Leprino Foods

  • Manager, Quality Assurance

    Job Locations US-CO-Denver
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Posted Date
    6 months ago(10/2/2018 4:52 PM)
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Quality & Food Safety
  • Overview

    Leprino Foods’ history dates back over 65 years, when Jim Leprino first started making small batches of mozzarella for local markets and eateries in the Little Italy neighborhood of Denver. We’ve grown a bit since then. Today, Leprino is the largest manufacturer of mozzarella and lactose in the world, and a leading producer of whey protein. Still owned by Jim and the Leprino family, our sights are set to be the “World’s Best Dairy Food and Ingredient Company.” To help us achieve that daring vision, we’re looking for our secret ingredient: You. A motivated individual who is the best at what you do. Three people in a small corner grocery store in the early 1950s have now grown to over 4,300 employees throughout 16 global locations. Will you join us on our journey?


    For our Denver, CO corporate headquarters we are seeking a Manager, Quality Assurance on our GRDQ (Global R&D and Quality) team to continue moving our organization to even larger levels of quality, technological advancement, and food safety. We take pride in our vision to be "world's best", it's why we work harder, invest more, and continually innovate. Will you turn your passion for ingredient development into impact?


    What Does the Work Look Like?

    • As the Manager of QA you will manage internal and external customer relationships, including setting product evaluations and hosting customer visits which provide routine evaluation assistance, adjusting schedules to properly address emerging issues, accommodating product transitions from product/process development and product roll-outs.
    • You will be expected to be an accurate, reliable technical resource by acting as a subject matter expert within quality assurance.
    • Manage Cheese Department initiatives and operate as a subject matter expert in applicable technologies, policies, programs, systems management, and specification management for all aspects of QA.
    • Assure Leprino Foods and customer quality standards and expectations are being met by overseeing product evals, customer interfaces, testing, and methodology review.
    • Play a leading part in our Prevent Problems Before They Happen (PPBTH) philosophy of Leprino through training, continuous improvement, and root cause analysis activities by interacting with employees and customers to accumulate information, analyze the situation, and recommend solutions and improvement to quickly eliminate problems.
    • Return on Investment Capital (ROIC) Improvement by aiding in the achievement of the department’s financial, safety, retention, employee involvement, and other defined objectives.
    • Will you turn your passion into impact? At Leprino we are dedicated to producing high-quality products that help feed and nourish millions of families around the world. It's a big responsibility and we hope you're up for it.
    • Accept a challenging environment where solving problems, continuous learning, and a high technical aptitude is the norm, not the exception. Take ownership of your career – it’s yours to grow if you’re willing to put the work in.
    • Be humble, inquisitive, patient, collaborative, tenacious, and resilient - the DNA of a Leprino employee.

    Offering You In Return:

    • The opportunity to join a company that will invest in you for the long-term. Leprino couldn’t be where it is today without our incredible workforce. That’s why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring people who are in it for the long run with Leprino is our ultimate goal. Through competitive salaries, healthcare benefits, tuition assistance, vacation, holiday, and sick time, matching 401(k), annual merit, incentives, and our annual Profit Sharing plan – Leprino hires to retire. 
    • A chance to reside in sunny Denver, Colorado: 300 days of sunshine, the gateway to the Rocky Mountains and all its outdoor wonders!


    The Right Candidate Will Have (Minimum Qualifications):

    • A Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Microbiology/Biology, Food Science/Technology, Dairy Science, or Chemical Engineering.
    • Eight years of food manufacturing, product development, and quality assurance.
    • Two years of people development/leadership experience.


    We Hope You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications):

    • A Master’s in any of the above disciplines including twelve years as a quality assurance leader in the dairy manufacturing industry (cheese, yogurt, cream, or milk).
    • Three years of leadership experience whether in a plant QA or corporate QA environment.


    A career with Leprino Foods means you’ll be part of a worldwide group of individuals dedicated to producing high-quality products that help feed and nourish families around the world. Your contributions will be noticed and rewarded as you work to further our company, our customers, and one another. Apply today to learn more about our Corporate Research & Development and Quality Execution career path.


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