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Supplier Quality Manager

Company: Traditional Medicinals
Location: Rohnert Park
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Job Description:

Summary : As the Supplier Quality Manager, you will be responsible for maintaining and improving the supplier quality management system for Traditional Medicinals raw material suppliers and co-manufacturers. You will also ensure our external partners are in compliance with all quality, legal and regulatory standards. You will effectively manage change, proactively identify and resolve supply risks, and ensure timely reporting of supplier and co-manufacturer KPIs. Additionally, you will play a key role in onboarding and maintaining relationships with new suppliers from around the globe, ensuring successful execution of Traditional Medicinals strategic sourcing plan. Essential Functions:

  • Ensure robust supplier quality management systems are in place and in use.
  • Develop and/or review quality standards to ensure compliance.
  • Develop an audit schedule and ensure timely execution and completion of audits of third-party manufacturers and suppliers according to the supplier qualification procedure.
  • Drive effective change control with suppliers and monitor changes at suppliers to ensure compliance with Quality Agreement and TM quality standards.
  • Maintain and evolve the supplier qualification program including all required documentation.
  • Qualify new herb vendors, herb processors, packaging vendors and co-manufacturing partners.
  • Apprise Quality Leadership of repeated issues and observations.
  • Report on supplier and co-manufacturer risks to executive management.
  • Collaborate with the Innovation and R&D teams to support the development of new products at co-manufacturers.
  • Serve as PCQI for Traditional Medicinals.
  • Work with Procurement and Co-manufacturing to set supplier quality development strategy and action plans.
  • Define key quality metrics to monitor performances for key suppliers.
  • Drive effective Root Cause Analysis, Corrective Action / Preventive Action (CAPA) program with Suppliers to avoid quality incidents.
  • Ensure effective risk mitigation in food and quality risk management, to reduce or mitigate risks in supply and co-manufacturing.
  • Provide input into Quality Agreements.
  • Support and participate in regulatory inspections as SME on TMs Suppliers.
  • Review all ingredient specification, and intermediate and finished goods produced for TM at third party locations.
  • Represent Traditional Medicinals within industry/trade organizations.
  • Develop and manage staff of 2-3 Supplier Quality Specialists SUPERVISORY/BUDGET
  • Direct reports include Supplier 2-3 Quality Specialists
  • No direct departmental budgetary oversight Requirements:
  • 5-7 years of experience in Quality Control and Quality Assurance, preferably in a dietary supplements or pharmaceutical environment.
  • 3+ years of leadership experience, including hiring, managing, and developing a team,
  • Foreign Supplier Verification Program Qualified Individual (FSVP QI) experience a plus.
  • Bachelors degree in a scientific discipline required, advanced degree a plus
  • Strategic thinker with an excellent track record of executing a plan and making risk-based decisions.
  • Experience working in cross functional teams and in collaboration with multiple functional roles.
  • Excellent working knowledge of botanical quality standards.
  • Excellent working knowledge of food and dietary supplement cGMPs
  • Ability to effectively interpret, understand and communicate regulations to a diverse audience
  • Ability to effectively influence and collaborate with others Travel Requirements: Travel 15-25%. Some international travel required. Physical/Mental Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to operate a computer for long periods of time. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and travel to locations. The employee must occasionally lift 10-15 pounds. Powered by JazzHR

Keywords: Traditional Medicinals, Rohnert Park , Supplier Quality Manager, Executive , Rohnert Park, California

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