Supplier Quality Specialist
Ferrara Pan Candy Co., Inc.

Chicago, Illinois

Posted in Retail

Job Info

Job Location: Chicago

Want to make an impact?

Based in the Chicago/greater Chicagoland area and requires 50-60% travel. The primary responsibilities are to be the subject matter expert of assigned ingredients and packaging materials and ensure the supply of inbound raw materials comply with Ferrara quality and food safety standards. This is achieved through the auditing of new and existing suppliers, maintaining supplier documentation, non-conformance resolution, conducting on-going supplier performance reviews and the development of supplier relationships. This position works closely with procurement and research and development teams to execute strategic sourcing initiatives, maintain business continuity, and help commercialize new innovations.

Ways you will make a difference

Conduct risk based audits of new and existing suppliers, seeking conformity to applicable standards and assessing potential risks to the Ferrara supply chain

  • Providing input into the selection process for potential new suppliers for Ferrara business and verification of alternative materials and suppliers.
  • Assess effectiveness of non-conformance corrections and corrective action/plans
  • Ensure timeliness, consistency, and accuracy in all audits and audit reports

Manage assigned supplier portfolio by ensuring document review and compliance within the QMS (Quality Management System) for all food safety, quality, and regulatory requirements.

Manage the escalated supplier non-conformance process by working with Ferrara sites and suppliers to drive for resolution of non-conformances. Use ongoing performance to conduct supplier performance reviews.

Provide functional supervision/coaching to suppliers in the area of quality, compliance of specifications, and food safety including the operational/executional compliance to the Ferrara Supplier Expectations Quality Manual.

Develop required relationships and capabilities within our supply base for the present and future by being the subject matter expert for assigned raw material categories.

Keep informed of industry food safety and regulatory compliance standards and associated hazards. Identify and assess potential risks prior to occurrence and, notify appropriate senior management and technical personnel of potential issues and possible solutions.

Experiences that will support your success

  • Bachelor's Degree in Food Science, Food Technology, Microbiology, Chemistry or other food related degree.
  • Demonstrated ability in any of the following: food law, food technology, food chemistry, microbiology, or agricultural supply chain practices.
  • Ability to assess and mitigate risk; to make informed decisions.
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills and diplomacy.
  • HACCP certification required. FSMA PCQI and GFSI (FSSC) certifications preferred.
  • Certification as a lead auditor preferred
  • Strong auditing skills; at least 2 years of experience.
  • Analytical ability, leadership strength and ability to work effectively with a team.
  • Computer software skills to include MS Office, SAP, SharePoint and supplier management systems.
  • Willingness to travel up to 60% of the time (domestic and international).

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