Quality Assurance Manager

Bioriginal is a global leader in manufacturing natural nutritional foods, ingredients and supplements for food and beverage companies. For more than 25 years, Bioriginal has carved out a niche by scientifically combining ingredients from all over the world, directly from the source, to create innovative and efficacious solutions. Developing proprietary methods and systems, Bioriginal provides customized turnkey solutions for our customers that help them compete and win in a highly competitive space. Bioriginal’s wide portfolio includes plant- and marine-based oils, seeds & grains, protein (dairy & plant) products, nutraceuticals and botanical ingredients. Bioriginal is headquartered in Saskatoon, Canada with facilities throughout the USA, Europe and Asia. Bioriginal is a member of the Cooke family of companies.

Our Quality Department is currently searching for a Quality Assurance Manager to join their Reedsburg, Wisconsin team.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Ensures the Facility’s compliance with various certification process, including the FSMA and GFSI compliance under the BRC standard.
  • Implements and monitors all required programs and procedures that assure HACCP/HARCP programs, are implemented in ways that protect the safety of manufacturing products within the facility.
  • Participates and contributes to continuous improvement of the facility’s and departmental SOPs as required.
  • Oversees and manages the Company’s inbound and outbound product testing and release.
  • Reviews and oversees the disposition of any raw materials and finished products in out of specification situations.
  • Reviews and signs-off on all product Certification of Authenticity.
  • Leads Non-Conformance Reporting as required (i.e. proper conduct, completion of documentation, etc.)
  • Collaborates with the operations team in regard to troubleshooting sessions related to product manufacturing failure investigations and out of specification situations.
  • Ensures internal facility audits are executed as planned in fulfilling cGMP and BRC objectives.
  • Plans, documents and validates that employee training is relevant and current as required by various regulatory and Company standards.
  • Ensures that all supplier audits, as well as 3rd party laboratory and co-manufacturers, as required by regulatory standards, are taking place and remain current.
  • Ensures the Company’s Pest Control Program is functioning as intended.
  • Maintains up-to-date and relevant product documentation required for product disclosure and presentation to customers (i.e. SDSs, Flow Diagrams, Allergen Reports, etc.)
  • Ensures all Company and product certifications are current.
  • Handles all responses for Corrective Actions & Preventative Actions required to address non-conformances stemming from regulatory and 3rd party audits.
  • Manages the department’s expense budget.


  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in Quality Assurance Leadership within a food production facility.
  • Experience leading a small team is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, biology, nutrition or related field is required, with a preference with a Master’s Degree.
  • Experience working in a Dairy or Whey production facility is preferred.
  • Working regularly with the operations team, strong collaboration skills required.
  • Must be comfortable working in fast paced environment, making recommendations and decisions quickly.
  • Strong communication skills (both written and oral) is required.
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills required.
  • The ability to influence others is critical.
  • Occasional travel is required.

What we can offer: 

  • Competitive compensation plan, with annual bonus potential.
  • Industry leading benefits plan.
  • Opportunities for growth, development and advancement.
  • Excellent teamwork atmosphere.
  • The opportunity to work with a small team, while still being part of a very large organization.

Individuals who are interested in the above position are invited to submit their application to human resources via email to [email protected].  Bioriginal thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only applicants being considered for an interview will be contacted.

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Closes: March 3, 2020
Type: Full-Time
Department: Quality

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