Since its founding in 2004, KIND has been on a mission to make the world a little kinder one snack and one act at a time. KIND was born out of its founder’s desire to create a snack that was healthy and tasty, wholesome and convenient. What began as a line of premium Fruit& Nut bars sparked the creation of an entirely new healthier snacking category. Today, KIND has a family of snacks that offer solutions for a variety of different occasions.
We love making snacks that delight people’s taste buds and fuel their bodies, and we also love inspiring kindness in communities everywhere. As a not-only-for-profit company, we’ve always believed that there’s more to business than just profit.
We’re looking for passionate collaborators to help us become the foremost leader in health & wellness and positively impact society along the way. If you’re looking to be a part of an inspiring, energetic and entrepreneurial environment, you’ve found the right place.
What you’ll do
We’re looking for a talented Quality Manager who is passionate about quality and enjoys working with our corporate teams, manufacturing sites, 3PL providers and customers to achieve highest level of Quality products and customer and consumer experience. In this role, you’ll establish, implement, and continually improve concepts from Quality and Food Safety Systems. You’ll work closely with your teammates and direct report(s), contributing to the strengthening of KIND Quality & Food Safety System as well KIND products.
As the Sr. Manager, Field Quality, you will …
Partner cross-functionally to help develop a Best-In-Class manufacturing network in Quality and Food Safety by:
Leading the establishment and implementation of food safety and quality policies and requirements for co-manufacturers as well as continually monitoring their performance.
Leading Best Practices sharing and Benchmarking activities across KIND co-manufacturers network
Collaborating with manufacturers to drive Consumer Complaint reductions
Developing, implementing and enforcing internal KIND specific Field Quality-related Quality and Food Safety Policies, Protocols and SOP’s
Enforcing compliance to Product and Process Specifications at co-manufacturers
Supporting the commercialization of new product innovations, and
Overseeing continuous improvement of product quality and plant quality systems through corrective and preventive action programs
What you’ll bring to KIND
Passion for Quality
An entrepreneurial spirit
Proven ability to work collaboratively across multi-functional teams, often remotely, especially with Operations, manufacturing sites and R&D.
Excellent communication and negations skills
Genuine in your desire to help make the world a kinder place, committing to always spreading and celebrating kindness
Curious with a constant desire to learn and seek
A collaborator and team builder
Genuine in your desire to help make the world a kinder place, committing to always spreading and celebrating kindness.
Bachelor’s degree required in Food Science, Food Technology, Microbiology or related subjects.
7+ years of proven experience in CPG preferably in roles in Plant Quality, Production, Continuous Improvement, Quality Systems and Auditing.
Experience with working in a corporate environment as well as manufacturing and distribution location environments.
What KIND offers
Competitive compensation, including equity in KIND!
Flexible Paid Time Off. Choose what works best for you, including summer hours
Excellent health, dental & vision insurance, with options to fit you & your family’s needs
Your health is important! Our wellness strategy focuses on mental and physical wellbeing through in office programs like Drs, Nutritionists, Mindfulness, Chair Massages & others
Casual office dress code – feel free to wear your KIND gear
Stock up on your favorite KIND bars to share with your family & friends, through a quarterly voucher
Training & tuition reimbursement program, because continuing to learn matters and we support your development
A dynamic, ambitious, fun and KIND work environment
The opportunity and responsibility to be KIND everyday
At KIND, we are committed to an inclusive workplace where diversity in all its forms is championed. KIND is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and we are an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you require special accommodation, please let us know.
About KIND Snacks
KIND was born out of its founder’s desire to create a snack that was healthy and tasty, wholesome and convenient. What began as a line of premium Fruit & Nut bars sparked the creation of an entirely new healthier snacking category. Today, KIND has a family of snacks that offer solutions for a variety of different occasions.
From the healthy snacks, we make to the way we work, live and give back, we are committed to making the world a little kinder, because we believe that there’s more to business than just profit.
We're looking for passionate, conscious collaborators to help us meet our goals: to inspire kindness, with one tasty snack (and good act) at a time. If you’re looking to be a part of an inspiring, energetic and entrepreneurial environment, you found the right place.