Quality Area Manager

Location: Knoxville, TN

Job Title: Quality Control Supervisor

Job Location: Knoxville, TN


  • Report directly to the Plant Quality Manager and provide leadership and support for food safety, regulatory compliance, SQF, new product development, and raw material trials.
  • Offer direct assistance to the Operations Area Manager group and Quality Lab Technicians.
  • Analyze quality data, conduct validation and verification activities, perform internal quality process audits, and actively participate in quality projects to achieve desired results.
  • Continuously provide information, assistance, direction, guidance, and education on technical food science and quality matters.
  • Collaborate effectively with the Area Manager business group and provide input to other business functions.
  • Work in a highly collaborative, team-oriented environment and cultivate positive relationships with all employee groups.
  • Display willingness and flexibility to work various shifts as required.
  • Demonstrate promotable behaviors to excel in the Quality Area Manager role.


  • Hold a position of Quality Control Supervisor or a similar role.
  • Possess a strong understanding of food safety, regulations, and quality control standards.
  • Show experience in overseeing and supporting new product development and raw material trials.
  • Have excellent analytical skills and the ability to interpret quality data.
  • Be proficient in conducting validation and verification activities.
  • Exhibit expertise in internal quality process auditing.
  • Hold a degree in food science or a related field.
  • Possess exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Be adaptable and able to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic and attention to detail.
  • Prioritize teamwork and foster a collaborative work environment.

NOTE: This is a sample job description, and the responsibilities and requirements outlined above may vary depending on the specific position and company.

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