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Supplier Quality Assurance Technologist (Peanut)

Mars Incorporated
Brentwood, TN 37027
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Supplier Quality Assurance Technologist (Peanut)

Assures "fit for purpose" for raw and packaging materials that meet/exceed the needs of the regional manufacturing sites and end-users. Ongoing responsibilities of the role include ensuring continuous supplier process improvement, identifying and executing cost improvement initiatives, assuring food/human/product safety, continuous quality improvement, and performing supplier site visits and audits. The role requires functional expertise in food, organics and/or snack materials with preferred experience in Cocoa. The Supplier Quality Assurance Technologist interacts extensively with the Commercial buying team, manufacturing, product, and commodity development functions with a special emphasis and deep functional knowledge within a unique commercial buying category (i.e., peanuts, cocoa, fat/oils, gum, colors, etc.).

What we're looking for:

  • BS degree in Chemistry, Food Science, Engineering or related technical field
  • 3 years of experience in a technical area such as R&D product development, quality systems, laboratory management, manufacturing, or engineering
  • Ability to travel 50% of the time
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience with direct supplier chain quality management
  • 5+ years of experience in a technical area such as R&D product development, quality systems, auditing, food safety, laboratory management, manufacturing, or engineering

What you'll be doing:

  • Assures quality and consistency of raw materials and packaging supply within the region.
  • Creates material risk assessments and supplier improvement plans
  • Works in partnership with Commercial Buying Team and Site-based Quality Services to identify and execute inbound material cost, quality, food safety and efficiency improvement projects
  • Manages all inbound supply risks including material security, quality, food/product safety and regulatory compliance
  • Performs supplier site audits and ensures completion of identified corrective actions
  • Communicates effectively with multiple internal customers in Commercial, R&D and Supply
  • Performs supplier performance reviews and manages supplier performance metrics

Decision Making Authority and Impact

  • Proper supplier risk assessment and food safety controls under the Supplier Quality Assurance function to directly prevent manufacture of adulterated product.
  • Product conformance to specifications and requirements
  • Identifying risks and expedient communication of issues
  • Approval of suppliers as extensions of Mars Wrigley North America sites

  • Supplier-based quality system improvements
  • Prioritization of continuous improvement activity and resource allocation to achieve improvements
  • Inputs into global and regional Supplier Quality Assurance Strategy
  • Disposition of non-conforming product and fitness for use of materials not meeting specification
  • Modifications to raw material risk assessments and specifications

What to Expect from Mars:

  • The opportunity to learn, develop and take charge of your own career.
  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package.
  • To be respected and valued.
  • The Five Principles at the center of every decision
  • The opportunity to work cross functionally, add value and impact a better world for generations to come.

Posted: 2021-09-11 Expires: 2021-10-10
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