Ferrara, a company related to The Ferrero Group, is an emerging powerhouse in the North American confections and sweet snacking categories. A passionate team of more than 6,000 employees works together to share delight in every bite through leading brands that have shaped the industry for more than 100 years.

Quality/Sanitation Supervisor, 3rd Shift

Job Location: ​Chicago​

This role is based out of our Chicago manufacturing facility at 2945 W. 31st Street Chicago, Ill 60623 and it will be an in-person role.  



Want to make an impact?

The Quality and Sanitation Supervisor is responsible for ensuring the development and compliance of Food Safety and Quality programs as well as the overall sanitation and pest control programs at the plant level to assure the food safety and quality of all products.

Ways you will make a difference

  • Directs the work of sanitation crews and supports the work of QA Technicians to ensure on-time start-up as well as compliance to the Food Safety Plans
  • Ensuring that personnel in the departments maintain high sanitation, GMP, and safety standards.
  • Collaborates on the development and implementation of policies and procedures (i.e. SSOP’s)
  • Implements the Master Sanitation Schedules (MSS) for plant and warehouse facilities, interior/exterior to ensure superior sanitation of the production, equipment and surrounding areas at all times.
  • Completes plant quality, sanitation and safety audits on a regular basis
  • Facilities problem resolution related to sanitation and quality issues.
  • Review post-sanitation inspections and analyze ATP and environmental test results in order to implement appropriate and sustainable corrective actions.
  • Manage the Inventory and purchasing of all sanitation, quality and safety supplies. .
  • Coordinate and document Zero Waste Management activities
  • Conduct internal food safety and work safety audit as a part of the food safety team and safety committee. 
  • Facilitate the training of employees in Sanitation and Quality Departments, including the training of Operation employees on proper sanitation and sanitizing of equipment and surrounding areas
  • Ensure cleaning tasks are competed adequately and on time.

Skills that will make you successful

  • Ability to work with employees at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize activities to achieve effective time management.
  • Ability to understand and handle multiple and sometimes conflicting priorities
  • Ability to work with outside vendors and external contacts

Experiences that will support your success

  • 2 years supervisory experience in the food-industry preferred
  • Bachelor or Associates degree in science or technical field preferred.
  • Knowledge of industry HACCP, food safety and GMP principles
  • Knowledge of pest control practices within the food industry
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including electronic communication
  • Proficiency in computer skills preferred (spreadsheets, databases, presentations, etc.)
  • Ability to work flexible hours (based on company needs)





Our diverse portfolio of nearly 35 brands includes SweeTARTS®, Trolli®, BRACH'S®, Black Forest® and NERDS®, along with iconic favorites like Lemonhead®, Red Hots® and Now and Later®. Ferrara also manages the Keebler® and Famous Amos® businesses for The Ferrero Group.  Headquartered in Chicago, Ferrara has an operational network of 20 locations in North America that includes manufacturing, distribution and R&D facilities. Learn more at www.ferrarausa.com.


We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees, employment decisions and opportunities at Ferrara will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or civil union status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, military or veteran status, disability, handicap, genetic information, pregnancy (childbirth or related medical condition), or on any other basis prohibited by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.