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Food Quality Assurance Analyst


Lidl US is seeking an entry level analyst to join our Quality Assurance team. The analyst will be part of our new Consumer Tasting Lab. They’ll not only be growing a career in quality assurance but also get in on the ground floor of a new innovative experience. The ideal candidate will be energetic, positive and organized. The position will be working alongside our internal stakeholders and managing several projects coordinating resources and manage the process flow for a project throughout its lifecycle. The position will support growth strategies by assisting product development and continuous improvement efforts thru assembly and testing of commercial cooking equipment and products, primarily in a lab and manufacturing environment.

What You’ll Do

  • Implement the following processes in accordance with Quality Assurance Standards: internal and external consumer and expert tastings, quality developments for own brand food items, quality controls for meat, fish, wine or other product groups, and product test management
  • Check incoming data for correctness, completion and ensure on-time processing
  • Data entry into our SAP and Fizz systems, file reports
  • Check and review invoices
  • Monitor, evaluate, document, and communicate process results in accordance with Quality Assurance Standards
  • Manage, coordinate, and lead product testing reviews with other departments
  • Manage the continuous improvement Open Point process by scheduling meetings with the buying teams, managing the data, and following up when required
  • Manage the scheduling of tastings and ordering of products for reviews
  • Assist with heating up and/or cooking samples according to preparation instructions
  • Perform other duties as assigned

What You’ll Need

  • Bachelor's in Food Science or related field; or High school diploma/GED and 4+ years of experience in related field
  • Drivers License
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word); experience scheduling meeting, advanced excel skills
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of principles and methods of food science, physics, chemistry, or biology, consumer products regulations, production/manufacturing processes, and quality assurance practices, or other relevant areas of the retail industry
  • This position commutes between stores, regional offices and/or distribution centers up to 50% of the time
  •  Ability to maneuver cases of product (lift, move, carry, slide, etc.) up to 50 lbs. and reach above head to heights greater than 10 inches frequently in accordance with safety regulations
  • Preferred Skills: Basic food preparation, SAP knowledge, advanced excel skills, food science knowledge and food preparation experience

What You’ll Receive

At Lidl, we know that in order for our people to do their best, they must be at their best. That’s why as a company, we offer one of the most generous benefits packages in the industry.

All our Lidl employees are eligible to receive the following benefits:
  •        Medical | Dental | Vision coverage
  •        Paid Holiday & Paid Time Off (PTO)
  •        401k Plan (+ 5% company match and no vesting schedule)
  •        And so much more, visit our benefits page for more details and the latest updates

In addition to the great benefits above, our Full-Time employees receive these additional benefits: Group Term Life & AD&D Insurance, Short & Long-Term Disability Insurance, Voluntary Critical Illness and/or Accident Insurance, Parental Leave – 100% pay for birth mothers and non-birth parents, Additional Paid Time-Off & Sick Time.