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Site Quality and Food Safety Coordinator - The Nutro Company-LEB00064 - Tennessee


As a part of the Mars family, The Nutro Company has more than 80 years of experience creating great-tasting, nutritious pet foods. We understand that your pets aren't just companions-they're important members of your family. NUTROŽ is a global brand of super-premium, natural pet food products sold exclusively in Pet Specialty stores. Natural ChoiceŽ food for dogs is the largest brand in the NUTROŽ portfolio. As the #1 Selling Brand of Natural Dog Food in the Pet Specialty segment, Natural ChoiceŽ delivers targeted natural nutrition solutions to feed a lifetime of health and happiness.

The Quality and Food Safety Services Coordinator will coordinate and report all site Q&FS data collection, data storage and retrieval, data manipulation, and reporting for the site. The role will coordinate the internal audit program with Supply to ensure all processes are audited. This role will also assure all internal and external sampling requirements are executed and delivered to meet site requirements based on our positive release program and assist with the hold/release management program. The role will assist with the implementation of QMP requirements as well as Q&FS policies and processes as directed by The Nutro Company.

Principal Accountabilities

ˇ         Daily input of all Q&FS data.

ˇ         Create and provide training for all site Q&FS reporting tools.

ˇ         Publishing all site daily, period, quarterly, and annual Q&FS and MSQM reports.

ˇ         Manage the site's electronic Q&FS data to drive Continuous Improvement.

ˇ         Prepare and lead all visual information for the site's Daily Assessment Panel.

ˇ         Assist in training requirements for all site associates related to Q&FS.

ˇ         Manage site retain samples inventory as required by QMP.

ˇ         Manage the purchasing process for Q&FS (laboratory equipment repairs, testing, and supplies).

ˇ         Manage all Q&FS hard copy records retention according to QMP.

ˇ         Communicate with outside laboratories and other services for data return and inquiries.

ˇ         Demonstrate a food safety quality culture in actions, words, and spirit.

ˇ         Be actively engage with site management to insure all requirements are met for QMP programs.

ˇ         Facilitate compliance of the QMP as well as Nutro's policies, procedures and specifications by the site as outlined by R&D.

ˇ         Every associate at The Nutro Company and Developing Petcare has the responsibility for the achievement of quality and food safety.

ˇ         Other duties as assigned.

Key Critical Competencies

ˇ         Conflict Management

ˇ         Dealing with Ambiguity

ˇ         Integrity & Trust

ˇ         Planning

ˇ         Problem Solving Skills

ˇ         Building relationships

Decision Making Authority and Impact

ˇ         Decides about product hold & release in Nutro

ˇ         Decides on purchase for lab supplies

ˇ         Establishes POs

ˇ         Decides about incident management conclusions and follow up actions in Nutro

Key Technical Knowledge and Functional Skills

Computer Skills

ˇ         Knowledge of the Windows working environment including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Technical Skills

ˇ         Strong background in math and computers; working knowledge of descriptive statistics.

ˇ         Proven application of engineering principles, laboratory methodologies, food science, statistics, and quality tools.



ˇ         High School Diploma or equivalent.

ˇ         3 years experience in a quality and/or food safety role with a FMCG business.

ˇ         Demonstrated leadership in a team work environment.

ˇ         Strong understanding of quality and food safety processes and procedures.

ˇ         Computer proficient with SPC software and Office Suite.


ˇ         Working knowledge of food science, health and nutrition, food manufacturing processes, and quality assurance principles.

ˇ         Bachelor's Degree (Food Science, Engineering or a related field) or equivalent.

There is no relocation assistance provided with this role.

As a privately-held, family-owned company, Mars offers benefits which reflect our commitment to attracting and retaining great people. This includes excellent pay, competitive health and dental care coverage, a retirement plan, a very competitive vacation plan and unrivalled career advancement opportunities, to name just a few of our unique and generous benefits.

If you're looking for a place where you can take ownership for your work, where the pace is fast, the environment is built around the importance of open communication, and where employees are called "associates" and treated as such, then we want to hear from you.

We value a diverse work environment and encourage qualified individuals to apply, regardless of race, religion, disability, national origin, veteran status, gender and age. Mars is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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