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QA Manager

Date: Sep 13, 2022

Location: West Allis (Color), WI, US, 53214

Company: Oterra

Join Oterra in making natural food and beverages easy, for a sustainable and healthy world.
Headquartered in Denmark, with production sites in Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the US, we’re a passionate team of over 1400 team members in 30 countries worldwide, serving 120 markets globally. As the leading worldwide provider of natural colors, we offer food and beverage manufacturers an alternative to artificial colors. Food and health are at the heart of everything we do and every day over 400 million people eat a product with our colors in it. We believe that nature got it right the first time.

Meet your new team!

We are looking for a talented QA Manager to join our team. Based in our productions site in Milwaukee, US, you’ll join a dedicated global QA team that ensures the food safety and quality of Oterras products. You will also be a part of the local management team in US. The ideal candidate is experienced with cross-functional work and has strong interpersonal skills. In addition to that is systematic, customer and result oriented skills important. Soon, there will be at least 2 QA’s reporting to you.


What will your day-to-day look like?

  • Responsible for external certification audits and customer audits of the area in relation to quality, food safety, Kosher and Halal.
  • HACCP team leader including approving of new and changed products/processes
  • Implement and maintain local HACCP and GMP procedures, pest control system etc. and conduct verification activities
  • Implement and maintain framework for managing corrective and preventive actions
  • Approve allergen cleaning validation and verification results
  • Perform training in quality, HACCP, GMP, corrective and preventive actions system
  • Evaluate, audit, and approve local raw material manufacturers, toll manufacturers and food safety critical service providers
  • Conduct internal audits
  • Support customer complaint handling, challenge (and approve) root cause analysis and preventive actions
  • Report on local and global KPIs to Site management and Head of QA, Oterra
  • Plan, report and conduct management review


Experience and skills required

Responsible and accountable for up-to-date quality systems enabling the site to operate effectively and efficiently in compliance with global and local guidelines, regulations, laws, and requirements.

  • food science, chemical engineering, microbiology or similar
  • Leadership capabilities
  • Knowledge and experience with food safety standards like FSSC 22000
  • Knowledge and experience within Food safety management and HACCP analysis
  • Understanding of product application and business and production processes
  • Auditor experience
  • Communication and presentation skills, training experience


Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee