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Needham, MA, USA

Senior Manager of Food Manufacturing Quality Assurance

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Our purpose is to positively impact people’s lives every day in every home around the world! We work very hard to provide our consumers with high-quality, exciting 5-star products that make life easier. We thrive on passion and innovation and are looking for great people, with great ideas, who want to build the next big thing and develop while they do.

Senior Manager of Food Manufacturing Quality Assurance

About Us:

We are an innovative consumer goods company, recently expanded into the beverage sector with a groundbreaking Thirsti system, alongside a new line of flavor pods. Our commitment to quality and safety, particularly in adherence to FDA regulatory requirements, is paramount as we expand our expectations for food-grade product manufacturing. We are seeking a Senior Manager of Food Manufacturing Quality Assurance to spearhead our quality assurance processes, ensuring our products meet the highest standards of safety and quality. The role initially will cover beverage-making Thirsti products, but is expected to expand to cover all food and drink consumables within SharkNinja.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Quality Planning and Development Process Integration:
    1. Collaborate with the flavor development and New Product Development (NPD) teams to integrate quality assurance measures from the onset of product conceptualization.
    2. Ensure that all product designs and developments meet internal and external regulatory standards and quality expectations.
  1. Supplier Quality Management:
    1. Establish and maintain a comprehensive manufacturing quality control plan materials working with food-material production suppliers.
    2. Lead New Product Introduction (NPI) processes, conduct regular supplier audits, manage non-conformance issues, and spearhead root cause analysis (RCA) and corrective and preventive actions (CAPA).
  1. Regional Manufacturing Support:
    1. Provide support for standard consumer goods manufacturing processes in North America, complementing the efforts of the primary manufacturing quality team based in Asia.
    2. Although not expected to be an expert in plastics or electrical components manufacturing, the familiarity to offer local support in these areas is beneficial.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Chemical Engineering, Quality Management, or related field. A Master's degree is preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in quality assurance/quality control in the food manufacturing industry.
  • Deep understanding of FDA regulations and requirements for food-grade materials.
  • Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) or Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) certifications preferred.
  • Experience with Flavor Manufacturing or Beverage industry is highly advantageous.
  • Proven track record of developing and implementing effective quality control plans.
  • Strong analytical skills with experience in RCA and CAPA methodologies.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills, with the ability to work cross-functionally and manage diverse teams.
  • Ability to travel as needed to supplier sites and provide hands-on quality assurance support, audit oversight.
  • Beneficial to have previous experience with:
    • HACCP/Food Safety
    • PCQI (Preventative Controls Qualified Individual)
    • Food Defense
    • GSFI Audit, SQF, FSSC22000 or BRC experience
    • Sensory evaluation training
    • Acidified Training/Certification


  • Hybrid applications accepted. Not accepting remote applications. The role will be instrumental in building new working processes and relationships and will need regular access to our management teams.
  • 25% travel.

We Offer:

  • A competitive salary and benefits package.
  • An opportunity to be part of a groundbreaking venture in the beverage industry, with an expectation for the role to grow over time.
  • A dynamic and supportive work environment that fosters growth and development.

At SharkNinja, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are vital to our global success. Valuing each unique voice and blending all of our diverse skills strengthens SharkNinja’s innovation every day. We support ALL associates in bringing their authentic selves to work, making an impact, and having the opportunity for career acceleration. With help from our leadership, associates, and our community, we aim to have equity be a key component of the SharkNinja DNA.


YOUR ROLE in leading our SUCCESS DRIVERS & representing our UNIQUE MINDSET

  • Lead us to be “RARELY SATISFIED” 
  • Make things better each day; “PROGRESS OVER PERFECTION”
  • Use your knowledge of our consumer, understand that “DETAILS MAKE THE DIFFERENCE”
  • Deliver something great; “WINNING IS A TEAM SPORT”
  • Be clear and honest, “COMMUNICATING FOR IMPACT” 


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We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other class protected by legislation, and local law. SharkNinja will consider reasonable accommodations consistent with legislation, and local law. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact SharkNinja People & Culture at [email protected]

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What are SharkNinja Perks + Benefits

SharkNinja Benefits Overview

All full time employees who work at least 30 hours per week or more are eligible for company benefits. These include several Medical plans, Dental, Vision, Health & Dependent Care FSA, HSA, company paid Life insurance, company paid AD&D, company paid Disability, Supplemental Life, Critical Illness, 401(k) & Company Match, Pet Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, generous Paid Parental Leave, Calm Premium, TaskHuman, Pre-Paid Legal Plan, generous Time Off, Charitable Matching, Associate Discount on SharkNinja products, Referral Bonuses, Onsite Gym, & Fitness Classes in our Needham office, Summer Friday’s, and much more.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation + Time Off
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free daily meals
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Onsite office parking
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing education available during work hours

Additional Perks + Benefits

SharkNinja enjoys half day Fridays in August. Summer also bring Food Trucks and Ice Cream Thursdays. Associates also enjoy discounted products for family and friends, including our annual holiday sale.

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