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Manager Raw & Packs, QFS Sourcing & Design (Billingual) - Danone Canada

  • Posted: 26 Mar 2024
  • Quality & Food safety
  • Canada
  • Remote

About the job

Our Quality & Food Safety team makes sure everything Danone does is rooted in quality. From product innovation and ingredient choice to our marketing and delivery methods, it is their job to ensure consumers get the very best. We are currently looking to hire a Manager Raw & Packs, QFS Sourcing & Design based in Louisville, CO!


This position works within Danone’s Quality & Food Safety Department and cross functionally within our operations Organization. The primary responsibility is to ensure the Quality and Food Safety of Raw and Packaging Materials and Suppliers. This position is part of a team working to make certain that only the safest and highest, most consistent quality materials are used to produce Danone products.  This role also drives Supplier ongoing performance, compliance to standards, adherence to specifications and continuous improvement initiatives. 


The base compensation range for this position is $70,000 - $105,000 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. To give our employees flexibility, Danone is a hybrid work environment.



  • Qualification of new Supplier sites and new Raw and Pack materials
  • Activities associated with the supplier and material approval process, such as item code approvals, specification reviews and approvals. Supplier documentation reviews, Food Safety validations and approvals, design assessments, etc. 
  • Mitigation of risk through application of scientific principles, technical experience and employment of Quality and Food Safety Standards
  • Collaboration 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. 
  • Supplier audits: planning, auditing, report writing, action plan follow-up and continuous improvement activities as needed.
  • Plant operations support related to supply quality
  • Problem solving, Resolution of supplier issues and claims, Follow-up on issues to ensure appropriate corrective actions are complete.
  • Reporting and supplier scorecard management.
  • Opportunities to lead change and improve ways of working.
  • Utilizing Six Sigma, Lean, and/or other continuous improvement concepts to improve quality, efficiency, and waste.
  • Staying current with all key regulatory and certifying agency guidelines and relevant Danone standards.
  • All other duties as assigned.

TRAVEL:  Estimated at 25%-40%

About you


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science/Food Science/Technology or similar major
  • 5+ years of combined experience with food, ingredients, quality and manufacturing
  • Solid understanding of Quality Systems, Food Safety, and Quality Assurance and current Food Regulations.
  • Basic understanding of plant production systems, manufacturing equipment, GMP, SPC, sanitation and EHS.
  • Basic auditing ability and willingness to further your auditing skills.


  • Must be collaborative and have leadership ability
  • 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.
  • Experience managing external suppliers/co-manufacturers
  • Previous experience in Food or Food Packaging Research and Innovation
  • Prior or present responsibility as QA Manager/Engineer for a food manufacturing facility
  • Working knowledge of SAP and/or similar ERP databases

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, 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