Supply Quality Program Manager

Less than 5 years experience  •  Food & Beverages

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/11/18
Kansas City, KS
Less than 5 years experience
Food & Beverages
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/11/18

General Purpose:

Drive the Supply Quality program compliance and support and ensure the effectiveness of the DFA approved Vendor Program. Build effective partnerships across the value chain to drive a best in class supply quality program. Be accountable for the Supply Quality program management within DFA. Develop the structure of supplier compliance as per DFA supplier expectations, company policies, and per supply quality policies and procedures. Implement Center of Excellence strategic initiatives.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Leadership/People and Cross-Functional Management
? Manage vendor compliance to supplier expectations within DFA 
? Manage vendor adherence to Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requirements; this includes process validation reviews, raw material hazard analysis, and risk assessment 
? Review audits to ensure the hazard management under preventive controls is assessable, supply chain controls are being met, and suitable verification is performed to ensure compliance 
? Assess that vendor food safety details and laboratory testing criteria meets supply chain controls. Drive vulnerability assessment criteria for vendor compliance
? Develop vendor testing requirements for high-risk risk management (RM) testing; define compliance to FDA acceptable testing methods and sampling plans for specific RM categories; verify completion of recovery details 
? Partner with R&D team and the business to create microbiological specifications for all classes of ingredients, including new and existing. Ensure compliance updates as needed 
? Harness knowledge from external technical and reference organization's and propagate learning’s and best practices within the organization
? Understand and share best practice/trends internally (across BUs) and externally (attend/sit within identified trade associations)
Program Management
? Ensure compliance of all vendor documentation, validation studies, and preventive controls for high risk ingredient categories and specific items 
? Manage the vendor audit schedule. Partner with Procurement to develop and maintain approved vendor lists
? Build Vulnerability Assessment program; this includes horizon scanning of vendor performance and recall, food fraud events, and global supply risks 
? Build subject matter expertise with audit team on assessing EMP, laboratory compliance, and general knowledge of food microbiology 
Tactical activities
? Execute Co-Man Qualification and food safety supplier audits. Assess food safety plans to ensure FSMA compliance, consumer, as well as brand protection
? Drive closure of audit finding corrections for acceptance; ensure closure of all audits in timely manner 
? Lead vendor non-conformance reviews. Provide oversight for Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA). Manage and coordinate resolution of supplier/vendor complaints across DFA by troubleshooting issues and facilitating issue resolution
? The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee, but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Other duties may be assigned as required.


Requirements

Education and Experience:

?Master’s Degree in food science, Biological sciences, or chemical/food engineering
? 3-5 years’ minimum experience within food and beverage industry working with vendor management, auditing, and process reviews for FSMA compliance
? Strong background in supply quality, raw materials (ingredients & packaging), food safety, food processing technologies, FSMA, HACCP, risk assessment and raw material specification development

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

?Able to represent the needs and interests of DFA with vendors
? Able to manage supplier relationships with the appropriate level of business acumen
? Able to work with cross-functional teams at multi levels within the organization
? Able to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing
? Able to interact positively and work effectively with others (interpersonal skills)
? Skill in problem solving and complaint resolution
? Skill in leadership and coaching
? Skill in conflict management skills
? Must be able to read, write and speak English 

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