Supplier Quality Manager (Ingredients & Packaging)

Job Title
Supplier Quality Manager (Ingredients & Packaging)
Job ID
Work Hybrid
Supplier Quality Manager (Ingredients & Packaging)

Interested in a great opportunity with a global dairy company that is expanding their footprint in the U.S?
We are looking to fill a Supplier Quality Manager position that will be responsible for the compliance of incoming ingredients, packaging, and chemical products from suppliers

This role will be responsible for reviewing, assessing, and approving ingredients, packaging and chemical against food safety and quality standards for onboarding and continuous basis.

This is a hybrid role located in Chicago, IL with easy access to transit. Must come into the office 2-3 days a week.  

Job Responsibilities:
  • Schedules, plans, and executes food safety & food quality audits for existing and potential ingredients/packaging/chemical suppliers
  • Utilizes the principles of GFSI, HACCP & ISO in audits to assess food safety/quality risks recommends mitigation strategies
  • Monitors and follows up with manufacturing plants to ensure the full implementation of corrective actions
  • Provides technical input on food safety of ingredients and packaging materials on product development teams 
  • Reviews, approves, and files all ingredient/packaging/chemical supplier documentation
  • Organizes and plans a detailed schedule to ensure supply/facility audits are efficiently conducted. Produces audit reports and distributes internally in a timely manner, after each visit
  • Completes monthly, quarterly and annual reports
  • Maintains a close partnership with the purchasing department to facilitate communication with suppliers as needed
  • Provides support on projects as needed
  • Partners cross functionally to achieve overall company objectives
  • Shares and promotes best practices throughout the organization

Required Skills/Qualifications:  
  • Bachelor’s Degree in microbiology, food science, dairy science, life sciences or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience in food manufacturing is required
  • 1+ years of experience auditing food manufacturing locations is required
  • 5-7 years related experience in quality programs in a food and beverage manufacturing environment
  • Solid knowledge of GFSI, HACCP, & US food regulations
  • Proficiency with data management portals, MS applications, specifically Excel
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Strong communication skills, as well as the ability to work independently
  • Strong organizational skills and proven attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize and manage projects in a changing, complex environment
  • Ability to travel 35-50%


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