Supplier Quality Manager

USD - Dannon within ESSENTIAL DAIRY & PLANT-BASED is looking for a Supplier Quality Manager in the United States (US) for Louisville, CO.


With our global presence, brands and business within our mission "bringing health through food to as many people as possible" we believe that people growth is a key asset to reach a sustainable business performance.
Take this opportunity to GROW together!



COMPANY DESCRIPTION:  DanoneWave Public Benefit Corporation, a subsidiary of the global food company Danone, was formed in April 2017 by merging three legacy organizations: White Wave Foods, Dannon, and Danone Canada.  We’re proud to rank among the Top 15 food & beverage manufacturers in the US, and we’re happy to say we are #1 in the refrigerated dairy space (excluding cheese). We have a strong track record of leading growth:  we play in on-trend, higher-growth categories, and many of our recognizable brands – e.g., Light & Fit®, Oikos®, and Activia® yogurts; Silk®  plant-based beverages, Horizon Organic®  milk & dairy products, International Delight®  coffee creamers – hold the #1 or #2 brand share positions in their respective segments.    

As the largest public benefit corporation in the US, DanoneWave is taking bold steps for social good in North America. We are creating an “Alimentation Revolution,” which means we aim to nourish people, communities, and the world.  We are changing the way many of our foods and beverages are made by evolving certain flagship brands toward the use of fewer ingredients that are more natural, not synthetic and non-GMO.  We are also working with some of our farmer partners to plant non-GMO feed and are also committed to sustainable agriculture, water conservation, waste reduction, animal welfare and community engagement.




This position is primarily responsible for managing the Quality Assurance of raw materials by partnering with R&I, procurement, and the manufacturing facilities to ensure that ingredients and packaging meet or exceed quality standards and regulatory requirements.



  • Develop and conduct risk based auditing for suppliers to assure compliance to Danone Quality, Food Safety and Regulatory requirements.  This includes the following:
  • Request and review supplier documentation (Supplier Questionnaires, Allergen Statements, MSDS’s, specifications, 3rd party certification documents, etc...)
  • Perform and document hazard assessments on materials
  • Partner with R&I to develop material specifications
  • Partner with Procurement to establish COA’s and supplier expectations (scorecard)
  • Partner with suppliers to foster continuous improvement
  • Establish sampling and testing protocols for those raw materials that pose a food safety risk
  • Verify and improve if necessary, the suppliers food safety program for FSMA compliance (both domestic and foreign suppliers) and document as such
  • Ensure suppliers maintain a GFSI recognized certification scheme.
  • Implement and ensure conformance to QA programs to prevent food quality or food safety issues at manufacturing facilities (company owned and / or contract manufacturing locations) and off site storage facilities.
  • Implement and or strengthen programs used to identify, track, and resolve supplier nonconformance issues and clearly communicate expectations to such suppliers.
  • Stay current with the latest regulatory guidelines surrounding ingredient suppliers
  • Partner with certification manager to insure compliance to 3rd party certification requirements.
  • Partner with production locations to determine root cause and implementation of corrective actions.



  • Prefer 8 years previous Quality Assurance experience in food/beverage manufacturing environments with emphasis on ESL, Aseptic, and/or Dairy processing and packaging.
  • Understanding of plant production systems, FSMA, SQF, GMP, HACCP, sanitation, plant safety, quality systems, kosher and organic regulations.
  • Minimum level of responsibility as Quality Assurance Manager for a food manufacturing facility.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be a leader, able to motivate others, able to recognize areas of need across the company and manage projects independently
  • Must possess superior spreadsheet, word processing and database computer skills
  • Must be able to travel up to 50%
  • Must have excellent communication / presentation skills
  • Excellent record keeping / documentation skills


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The Dannon Company is a US-subsidiary of Danone, a Fortune 500 company and one of the most successful health-focused food companies in the world with leading positions in fresh dairy products, water, baby nutrition and medical nutrition.  Danone’s mission is to bring health through food to as many people as possible.

Our core values foster individual professional growth. We reward entrepreneurialism and innovation. There truly is something very special inside our company. You can see it reflected in our people, our products and our culture. If you like what you have learned, we encourage you to apply and learn more.

Dannon is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other unlawful criterion.

Full time
Louisville, Colorado 80027, US