Vendor Assurance Technologist
Job no: 495668
Work type: Full time
Categories: Food Science
- Risk Assessment of all Simplot Suppliers
- Oversee Supplier and Material Management to Reduce Food Safety & Quality Risk
- Based at Chifley Park, Mentone
Simplot Australia is a vibrant, sustainable provider of great food in Australasia. Home to Australia's favourite food brands, Simplot manufactures a diverse range of products that includes everything from delicious and balanced meals, convenient frozen potato and vegetables, tasty pasta sauces and nutritious seafood to fun snack foods. Our portfolio of brands consist of Birds Eye, Edgell, Leggos, John West, Top Cut, Seakist, Harvest, Chiko, I&J, Ally, Lean Cuisine, Five Tastes, Chicken Tonight, Raguletto and Five Brothers. Simplot is owned by the JR. Simplot Company and has grown to become a multinational agriculture and food business with annual sales of more than $US5 billion.
Based at our head office in Mentone, a fantastic opportunity exists for a Vendor Assurance Technologist to join the Supply Chain Quality team. Reporting to the Vendor Assurance Manager, you will operate within the program that oversees and monitors Simplot Australia’s suppliers and materials to reduce Food Safety & Quality risk from supply.
You will ensure a best practice approach to Vendor QA and maintain a consistent, risk based monitoring program for suppliers and materials. You will collaborate with internal stakeholders and ensure sound working relationships with:
- Procurement (insourced, outsourced and JV)
- Plant QA Managers
- New Product Development Teams and the NPI process
- JRS Counterparts
Building effective relationships with external stakeholders is a key success factor in this role and these will include:
- Raw Material Suppliers and Agents
- Indirect Suppliers
- Standard Holders and Industry bodies
Ideally you are a qualified Lead Auditor and have extensive experience in Food Safety & Quality Systems in a manufacturing environment. You experienced building effective relationships and have worked with suppliers to ensure Simplot standards are met. An understanding of the Food Standards Code, Customer and GFSI Standards will be viewed favourably.
If this sounds like you, please Apply online today
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