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Quality Assurance Supervisor

Company: Nature's Bakery
Location: Carson City
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Job Description:

About UsSince our founding in 2011, Nature's Bakery has been baking better-for-you snacks to nourish families and enable them to thrive. We believe that the choice to snack healthier should be an easy and desirable one. Today, we are a top 10 granola and snack bar brand, with approximately 500 employees baking soft-baked snacks with real, recognizable, and wholesome ingredients, such as whole grains and sun-ripened fruits.Our marketplace success led us to join forces with KIND to create a health and wellness platform within Mars, Inc. While continuing to operate as a standalone company, we are now part one of the most well-regarded consumer goods company in the world. That independence allows us to remain an agile, insurgent brand committed to our brand purpose and founding.Nature's Bakery is a fast-growing company with a bright future ahead. We have achieved great things, and there is more opportunity for growth both on the digital and retail shelves, through expanded distribution with existing and new retail customers. To achieve our aspirations, we are expanding our team of growth-minded, nimble, and entrepreneurial individuals who like to roll up their sleeves and get things done. We think like owners, act like operators.So, come join us to create a world of snacking that is both good, and good for you.
About The RoleThe Quality Supervisor provides leadership to the Quality team and is responsible for overseeing the implementation and maintenance of our quality control programs and ensuring that all products meet our high standards for quality, safety, and regulatory compliance. The successful candidate will possess the qualities that are essential at a fast growing company including:

  • Strong leadership skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate others to achieve their full potential.
  • A motivated and proactive approach to work, with a willingness to take on new challenges and drive continuous improvement.
  • A commitment to ongoing learning and professional development, with a desire to stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends and best practices.
  • The ability to adapt quickly to changing circumstances and priorities, and to work effectively under pressure.
  • Must be able to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to achieve common goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to create a positive and engaging work environment that encourages open communication, feedback, and teamwork.
    • Oversee the implementation and maintenance of the quality control programs.
    • Ensure that all products meet our high standards for quality, safety, and regulatory compliance.
    • Develop and implement quality assurance procedures and policies.
    • Monitor and audit production processes to ensure compliance with GMP, FDA, and GFSI regulations.
    • Investigate and resolve any quality control issues and non-conformances.
    • Develop and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that quality control programs are effectively implemented.
    • Train and mentor employees on quality control processes and procedures.
    • Develop and maintain documentation related to quality control processes and procedures.
    • Work with the Quality Director to develop and implement quality improvement initiatives.
    • Manage and lead a team of quality control technicians.
      • Bachelor's degree in food science, microbiology, or a related field and/or
      • 5+ years of experience in quality control in the food industry.
      • Deep understanding of GMP's, FDA regulations for food, and GFSI standards.
      • Strong leadership skills and the ability to manage change in a fast-growing company.
      • Ethical and motivated with a strong commitment to quality.
      • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.
      • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
      • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
      • Strong attention to detail and ability to multitask. Your Career Journey At Nature's BakeryAs a young company, we have had the opportunity to shape, reinforce and live our five core company values daily:
        - Growth Minded. You are incessantly curious, you believe career development is journey built on experiences, feedback and personal growth - Solutions-Focused. You excel at both thinking and doing and have a track record of turning organizational objectives into actionable solutions - Respect. You thrive in environments where team members treat each other with respect and support one another, in fact you believe the best solutions emerge when you can engage in fact-based, low-ego discussions - Stronger Together. Working as a team towards a common goal, we thrive on collaboration because we believe each of us has a unique perspective to offer - Integrity. "Doing the right thing" guides you, it is the compass that guides every decision and action you take
        Our culture enables our success as individuals and as a company. From the start, you will have ownership over projects because we are a lean organization that tightly collaborates for faster decision-making. In doing so, you will deepen your skillsets while having exposure to broader experiences and senior leadership. Named by Fortune as one of the "World's Best Workplaces," Mars, Inc. is a purpose-driven organization that will also provide you access to advancement and career growth opportunities, either within Nature's Bakery or the broader Mars family of companies.
        Our brand purpose extends to our own employees-we know that when you thrive, so does the company. That is why we offer market competitive compensation. In addition to a competitive base salary, our annual incentive plan rewards achievement toward company and individual goals.
        Our benefits package reflects our commitment to your health and wellness. Every team member is offered 100% employer paid health, dental, vision, life, AD&D (accidental death and dismemberment), and short-term disability insurance. Our 401(k) plan provides a safe harbor company match. Team members receive 10 paid holidays a year and paid time off. Finally, there is a suite of other benefits, such as a healthcare flexible spending account, a one-year subscription to Peloton Digital Membership (a $155 value), wellness activities and wellness awards (valued at up to $400), and an employee assistance program offering free confidential legal, financial, and counseling services.
        The duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and meet strategic objectives.Nature's Bakery is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Keywords: Nature's Bakery, Reno , Quality Assurance Supervisor, Other , Carson City, Nevada

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