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as of 08.08.2019

Quality Specialist

Reporting to the Quality Manager, the Quality Specialist ensures that the Quality Management system is being executed, providing technical expertise in quality, food safety and supporting processes and procedures. The Quality Specialist will provide quality, food safety & technical support to the operational / manufacturing function. This person will work closely with the Quality Team to help identify, solve and prevent problems affecting quality as well as provide Site Support for quality and continuous improvement. The incumbent will collaborate internally and externally to ensure understanding of compliance expectations, best practices and continual improvement opportunities development.


  • Ensuring compliance to the Quality Management systems throughout the production and warehouse
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance to the quality testing systems and reporting for each piece of equipment.
  • Responsible for holding products that are not meeting company quality standards and provide the appropriate dispositions. Also responsible for authorizing to take off hold, when the issue has been eliminated or rectified. 
  • Report root cause analysis with the appropriate parties and develop recommendations for approval by the QM.
  • Identify and correct any housekeeping in a sustainable fashion.
  • Ensure operations is properly completing required testing and documentation of such testing via periodic auditing of the system.
  • Facilitate continuous improvement strategies with front line employees.
  • Document all areas of non-compliance and ensure corrective action to eliminate them.
  • Work with Production Managers, Supervisors, and hourly associates on daily issues and problems.
  • Assist QA Manager in improving the department and the quality of products in general.
  • Conduct thorough and detailed quality audits of production lines to ensure products meet established quality standards. The QA Specialist communicates any deviations to the appropriate parties promptly.
  • Document every aspect of the process, activities and operations involved with product manufacturing.
  • Responsible for training other Associates as necessary and other duties as assigned. 


  • Bachelor of Science Degree. BA in Food Science and/or Food Technology, Biology, Chemical Engineering, or other science related field                                             
  • Three to Five years’ experience in Quality Assurance or related field in Confectionary or Food Industry required
  • Food Safety Certification such as CFSP, ServSafe, and HACCP preferred
  • Knowledge of understanding Food Safety, FDA and the new FISMA
  • Proven understanding of FDA food regulations, including FSMA and labeling regulations
  • Ability to address complex issues in an effective and efficient manner, and with complete discretion; ability to be entrusted with sensitive and confidential information
  • Ability to work with Associates at all levels
  • Ability to facilitate problem solving/continuous improvement meetings with Production/Maintenance Associates.
  • Result-driven with excellent judgment, interpersonal, verbal and written communication, analytical, and decision-making skills
  • Strong Proficiency in MS Programs specifically Excel

HARIBO of America, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and maintains a Drug-Free Workplace. Employment at HARIBO of America, Inc. is subject to post offer, pre-employment drug testing. The Company’s policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age (40 and over), disability, military status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. HARIBO also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also HARIBO’s policy to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions.

HARIBO is committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting people with disabilities and veterans. If you need an accommodation to assist with completing the electronic application, please contact the location for which you are applying and ask to speak with the human resources representative.

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