General information

All posting locations: Davenport, Iowa, United States of America

Job Function: 07 - Quality

Date Published: 24-Jan-2023

Ref #: R-65796

Description & Requirements

This role is responsible for monitoring and maintaining the plants Quality systems to ensure compliance to regulatory- federal and local laws. Areas of focus will include the identification and achievement of facility Quality KPI's through appropriate corrective/preventive actions and continuous improvement initiatives.

This role will actively participate in all internal and external auditing activities and follow-up. Further- this role will act as support for QCMS/ISO; QRMP and HACCP functions will lead the development of new quality systems/programs across the facility and will provide Quality support/resources for major commercialization projects.

Key Components of the role:

  • Actively engaged support in planning- defining and directing the site auditing control program to ensure compliance to all procedures- and policies- GMP standards- Kraft Heinz requirements- and regulatory- federal and local laws.

  • Support the QRMP system and operational standards as outlined in the plant accountability list.

  • Trains- mentors and leads site QA and Production team to insure program goals are met. Strong support to site QCMS/ISO Coordinator. Monitors and maintains plant QCMS/QRMP program by complying to current Kraft Heinz and International Audit (FSSC/ISO) standards. Facilitate and co-lead site cross functional QCMS/QRMP Team and participate with Kraft corporate to insure successful certification for site.

  • Ensure all Specification/KPI/QCMS/QRMP/FSSC/ISO/ plans are maintained and

  • Support all internal and external inspections/regulatory visits. Support audit preparation activities- accompany inspector- and complete necessary reports and postings.

  • Perform follow-ups to non-conformances found and provide responses as appropriate. Review and approve minor change requests.

  • Responsible for Hold/Release documentation and dispositioning of products.

  • Execute validation studies for all CCPs- OPRPs and other significant controls in accordance with approved methodologies.

  • Ensures compliance to Golden Rules and other Quality principles through routine auditing- reporting and trending compliance appropriately.

  • Provides expertise and actively participates in equipment commissioning and startup- ensuring standardization of all applicable quality and food safety procedures.

  • Adhere to approved change control procedures- to include reviewing partial HACCP plans and issuing Agile change requests- as needed.


  • Proven history of technical quality or production knowledge of policies & programs in Food or relevant manufacturing settings.

  • Education or Operational/On the job knowledge of Food Science- Food Production- Manufacturing Quality/Operations- or other relevant environments.

  • Strong leadership- technical- communication and organizational skills required along with attention to detail.

  • Knowledge of quality or production systems- procedures- & policies. Handle multiple assignments- develop work plans- & prioritize.

  • Knowledge of statistical processes.

  • Planning and organizing skills.

  • Successful candidates possess a positive focus toward solutions with emphasis on preventative pro-active measures and team-building.

  • Must be able to work shifts- weekends- and all required overtime.  Prompt and regular attendance.


About Us

The Kraft Heinz Company is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands and global sales of approximately $25 billion. We’re a globally trusted producer of high-quality, great-tasting, and nutritious foods for over 150 years. Our brands are truly global, with products produced and marketed in over 40 countries. These beloved products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, infant and nutrition products, and numerous other grocery products in a portfolio of more than 200 legacy and emerging brands.

No matter the brand, we’re united under one vision: To sustainably grow by delighting more consumers globally. Bringing this vision to life is our team of 39,000+ food lovers, creative thinkers, and high performers worldwide. Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership with Rise Against Hunger. We also stand committed to responsible, sustainable practices that extend to every facet of our business, our consumers, and our communities. Every day, we’re transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you share our passion – and are ready to create the future, build a legacy, and lead as a global citizen – there’s only one thing to do: join our table and let’s make life delicious!

Our Culture of Ownership, Meritocracy and Collaboration

We're not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. We empower our people at every level – from entry-level intern to senior leader – to own their work. We share a responsibility to think like Owners – to be mindful of the collective and sustained success of Kraft Heinz – which we apply to every situation, every day.

As part of Kraft Heinz, you're supported to grow and achieve. You’re expected to bring your authentic self to work every day, to lead with humility, and drive outstanding performance at every level – and you’ll be rewarded. You’re given opportunities to leave a mark and build a legacy. But you won’t do it alone. You’re supported by passionate teammates along the way, and our collective, collaborative spirit fuels our incredible progress.

Vaccination & Office Collaboration Expectations

Our highest priority is always the health, wellbeing, and safety of our Kraft Heinz family. We require our office-based, home-based, R&D, and sales team members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless approved for a medical or religious accommodation.

We believe our office environment fuels our collaboration, connection & community as an organization and allows our employees to grow toward greatness. We also believe providing a more flexible and agile model is essential in today’s workplace. A majority of our office-based employees will be able to work remotely for up to two days each week. Additionally, employees who are subject to this hybrid model will be eligible to work from anywhere for up to six weeks in a rolling 12-month period (in maximum two-week increments and according to benefits and tax guidelines). Some jobs may be required to be performed fully in office depending on the role’s responsibilities and requirements.

Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Underrepresented Ethnic Minority Groups/Women/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity and other protected classes. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for protected individuals, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact for assistance.