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Director of Supplier Quality

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Director of Supplier Quality
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Director of Supplier Quality

We are working with a long standing, still innovating & growing food manufacturer in the Pacific Northwest. The Director of Supplier Quality will be responsible for implementing and developing supplier and co-manufacturer quality programs.  This role does offer relocation and is based in Portland, OR. Please apply if interested!


Duties & Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Ensure that suppliers & co-manufacturers meet company standards for quality, safety, & regulatory compliance
  • Ensure food safety & quality expectations are up to date, consistent with FSMA & GFSI standards
  • Collect documentation from suppliers, co-manufacturers, & 3rd party warehouses for assuring regulatory & quality compliance
  • Conduct risk assessment of suppliers, co-manufacturers, and 3rd party warehouses
  • Conduct audits and prepare reports on audits and corrective actions related to company quality expectations
  • Work with company sensory to assure sample receipts and methods of product evaluations from co manufacturers
  • Coordinates with procurement on quality metrics
  • Document & resolve non-conforming co-manufactured products, ingredients and other materials used for manufacturing
  • Notify when new or changed ingredients, materials or processes require trials
  • Determine frequency, facilitate management review with suppliers, co-manufacturers and 3rd party warehouses based on program goals
  • Implement business processes through QMS to support quality objectives  



Required Skills/Qualifications (including but not limited to):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred
  • 10+ years of QA and/or auditing management experience
  • 5+ years’ experience with quality assurance in a food manufacturing environment
  • Able to communicate and build productive relationships with suppliers and employees.
  • Must have experience dealing with co-manufacturers
  • Able to efficiently collaborate and coordinate with employees at all levels
  • Proficient with Microsoft Suite




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