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International Vitamin Corporation Supplier Qualification Specialist in Greenville, South Carolina

The Supplier Qualification Specialist will request and review Raw Material Questionnaire, Manufacturer Self Audit and other relevant documents from suppliers to support the timely completion of material qualification projects and ensure periodic supplier documentation updates. This individual will be responsible for ensuring that all documentation generated in support of Supplier Qualification is compliant with Good Manufacturing Practice and FSMA regulations. This role will communicate with the suppliers to review any questions the suppliers may have related to support completing IVC document requests. This role will perform periodic material qualification project status reviews and lead cross functional team meetings to communicate any gaps for the team to close promptly. The position will also support other technical sourcing activities, the execution of key projects and special assignments from supervisor and Global Strategic Sourcing Management.

  • Lead the request and review Raw Material Questionnaire, Manufacturer Self Audit and other relevant documents as required per Material and Supplier Approval Program

  • Responsible for completing timely SQ ASL project approvals and resolving supplier document submission delays by working with SQ Management, colleagues and suppliers

  • Responsible for maintaining updated documentation for all raw materials and packaging components and ensure the documentation compliance with GMP and FSMA requirements

  • Support SQ Management in administrative activities related to supplier quality information in the company’s ERP system

  • Supports raw material supplier/packaging component qualification and evaluation programs by tracking supplier performance related to customer complaints, ongoing quality, documentation compliance, certifications, quality testing both internally and externally, and other as needed

  • Support SQ Management in managing corporate material and supplier qualification process alignment and control

  • Leverages experience and knowledge to supports SQ Management and cross functional teams’ engagement in continuous improvement initiatives and organization process alignment improvements

  • Independently determines and develops approaches to and solutions compliantly within policies & procedures

  • Works with SQ and Quality Management to complete GMP, FSMA, HACCP and other technical and personal development trainings.

  • 2-3 years of experience in a Quality or R&D capacity in a regulated industry (food/pharma) is preferred

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in food science or a related field is strongly preferred, comparable knowledge and experience will be considered

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations as requested may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements for nutritional/food products

  • Resourceful problem solver who takes the initiative in addressing challenging issues

  • Background in product development, quality assurance is strongly preferred

  • Experience in quality assurance and with food safety programs in a nutritional/food-manufacturing environment and with FDA rules and regulations and working knowledge of GMPs, FSMA, HACCP, Process controls and other technical aspects of food manufacturing and auditing to these standards

  • Strong analytical and project management skills

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work independently and as an approachable and collaborative team member with strong relationship management skills

  • Excellent time management skills, adept at managing multiple priorities with short timelines

External Company Name: International Vitamin Corporation

External Company URL: http://www.ivcinc.com

Street: 4615 Dairy Drive

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