Quality Control Manager

Job Description

Auto req ID: 209958BR

Job Description

We are PepsiCo Supply Chain. We are the game changers, innovators, collaborators and history makers. The groundbreakers of the Supply Chain & Logistics space.

We are a diverse group, spread across 200 countries and territories, and united by a shared set of values and goals. You know our name through our amazing portfolio, including Tropicana, Pepsi, Frito-Lay, Quaker and Gatorade.

We perform with a purpose. We dream globally and act locally, constantly innovating to sustain our planet, our people, our communities and our business practices. Together, we raise the bar in lean manufacturing practices. We put forth new standards and stretch to reach beyond the goals we set. We are a think tank, bringing our ideas into action and are determined to find ways to drive efficiencies, improve processes and achieve the highest level of safety… all while meeting the demands of our customers and consumers to deliver the best products. At PepsiCo, we are committed to performing well as individuals and in teams, and to strengthen the company as a whole.

Are you hungry to be a part of the world’s largest portfolio of billion-dollar food and beverage brands? Then now is the time to explore the Possibilities of PepsiCo.



The Quality Control Manager is accountable for ensuring that the plant follows and adheres to quality protocols and produces the highest quality product. The Quality Manager is responsible for managing Quality Technicians and developing a team of Quality Supervisors. Responsibilities include cost efficiency, continuous improvement on processes, service, and safety for an entire business unit across all shifts. The Quality Control Manager works with production, maintenance and warehouse teams across the plant by communicating quality procedures and developing long term sustainable practices to maintain superior quality process.

Major Tasks, Accountabilities and Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the salaried Quality professionals to ensure effective application of quality management techniques
  • Deliver effective change leadership while driving business changes and minimizing people impact
  • Communicate and collaborate cross-functionally to assist team to solve operational issues
  • Builds people capability through effective employee relations, hiring, training, and communication for front-line hourly and salaried personnel
  • Motivate team members to achieve plan goals
  • Identify and lead efforts of product/process quality and cost management opportunities to achieve productivity gains
  • Provide leadership to the plant QM Pillar through the TPM journey
  • Lead and develop action plans with production, engineering, and division Quality Assurance to improve the product specifications, analytical procedures, and sampling programs and ensure that they are appropriate and meet system capability and key consumer requirements.
  • Provide visionary insight for future business improvements.
  • Serve as a key statistical resource. Verify product and process improvement through the implementation and analysis of statistically designed experiments and capability studies.
  • Lead food safety and compliance audits, including FSSC 22000, AIB, QAS
  • Ensure all sanitation is complete and properly meets quality standards
  • Design and implement programs to monitor calibration and accuracy of all analytical procedures and equipment in the plant.
  • Ensure compliance to the OSHA chemical hygiene plan and proper laboratory safety practices by involving all employees in an effective safety program; provide training, periodic review of hazards, and timely correction of hazardous situations.
  • Manage the interpretation of in-process and analytical data to make quality evaluations, recommend actions for improvement, and assure resolution. Challenge results and drive improvement. Coach others in the interpretation of results.
  • Lead risk assessment analysis throughout the plant. Manage issues with non-conforming product to assure proper control, minimize loses, and provide analysis to drive the elimination of future occurrences.
  • Provide training in the area of food science, regulatory requirements, and quality measurement systems to appropriate personnel.
  • Administer policies and procedures
  • Regular and predictable attendance at the work site
  • This role requires regular presence on the plant floor
  • This role requires lifting up to 40 lbs. occasionally
  • This role requires occasional work in poor weather conditions, including heat, cold, rain, or snow.
  • This role may operate forklift and manufacturing equipment occasionally
  • This role may require off-shift and weekend work
  • This role may require some travel (less than 5%)

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required. Preferably in engineering, business, operations management, or similar field
  • Lean Six Sigma Experience preferred, demonstrated by successful completion of a major improvement project
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the Food/Beverage Industry preferred
  • Clear understanding and working knowledge of process and compliance quality systems
  • Clear understanding of TPM Processes
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements and AIB standards
  • Ability to motivate, lead, and work with teams
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite applications
  • Ability to give and receive constructive feedback
  • Ability to lead a team-based approach to decision making
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a results-oriented, challenging environment
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to get results through mentoring others
  • Effective coaching, facilitation, presentation, and team building skills
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

Relocation Eligible: Not Applicable
Job Type: Regular


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

PepsiCo is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female / Minority / Disability / Protected Veteran / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

Our Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and all other applicable laws, including but not limited to, San Francisco Police Code Sections 4901 - 4919, commonly referred to as the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance; and Chapter XVII, Article 9 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code, commonly referred to as the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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