Monthly Archives: November 2014



Imagine yourself working for an innovative company that creates and manufactures custom beverage solutions for a broad spectrum of companies.  Insight Beverages is a recognized leader in the beverage industry and a most valued partner to our clients.  We finish what we formulate.  We partner with customers of all sizes in various channels and provide them with practical, innovative beverage solutions from concept to beverage formulation, beverage manufacturing, and business building.  Wouldn’t it be great to work for a fast-paced, entrepreneurial company where the focus is on insights, adaptability, and innovation?  This could be your opportunity to stir things up in your career.

We are currently searching for a Quality Documentation Specialist for our plant which has bulk manufacturing, blending, conveyor, filling, labeling, and packaging processes.  The Quality Documentation Specialist is responsible for coordinating, maintaining, and controlling Quality Management Systems, responding to customers’ requests for information and documentation, and coordinating and performing quality audits.

Major responsibilities are as follows:


·       Create, maintain, approve and revise quality documents and specifications in document management system.

·       Interact with various departments, communicate non-conformances, and recommend changes and improvements in policies, procedures, and processes.

·       Interface with customers and vendors and respond to requests for documentation including  GMO & non-GMO statements, allergen statements, country of origin statements, shelf life, continuing guarantee, gluten statement, finished product spec, SDS and others.

·       Complete customers’ and vendors’ questionnaires and surveys and investigate complaints.

·       File for Kosher and Halal certification per customers’ request.

·       Gather documents required for internal and external audits.

·       Conduct Vendor, Co-Manufacturer and Internal Audits and maintain supporting documentation.

·       Participate in innovative thinking and innovation opportunities as needed.

·       Participate as member of SQF & HACCP Teams.

·       Support SQF systems and report any potential food safety or quality issues to any individual with the authority to take action.

·       Initiate action on any food safety or quality problems reported by employees.

·       Participate in all company training for food safety and plant safety.

·       Perform special projects and other duties as assigned.





If you are known as an exceptional employee who produces great work and believes in adding value to everything you do, we want you to join our growing team and share our vision.  The ideal candidate will have 3 – 5 years of related quality experience, preferably within a food manufacturing, food packaging, or FDA environment.  3+ years’ experience maintaining Quality Management Systems and performing quality audits is essential.  Experience interfacing with Rabbi and Kosher Council are required.  Solid technical, documentation, and analytical skills are essential.  Must be able to communicate and interact effectively with people.  Strong Math aptitude and proficiency in Word, Excel, and Outlook are required.  PowerPoint is a Plus.  Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Biology, or Microbiology is preferred.  ASQ Certification and/or ability to speak Spanish are a plus.  Ability to lift or move 20 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation is required. 


Qualified candidates are requested to e-mail their resumes and base salary information.  Cover letter or resume must list and describe Kosher experience.  Please be sure to list the position that you are applying for in the subject line.  Only local candidates will be considered.  No phone calls please.  EOE/M/F/D/V.


Insight Beverages

750 Oakwood Road

Lake Zurich, IL 60047




Presentation from the November General Meeting 🗓

Presentation: Section General Meeting Wednesday, November 12th

Stonegate Conference Center 2401 West Higgins Road Hoffman Estates, IL

Change Management – Successful Strategies For Planning In An Ever-Changing Environment” Presented by: Scott Stribrny

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Scott Stribrny, (speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur, with over 30 years of experience in organizational change) will explore large-scale organizational change and continuous improvement and will provide a cogent illustration of the various interventions that lead to success.

Change is something companies must do if they are to survive and compete in today’s business world. The successful management of change using a project-based intervention is crucial for any organization to succeed in the highly competitive and evolving global business environment.

For many, expensive flaws persist in their approach to change. This presentation examines effective models of change along with key operating assumptions worth understanding. Discussion will address how to assess readiness for change including organizational members’ shared resolve to implement a change (change commitment) and shared belief in their collective capability to do so (change efficacy). Organizational readiness for change varies as a function of how much organizational members value the change and how favorably they appraise three key determinants of implementation capability: task demands, resource availability, and situational factors.

This presentation will describe both successful and unsuccessful efforts to bring about large-scale change and will provide a cogent illustration of the various interventions that lead to success. Two major questions will be addressed:

  1. What are reliable operating assumptions about dealing with change, and how do you apply them?
  2. What are approaches for dealing with change, and how do you recognize and choose among them?


stribnyScott Stribrny is the Cofounder, President, and Managing Director of Group Atlantic, Inc., a consulting firm that has advised private, commercial, and governmental organizations on successful strategy development and operations improvement since 1992. He is also an author with Cutter Consortium’s Business Technologies Strategies practice and Enterprise Risk Management & Governance practice. He is currently advising on techniques for enabling change and a culture of continuous improvement. Scott’s corporate career began with a start-up firm that went from zero to 100 million dollars in just five years. Next Scott moved to a Fortune 50 conglomerate where he worked with industry-leading engineers, scientists and their executive management. Scott quickly ascended to management and was responsible for the development of groundbreaking, sophisticated products and services where he applied best practices in product development, manufacturing and quality.

During his more than 30 years experience he led successful multi-year, multimillion-dollar development programs and was responsible for completion of the world’s largest flexible manufacturing system for heavy equipment. His accumulated management experience ranges from growth companies to conglomerates in many industries, including aerospace, telecommunications, financial, insurance, retail, information services, and manufacturing. Scott is author of many professional papers and is a frequently invited keynote speaker at scores of conferences and company events. LinkedIn Profile: