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External Quality Assurance Technologist (Remote Role for East Coast & Mid-Atlantic Candidates) - Germantown, MD 20876



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  • This is a remote role for a candidate who lives in the East Coast or Mid Atlantic area

Job Purpose:

Leads external supply chain quality initiatives. Ensures that externally manufactured products and services, comply with the Mars Standards and FDA Regulations. A key aspect of this job is to ensure that the Suppliers and External Manufacturers in your portfolio are compliant to the MARS External Manufacturing Quality Management (EMQM) Standard, Material Quality Management (MQM), Packaging Quality Management (PQM), and Distribution Quality Management (DQM) standards for the services and products provided.

What we are looking for:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering or related subject
  • 3+ years’ experience in a Quality, Dietary Supplement, Pharmaceutical and/or Food Safety Industry
  • Previous experience working with external suppliers
  • Experience in auditing
  • Strong communicator and relationship builder with good business acumen and supplier management skills
  • Proven and effective project management & organizing experience
  • Travel: up to 25% for audits and on site monthly meetings in Gaithersburg, MD (2-3 days)

Preferred Requirements:

  • 5+ years’ experience in a Quality, Dietary Supplement, or Food Safety Industry
  • Lead Auditor qualified (GFSI or ISO)
  • Dietary Supplement experience

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Partnering with commercial, supply, SRA, R&D, and other teams to drive the performance and continuous improvement of our External manufacturers and Suppliers with focus on their adherence to FDA requirements defined in 21 CFR 111, 117, & MARS Q&FS requirements and best practices to ensure that we protect our brands and corporate reputation.
  • Assures quality and consistency of raw material, finished products, packaging material, and distribution within Mars Symbioscience supply chain
  • Supplier management including operations, risk categorization, development, validation and verification of supply, and approval of vendors as extensions of Mars Symbioscience.
  • Leads related internal processes including risk assessments, supplier specifications, holds, root cause, and quality management data inputs.
  • Any adhoc requests

What can you expect from Mars?

  • The opportunity to learn, develop and take charge of your own career.
  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package.
  • To be respected and valued.
  • The Five Principles at the center of every decision we make.
  • The opportunity to work cross functionally, add value and impact a better world for generations to come.



20425 Seneca Meadows Pkwy, Germantown, MD 20876



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