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Quality Assurance Manager

Company: Taco Bell HQ
Location: Irvine
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Who is Taco Bell?

Taco Bell Corp., a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), is the nation's leading Mexican-inspired quick service restaurant (QSR) brand. From breakfast to late night, Taco Bell serves made-to-order and customizable tacos and burritos, among other craveable choices, and is the first QSR restaurant to offer American Vegetarian Association (AVA)-certified menu items.

Taco Bell and its more than 350 franchise organizations proudly serve over 42 million customers each week through over 7,000 restaurants around the world, as well as through its mobile, desktop and delivery ordering services. Internationally, Taco Bell has over 600 restaurants, with plans to add 2,000 more restaurants in the next decade.

The brand encourages its fans to "Live Mas" and connects with them through sports, gaming and new music via its Feed The Beat music program. Taco Bell also provides education opportunities and serves the community through its nonprofit organization, the Taco Bell Foundation, and connects fans with their passions through programs such as the Live Mas Scholarship program. According to Harris Poll, Taco Bell has been named America's Best Mexican-Food Restaurant for two back-to-back years.

About the Job:

As part of the Food Innovation Team (FIT), the QA Manager is responsible for ensuring our suppliers and distributors comply with all Yum! food safety and quality assurance standards (FSQA). You will directly manage all aspects of FSQA for specific ingredients, as well as coach and mentor other Product Manager's that have responsibility over broader ingredient categories, such as dairy or beef. You will regularly support the QA leadership team to develop and drive department objectives and engage and collaborate with others from Operations, Restaurant Food Safety, Product Development, Crisis Team and Franchisees.

The Day-to-Day:

  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives
  • Conduct alternate supplier approvals and risk assessments
  • Manage auditing of ingredient suppliers and distribution partners
  • Maintain pulse of supplier performance against quality metrics (OneLine, KPI's, etc.)
  • Collaborate with Product Development, Operations and other stakeholders on new ingredient tests
  • Provide coaching to direct reports to meet business and personal development goals
  • Facilitate product removals and mock recalls

Is This You?

  • B.S. Degree (Food or Animal Sciences, Microbiology, or STEM) Master's degree preferred
  • Minimum of 10-years of experience in Food Safety & Quality Assurance. Lead candidates will have corporate FSQA experience with a national, multi-unit foodservice chain, as well as experience managing quality systems within a food manufacturing environment.
  • Strong and proven results leading and growing a diverse team.
  • Strong knowledge of government regulations, Food Code, FDA, USDA, HACCP, Food Safety and Quality Systems programs, SPC, auditing schemes, distribution principles, crisis management, product removals and process validation.

Why Taco Bell?

We truly believe that where you work matters, and we know a thing or two about what makes employees happy. Join us on our mission of feeding people's lives with ms!

Work-Hard, Play-Hard:

  • Year-round Flex day Fridays
  • Free snacks, drinks and bagel & donut Fridays
  • Onsite childcare through Bright Horizons
  • Onsite dining center and game room (yes, there is a Taco Bell inside the building)
  • Onsite dry cleaning, laundry services, carwash, Booster gas delivery
  • Onsite gym with fitness classes and personal trainer sessions
  • 4 weeks of vacation per year plus holidays and time off for volunteering
  • Tuition reimbursement and education benefits
  • Discounts for life's adventures (ex: theme parks, wireless plans, etc.)
  • Generous parental leave for all new parents and adoption assistance program
  • Opportunity to taste test new products
  • 401(k) with a 6% matching contribution from Yum! Brands with immediate vesting
  • Comprehensive medical and dental including prescription drug benefits and 100% preventive care
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • Opportunities to support the Taco Bell Foundation's educational initiatives and programs.
  • Recognition based culture and unique, fun events year round (recess at work, Halloween Spooktacular, employee art show benefiting Taco Bell Foundation, etc.)
  • Please note that some perks/amenities may not be available and/or may be modified at the Company's sole discretion during the COVID-19 temporary work-from-home period.

Keywords: Taco Bell HQ, Irvine , Quality Assurance Manager, Other , Irvine, California

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