Supplier Quality Manager in Elizabeth NY

CPS, Inc. (Food & Beverage Division)
Supplier Quality Manager
Job ID: 
Elizabeth NY
Not Specified
Job Types:
QA/Lab Manager
Employment Type:
Full Time

Supplier Quality Manager

The responsibilities of the Supplier Quality Manager will include:

  • Execute Quality and Compliance Agreement
  • Participate new PD initiatives, working with R&D, Tech Services, Nutritional & Label and supply chain
  • Conduct supplier site risk assessment and audits, QMS, HACCP and cGMP risk assessment
  • Develop and implement suppliers’ batch records review process that includes all contract suppliers’ different capabilities batch records review and then monitor at regular interval
  • Ensure applicable FDA 21 CFR Part 110 and 111 compliance.  Maintain zero recall from suppliers
  • Develop the supplier quality management program
  • Communicate and ensure supplier quality management program is implemented by suppliers
  • Ensure shipment meet with spec, shipping requirements and regulation, zero recall

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Review GSQ initial samples meeting with spec, label, BOM, COA verified
  • Manage timely lot release interacting with company cross functions, DCs, follow up with suppliers
  • Lead supplier NCR process that helps drive improvement.  Review & manage deviation, OOS and investigation
  • Perform supplier performance, quality rating, NCR data analysis, generate action items applying quality tools and techniques, work with suppliers to implement effective and sustainable CAPA
  • Ensure applicable customer requirements are met by supplier sites with adequate registration and 3rd party audits
  • Review consumer comments internal reports and ensure applicable steps taken to address supplier related issues to continually improve
  • Guide and manage supplier compliance with new FSMA, applicable FSVP rules.  Keep track of current FDA industry findings and trends.  Pro-actively improve company supplier quality management program by developing procedures and instructions, staying ahead of regulations and customer expectations
  • Manage Supplier related Non-Conformances and Corrective Actions (SCARs) to ensure robust supplier investigations with effective CAPAs established

Technical Qualifications:

  • 4-7 years’ ideal of experience in the Food and Beverage and/or dietary supplement industry with continually increasing scope of responsibilities in quality / supplier quality
  • Bachelor’s degree in food science or chemistry or microbiology or pharmacy or other closely related discipline with extensive significant experience can be considered in lieu of a bachelor’s degree.  Master’s degree preferable
  • Experience managing low acid food processing and aseptic filling is a plus
  • Familiarity with FDA 21 CFR Part 111 cGMP for Dietary Supplement regulations
  • Should be able to implement ISO 19011 audit principles, procedures and techniques.  Preferably candidate should have HACCP certification, Lead Auditor certification
  • Experience working with ERP systems, MS Office including Project, Visio and Access
  • Candidate shall be able to implement quality tools and techniques to analyze data & trends, helping supplier high ratings and improve continually to be efficient
  • Quick learner, organized and self-starter taking full ownership of assigned tasks
  • Be able to travel as business required, around 30%

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Damon Wickmann at

JO:  725.22DW

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