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Sr. Manager, QFS 3PM

  • Posted: 26 Jun 2024
  • Quality
  • United States
  • 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 Sr. Manager, 3PM QFS based in REMOTE!




This position works within Danone’s Quality & Food Safety Department and cross functionally within NORAM Operations.  The primary responsibilities are to ensure the Quality and Food Safety of products & ingredients being produced at third party supplier locations in North America and provide technical support to customers producing private label products within our Danone internal plants. 


The base compensation range for this position is $105,000 - $157,000 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.




This position must ensure that all assigned 3PM locations produce safe ingredients & products of the highest and most consistent quality by assuring compliance with Danone standards and operating protocols. This role also drives ongoing performance improvement efforts, compliance to standards and adherence to specifications. 

  • Qualification of new 3PM manufacturing sites, processes, and new Raw and Pack materials.
  • Activities associated with the innovation & renovation process such as technical risk assessments, specification reviews and approvals, documentation reviews, Food Safety validations and approvals, design assessments, trial support, 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. 
  • Design and installation of 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.
  • 3PM Audit Management: 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 scorecard management.
  • Utilizing Six Sigma, Lean, and/or other continuous improvement concepts to improve quality, efficiency, and waste.
  • Staying current with 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
  • 7+ years of combined experience with ingredients, food packaging, quality and manufacturing processes.
  • Advanced understanding of Quality & Food Safety Systems and current Food Regulations.
  • Solid understanding of plant production systems, manufacturing equipment, GMP, SPC, sanitation and EHS.
  • Experience with auditing suppliers and a demonstrated ability to drive corrective actions and continuous improvement. 
  • Experience in problem solving and driving conflict resolution, including financial claims resolution.


  • Must be collaborative and have leadership ability.
  • Ability to work under deadlines, with multiple priorities.
  • Must be adaptable and flexible.
  • Self-driven, results oriented, detail oriented and also able to work independently.
  • Ability to work with confidential materials.
  • Excellent communication / presentation skills.
  • Excellent record keeping / documentation skills.
  • Able to quickly learn new systems, tools, and programs.


  • 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.
  • Technical knowledge on baby foods and formulas will be a great asset.

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, 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