Quality Assurance Lead in Indianapolis IN

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Quality Assurance Lead
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Indianapolis IN
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Job Types:
Food Safety, QA/Lab Supervisor
FreshRealm - The Power of Fresh Thinking

At FreshRealm we aspire to be THE fresh meal company. Fresh meals are our focus, and we are passionate about revolutionizing this rapidly growing category.

FreshRealm develops, sources, commercializes and assembles fresh meals. Fresh meals, including meal kits, ready-to-heat and ready-to-cook offerings are 100% our focus. We partner with leading Grocery, Convenience and Omni channel retailers to deliver the very best meals to their customers. Our success is measured by the success of our retail partners. Service, quality and consistency are our obsession, and we take pride in every meal that our customers place on their shelves.

At FreshRealm meals are more than a source of nutrition, they are our passion. Meals are the heart of a timeless ritual of sitting down to connect with family, friends, and ourselves. We are proud to play a small part in the ritual of "connecting us through meals".

If you are a leader looking to build the future of fresh meals, you are growth minded and thrive in an entrepreneurial environment, or you are excited to work with the country's largest retailers, go to market with the best in product quality and work with industry leaders that care for each other and their communities, FreshRealm is the perfect fit for you.


Before a product is released to the public, it goes through a lot of quality assurance testing: the QA lead organizes and manages that testing. In fact, the QA lead is just as responsible for a successful product launch as the engineers or developers involved in that project. This is a skilled profession that requires previous experience in quality assurance, preferably in the same industry as the company posting the job, along with prior management experience. QA leads typically keep full-time hours, but they may experience periods of overtime closer to product rollouts. Candidates who enjoy testing products and working in fast-paced environments are a great fit for this role

Core Responsibilities:

Lead the QA Team

First and foremost, QA leads are responsible for leading their team. This often involves resolving conflicts between individual team members or even between different teams. QA leads also mentor their team and motivate them during both the stressful times and the slow times on the job

Define Testing Standards and Strategies

QA leads define testing strategies to ensure the product being released is up to industry and company standards. QA leads create testing plans, including individual testing phases, and ensure the team meets the deadlines set forth in those plans. In order to maintain deadlines, QA leads also evaluate the team throughout the life of the project to identify areas where improvement can be made

Manage Risks

As there is always a certain level of risk involved in releasing a new product or service, the QA lead identifies risk and creates plans to mitigate it. QA leads also hold regular team meetings to identify new risks as testing phases are completed and create new mitigation plans on the fly. Leads also encourage their team members to do the same

Improve Processes

Since QA leads are often involved in every aspect of product development, they are always on the lookout for ways to improve the company's current processes to make them more efficient. When problems with processes are identified, leads communicate their new ideas to the different teams involved in the project, including engineers and marketing departments

Report to Upper Management

Throughout all phases of product development, QA leads report progress, plans, and problems to upper management and other involved parties. Leads also ask for feedback from upper management and implement the suggested changes in as efficient a way as possible

Desired Skills & Experience:
  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience is required
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in manufacturing processes, procedures and equipment
  • Must demonstrate the ability to Lead the work of other employees, assign duties and manage workflow/ production for a shift or in the absence of the Department Manager
  • Ability to work routine and monotonous processes
  • Must have a good understanding of English, bilingual (Spanish) speaking skills a plus
  • Ability to work in a cold/ damp environment and stand for extended periods

Experience / Education:
  • A minimum of 6 months experience working in a food manufacturing environment applying common processes, procedures and equipment. Demonstrated experience leading the work of others
  • Experience applying and enforcing routine Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's) in a chilled food environment is essential
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent education

Work Authorization: Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident and/or alien authorized to work in the US on an unlimited basis

FreshRealm, LLC does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firm recruiters. Fees will not be paid in the event a candidate submitted by a recruiter without an agreement in place is hired; such resumes will be deemed the sole property of FreshRealm, LLC.

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