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Director, Plant Quality Operations



Operations, Quality Assurance
United States
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024
About Bobbie

Bobbie is creating a parenting culture of confidence, not comparison. And it starts with how we choose to feed our babies. We crafted our European style infant formula with purposefully sourced, organic ingredients to give parents a product they are proud to feed their babies, direct to their doorstep. Bobbie is proud to be the only US formula that is designed to meet both FDA and EU standards.

Although 83% of parents turn to formula in the first year of their baby's life, this is the silent majority that is often shamed for not being able to exclusively breastfeed. Co-founded by two moms and created by a team of mom scientists, nutritionists, pediatricians, and lactation consultants, the Bobbie team knows first hand that there is no one size fits all for feeding. With Bobbie, we hope you can Bottle Boldly.

The Role:

Based out of our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Heath, OH, the Director, Plant Quality Operations will have the unique opportunity to build and scale the plant quality function for the most exciting brand in the infant formula industry. As a trusted member of the site leadership team, this person will be a resource for our growing manufacturing team, establishing and executing strategies to achieve Bobbie's Quality vision while emphasizing customer safety, teamwork, and adherence to regulatory and industry requirements and standards.

The Director, Plant Quality Operations will be responsible for fostering a culture that focuses on problem prevention by proactively identifying risks and developing and implementing corrective action plans to mitigate risks, using incidents as teaching opportunities across the organization to prevent recurrences.

What you will accomplish:

  • Responsible for all aspects of site quality including release of products and regulatory compliance.
  • Select, develop and engage individuals with the talent and behaviors to build a strong quality team at the facility.
  • Guide the leadership development process, ensuring ongoing succession for key positions.
  • Create a high-performance operating culture of engagement throughout the organization that emphasizes the customer, teamwork, personal accountability and winning mindset.
  • Conduct thorough and careful analysis of data, gather critical information, and effectively allocate resources required to achieve business objectives.
  • Manage organizational budget responsibilities for quality organization for the site.
  • Collaborate with Manufacturing, Procurement, R&D peers and other Supply Chain support areas in order to efficiently implement Quality objectives and food safety principles.
  • Effectively use data analysis to optimize testing cost and method capability for innovation.
  • Responsible for leading and managing all facility audits, including interactions with the FDA.
  • Lead Root Cause Analysis (RCA's) for nonconformances to drive appropriate corrective/preventive and the ability to develop team members in how to conduct RCA's.

What we would like you to have:

  • Bachelor's degree in a science-based curriculum (e.g., Chemistry, Microbiology, Food Science/Technology or Chemical Engineering) required.
  • 10+ years in Quality including at least one functional area of QA, Control, Compliance and/or Improvement required.
  • Infant formula (liquid or powder), food, and/or pharmaceutical manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) required.
  • Working knowledge of laboratory information and quality systems required.
  • Understand all aspects of Quality Assurance including GMP compliance, HACCP, Statistical Process Control, Continuous improvement, Environmental Monitoring, Laboratory Operations (including instrumentation), Consumer Satisfaction Measures, procedural document control, release and stability testing protocols, root cause problem solving and new product quality assurance.
  • Working knowledge of process validation.
  • Ability to travel domestically or internationally 5-10%.

You're inspired by our core values:

  • Be Radical - We are change makers, rule breakers and stigma shakers. We are unapologetically bold and use our megaphone for good.
  • Nurture the Tension - Parenthood is full of healthy tension, and so is building a company. We embrace the unknowns, practice humility and are a culture of learners.
  • Deliver Ounce by Ounce - Our customers have entrusted us to feed their babies. We lose sleep over the details, so they don't have to.
  • Don't Assume - We embrace our unique perspectives, withhold judgment, and find beauty in the paths that brought us all to Bobbie. Our strength is celebrating each other and our collective voice.


Our salary ranges are based on paying competitively for our size and industry. The salary for this position is $200,000 annually.


  • Employee medical, dental, and vision insurance 100% covered by Bobbie, with options to add dependents through a subsidized pre-tax deduction
  • 20 paid days off
  • 10 paid company holidays
  • Snacks and beverages provided
  • Subsidized meals
  • One year subscription to Bobbie or Baby's Only

At Bobbie, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive company. We seek to create a culture where everyone can belong because we believe that people do their best work when they can show up every day as their authentic selves. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives.

Bobbie is an equal opportunity employer. We do not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law.

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