Supplier Quality Technologist-CHI02063 - Chicago, IL
Wrigley is a recognized leader in confections with a wide range of product offerings including gum, mints, hard and chewy candies, and lollipops. Wrigley’s world-famous brands – including Extra®, Orbit®, Doublemint®, and 5™ chewing gums, as well as confectionery brands Skittles®, Starburst®, Altoids® and Life Savers® – create simple pleasures for consumers every day. With operations in more than 40 countries and distribution in more than 180 countries, Wrigley’s brands bring smiles to faces around the globe. The company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, employs approximately 17,000 associates globally, and operates as a subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated. Based in McLean, Virginia, Mars has net sales of more than $30 billion, six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience, and approximately 70,000 Associates worldwide that are putting our Mars Principles into action to make a difference for people and the planet through our performance.
The Supplier Quality Assurance role undertakes the SQA process with suppliers to proactively ensure that their Quality Systems are in place to meet Mars Quality & Food Safety (Q&FS) standards and enable the delivery of all materials to Mars manufacturing facilities to specification.
The role has three main purposes (1) the assessment and improvement of a supplier’s capability to meet specification, (2) to ensure the resolution of non-conforming material issues and (3) the technical development of the supply base to meet future requirements.
• Contribute Q&FS insights to the supply strategy.
• Perform Q&FS risk assessment of suppliers to assess and decide on suitability to supply materials to Mars manufacturing sites.
• Strong technical competencies in Quality Assurance
• Solid project management skills highly desired
• 4+ years of internal and external supplier quality lead auditing experience
• Knowledge of gum and confectionery technology a plus
The Wrigley Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. 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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