deliver results.
• Workplace where teams care about each other and your voice is heard.
• Core and voluntary benefits so you can choose the right recipe for you.
• Generous 401(k) plan with annual company match.
• Flexible schedules so you can balance your work life priorities.
• Learning and development opportunities with coaching.
• Safe and clean working environment.

Welch's believes that our differences make the difference, and we take pride in being an Equal Opportunity Employer Disability/Vets.

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