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Manager Supplier Food Safety and Quality - Oakbrook Terrace, IL

McCain Foods (Canada)


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Position Title: Manager Supplier Food Safety and Quality

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time

Position Location: Florenceville Main

Grade: Grade 06

Requisition ID: 10439

Job Summary

Manager Supplier Food Safety and Quality is responsible for the Quality Management of suppliers and the ingredients, processing aids, additives, and packaging supplied to McCain plants in North America. The position will collaborate with our Plants, Procurement, R&D, and the Commercial functions to manage supplier and ingredient risk and to ensure that new suppliers can meet and existing suppliers continue to meet our requirements on an on-going basis. This individual also works with our plants to ensure accurate and timely entry of Quality Notifications (QN), and assists with investigation and supplier CAPA for ingredient, processing aid, additive and packaging non-conformances. The position will build relationships with suppliers and audit suppliers based on risk and performance on a regular basis.

Job Responsibilities

  • Review and approve new suppliers of ingredients, processing aids, additives, and packaging
  • Complete supplier and ingredient risk assessments
  • Ongoing maintenance of supplier documentation
  • Manage supplier issues with documented CAPA to help improve ingredient, packaging and finished product quality and conformance
  • Establish a collaborative relationship with Procurement to enhance the Supplier Quality Management program.
  • Compile Quarterly summaries of supplier performance for review with suppliers and with Procurement
  • Collaborate with R&D, Procurement, Food Safety, and suppliers on ingredient specification and COA requirements
  • Initiate ingredient specification deviations where required
  • Review and assist in ingredient shelf life extensions

Job Qualifications

  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in the food industry
  • Plant level food safety and quality experience desired
  • Must have good working knowledge of HACCP, FSMA and HARPC, GMPs, food safety, McCain product specifications (FRM and Crystal Reports), supplier quality, Procurement and R&D practices, sanitation principles, GFSI (BRC and SQF), SAP, and Microsoft Office suite of software.
  • Ability to work and interact effectively with suppliers, R&D, Procurement, Commercial/Sales and Quality peers.


  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently
  • Persistence and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate work in a team environment and to build and maintain relationships across the organization
  • Strong communication, influencing, and conflict management skills
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment with respect and sensitivity for diversity


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science or equivalent

McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace. As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger.

McCain is an accessible employer. If you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials or accessible meeting rooms), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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Job Family: 
Quality & Food Safety

Division: NA Supply Chain

Department: Supplier Quality NA

Location(s): Oakbrook Terrace || CA - Canada : New Brunswick : Florenceville-Bristol || US - United States of America : Illinois : Oakbrook Terrace || US - United States of America : Wisconsin : Appleton

Company: McCain Foods (Canada)



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