Advantage Sales and Marketing

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Advantage Solutions Sr QA Technologist in Schenectady, New York

Summary

The Manager of QA supports the retailer’s overall program objectives through the management of the QA team and implementation of key QA processes. Manages relationships with retailer cross-functional teams, customers, and manufacturers. Expected to demonstrate thought leadership of industry best practices and use that to review and provide adjustments to current processes and procedures to maximize efficiencies that align with the retailer’s objectives.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manager and direct a team of QA/Food Techs that service the QA function at the retailer account

  • Prioritize and assign the project workload for the team to enable timely delivery of high-quality processes and strategies

  • Take a leadership role in collaborating and communicating with key stakeholders to ensure that projects are aligned with Private Brand objectives

  • Collect and organize disparate pieces of information into a clear and concise business case; present internally to retailer’s key stakeholders

  • Maintains an understanding of Daymon and customer strategy and vision

  • Maintain industry and global working knowledge of all QA and Food Science/Safety tools and methodologies

  • Act as Thought Leader through the development of Best in Class processes and policies that align with customer philosophy and strategy on food safety, quality, and consumer needs

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Food Service, or related field; Masters degree preferred

  • 5-10 years of experience in quality assurance, or related experience within consumer goods

  • Decision Making Skills

  • Excellent Written & Verbal Communication Skills

  • Well Organized, Detail Oriented, & able to Handle Fast Paced Work Environment

  • Flexible & Adaptable, able to change & Alter According to changes in Projects or Business Environment

  • Knowledge of generally accepted practices, procedures, & standard policy & procedure development techniques

  • Ability to Gather Data, Compile Information, & Prepare Reports

  • Supervising Skills, include Delegating Responsibility, Training, & Evaluating Performance

Responsibilities

The Company is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The Company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

Job Duty

  • Manage the development, implementation and administration of Quality Assurance operational procedures, policies, programs and systems

  • Assist in the overall product development process and maintenance of the on-site sensory test kitchen

  • Support the private label quality assurance testing program for specific products or clients

  • Lead the day to day management of the retailer’s customer feedback programs for private brands

  • Resolve issues or concerns regarding current product quality and recommends solutions for corrective action with Vendor

  • Assists in auditing critical categories for quality integrity and food safety

  • Design, execute, and analyze results from consumer tests and sensory evaluations of Private Label brand and competitive brand products

  • Compile federal and state regulations for products and packaging

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports

  • This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reports

Indirect Reports

  • This position does not have guidance or mentoring responsibilities for indirect reports

Travel and/or Driving Requirements

  • Travel and Driving are not essential duties or functions of this job

Minimum Qualifications

The following are the minimum job-related qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job

Education Level: (Required): Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

Field of Study/Area of Experience: Business Administration, Food Science or Related Field

2+ Years of experience

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

Strong Written & Verbal Communication Skills

Ability to Exercise Sound Judgement

Well Organized, Detail Oriented, & able to Handle Fast Paced Work Environment

Flexible & Adaptable, able to change & Alter According to changes in Projects or Business Environment

Knowledge of generally accepted practices, procedures, & standard policy & procedure development techniques

Ability to Gather Data, Compile Information, & Prepare Reports

Basic Computer Skills, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Outlook, & web browsers

Environmental & Physical Requirements

Office / Sedentary Requirements

Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically, requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may require the ability to lift up to 30lbs.

Additional Information Regarding Advantage Solutions Job Duties and Job Descriptions

Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. The Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes. Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time).

Important Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.

The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Job Locations US-NY-Schenectady

Primary Posting Location : City Schenectady

Primary Posting Location : State/Province NY

Primary Posting Location : Country US

Requisition ID 2022-421662

Position Type Full Time

Category Marketing (Corporate): Integrated Marketing, Experiential Marketing

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