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Food / Beverage Quality Manager

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Food or Beverage Quality Manager 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 12 Food / Beverage Quality Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 756 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 2015:

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 $69,603.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $69,603.

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 $42,112.

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 Degree7.14%
Bachelor's Degree41.93%
Master's Degree5.03%
Doctoral Degree1.06%
Other45.11%

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 years59.28%
3 to 5 years33.13%
6 to 8 years5.19%
9+ years2.4%

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 (55.95%)
  • Management (55.03%)
  • Quality Assurance (51.98%)
  • Sanitation (39.29%)
  • Safety Assurance (38.1%)
  • Problem Solving (37.04%)
  • Mathematics (36.11%)
  • Operations (35.58%)
  • Writing (31.22%)
  • Organizational Skills (26.06%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Food Quality Assurance And Control (32.89%)
  • Food Science (30.48%)
  • Auditing (51.6%)
  • Food Safety And Sanitation (87.3%)
  • Good Manufacturing Practices (39.3%)
  • Quality Management (16.44%)
  • Hazard Analysis And Critical Control Points (HACCP) (51.74%)
  • New Product Development (6.82%)
  • Product Quality (QA/QC) (29.01%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • FDA Regulations (12.3%)
  • Food Microbiology (1.47%)
  • Document Control (3.61%)
  • Laboratory Equipment (14.97%)
  • Food Manufacturing (17.65%)
  • Microbiological Testing (5.35%)
  • Chemistry (12.83%)
  • Quality Improvement (1.2%)
  • Quality Management Systems (4.95%)
  • Corrective And Preventive Action (CAPA) (8.16%)
  • Regulatory Compliance (7.75%)
  • Business Correspondence (12.57%)
  • Biology (13.64%)
  • Data Entry (6.02%)
  • Data Collection (14.17%)
  • Continuous Improvement Process (4.41%)
  • Procurement (2.41%)
  • Customer Communications Management (11.1%)
  • Warehousing (19.39%)
  • Food Technology (3.21%)
  • Traceability (4.01%)
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) (6.28%)
  • Development Environment (12.03%)
  • Sensory Analysis (14.84%)
  • External Auditing (1.74%)
  • Standard Operating Procedure (14.57%)
  • Hazard Analysis (8.82%)
  • Machinery (8.29%)
  • Seafood Preparation (11.9%)
  • Microbiology (14.17%)
  • Pest Control (19.12%)
  • Risk Analysis (4.95%)
  • Seafood Processing (10.83%)
  • Process Improvement (4.28%)
  • Root Cause Analysis (9.76%)
  • Statistical Process Controls (19.79%)

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.

  • Hazard Analysis And Critical Control Points (HACCP) (100%)

Alternative Job Titles

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

  • FSQA Manager
  • Food Safety and Quality Assurance Supervisor
  • FSQA Supervisor
  • Food Safety and Quality Assurance Manager
  • Quality Manager
  • Quality Intern
  • Quality Assurance Associate
  • Quality Supervisor
  • Field Quality Manager
  • Quality Control Supervisor

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

  • Tyson Foods (155)
  • Sysco (117)
  • Ajinomoto Foods North America (28)
  • Actalent (26)
  • The Judge Group (19)
  • Sugar Creek Packing Company (18)
  • Aspire Bakeries (17)
  • Tyson Sales and Distribution (13)
  • Ajinomoto (13)
  • SYGMA Network (9)

North Carolina

  • Tyson Foods (6)
  • Dole Food Company (2)
  • Brakebush Brothers (2)
  • Vigna (1)
  • Sysco (1)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!