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Food / Beverage Quality Manager

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Ensures that the quality of the food and beverage manufacturing output is consistent and meets government and industry standards as well as customer expectations. Verifies compliance with health and safety regulations. Coordinates all activities related to quality assurance and monitoring and revises existing processes in order to increase efficiency of manufacturing in the food and beverage industry.

Job Outlook

There were 141 Food / Beverage Quality Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 3247 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Quality Control Systems Manager industry, which includes the Food / Beverage Quality Manager career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Food / Beverage Quality Manager jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $72,309.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $71,443.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Food / Beverage Quality Manager postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $62,326.

Education and Experience

Posted Food / Beverage Quality Manager jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree3%
Bachelor's Degree77%
Master's Degree11%
Doctoral Degree0%
Other8%

Posted Food / Beverage Quality Manager jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years13%
3 to 5 years71%
6 to 8 years10%
9+ years6%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Food / Beverage Quality Manager positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (44%)
  • Microsoft Office (31%)
  • Problem Solving (29%)
  • Microsoft Excel (28%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (23%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Quality Management (84%)
  • Quality Assurance and Control (81%)
  • Food Safety (71%)
  • Food Science (65%)
  • Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) (57%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Packaging (18%)
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) (17%)
  • Scheduling (16%)
  • Occupational Health and Safety (16%)
  • Root Cause Analysis (16%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • ISO 9001 Standards (7%)
  • Process Control (6%)
  • Manufacturing Processes (5%)
  • FDA Regulations (5%)
  • Lean Manufacturing (4%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.

  • Lean Manufacturing (4%) – marginal value $2,008

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Food / Beverage Quality Manager skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Quality Assurance Supervisor
  • Quality Manager
  • Quality Supervisor
  • Customer Quality Manager Remote

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Food / Beverage Quality Manager jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Ready Pac Foods (60)
  • Bimbo Bakeries Usa (53)
  • Osi (41)
  • Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. (38)
  • Smithfield Foods (32)

North Carolina

  • Campbell Soup Company (12)
  • Smithfield Foods (9)
  • Perdue (5)
  • Bojangles' (4)
  • Mission Health (4)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

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