Supplier Quality Assurance
Auditor – Franklin, TN
Mar 9, 2016
Title: Technologist – Supplier Quality
Commercial Manager - SQA
Franklin, TN - BRN
Level of Role
Number of Reports
- Provide expertise in the
processing of materials and Ingredients such as Pre-blends/Pre-mixes,
Proteins, Fats, Grains, Vegetables and Packaging ingredients.
- Assessment and confirmation of
a suppliers capability to meet Mars standards of supply, through;
the SQA audit in a timely manner
of analytical data compliance;
and review of process capability trial data:
that supplier hazard controls are operating effectively;
- Support the supplier to address
gaps in Q&FS capability identified in audits;
- Partner with the buyer in
ensuring the material specifications are reviewed, understood and agreed
by the supplier;
- Be aware of and assess changes
to a suppliers capability to meet the Mars Specification;
- Ensure that all suppliers are
assigned a current status with defined supply and verification
- Conduct new supplier
qualifications in a timely manner to support sourcing strategy and new
product launches and line extensions.
- Support the use of External
audits and Food Safety Certifications.
- Maintaining the “Supplier
Manager” List for raw and packaging materials.
- Conduct supplier reviews
according to MQM standard.
- Manage Spot Buys and New
Supplier Qualifications for related category
- Demonstrate a Quality Culture
in Actions, Words and Spirit.
Critical Mars Leadership Capabilities
- Creates Collaborative
- Delivers Consistent Results
Key Supporting Competencies
- Action Oriented
- Priority Setting
- Peer Relationships
Critical Functional Competencies
- Food Manufacturing
- Quality and Food Safety/HACCP
Key Functional Skills/Knowledge
- Effectively manage
relationships with sourcing managers, MRA/PRA teams and suppliers.
- Advanced understanding of
quality systems and food safety management programs is critical.
Examples: Good Manufacturing Practice, food microbiology, auditing,
Hazard analysis and Control, Statistics for sampling and process control
- Familiarity with food laws and
- Excellent auditing and risk
- Excellent knowledge of pet food
- Ingredient/Material category
- Planning and Prioritization
- Verbal and written skills –
ability to properly document and communicate supplier audit/assessment
- Ability to influence sourcing
managers and suppliers.
- Excellent team working and
- Ability to prioritize
activities appropriately, and make trade-off decisions as appropriate.
- Familiarity with food laws and
- Computer skills sufficient to
use data input and retrieval systems, spreadsheet, word processors and
- A Bachelor of Science Degree
with emphasis in food science/animal science
- The physical capability of
working in a manufacturing environment is essential
- Lead Auditor Certification
- HACCP certification
- At least two years Commercial or
Quality experience in the Food Industry
Every associate at Mars has
responsibility for the achievement of quality and food safety.
As a privately-held,
family-owned company, Mars Petcare US offers
benefits which reflect our commitment to attracting and retaining great
people. This includes excellent pay, competitive health and dental care
coverage, a retirement plan, a very competitive vacation plan and unrivalled
career advancement opportunities, to name just a few of our unique and
If you're looking for a place where you can take ownership for your work,
where the pace is fast, the environment is built around the importance of
open communication, and where employees are called "associates" and
treated as such, then we want to hear from you.
We are an equal opportunity
employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin,
disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected
by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application
process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is
pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a
result of such a request.
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