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Sr. Supplier Quality Specialist

Company: Eastridge
Location: San Diego
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Eastridge Workforce Solutions is seeking a Sr. Supplier Quality Specialist for our client in San Diego, CA.Job Summary:The Senior Supplier Quality Specialist (SSQS) will perform product safety risk management activities for materials, suppliers, external manufacturing facilities and other services relevant to the safe production of cell-cultured seafood products. The SSQS will collaborate with multiple departments to ensure supplier evaluations and material risk assessments are properly completed to identify risk and ensure appropriate due diligence is given to mitigate risks related to suppliers and materials. The SSQS will partner with vendors to ensure materials, supplier sources, and external manufacturers comply with minimum product safety, quality, and regulatory standards and assess preventative controls to ensure material and supplier risk evaluations meets requirements.Essential Responsibilities:Manage Supply Chain Preventive Controls and Foreign Supplier Verification Programs.Coordinate and work collaboratively with R&D and Procurement on supplier and material risk assessment and approval processes to ensure the use of approved suppliers and materials that meet the company's requirements.Manage the supplier and related material risk assessment process to identify and prioritize supplier verification requirements based on performance, product risk, and quality/food safety system document review.Perform initial and routine quality and food safety audits of suppliers when required and manage the corrective action process.Perform and execute supplier and material risk management activities and write supply chain preventive control plans when there is a reasonable/foreseeable hazard.Work cross cross-functionally to create and update specifications.Manage supplier database in TraceGains, monitoring supplier & material information and ensuring the supplier quality management information is kept up to date.Participate in out-of-specification (OOS) investigation activities between in-house Laboratory, R&D, Regulatory, and Quality departments to determine the proper disposition of raw materials.Interface with supplier quality representatives concerning problems with quality control and ensure effective corrective actions are implemented.Manage Supplier Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) related to quality and food safety.Actively communicate relevant supplier and material information regarding trends, data, needs, non-compliances, internal and external audits, surveys, etc.Assist in implementing standardized Food Safety policies and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable regulatory requirements (FDA, SQF, etc.)Support on-site and virtual audits conducted by external providers, including state and federal FDA inspections.Perform any other tasks as requested by management to support project milestones and product launchEngage in proactive measures to promote a positive safety culture while ensuring all applicable Safety, Health and Environment requirements are fulfilled in alignment with corporate policy and local legal requirements.Travel:Limited (Minimum Qualifications:B.A. or B.S. degree (preferably in Food Science, Chemistry, Microbiology or other related Life Science and 5 to 7 years work experience in the food industry with 3-5 years working in supplier quality.PCQI and FSVP qualificationsKnowledge of cGMPs, HACCP, HARPC and 21CFR 117 and/or 123 regulatory requirementsExperience with TraceGains or other supplier document management database strongly preferredFood safety auditing experienceKnowledge of food safety certification schemes such as SQF, BRC or FSSSC 22000High level of technical expertise, ownership, and practical knowledge of QA/regulatory programsMust have excellent interpersonal communication skillsMust be proficient in Word, Excel, and other MS Office programsData collection, management, and analytical skillsStrong analytical and fact-based problem-solving skillsExceptional planning and organizational skillsTravel required - estimated Legally authorized to work in the United States.Eastridge Workforce Solutions is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Please note that Eastridge is unable to provide visa sponsorship to applicants.We value diverse experiences, including prior contact with the criminal legal system, and applicants with criminal histories are encouraged to apply.Certain clients require Eastridge to perform background checks and Eastridge will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with any applicable federal, state, or local law regarding criminal backgrounds, including but not limited to the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring, the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, and the Philadelphia Fair Criminal Record Screening Standards Ordinance (a copy of the notice of rights under the Philadelphia Ordinance is available by using this link bit.ly/3WgYFX7).#LI-DD#IPROBachelor5-10 years

Keywords: Eastridge, San Diego , Sr. Supplier Quality Specialist, Other , San Diego, California

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