Vacancy: QA Manager- Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee, Canada

Vacancy: QA Manager- Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee, Canada

Posted on: Sep.13.2021

Ajax, Ontario, Canada
Full Time
Manager/Supervisor

Who we are

Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee is a leading customer solutions provider, manufacturing and supplying quality coffee and tea to some of North America’s largest retailers and foodservice chains. Our fast-growing EcoCup® brand of single-serve pods makes it easy for consumers to recycle through 3 easy steps of separation. Combining state-of-the-art technology and new product innovation with more than 100 years of business success, Mother Parkers continues to grow. We take pride in delivering a better beverage experience for customers and consumers, and a better employment experience for our people! We operate multiple manufacturing facilities in both Canada and the U.S.


We are committed to doing what’s right for the planet, people, and the communities in which we operate. From farm to cup, we’re engaged locally and at the industry level in ensuring a sustainable future for our customers and consumers.

At Mother Parkers, we will give you every opportunity to voice your ideas, own what you do, and share your passion for people, our products and our customers. We live by our mission to provide a better beverage experience for our customers; and as a fourth-generation family-run company, we know that starts with great teams and innovative thinkers. We empower our people to turn their ideas into solutions, execute with integrity, deliver with quality, and take pride in their work. In turn, we foster a culture built on our values that supports everyone to be their best.

Who we need

At the helm of a team of quality assurance professionals, we have an opportunity for a Quality Assurance Manager at our plant in Ajax. Reporting to the Director of Quality Assurance, you will work to improve the quality management system of the plant, while also upholding the high standards of food safety and compliance in manufacturing. You will lead a team to create the top-quality products that Mother Parkers is known for.

What you will do:

• Lead. You will guide a team of nine other QA professionals in carrying out their daily tasks in quality assurance. As a member of the Quality Leadership Team, you will lead the development and implementation of quality objectives for the plant.
• Improve the quality management system. You will coordinate SQF certification and other quality audits that assess the effectiveness of our quality management system. You will then enhance the QMS by implementing changes to improve effectiveness.
• Ensure food safety standards are met. You will be responsible for ensuring that all the products coming out of the plant are safe and meet quality specifications.
• Collaborate with other departments. You will work closely with the plant manager, engineers, production manager, HRBP, controller, and planner to achieve site objectives relating to cost, quality, environmental safety, and delivery of the best possible product to our customers.
• Interact with customers. You will be at the frontline leading customer audits to improve our product and service. You will interact with customer quality professionals, responding to their queries, and seeking ways to improve product quality.


What's in it for you

Autonomy and impact. You will play a key role in maintaining our position as a provider of premium teas, coffees, and other foodservice beverage solutions across Northern America. At Mother Parkers, quality is at the heart of our guiding principles, and as our Quality Assurance Manager, the effect of your contributions will not go unnoticed. We value initiative, and your ability to take action will serve you well as you work with us.

Career development. You will have the chance to build your career at Mother Parkers. There is always room for you to take on new leadership roles, or migrate to opportunities in other departments such as product development. Additionally, you have the option to move to similar QA manager positions at any one of our existing sites across Canada.

What you bring to the role:

• The experience. You have a minimum of seven years of experience in the food and beverage manufacturing industry. You also have an understanding of overseeing a quality management system and food safety audits. You have experience in the use of Statistical Process Control applications and managing a HACCP-based food system. Additionally, you have a working knowledge of the laboratory analytical equipment function and its subsequent operation.
• The education. You have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Food Science, Industrial Engineering or a related discipline. You have also completed HACCP training and have GFSI scheme training, with a thorough understanding of the program requirements.
• The leadership skills. You have experience in people management and can guide a team of professionals to achieve the objectives that you have set. You can be a mentor to them, offering insight into how best they can improve the quality of their work.
• The interpersonal skills. You are comfortable in social situations where your communication skills truly shine. You can interact with customers regarding products and confidently relay reports and updates to senior management.
• The initiative. You are driven and can take charge of a project from start to finish. You are decisive in your and can perform your duties independently. You have the innate eagerness to get things done, and can make it happen on your own.

What we offer you:

• We want you to feel appreciated. We provide a competitive Total Rewards package, including health benefits from Day 1, employer-matched retirement savings plans, and optional Health or Wellness Spending Account. In addition, many of our team members enjoy flex hours and the opportunity to work from home.
• We value continuous learning, skills development, and career growth and we offer a Tuition Assistance Program for learning outside our environment.
• We want you to take your work home. While you don’t have to drink coffee to work here, we have an employee discount on our tea and coffee products.


If you want to join our mission of creating a better beverage experience as an integral and valued member of our team, and you have 70% or more of the qualifications we are looking for, we invite you to express your interest here. While we can’t guarantee an interview, we do promise to review your resume and see if this might be a good fit for both of us.

Mother Parkers is committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. Accommodation is available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.




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