Topco Associates is currently seeking a Director of Quality Assurance for the Quality Assurance team in Elk Grove Village, IL.
The Director, QA under the general direction of the Vice President, QA, promotes the delivery of optimal product Integrity and regulatory compliance services to member companies by managing and directing QA activities within Domestic, imports and direct global sourcing group to maintain safety, quality and compliance to regulations for Topco and Members over 65,000 sku; maintains an approved supplier base; ensures product and supplier compliance with specifications and operating procedures; monitors domestic and global quality/ product safety standards and social responsibility standards; provides technical market information; develops new products and maintains compliance to existing and newer regulatory standards; manages laboratory services with third party partners and provides advisory services related to technical, consumer, and regulatory matters on a company-wide basis. The position is a leadership role within the Quality Assurance team, this position provides proactive leadership in the development, implementation/execution and performance of the Quality Systems strategy and organization in order to protect and enhance Topco and Member brands. In addition to leading efforts focused on anticipatory and emerging issues management, and scientific and regulatory affairs, the position oversees team responsibilities for product safety and quality, supplier compliance and performance, and issues management.
Minimum four-year college degree in Food Science or Technology, Microbiology or related field preferred.