Quality Assurance Audit Specialist in Oak Brook, IL at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 2/11/2020

Job Snapshot

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    Oak Brook, IL
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


IL Oak Brook

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Job Posting Title:

Quality Assurance Audit Specialist

Job Description:

Position Summary:

To ensure suppliers provide safe and wholesome ingredients and contact packaging materials to manufacturing plants through scheduled audits and ingredient evaluations.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Schedule and perform supplier facility audits (includes limited international travel) to assure food safety and quality to verify received data conforms to practices.
  • Write audit reports and request corrective actions of ‘non-conformance findings’ as needed and follow-up with on corrective actions.
  • Review supplier food safety and quality data for compliance to food safety expectations.
  • Perform supplier and ingredient risk assessments to document facility risk tier
  • Perform supplier approval assessments, review and recommend actions based on risk.
  • Perform ingredient risk assessment to aid manufacturing HACCP and Preventive controls review.
  • Provide guidance for internal ingredient specifications.
  • Maintain and share up-to-date business unit and category status reports.
  • Communicate with plants, buyers, R&D, and Operational QA to ensure the receipt of safe wholesome ingredients and contact packaging material

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • At least two years of food manufacturing or auditing experience
  • Exceptionally self-motivated
  • Strong technical food safety and quality skill set with demonstrated track record of food manufacturing systems knowledge
  • Comprehensive knowledge of food safety systems including HACCP and preventive controls theory and methodology
  • Comprehensive understanding of food safety and quality risks associated with microbiological, chemical, physical and pest hazards
  • Able to perform ingredient data analysis to be able to do supplier and ingredient risk assessments
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate and implement continuous process improvement
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills for effective interaction with internal and external contacts
  • Ability to think logically, problem solve and grasp concepts quickly
  • Ability to work independently
  • Well-developed sense of urgency and follow-through
  • Ability to stay calm and make sound judgement calls under pressure


Bachelor’s Degree Required – Type: Sciences

Preferred Attributes, Qualifications & Working Conditions:


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30% during audit


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5% during audit


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5% during audit


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30% during audit


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Up to 2.5 hours to/from audit location (day or night time)

Travel (other than driving)

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Position requires up to 75% travel (may include international)

Unusual Working Hours

What are the hours

Position may necessitate travel outside of normal business hours.

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to disability-accommodations@treehousefoods.com. In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

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