Nestle Waters North America Vice President of Quality Assurance in Stamford, Connecticut

As the nation s leading bottled water company, Nestl Waters North America is dedicated to providing customers with healthy hydration options. Alongside that, we re also committed to developing our people enabling them to make the most of the many elements that help them to succeed.

Nestl Waters consists of five business units: Corporate, Commercial, Supply Chain, Technical & Production and ReadyRefresh by Nestl . Whichever one of these areas you choose to join, you ll find yourself collaborating with a highly talented team on work that s challenging, engaging and incredibly rewarding. You ll be an essential element of our success: trusted, empowered and supported to make a lasting impact on the very future of our business. It s a chance to use your knowledge, skills and experience to shine brightly and achieve your ambitions all while delivering healthy hydration to millions of customers.

Choose a career in Technical & Production and you ll be part of our logistics backbone and a crucial element of our success. Our factories are where our products start their journey to the customer. This area of Nestl Waters offers you the chance to experience collaboration in its purest form as you work alongside a diverse range of highly motivated and passionate people in our factories spread across the nation. What you do will be fulfilling, impactful and meaningful not least is you ll be helping to deliver healthy hydration to millions of thirsty customers. We ll make sure you have the strong leadership and clear direction you need to feel motivated and passionate about accomplishing great things. While you take a pride in delivering an excellent performance, you ll see your contributions are recognized and rewarded with an outstanding level of support, training and benefits everything you need to grow and thrive in your career.

We are currently seeking a Vice President of Quality Assurance to join our team in Stamford, CT . The main purpose of this role is to act as the guardian of food safety and compliance and the challenger of all functions to drive Nestle Continuous Excellence in the pursuit of zero defect as the essential base for maintaining consumer trust and preference.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and maintain competences and quality awareness, and commitment to zero defect in the Market.

  • Communicate, fully implement, and enforce Nestle Quality Management System requirements in the Market.

  • Assist other departments in the entire value chain and provide them with necessary services to ensure quality in their fields.

  • Ensure that an efficient audit system is in place and obtains expected results for the Nestle production facilities, contract manufacturers, suppliers and warehouses or distribution centers specific to the market.

  • Monitor quality performance for opportunities to improve in the quest for zero defect.

  • Responsible for the development and implementation of the quality strategy throughout the market and monitors its enforcement by establishing relevant KPIs.


Key Qualifications Include:

  • Bachelor s degree in microbiology, chemistry, or food-science related studies preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Successful line management experience with demonstrated capability managing several factories and leading a team with direct report responsibility with transformational results.

  • Knowledge of supply chain targets and KPIs.

  • Knowledge of finance targets and the overall budget structure.

  • Mentor and coach with a proven track record of developing people.

  • Effective in embracing and leading change.

  • Ability to successfully develop and execute strategy.

Nestl Waters North America is the nation s leading bottled water company. Our brands include Poland Spring, Arrowhead, Ozarka, Deer Park, Zephyrhills and Ice Mountain, Nestl Pure Life, S. Pellegrino, Perrier, and Acqua Panna. We re passionate about creating shared value for society in all kinds of ways: from providing careers and benefits to communities where we operate to environmental stewardship most notably responsible water management, lightweight packaging and advancing recycling in America. As a valuable part of our team, you ll receive a competitive total rewards package something that will provide you with the support you need to thrive both inside and outside of work. It s not just the work that you ll find fulfilling here though. As you build a career with us, you ll receive exactly the kind of benefits you d expect from a leading name in healthy hydration. The only question is, what elements will help you succeed at Nestl Waters?

The Nestl Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.

Category: Quality Assurance, Food Safety, Nestle Waters