Quality Assurance Supervisor at Beyond Meat

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August 25, 2023

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At Beyond Meat, we started with simple questions. Why do you need an animal to create meat? Why can’t you build meat directly from plants? Thus, we make plant-based meats that allow families to eat more, not less, of the traditional dishes they love while feeling great about the health, sustainability, and animal welfare benefits of plant protein. Our goal is to bring exciting change to the plate—and Beyond.

OVERVIEWBeyond Meat is focused on raising the bar on talent. We are dedicated to shaping an inclusive culture that drives excellence, innovation, and results by enabling talent acceleration and development, engagement, and the employee experience.  The Quality Team is a matrix organization within Beyond Meat that is dedicated to creating food products that are leading the gold standard in plant-based proteins. They are looking for an outstanding individual to join the team located in Columbia, MO as a Quality Assurance Supervisor.

The Quality Assurance Supervisor plans and directs activities concerned with development, application, and maintenance of quality standards for production processes, materials and products. This position supervises our Quality Techs to ensure that proper protocols, documentation and production and sanitation oversight are meeting Beyond Meat standards.

TASKS, DUTIES, & GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIESWork closely with executive management on proactively improving quality assurance programChampion and maintain quality and food safety initiatives to monitor and document product, facility, and worker compliance at the manufacturing siteInterface with all regulatory agencies, certification bodies, and customers and ensure compliance of manufacturing facilitiesSupport production at manufacturing locations in producing top quality products that meet internal specificationsDevelops and maintains standards and methods for routine quality inspections and evaluationsAssists the quality team in developing and maintaining procedures and work instructionsOversees root cause investigations and collaborates on corrective and preventive actionsCreates and manages training materials for Quality Techs and train new Quality Tech hiresOversee plant pest control program and actively work with pest control provider on corrective actions and investigationsReview quality records for completion, accuracy, and adherence to internal specificationsMaintains and account for product and raw material holds and disposalsProvide necessary documentation or knowledge for internal and external auditsWork with team on proactively improving the quality department and production facilityAdhere to all facility policies concerning safety, security, and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)Performs other duties, as assigned, and follows through on requests in a timely mannerSUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIESLead, manage, and supervise employees, delegate training for all processes within the Quality area settingProvide mentorship and training to functional team membersAccountable for developing talent through on-going performance feedback and career management coaching

QUALIFICATIONSEducation, Technical Skills, and/or Previous Experience: Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science or Microbiology preferred, or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience may be consideredThorough knowledge of GMP, FDA/USDA and Food Safety, SOP's, SQF, knowledge of LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) desirable, AOACMinimum 1-3 years’ experience in a food and/or beverage manufacturing environment preferred

Other qualifications:Leadership skills, focused on results, employee engagement, decision making, teamwork.Strong mathematical skillsStrong PC skills includes MS office programsExcellent interpersonal, communication, problem solving and organizational skillsWORK ENVIRONMENTWarehouse and production manufacturing environment that includes both tempered and ambient areas. The work environment is representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Position requires the ability to stand or sit for prolonged periods, step, balance, crouch, stoop, kneel, squat, bend, occasionally lifting up to 50 lbs., reach above shoulders, or as needed to complete tasks.Must be able to occasionally climb stairs or a ladder to complete tasks.Position located in a mix of production and office environments and requires a tolerance for consistent cold work environments (-10-40˚ F), high worker traffic, loud noises, odors, dust, and varying room temperatures.This position will be required to visit the production floor, refrigerated and frozen storage, and warehouses.Work flexible shifts as required.Understand that overtime and occasional weekends and/or worked holidays will be required based on company needs.

$70,000 - $80,000 a yearThe starting annual base pay for this role is between USD $70,000 and $80,000.  The actual base is dependent upon many factors, such as: training, transferable skills, work experience, business needs and market demands.  The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. The role may also be eligible for bonus, equity, and benefits. 

Beyond Meat is an equal employment opportunity employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, gender identify, sexual orientation, national origin, liability for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you are interested in learning the status of your application, please note you will be contacted directly by the appropriate human resources contact person if you are selected for further consideration. Beyond Meat reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time.Apply for this job

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