Quality Specialist -Aurora,
focus on beef and pork vendors, you will administer the vendor approval
program, which includes; maintain approved vendor lists and supporting
documentation, and provide both vendors and manufacturing facilities with
support to ensure that established quality standards are met. Works
closely with R&D, Process Team, Operations, Procurement, Risk
Management, Accounting and other QA groups throughout the organization.
- Develop and manage vendor
approval process that would include development and maintenance of
policies and procedures for current and new beef, import beef, and pork
- Communicate vendor expectations
and purchase specifications to current and potential vendors and
maintain vendor responses.
- Maintain a list of approved
vendors and communicate the list to other functional areas (Procurement,
R&D, business units, etc.) for beef, import beef, and pork.
- Conduct regular vendor plant
facility reviews with vendors regarding performance data and the
vendor’s ability to meet OSI and customer specific expectations.
- Monitor data within the vendor
performance tracking systems (or ranking) and produce and distribute
reports that alert management of trends.
- Develop and implement “Natural”
and “Traceable” verification activities to be conducted as part of
vendor site visit reviews.
- Collaborate with manufacturing
facilities to evaluate and document vendor performance issues; manage
follow-up on corrective and preventive measures.
- Support plant and corporate
quality teams in managing emerging quality and food safety risks related
to vendors and raw material supply.
- Maintain third-party audit
results and supplier status (e.g., animal welfare, food safety, GMP's,
customer specified addendums, and new supplier approval process).
- Provide recommendations to
management where insufficient audit or visit results have been
- Provides ongoing coaching and
training to supply partners by sharing best practices and finding
solutions to identified issues.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Minimum BS in Animal Science,
Meat Science, Food Science or related field required.
- Minimum 3 years of meat harvest
/ fabrication plant experience in Quality Assurance required
- Ability to communicate clearly
and effectively, verbally and in writing, with all levels within the
organization and with external vendors.
- Working knowledge of quality
assurance, food safety, food manufacturing processes, technologies or
other relevant areas of responsibility
- Strong relationship skills
necessary to achieve successful partnerships and collaborations, both
internally and externally, with diverse workgroups.
- Relevant experience with
government regulatory requirements in food processing
- Travel will be 25-50% of time.
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