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Director of Quality & Product Safety, Flavors Group, Hoffman Estates (Chicago),

Hoffman EstatesSensient Technologies Corporation

Director Quality & Product Safety

Job Summary:

  • The duties will be to assist Sensient locations with best practices, standardization, maintenance and coordination of Quality Control, Quality Assurance and Product Safety Systems.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Drive process improvement initiatives throughout the organization to achieve plan level KPI's.

  • Lead customer and government agency audits.

  • Lead formal root cause analysis and implement corrective and preventive actions.

  • Develop and implement policies, procedures and methods to improve the quality of products, material and/or operations.

  • Provide guidance and mentoring to the Quality Leaders at the manufacturing sites / BU's.

  • Coach team members on performance, complete employee performance reviews, make merit recommendations and participate in recruitment.

  • Any other duties or responsibilities required based on specific needs of BU's

    Education & Experience:

  • Minimum of Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline (Chemistry, Microbiology, Biochemistry or Food Science). Master's or PhD degree is preferred.

  • Certification in Six Sigma or related methodology.

  • 10 years of Product Safety and Quality Assurance experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Supervisor and managerial experience required.

  • Experience in food manufacturing operations, sanitation and environmental monitoring required.

    Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to collaborate with peers within and across BU's to set priorities and achieve goals.

  • Ability to develop and adhere to budget for the department.

  • Applied knowledge of HACCP, HACCP auditor certification a plus

  • In depth knowledge of new FSMA Rules, PCQI certificate a plus

  • Practical knowledge and compliance requirements of GFSI certification schemes

  • Experience in Quality Control laboratory testing, method validation and measurement system analysis


  • Execution/Results Driven

  • Develops Self & Others

  • Customer Focus

  • Collaboration

  • Know Your Business

  • Entrepreneurial (Creativity/Leading Change/Innovation)


    Sensient Technologies Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of colors, flavors, and fragrances. Sensient employs advanced technologies at facilities around the world to develop specialty food and beverage systems, cosmetic and pharmaceutical systems, inkjet and specialty inks and colors, and other specialty and fine chemicals. The Company's customers include major international manufacturers representing most of the world's best-known brands. Sensient is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

    As a dynamic and diversified global leader, we offer an excellent salary and comprehensive benefits package. For more information, visit our website at

    Equal Opportunity Employer

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