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FSQAR Supplier Specialist


Rich’s, also known as Rich Products Corporation, is a family-owned food company dedicated to inspiring possibilities. From cakes and icings to pizza, appetizers and specialty toppings, our products are used in homes, restaurants and bakeries around the world. Beyond great food, our customers also gain insights to help them stay competitive, no matter their size. Our portfolio includes creative solutions geared at helping food industry professionals compete in foodservice, retail, in-store bakery, deli, and prepared foods, among others. Working in 100 locations globally, with annual sales exceeding $4 billion, Rich’s is a global leader with a focus on everything that family makes possible. Rich’s®—Infinite Possibilities. One Family.


The Supplier Food Safety, Quality Assurance, and Regulatory (FSQAR) Specialist supports the approval and monitoring of suppliers of raw materials to self-manufacturing facilities located in the US and Canada.   


        Conduct raw material supplier approval and monitoring reviews to ensure compliance to regulatory, customer, GFSI, and internal standards. Request and review compliance documentation and perform follow up by phone or email as required. 

        Participate in raw material evaluation process to approve new ingredients and packaging codes. 

        Assess supplier and raw material risk in collaboration with internal teams. Work with team to identify supplier monitoring strategies based on risk and communicate to stakeholders. 

        Support internal facilities with investigations, communications, and root cause/corrective actions related to raw material non-conformities.  

        Compile and review data on supplier and raw material food safety and quality metrics.  Provide reporting and recommendations based on data review.  Identifies and reports trends in supplier FSQA metrics and escalates identified issues as applicable. 

        Assist in development, implementation, and monitoring of ongoing Supplier FSQA programs.

        Schedule food safety audits and/or risk assessments of raw material suppliers. Perform food safety audits (in person or remote desk audits) of raw material suppliers as assigned.

        Act as an administrator to supplier document management tools, including support and training for internal users and suppliers. 

        Provide support and participate in projects as assigned in alignment with team objectives. 

        Willing to travel up to 10% to support projects and supplier auditing


        Associates, bachelors, or advanced degree in food science, biology, chemistry, microbiology, or related program.

        Working knowledge of FDA and USDA regulations, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), HACCP, food allergens and pest control.

        Strong quantitative/analytical skills to include interpretation of data, identifying trends, etc.

        Personal computer skills with ability to use Microsoft Office programs and statistical software

        Work effectively in a team environment

        Express ideas and information in a clear and concise manner

        The ability to organize, prioritize, and own multiple tasks while meeting and/or exceeding deadlines

        HACCP certification preferred

        PCQI certification preferred



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