Sr Manager, QA Product-Int'l
DineEquity, Inc - Kansas City, MO

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Our ideal candidate will have a proven track record in:POSITION SUMMARY:
The International Quality Assurance Manager is responsible for executing key International food quality and safety initiatives. This individual will provide technical expertise to the brands in developing specifications, commercializing new products, maintaining quality of existing products, and product improvement. The International Quality Assurance Manager will also be responsible for International vendor compliance, alternate supplier approval, crisis management, supplier program development, troubleshooting, and handling guest/risk management inquiries.

Product Commercialization
Support the culinary teams for Applebee’s and IHOP and the suppliers in commercializing/identifying new products. New item development includes, but is not limited to, specifications, labels, nutrition, microbiological testing, formulas, and shelf lives.
Ensure all new products are acceptable (food safety and food quality) for testing and/or launch in the International markets.
Supplier/Product Compliance
Manage the development and execution of third party product audit plans on primary Applebee’s and IHOP International products based on volume and signaturability
Analyze data, communicate data with suppliers, and work toward continuous improvement as needed
Create and maintain an approved products list
Work with suppliers on compliance to all specifications
Manage product complaints on International products
Supplier/Facility Approval
Manage the approval program for International suppliers and facilities
Specification/Formulation Development
Write specifications, develop audit templates, and prepare formulations
Maintain database of supplier information, audit information, specifications, and formulations as required
Distributor/Facility Approval and Compliance
Manage the development and execution of an approval program for International distributors and facilities
Manage third party compliance audit program
Work with International regulatory agencies

Bachelor’s degree required in a scientific discipline including food science, microbiology, chemistry, or dairy, meat or poultry science
10 years experience in a manufacturing plant or foodservice chain restaurant; international experience a plus
Knowledge of quality systems – GMPs, HACCP, auditing, and specification writing
Must be able to maintain a positive attitude under stressful conditions, manage and complete projects independently, and be a team player
Strong critical thinking skills, organizational skills, and multi-tasking skills
Some travel, including International travel, will be required
Master’s degree in related science or business preferred
Certified quality engineer or Six Sigma certification preferred
Previous experience in a chain QSR or CDR preferred
25% - 35% travel required
Bilingual candidates preferred

Real Life - Benefits For You
Along with an inclusive environment and great advancement opportunities, we offer a banquet of benefits that will protect your health, ensure your future and provide the tools you need to succeed at work and in life. Competitive Pay Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance Domestic Partner Benefits Flexible Dependent and Health Spending Accounts 401(k) Savings Plan with company matching Paid Time Off - vacation, sick and personal days Employee Assistance Program $75 in Applebee's/IHOP Gift Cards each month Business casual dress, and optional jeans on Friday And, all the free soda you can drink at the Restaurant Support Center !
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As the parent company of the IHOP and Applebee's restaurant chains, DineEquity is the largest full-service dining company in the world. DineEquity unites great franchisees, brands and team members to create the world’s leading restaurant company, one guest experience at a time.

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