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Supplier Quality Manager - PRO1180 - Kentucky-Clermont


Beam Suntory inspires human connections, memorable stories and family legacies by Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into the world's third largest premium spirits company... where each employee is treated like family and trusted to be custodians of our world-class portfolio of brands steeped in legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit.


Beam Suntory currently has the following position open in Clermont, KY


Supplier Quality Manager



Support high product quality standards through management of integrated Supplier Food Safety and Quality system. Lead all aspects of supplier, material, and ingredient quality from qualification of new suppliers to focused improvement plans for purchased materials.


Duties & Responsibilities:

         Improve and Manage supplier qualification processes to assure adherence to Quality and Food safety standards.Represent manufacturing Quality in supplier/partner decisions in Supplier Relationship Management Program.

         Manage system for supplier quality monitoring- including test requirements/results and routine performance based on key performance indicators.

         Perform lead auditor function for certification and surveillance audits for tier 1 partner suppliers.Oversee regional/local results and actions from audits of lower tier suppliers. Maintain overall responsibility for supplier adherence to quality/food safety standards and completion of required corrective actions.

         Serve as primary central quality contact for 3rd party warehouse locations with respect to Quality and Food Safety, including performing audits and ensuring completion of corrective actions.

         Support manufacturing units by leading and participating in supplier/material improvement initiatives which support overall product/system quality.

         Support Supply Chain and Procurement partners by ensuring adherence to supplier/material quality standards during design-to-value, innovation and network optimization initiatives.

         Identify quality performance improvement initiatives related to ingredients and materials and lead implementation.

         Assist with internal and co-manufacturing food safety/quality audits as needed: ISO Standards, BRC, HACCP, and Beam global standards.

         Lead crisis management process, particularly as related to purchased materials through the FACTS process.

         Partner with plants and Research & Development teams to execute material qualification processes.




Desired Qualifications:

         5+ years leadership experience in a manufacturing quality setting.Food industry, especially beverage alcohol is a plus.

         Experience as a lead auditor in a formal food safety/quality system- Certification is a plus

         Demonstrated ability to audit and improve ISO 9001, ISO 22000, and other quality/food safety management systems.Implementation and system building experience a plus.

         Demonstrated understanding and application of technical skills:

o    Quality system auditing

o    Statistical process control

o    Formal risk assessment

o    Process capability

o    Root cause/Problem solving

o    Teamwork

         Must be able to travel up to 50%

         Strong communication and organizational skills.

         Bachelorís degree in Food Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or related field

         Post-graduate degree (related Science or MBA) is a plus

         External certification such as ASQ Certified Quality Manager is a plus



Beam Suntory is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.




 - Productions

Primary Location

 - USA-Kentucky-Clermont GIC


 - Beam Global CEO


 - Full-time


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