Job Summary: This role provides
both strategic and operational direction and leadership for quality
& food safety throughout the entire Nutro business pipeline from
vendor to consumer. This position is accountable for Quality and Food
Safety in the global Nutro business and ensures that all products
shipped to consumers are processed, packed and handled to
specification. This position is critical for driving the change agenda
on quality for Nutro. This position is a member of the Nutro R&D
leadership team and is seen to be a potential successor for the VP
Leadership of the cross-functional
quality transformation in the Nutro business through identification and
implementation of state of the art quality (and supply) procedures,
equipment and standards (factory network and related functions within
our pipeline from vendor to consumer.
Ensures compliance to Mars global
quality standards and quality systems Contribution to improvement of
Mars global quality standards, systems and best practices (in a
specific field of expertise).
Management of operational quality
& food safety in the Nutro factory network (via the site quality
Accountable for product hold &
release process & decisions.
Incident Management and follow
through, implementation of corrective actions Management of the vendor
assurance function as our extended arm into the raw and pack material
supply chain (forward quality management).
Management of a rigorous process
around consumer complaints and implementation of corrective actions.
Ensures that 3rd party suppliers to
the Nutro business work in line with expected quality standards.
Recruitment, training and development
for the quality & food safety and vendor assurance function in
Represents Nutro in the global
Leads the periodical quality
reporting and drives continuous improvements and corrective actions.
Provides technical risk assessment to
Proven track record in driving a
significant transformation and changes in quality systems within a
complex business environment.
Proven track record in effectively
leading the quality function in a diverse and complex, quality driven
Demonstrated excellence at building
relationships and leading and motivating others across business
Demonstrated ability to deliver
excellence in the execution of cross-functional business activities.
Demonstrated excellence in people
Excellence in Understanding of
Quality systems, standards and procedures in FMCG businesses.
Comfortable to drive actions against
the odds and resistance in an organization.
Demonstrated skill to make
uncomfortable calls in a tough business situation.
Strong working knowledge of food
science, health and nutrition, food manufacturing processes, quality
assurance principles and ingredient supply market.
Intellectually curious to find and
develop new opportunities in existing business situations.
Working experience in or technical
know-how of petfood industry.
Working knowledge of the regulatory
and statutory environment for food/pet food in the US.
assist with relocation costs