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Supervisor, Quality

Job Category:  Quality
Work Location:  Corbion Site
Office Location: 

Grandview, MO, US

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  4188

At Corbion, we exist to champion preservation in all its forms, preserving food and food production, health, and our planet.


Oversees, monitors, and coordinates team activities, giving importance to individual member's and overall team's achievement of established goals. Responsible for the quality process including critical process characteristics, standards, audits, and complaint resolutions. Ensures team's goals are aligned with and representative of the overall company's directive.


This position will provide leadership to the Quality Control Technicians who are engaged in the quality testing of raw materials, work in process and finished products of mono and diglycerides and lactylates. 


Responsible for several areas involving instrument support and maintenance.  The coordinator is a source for process consultation.  Other activities include writing and maintaining quality control documentation, calibration and maintenance of laboratory instruments, database support, and test method validation.


Minimum Qualifications:     


Education:  Bachelor’s Degree (BS) in related field; A Bachelor’s Degree is required in Business, Engineering, Human Resources, Food Science, or another similar field. 


Experience:  Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in quality and/or regulatory leadership capacity in a food manufacturing setting. Experience in food programs, including but not limited to HACCP, GMP’s, SPC, PCQI for food and feed as well as exposure to a TPM environment.

  • Two (2) years' experience in staff supervision preferred.
  • HACCP certification preferred.
  • GFSI Internal auditor certification preferred.
  • Travel and on-call availability are required.


Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Ensures a safe working environment for all quality employees.
  • Directs QC Technicians in inspection and testing activities to ensure continuous control over the quality of raw materials, facilities, and products.
  • Responsibility for planning and scheduling laboratory coverage and timecard approvals.
  • Provides ongoing and annual training to the quality team and operations team in quality techniques and tools to ensure product requirements are consistently met.
  • Developmental training of peers to grow their knowledge and experience as it relates to troubleshooting and problem solving of instrumentation and test methods.
  • Ensure personnel have received appropriate training and are assessed as competent to perform tasks.
  • Directs quality program planning and coordination to ensure product and quality systems’ meet customer specifications
  • Initiate investigations of non-conformities relating to food safety and quality of the product or processes.
  • Assist with development; update and maintain product specifications and ensure that test methods are developed in support of new and changing products.
  • Maintain Lab Information Management System (LIMS) databases.
  • Communicates facility quality performance through verbal, documented and meeting formats to other members of management and / or operations and warehouse staff.
  • Organize and participate in problem solving sessions and be accountable for timely completion of corrective and preventive actions.
  • Propose, write, and/or review quality control Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Coordinate and conduct development, maintenance, and validation of test methods.
  • Maintain and calibrate laboratory instruments and equipment.
  • Provide support to the engineering and technology team and other departments for new product developments and process improvements.
  • Research, propose, purchase, and set-up new instrumentation within budgeted costs and timeframes
  • Ensure availability of necessary lab supplies and chemicals, including instrument preventive maintenance supplies.
  • Conduct safety, quality and environmental system compliance audits.
  • Provide back-up support for the QA/QC Manager and Chemical Analysts as needed.
  • Performs additional tasks as required to accomplish goals.






About Corbion

Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid and its derivatives, and a leading supplier of emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins, and algae ingredients. We use our unique expertise in fermentation and other processes to deliver sustainable solutions for the preservation of food and food production, health, and our planet. For over 100 years, we have been uncompromising in our commitment to safety, quality, innovation and performance. Drawing on our deep application and product knowledge, we work side-by-side with customers to make our cutting-edge technologies work for them. Our solutions help differentiate products in markets such as food, home & personal care, animal nutrition, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and bioplastics. In 2022, Corbion generated annual sales of   € 1,457.9 million and has a workforce of over 2601 employees. Corbion is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. For more information:


Corbion is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workplace.  All applicants will be considered equally without regard to race, color, ethnicity, veteran status, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicapping condition, membership in an organization or any other non-merit factors.


Corbion provides reasonable accommodation to applicants.




Corbion does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers. All candidates must be submitted by approved Corbion vendors who have been expressly requested to make a submission by our Talent Acquisition team for a specific job opening. No placement fees will be paid to any firm unless such a request has been made by the Corbion Talent Acquisition team and such candidate was submitted to the Corbion Talent Acquisition Team.

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