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QA Supply Chain Specialist - Cherry Hill, NJ


Millions of times a day in over 80% of American households, consumers reach for Pinnacle Foods brands.  We are a leading producer, marketer and distributor of high-quality branded food products, many of which have been trusted household names for decades.  Headquartered in Mountain Lakes, NJ, our $2.6B business employs more than 4,500 people in 19 sites around North America. We are a leader in the dry and frozen foods segments and our brands hold the #1 or #2 market position in 9 out of 12 major category segments in which they compete. Our brands include Duncan Hines, Aunt Jemima, Lenders Bagels and Vlasic just to name a few.

SCOPE OF POSITION:  QA Supply Chain Specialist works in a web team environment to review, assess and appraise prospective suppliers for registry as an approved supplier. The specialist is accountable for supplier / co-packer approval recommendation having determined the supplier / co-packers capability to supply or manufacture safe, quality food ingredients or foods. Scope includes planning, scheduling, performing audits, assessing effectiveness of supplier food safety programs and documentation, establishing and communicating corrective actions with follow up as required to support the business needs.   Travel may exceed 50%.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Conducts first party audits; reviews and appraises third party supplier audits for food safety, quality and regulatory compliance for both suppliers and co-packers in accord with Pinnacle Foods policy and procedures.   Duties include pre-audit documentation reviews, audit scheduling, conducting audits, documenting and communicating audit results, tracking and corrective actions and corrective actions closure including verification.   Assists in maintaining approved supplier registers. Collaborates with other team and other associates in determining and meeting priorities for Supplier and Co-packer approval.  

Provide training, education and support as requested for food safety, quality assurance and regulatory compliance to suppliers and Co-packers to meet Pinnacle Foods Supplier and Co-packer policy manual requirements.


QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in conducting inspections, audits, and program reviews and familiar with third party inspection/audit models.  Formal auditor training or certification is desired. Some multiple manufacturing experiences under both FDA and FSIS regulated foods or food ingredients. HACCP trained, SQF Practitioner and versed in other accepted GFSI certification schemes is desired.

EDUCATION:  BS in Food Science, Microbiology or related degrees.

EXPERIENCE:  Minimum of two years industry experience with food safety auditing

SKILLS/PROFICIENCIES:   Oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills with high emphasis on flexibility.  Proficient with business office software, and be self-directed. 

Pinnacle Foods Group LLC, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All openings will be filled based on the qualifications without regard to race, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, sponsor, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or as a veteran of the Vietnam Era.  All applicants are invited to complete the Affirmative Action Supplement.

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