Product Commercialization. Works with Product Development to ensure developed specifications are process capable and reproducible through performance qualification. Acts as the primary liaison between R&D and operations. Monitors production efficiency, conformance, and costings relative to standards. Ensures that operational sequences and routings are appropriate for the plant configuration.
This role will manage the process and in some cases manage a strategic sourcing team and is responsible for determining the categories to source, achieving savings, managing contract implementation and tracking impact.
Oversees Quality Assurance procedures, personnel, related regulatory agency activity, inventory control of hold products, detecting / correcting out of specification situations, and any other quality and food safety related programs. Supports other departments by ensuring quality awareness and that regulatory requirements are communicated.