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Technical Quality Leader

Date: Sep 21, 2022

Location: Clermont, KY, US

Company: Beam Suntory

Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into the world's third largest leading premium spirits company ... where each employee is treated like family and trusted with legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Beam Suntory is a place where you can come Unleash your Spirit by making an impact each and every day.



Technical Quality Leader  


The following position is open in Clermont KentuckyUnited States.


What makes this a great opportunity?

Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into one of the world's leading premium spirits companies where each employee is trusted with a legacy. With our greatest assets – our brands and our people – we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit.

Opportunity to work for a great company with an opportunity to advance your career


Role Responsibilities

  • Support, monitor, and manage systems to maintain BSI food safety and quality standards within OUs, 3PLs and Co-Manufacturer plants. Act as a Quality lead, working cross-functionally to drive performance of the BSI quality system.
  • Supports Co-Manufacturer quality system through site qualification, audits, documentation review, and KPI management.
  • Primary contact for product quality holds and raw material / finished case rework at 3PLs
  • Support commissioning, qualification and validation of new manufacturing equipment, inspection systems, products, ingredients and packaging materials across sites. Coordinate quality/food safety control plan activities through startup and verification stages as needed.
  • Support OU strategic capital planning for Global Quality initiatives
  • Work directly with site-level teams across all functions in the application of quality assurance / control programs and problem-solving methodologies, ensuring standardization of procedures and full compliance with ISO standards
  • Assist with implementation and maintenance of integrated management systems (ISO 9001, ISO14001, ISO18001, ISO 22000/HACCP) across sites as needed
  • Provide training to employees in the areas of auditing, problem solving, SPC and other statistical tools as needed
  • Investigate customer complaints as needed
  • Manage consumer and distributor complaints assigned to Global Quality within Salesforce system
  • Review and approve exceptions for liquid quality issues within KY plants
  • Evaluate exception request trends and review products for potential specification changes


Qualifications & Experience

  • Five years’ experience in food/beverage manufacturing quality setting. 
  • Demonstrated ability to implement and maintain ISO 9001 quality management systems and ISO 22000 food safety management systems including HACCP.
  • Demonstrated understanding and application of technical skills including understanding of a broad set quality engineering skills:
    • Automated Inspection systems
    • Analytical laboratory equipment
    • Statistical process control
    •  Formal risk assessment
    • Process capability
  • Demonstrated root cause analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • Demonstrated internal auditing skills.  Certified ISO auditor is desired.
  • Must be able to travel.  This includes:
    •  BSI Operating units in Kentucky, Mexico and Canada
    •  BSI Suppliers in North America
    •  BSI Co-mans in North America, South America, Australia and New Zealand
  • Must have strong communication and organizational skills.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Chemistry, Biology or related field.
  • ASQ Certified Quality Engineer is a plus.



At Beam Suntory, people are our number one priority, and we believe our people grow together in diverse and inclusive environments where their unique insights, experiences and backgrounds are valued and respected. Beam Suntory is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, military veteran status and all other characteristics, attributes or choices protected by law. All recruitment and hiring decisions are based on an applicant’s skills and experience.

Nearest Major Market: Louisville