Topco Associates is currently seeking an Quality Assurance Specialist-Product Management for non-food items in Elk Grove Village, IL.
Under direct supervision of an Associate QA Manager, the QA Specialist promotes the delivery of optimal Quality Assurance services to members: develops product specifications in consultation with supplier and data management team; evaluates products against established current specification; inspects and grades products and evaluates supplier performance against established product safety and quality criteria to deliver brand aligned quality products; reviews supplier first production samples against agreed upon specifications, criteria and product performance, performs sensory analysis, category reviews and competitive evaluations for the assigned product categories. In consultation with supplier management team assists with investigation and resolution of product performance concerns and consumer complaints and drives continuous improvements. The Primary focus of this position is Non-Foods including baby, feminine hygiene, cosmetics, household cleaning, and paper products. However, product position may evolve into a combined non-foods/foods role.
Minimum four-year college degree in Engineering, Chemistry or related field preferred.
Two to three years of related experience desirable in a QA role in supplier/processing industries.