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Director Quality & Food Safety Sourcing & Design, 3PM

  • Posted: 8 Oct 2021
  • Quality & Food safety
  • Not required
  • United States

About the job

About the Job:


This position works within Danone’s Quality & Food Safety Department and cross functionally within our Design to Deliver Organization.  The primary responsibility is to ensure the Quality and Food Safety of product being produced at third party manufacturing locations in North America.  This position must ensure that all 3PM locations produce safe products of the highest and most consistent quality by assuring compliance with Danone standards and operating protocols.  This role will also lead the management of ongoing performance improvement, compliance to standards and adherence to specifications.  This position has direct reporting and managerial responsibility of 3-6 Regional 3PM Managers and Sr Managers.



  • Directly manage and lead team of Regional 3PM managers who oversee the 3PM network.
  • Manage team developmental plans and performance issues.
  • Participate as member of functional leadership team, supporting strategy development and driving implementation. 
  • Develop, manage and improve on key performance metrics. 
  • Lead as key point of contact for 3PM network relative to quality and food safety issues.
  • Build and grow 3PM Design to Delivery relationships and strengthen ways of working.
  • Lead assessments and implementation of new standards and improvement initiatives. 
  • Partner cross functionally to ensure that manufacturing and raw material specifications exist and are current and enforced.
  • Deliver Danone Quality & Food Safety Compliance and improvement across 3PM network. 
  • Troubleshoot problems associated with production across all facilities; ensure root cause / corrective actions are appropriate and are fully implemented.
  • Install appropriate controls, sample plans, hold/release system modifications, code rotation, batching and processing controls, and other production systems that will drive a reduction in variability and improvement in product consistency across all facilities.
  • Collaborate with internal functions including Cycles & Procurement, Research & Innovation, Environmental Health and Safety, Sustainability, Regulatory, Food Safety, Project Management, Operations and Commercialization & Industrialization to deliver products to the market that meet Danone’s standards
  • Stay current with all regulatory and certifying agency guidelines. Manage regulatory issues across 3PM network.
  • Develop partnerships with global functional peers and participate cross WBU as applicable. 
  • All other duties as assigned. 

JOBS SUPERVISED:  Regional 3PM Managers and Sr. Managers


TRAVEL:  Estimated at 25%-50%


The base compensation range for this position is $128,000-192,000 (commensurate with experience). Danone North America additionally offers a performance-based bonus and has a strong benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription Drug Coverage, 401k Plan, Wellness Program, Life Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Flexible Time Off, and Paid Parental Bonding Leave, among other benefit plan options.


About you


About You:




Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science/Food Science/Technology or similar major.
  • 8+ years combined experience with food, ingredients quality and manufacturing
  • Prior responsibility as QA Manager/Engineer for a food manufacturing facility
  • Experience managing external suppliers/3PMs


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Expert understanding of Quality Systems, Food Safety, Quality Assurance and Food Regulations
  • Ability to work under deadlines, with multiple priorities
  • Ability to work cross-functionally within organization
  • Must be adaptable and flexible
  • Self-driven, results oriented, able to work independently
  • Ability to work with confidential materials
  • Excellent communication / presentation skills
  • Excellent record keeping / documentation skills
  • Detail oriented.
  • Able to quickly learn new systems, tools, and programs



  • Trained in SQF or FSSC (GFSI) auditing schemes.
  • Prior experience with Consumer Affairs and/or Customer Service in CPG company
  • Working knowledge of SAP and/or similar ERP databases
  • Previous experience in Food or Food Packaging Research and Innovation


About us


About Us:

At Danone North America, you’ll work with some of the best-known food and beverage brands in the world like Activia, Silk, Horizon Organic, Two Good, Oikos, evian, and Happy Family. You’ll be part of one of the largest Certified B Corps™ in the world, working together to make sure our brands create real benefits for people, communities, and the planet. We have 6,000+ employees across the U.S. and Canada. Come join our movement for a healthier world: One Planet. One Health BY YOU.
Danone North America doesn’t just welcome what makes you unique, we value it. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All hires to our team are based on qualifications, merit and business needs. We recruit, employ, train and promote regardless of race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other protected status. Faithful to our values of openness and humanism, all of our employees share in the commitment to engage one another with dignity and respect. http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf