Mars Packaging Engineer - Supplier Quality Assurance in Saint Charles, Missouri
OPEN LOCATION - Near any major airport
The primary role of the Supplier Quality Assurance Coordinator is to ensure compliance to the “Suppler Management” and “Supplier Risk Assessment & Approval” sections of the MQM standard. This role will have accountability for conducting supplier audits across various portfolios including Essentials, Proteins, Fats, Packaging materials, Vegetables and Grains. This role will have direct accountability for delivering Global metrics related to supplier Audits and Assessments, provide input to the PRA and MRA, qualify new suppliers and drive supplier compliance to Mars Quality and Food Safety requirements. The objective is to mitigate any recall risk, and most importantly assure that we are delivering the best Quality of products to our consumers. This individual is responsible for the delivery of exceptional business results in the following key areas of ingredients
•Complete internal and external supplier audits
•Resolution to audit corrective actions (s-CAPA)
The role operates in a pet friendly, open office environment supporting natural pet nutrition and making the world a better place for pets.
Assessment and confirmation of a suppliers capability to meet Mars standards of supply through:
Performing the SQA audit in a timely manner
Review of analytical data compliance
Performing and review of process capability trial data
Verifying that supplier hazard controls are operating effectively
Support the supplier to address gaps in Q&FS management identified in audits
Partner with the buyer in ensuring the material specifications are reviewed, understood and agreed by the supplier
Be aware of and assess changes to a suppliers capability to meet the Mars Specification
Ensure that all suppliers are assigned a current status with defined supply and verification requirements
Conduct supplier reviews according to MQM standard
All other responsibilities as assigned
Context and Scope:
Interact with :
North America Factories
North America Factory Management Teams to facilitate the supply chain
Formulation and Regional Lab
Regional and Factory Q&FS
Impact of raw material on Nutrition & Food safety
Raw Management Quality at Mars (MQM) and related Standards (HRCI/Mold and Mycotoxin)
Supplier Quality Management
Knowledge of GFSI and ISO 9001 standard
Risk and opportunity identification
Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Chemistry, Food Science, Engineering, Business Operations or similar technical field
Need to satisfactorily completed during the first year an accredited Lead Auditor training course (or actively progressing towards this certification if a SQA auditor) to enable IRCA/RABQSA/or equivalent certification
Knowledge of food safety and raw materials requirements
Knowledge of methods of analysis for raw materials, familiarity with respective laboratory equipment.
Experience of monitoring projects at supplier sites
Well-organized, disciplined, attentive to detail
Persistent to achieve development goals, problem solving
Good common sense, decision quality
Influencing, communication and negotiation skills.
Free to travel in and outside of North America up to 50% of their time.
English: read, written, spoken. French is an advantage.