What you'll do Overview Manages and assists in the development of the Wendy's QA programs regarding food safety, quality, sanitation, production, and animal welfare of multiple major products and other assigned minor products in accordance with the departmental plan of action. Manages all aspects of assigned products and their corresponding suppliers' compliance including auditing, product evaluation, lab testing, data management and other necessary management tools. Manages supplier compliance to the quality and food safety standards and specifications set forth by the Wendy's Brand. Specific Responsibilities Include Develops, updates, and implements the programs, procedures, and actions necessary to effectively monitor and maintain compliance with food safety and quality specifications of multiple major products and other assigned minor products. Provides technical support to Wendy's franchise and company store operations. Oversees the scheduling and conduction of audits of food processors to ensure attainment of the departmental plan of action and compliance with company specifications and standards concerning food safety, quality, sanitation, production, and animal welfare. Ensures completion of annual third party audits of assigned product suppliers. Responsible for cross-functional communication and assistance: Assists other departments (R&D, QSCC, Operations) with new / improved product development, second sourcing, and quality issues with assigned menu items. Coordinates and oversees laboratory testing and data management of assigned food products at external laboratories and suppliers to ensure the sampling / testing frequency and compliance standards outlined in the departmental plan of action are met. Manages specifications and lab evaluation procedures for assigned products. Develops solutions and provides recommendations to suppliers and / or Wendy's QA personnel for corrective actions for deficiencies and/or areas of non-compliance related to assigned menu items. This position will be based at The Wendy's Company headquarters in Dublin, a suburb of Columbus, OH. Wendy’s is the world's second largest quick-service hamburger company and was built on the premise, "Quality is our Recipe®," which remains the guidepost of the Wendy's system. Today, Wendy's and its franchisees employ hundreds of thousands of people across more than 6,700 restaurants worldwide with a vision of becoming the world's most thriving and beloved restaurant brand.