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Businessman builds a new business with brickCompany: Frontier Co-op

Job Title: Director, Quality Control
Reports to: Vice President of Technical Services
Location: Iowa City / Cedar Rapids Metro Area
Address: Norway, IA 52318, United States
Email: [email protected]
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Pay Status: Salaried
Pay Range: Open, DOE

Frontier Co-op has been a member-owned cooperative supporting natural living since 1976 — owned by our customers that buy and sell our products. We feel the insights and values we gain from this special relationship with our owners are at the heart of our success. Frontier markets the Frontier Co-op, Simply Organic and Aura Cacia brands, has over 550 employees and sales of $200 million annually. At Frontier, we believe in our products and each other, but we also spend time with our families and follow our passions. Responsible to both people and the planet, we support many philanthropic projects every year, locally and around the world.

Frontier are looking for a dynamic individual to fill the position of Director of Quality Control. Managing a team of 15 and reporting to the VP Technical Services, the position is responsible for all raw materials and finished goods quality as well as continuous product improvement initiatives. One of the key responsibilities will include management of the ISO accredited laboratories, including microbiology, chemistry and analytical chemistry (GC, HPLC, ICP, etc.) functions. The Director of Quality Control will collaborate and work closely with all other departments in the company, ensuring that quality standards are met and exceeded, the correct evaluation, testing and procedures are in place to certify high quality products and standards are maintained through the enforcement of quality policies.

The candidate needs to have a strong laboratory background with experience in Food Quality Control, instrumentation and 10-15 years of experience in the herb, spice or dehydrated ingredient industry. Additional experience in cosmetics would be a strong plus. Strong organizational skills are critical to this position and a history of proven success with a minimum education requirement of a Master’s in Microbiology or Analytical Chemistry, with a PhD preferred.