Manufacturing Quality Specialist

  • Company: Unilever
  • Posted: February 25, 2017
  • Reference ID: 170002AD
Do you want to be part of one of the most innovative plants that Unilever has in North America? Work with some of the most impressive and leading edge manufacturing equipment? Come be part of our Quality team in Independence, MO!

Our Independence, MO factory is currently completing a $100 million major investment and expansion and bringing in a new business. This is an excellent opportunity to join a f actory finishing a major transformation to become one of the world’s biggest Knorr savory facilit ies .

The Independence Factory Manufacturing Specialist role is responsible for driving quality excellence in the factory. This key role responsible for driving the implementation of Unilever specifications, standards and Quality Management System (QMS) for quality assurance and controls in alignment with applicable regulatory requirements. The role will develop local SOPs and procedures as needed to support the implementation of these Unilever programs. This role will also ensure systems are in place to comply with local regulatory requirements and drives site Quality improvement activities to ensure product consumer safety & overall quality and address consumer / customer issues.

Reports through Site Quality Manager to Site Factory Director.


Drive implementation of Unilever specifications, standards and Quality Management System (QMS) for quality assurance and controls. Identify gaps in systems and procedures and actively drive to close them. Passionate about quality and help drive quality culture in factory.

Help drive proper decision making process directly impacting consumer safety and quality of Unilever products in the market place with implications on Unilever reputation and brand equity. Play a key role in mitigation and management of Unilever Corporate Operational Risk (Production of products that meet our environmental, consumer safety and quality standards).

Drives implementation of HACCP, hazard controls & pre-requisite programs such as pest controls, allergen management, hygienic controls, etc. to support site efforts to mitigate consumer safety risks.

Drives site quality testing program for received materials and packaging aligned with UL requirements and specifications.
Driver of Change Management within the site to improve quality metrics.
Assists all site teams with incident investigations to promote improvement of both efficiencies and quality.


• At least a 4-year degree in Sciences

• 2 plus years’ experience in Quality, R&D or Manufacturing

Unilever offers a competitive compensation package which includes: Medical & Dental Plans, Life Insurance, including eligible spouses, domestic partners & children; Health Care Flexible Spending, Dependent Care, Retirement & Savings Plans, Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Vacation and Holidays.

Please note: as part of the job application, you will be asked to complete pre-screening questions. Completion of the pre-screening questions are mandatory in order to be considered. Please allow yourself plenty of time to complete both the application and pre-screening questions. If the pre-screening questions are partially answered or not at all, it will adversely affect the progress of your application. Please be aware that you will have to complete the pre-screening questions at once as you will be unable to return to it later.

Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities.

Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination under Federal law. For more information, please see EEO is the Law .

Employment is subject to verification of pre-employment drug-screening results, Motor Vehicle Records check and background investigation.

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