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At Premier Nutrition, we’re a team cheering on our customers every step of the way. Maybe it’s in the PowerBar right before a marathon. Or in a post-workout bottle of Joint Juice. So many athletes count on us for healthy and transparent energy products, and that’s why we need a team that’s dedicated to building the future of nutrition. So come take the first step toward a career built on winning.

Quality Manager (Co-Manufacturing)



Premier Nutrition Corporation (PNC) distributes nutritional food products to a health-conscious consumer base under the brand names of Premier Protein, PowerBar, Supreme Protein, and Joint Juice. With its “People First” culture, PNC treats employees with positivity and empathy, and embraces new and innovative ideas that spark passion, personal growth, and a healthy dose of fun around the office—for example, bringing dogs to work, company-wide volunteer days, philanthropy and sustainability programs, in-office massages; and we believe in respecting your own personal good energy needs by encouraging workouts or personal trainer classes in the office gym, recharging with yoga, and holding walking meetings.

What’s it like to work here? Picture the scrappy culture of a start-up, the resources and systems of a respected consumer brand under the Post Holdings umbrella, and the innovativeness of a tech company and you’ve got a sense of what it feels like to work here. You’ll walk into the office each Monday morning and find a hundred of your colleagues sitting on sofas, the stairs, overstuffed pillows, the floor, or chairs—if that’s your jam—talking through the week ahead and learning about each other.

Big and small wins are recognized regularly, and all employees strive to empower and inspire each other daily—leading to a close-knit, highly engaged team atmosphere. Furthermore, senior leaders encourage and facilitate employees to get outside their comfort zones and learn practice areas beyond their current job description. The result is an accelerated personal growth trajectory with the opportunity to work alongside and learn from other teams. PNC is seeking an individual who will enjoy this team-oriented business environment and will be a leader in this high-growth company.

PNC is part of the Active Nutrition segment and is operated by its own senior leadership team, with publicly traded Post Holdings Inc. (FY 2017 sales of $5.2 billion) as a holding company acting in a “private equity” capacity. Shattering typical industry growth rates, Post Holdings’ Active Nutrition segment is recognized as a leader in providing innovative products that support healthy, active lifestyles with over $700 million in sales in FY 2017 making it the second largest food and beverage manufacturer in the Bay Area. Post Holdings is comprised of the Active Nutrition portfolio, which includes PNC, Dymatize,­­­ and Active Nutrition International (protein bars, shakes and powder products), Post Consumer Brands (cereals), Michael Foods (eggs, potato, cheese, and pasta), Weetabix, and private label business groups, and is rapidly expanding via acquisition, including the recent acquisition of Bob Evans Farms, a leader in frozen breakfast meats and vegetables.


The Co-Manufacturing Quality Manager will evaluate plant quality, partner with suppliers to develop compliant solutions, review product specifications, and ensure overall co-manufacturing compliance among other duties listed below. Must be able to travel up to 50%.


Auditing/plant quality review: 25%

  • Evaluate supplier’s processes for their capability to consistently adhere to PNC’s specifications
  • Completes on-site supplier audits for Foods, Dietary Supplements, Finished Goods, Warehouses and Services
  • Product launch support: 15%

  • Provides necessary definition, development, and deployment of product/package quality assurance strategy by addressing all phases of product development from ingredient quality to the finished package
  • Ensuring Quality, Operational, Process Improvement and Product Development/Transfer issues and projects are implemented in an efficient and effective manner. Minimizes risk and assures equivalent Quality levels are maintained
  • Attend first production runs and insure PNC’s finished product testing requirements are carried out for every order
  • CAPA and complaint resolution: 20%

  • Own and resolve supplier related CAPA(s). Analyze supplier related defect data to determine root cause
  • Ensure that the supplier deviations’ technical rationale and corrective actions are acceptable and appropriate
  • Partner with suppliers to develop compliant solutions / improvements for PNC’s products / processes
  • Utilize technical knowledge to prevent and identify the root cause of process or product failures
  • New product/change doc support: specifications, artwork reviews: 20%

  • Review and approve product specifications, documents, and artwork
  • Assures that product is produced as designed by R&D
  • Make defect parameter recommendations to R&D
  • Compliance follow up and reporting: 20%

  • Ensure vendor compliance to regulations
  • Be the main contact and recall/withdrawal coordinator with co-packers
  • Assures that appropriate audit follow-up items are addressed


  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Engineering or related scientific field
  • FSMA compliant PCQI Certification
  • Experience:

  • 3-5 years Quality Control/Quality Assurance experience in CPG, food and processing environment
  • Experience in Dietary Supplement industry and 21 CFR, Part 111 is strongly preferred
  • Skills:

  • Ability to analyze process capability data and determine the extent to which process meets expectation
  • Process improvement experience while utilizing proven problem solving methods is required
  • Proven knowledge of AQL sampling plan in a manufacturing setting is preferred
  • Supplier quality management including audit experience is preferred
  • In depth knowledge of food safety, product quality programs, preventive QC methods, HACCP, GMP’s, Allergen issues and manufacturing security measures
  • GFSI (BRC, SQF, FSSC 22,000,…) audit certification knowledge
  • Ability to motivate, manage, lead and influence suppliers, peers and superiors
  • PC applications literate
  • Excellent written/verbal communication and interpersonal skills to include management ability and team based culture
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Comfortable working independently as well as with a team while traveling frequently
  • Energetic, self-motivated and the ability to act with a sense of urgency
  • Demonstrated strong problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Post Holdings provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, status as a covered veteran and any other category protected under applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws.


    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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