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Director of Supplier Quality (Location Flexible)

Chobani, Inc

New York, NY United States


Chobani was founded in 2005 with the belief that people have great taste, they just need great options. Hence the vision for Chobani was born - to give consumers access to authentically crafted, delicious, better-for-you food products.

Since then, Chobani has sky-rocketed in numbers, and is America's #1 selling yogurt brand today. With three manufacturing plants and several offices around the globe, the Chobani family is growing quickly.

As a company, we're proud to offer careers with limitless opportunities in a fast-paced environment, outstanding co-workers and a chance to make a difference. Members of "Team CHO" are in on the ground floor of a rapidly growing business with an exciting future. And we're always looking for passionate, hard- working, nothing but good people to join us as we strive to bring people better options, one cup at a time.

In this exciting role, the Director of Supplier Quality will be responsible for qualifying Chobani's suppliers and managing the supplier process, working collaboratively across the organization to develop, implement, maintain and monitor supplier quality.

  • Closely partner with the R&D and the Procurement teams to develop an approval process and qualify new suppliers/facilities
  • Develop ingredient risk assessments, supplier audits, raw materials inspection programs and supplier scorecards
  • Partner with R&D on raw material specifications, and support for new ingredients for new products.
  • Ensure all food safety requirements are incorporated into ingredient specifications
  • Work closely with suppliers to assure all ingredients are from natural sources using non-GMO ingredients
  • Manage milk suppliers and also lead animal welfare initiatives; Implement and audit an animal welfare program for farms that source milk to Chobani; Conduct verifications to ensure all milk is produced from cows not treated with rBST
  • Develop a process to follow up with supplier non-conformances and manage supplier corrective actions
  • Maintain knowledge and communicate GFSI standard updates and FDA FSMA requirements
  • Develop all programs under the ETQ software
  • Manage two direct reports
  • 10+ years in Manufacturing or Quality; Experience in a Vendor Quality role preferred
  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field; Advanced degree preferred
  • Certification in Quality Engineering, Six Sigma Black or Green Belt preferred
  • Supplier Quality Assurance or Process Quality Audit - Auditor certification or equivalent
  • Effective, negotiation, influencing, motivational, coordination, and communication skills across a diverse global fast paced organization

Chobani is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances, nationally and internationally.  EOE



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Job code: 4839950





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