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Supplier Compliance Specialist

Company: Rise Baking Company
Location: Tucker
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Job PurposeSupport the effective implementation, execution, and management of the Supplier Quality Program by ensuring suppliers and co-manufacturers are in compliance with Rise Baking Company standards. Identify supplier risk by partnering with internal departments to ensure supplier complaints/claims are addressed in a timely manner, audits are completed as required, and supplier documentation is reviewed.Essential Functions

  • Ensure suppliers provide safe and wholesome materials through scheduled audits and/or document evaluation
  • Work with internal departments to ensure supplier complaints are addressed in a timely manner and resolved adequately
  • Work with internal departments to address claims against suppliers; work with finance department to streamline process for collecting claim money when due
  • Perform supplier risk assessments to determine facility risk based on evaluation of performance, documentation, GFSI status, etc.
  • Perform for-cause audits to investigate food safety or quality issues
  • Schedule and perform routine supplier facility audits to ensure food safety and quality
  • Write audit reports; request corrective actions for non-conformance findings as needed and follow up on corrective actions
  • Perform new supplier approval assessments; review and recommend actions based on risk
  • Perform risk assessments to ensure current suppliers and co-manufacturers meet quality assurance, food safety, and regulatory requirements
  • Document and communicate supplier non-compliance activity and escalate appropriately
  • Work with supplier management teams and co-manufacturer partners to evaluate programs and support development of food safety and quality programs; assess and mitigate any risks when reviewing supplier and co-manufacturer programs
  • Provide timely and accurate supplier reviews; work with suppliers and co-manufacturers on corrective actions and closures
  • Maintain Rise's Supplier Quality Program policies and procedures to reflect current/best practices related to supplier compliance responsibilities
  • Develop an annual audit plan for existing suppliers
  • Manage audit records for supplier, company, and distributor partner visits; report monthly on progress and deviations
  • Support the Regulatory and Supplier Quality team in quality system improvements, plant issues, customer quality, problem solving, and supplier quality
  • Perform other job-related duties as assignedQualifications (Education, Experience, Competencies)
    • Bachelor's degree in microbiology, food science, or related discipline
    • 3+ years of experience in food supplier auditing
    • Experience in food manufacturing, food manufacturing risks, and processing systems preferred
    • PCQI, Internal Auditor, HACCP, GFSI, ASQ certifications preferred
    • Good understanding of PC applications such as SAP, TraceGains, and Microsoft Office preferred
    • Understanding of Canadian regulations preferred
    • Strong technical aptitude
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work effectively with all levels and functions of the company
    • Ability to organize, manage multiple priorities, and maintain high attention to detail in a fast-paced environment
    • Self-motivated, goal oriented, quality driven, and capable of working independently with minimal supervisionCompensation details: 60000-80000 Yearly SalaryPI7e409262440b-31181-34051963

Keywords: Rise Baking Company, Atlanta , Supplier Compliance Specialist, Other , Tucker, Georgia

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