Supplier Compliance Coordinator

Del Monte Foods   •  

Walnut Creek, CA

Industry: Food & Beverage


5 - 7 years

Posted 294 days ago

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Job DescriptionPOSITION FUNCTION & SCOPE:This position isresponsible for supporting the Co-Manufacturing and Vendor Compliance group in the area of Supplier and Vendor approvals. It interacts with Procurement and R&D to assure suppliers and their materials meet the rigid DMFI standards. This position interacts with vendors, DMFI manufacturing plants, co-manufacturing operations, Procurement, R&D, Marketing, QA and Production Planning groups on a regular basis. PRIMARYRESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Initiate and lead the Supplier Approval Process for qualification of new ingredient vendors and perform review of supplier documentation for quality and food safety non-conformances while maintaining supplier contact and proactively addressing the non-conformances. Evaluates supplier responses to the questionnaire and required documentation to determine approval status.
  • Performs risk and vulnerability assessments on ingredients and suppliers as required by BRC/FSMA and recommends mitigation strategies to reduce or manage vulnerability to food fraud and overall risk.
  • Serves as a Company representative to ingredient vendors and primary packaging vendors.
  • Conducts audits as required to determine vendor compliance to FSMA as well as DMFI ingredient specifications.
  • Works independently to make decisions to qualify vendors or disqualify vendors due to non-conformance.
  • Maintains supplier ingredient documentation which includes but is not limited to Organic, Halal, Kosher and Gluten Free.
  • Maintains the Approved Vendor List (AVL) for ingredients and packaging used in DMFI products and proactively manages the documentation for current vendors.
  • Leads the bi-monthly Supplier Approval Review (SAR) meetings and provides feedback to stakeholders.
  • Reports status of projects to the Director of Food Safety and Quality and Senior Manager Vendor Compliance.
  • Onboard and set up access for new suppliers in the SAP Product Data Management System (PDM).
  • Utilize PDM System to drive certificate management and follow up with suppliers on expired or outstanding documentation.
  • Complete other duties and special assignments in the area of Quality Assurance.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • BA/BS in Food Science or related field.
  • Three to five years' experience in quality assurance and or vendor compliance.
  • Strong working knowledge of quality assurance, food manufacturing, packaging, processing and distribution.
  • Ability to work in cross-functional team oriented environment with multiple disciplines.
  • Understanding of the Global Food Safety Initiative, Food Drug Act (Title 21) and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
  • Capable of project management and working without daily supervision.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to lead several projects simultaneously.
  • Knowledge of SAP PDM System or equivalent program.
  • Strong knowledge of BRC requirements.
  • Ability to travel 10 -- 15%