Quality Manager - Upfield

Quality Manager

Upfield is a global leader in plant-based nutrition with a great history and a portfolio of iconic brands that people have used and trusted for generations. This includes Flora, Rama, Becel, Blue Band, Country Crock, I Can’t Believe it’s not Butter and ProActiv. We are a global food company with 6 business units operating in 95 markets. We have the mindset of a start-up. This makes us fast, agile, entrepreneurial, cost conscious and accountable for our products – from seed to serving at the breakfast, lunch, or dinner table. Our purpose is clear: Making people healthier and happier with great-tasting, healthy and natural plant-based products which are good for our planet.

We are looking for a Quality Manager based on Cali- Colombia.


Main Responsibilities


  • Implement, improve, and optimize factory quality systems (food safety, hygiene, and quality)
  • Guarantee performance achievements and development competences for their quality factory team.
  • Continuously improve the quality culture at the site and beyond factory that promotes Good Manufacturing and Storage conditions for our products.
  • Optimize and manage factory quality budget throughout improvement projects.
  • Prepares leadership reports and communications regarding quality issues in logistics, country and manufacturing operations that affect the cluster and ensures improvement plans are in place and monitored through regular review
  • Responsible for supporting QMS compliance in factory, warehouses & logistics as needed to meet marketplace needs.
  • Performs internal audits and gives follow up for external audits and corrective actions.
  • Initiates activities aimed at managing quality issues with customers and channels including rejections, complaints, technical support, product handling and customer waste reduction
  • Provides Quality requirements for physical product returns from customers and provides disposition approval (where needed)
  • Ensures regular marketplace on-shelf product assessments are carried out, data is analyzed, and improvement projects are activated and followed up
  • Import/ export: Ensures re-codification of product when required, ensure local registration of import product to comply with legislation, raise issues and drive improvements.
  • Ensures instant shelf audits are completed for new innovations and promotions to provide timely feedback
  • Defines Quality requirements for Licensing & Franchise contracts through Quality manuals and written standards and ensures regulatory compliance
  • Acts as liaison between 3rd party sites, planning, logistics and warehouse to meet spend and identify opportunities for efficiencies.



  • 7-8 Years’ experience of Quality management in food factories
  • Advanced English is a must
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to deliver projects to a high engineering standard.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strategic ad collaborative thinking
  • FSSC 22000 experience
  • CIP validation experience
  • Food thermal processes experience


  • R&D knowledge and way of working
  • ESH management
  • PCQI certified
  • FSSC 22000 lead auditor certified
  • HACCP certified
  • Spreads processes advance knowledge
  • Regulatory advance knowledge
  • ISO 9001 lead auditor certified
  • Integrated systems HSEQ lead auditor certified



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