Senior Director of Supplier Quality

Date: Feb 9, 2024

Location: Remote, CA Remote, VA Remote, UT Remote, MA Remote, MI New Berlin, NY Remote, SC Remote, OH Remote, LA Remote, KS Remote, WI Remote, WV Remote, NV Remote, VT Remote, MS Minneapolis, MN Remote, MD Remote, AZ Remote, MN Remote, CT Remote, TX Remote, ID Remote, NC Remote, MO Remote, IL Remote, ME Remote, WA Remote, NY Remote, AR Remote, IN Remote, GA New York, NY Remote, NM Twin Falls, ID Remote, TN Remote, OR Remote, FL Remote, OK Remote, CO Remote, NH Remote, IA Remote, NE Remote, RI Remote, NJ Remote, DC Remote, HI Remote, PA

Company: Chobani

Summary

The Director of Supplier Quality contributes to Chobani success by leading a transformation and executing a supplier quality strategy in collaboration with the Procurement team, R&D, and the manufacturing sites.  The right candidate will be a strong leader, strategist, and collaborator with the ability to assess and develop a more effective organization, while championing a strong quality and food safety culture in all our suppliers. This position is responsible for a wide variety of activities to ensure Chobani’s ingredients and packaging material suppliers comply with our quality requirements and all applicable regulations, and for developing programs for continuous improvement and prevention of non-conformances. 
 

Responsibilities

•    Lead the supplier quality assurance function. Develop and maintain suppliers KPIs to demonstrate improvement and competitiveness over time. Develop and maintain ingredient risk assessments, supplier KPIs and auditing schedule. 
•    Organize and manage food safety and quality audits of ingredient and packaging suppliers for qualification of new suppliers and conduct on-going supplier capability assessments by on-site visits to verify supplier’s performance.
•    Provide direction to suppliers to drive continuous improvement on their quality systems based on findings and observations from audit reports, consumer complaints, non-conformances and market data. 
•    Assure the effectiveness of the corrective and preventative action process within the framework of Chobani Supplier Expectations Manual. 
•    Track and follow-up on non-conformance issues with respective suppliers for corrective actions, prevention plans and continuous improvement.  
•    Successfully engage with cross-functional teams such as R&D, Product Development and Procurement, towards selection and management of suppliers. 
 

Requirements

•    Bachelor’s Degree in a science-based field (e.g. Biology, Microbiology, Food Science); Advanced degree preferred.  
•    Five to 10 years of Supplier Quality related experience in the food, pharmaceutical or related manufacturing industry.
•    Proficiency in GMP’s, GLPs, quality systems, HACCP, sanitation, and allergen management, as well as FDA regulations. Certification in Six Sigma Black or Green Belt or equivalent preferred
•    Supplier Quality Assurance or Process Quality Audit - Auditor certification or equivalent.
•    An advanced understanding of quality systems with an emphasis on auditing of suppliers/vendors.
•    Effective analytical, negotiation, problem solving, excellent communication skills, attention to details and ability to work independently.
•    Organizational skills and strong attention to detail within a fast-paced environment.  Demonstrated track record of working successfully across functions to achieve shared goals, and proven ability to interact cross-functionally.
•    Business acumen.  Strength in creating competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.  Work effectively and influence all organizational levels. Strong, positive team leadership and collaboration skills.  Ability to negotiate and maximize effectiveness of resources and influence others internally and externally.
•    Ability to travel up to 30% domestically and internationally.

About Us

Chobani is a food maker with a mission of making high-quality and nutritious food accessible to more people, while elevating our communities and making the world a healthier place. In short: making good food for all. In support of this mission, Chobani is a purpose-driven, people-first, food-and-wellness-focused company, and has been since its founding in 2005 by Hamdi Ulukaya, an immigrant to the U.S. The Company manufactures yogurt, oat milk, and creamers – Chobani yogurt is America's No.1 yogurt brand, made with natural ingredients without artificial preservatives. Following the 2023 acquisition of La Colombe, a leading coffee roaster with a shared commitment to quality, craftmanship and impact, the Company began selling cold-pressed espresso and lattes on tap at 32 cafes, as well as Ready to Drink (RTD) coffee beverages at retail.   
  
Chobani uses food as a force for good in the world – putting humanity first in everything it does. The company’s philanthropic efforts prioritize giving back to its communities and beyond: working to eradicate child hunger, supporting immigrants, refugees and underrepresented people, honoring veterans, and protecting the planet. Chobani manufactures its products in New York, Idaho, Michigan and Australia, and its products are available throughout North America and distributed in Australia and other select markets.  
  
For more information, please visit www.chobani.com and www.lacolombe.com, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn

Chobani is an equal opportunity employer. Chobani will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on any basis including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, military and/or veteran status, marital status, predisposing genetic characteristics and genetic information, or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws.

Compensation Range: $174,400.00 - $261,600.00, plus bonus.


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