The Quality Specialist position is responsible for ensuring final compliance to food safety and quality standards prior to batch disposition.
The primary compliance requirements of this position include:
The review of batch records,
Coordination and execution of batch disposition,
The administration of the Net Content’s system,
Training and coaching to Good Documentation,
Effective implementation of quality standards and Operational Deviation Incident reporting.
Participating in risk analysis for production issues, investigations, HACCP and providing audit support when needed.
The position supports quality regulations and Nestle standards in the cost-effective manner.
This position is also responsible to Develop, implement and maintain Quality processes for the planning, coordination and execution of raw and packaging material disposition. Collaboration with TAG and Material Specialists for deviation management regarding exceptional release request or reject as appropriate.
Acts as a vendor contact for real time initiation of deviation investigation. Supports continuous vendor improvement via the Supplier Management Improvement Process. Collaborates with Quality Control and Quality Assurance to ensure the completion of the Qualification and Contaminant monitoring programs though sampling and submission/release of ingredient with associated finished product compliance management.
Quality Mastership: Execute positive release for finished product. Conducting preliminary and final audits of batch records, facilitating paperwork corrections and completions, maintaining communication to supply chain, and preparing batch files for final disposition. Perform final positive release of all non-exceptional finished product batches. Administration of the Net Contents system to assure the proper implementation and training of the operators.
Identify non-conformance issues and coordinate Food Safety/Quality risk analysis, lead/support investigations, prepare and finalize non-conformances in Intelex and recommend proper disposition of associated product.
Responsible for set up, implementation, maintenance and continuous improvement of incoming sampling, testing, data entry and release program for incoming materials (packaging and ingredient). Responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of incoming material standard procedures for the factory from sampling to disposition including but not limited to routine, investigative and monitoring programs in collaboration with TAG, procurement and Quality Control. Coordinate investigation of non-conforming results. Responsible for performing the disposition decision for compliant materials as well as non-conforming incoming materials following appropriate approval process
Quality System: Support and update Quality procedures, work instructions and tools. Support all facility Trace and Mock Recall events.
Factory level owner of the Supplier Management Improvement (SMI) program. Is responsible for the collection and submission of deviation reports to the SMI program. Act as the primary contact for ingredient and packaging vendors, working with the vendors to develop corrective actions for deviations identified at receipt or during production with coordinating with TAG and factory or corporate procurement as appropriate. Act as factory level approver for vendor submitted SMI actions.
Quality Guardianship: Notify appropriate production personnel/management of deviations, non-conformances and blocked product. Assure investigations and appropriate actions are on track to meet release time. Perform requests for Change of Stauts (COS) and for batch return from Nestle Distribution Centers
Support Ingredient HACCP through coordination, completion and communication of qualification testing supporting TAG for new materials or recipe modifications. Support factory Ingredient HACCP by review and communication of results for incoming materials analysis including contaminant monitoring to the Ingredient Specialist. Ensure finished product compliance using appropriate action level resulting from incoming materials analysis.
Responsible to update as appropriate the factory Quality Monitoring Scheme for incoming materials in coordination with Quality Control. Prepare, review and maintain records of inspection and disposition in accordance with regulatory and NN NA. Participate in mock recall and trace exercises. Support Kosher and regulatory programs by acting as a factory contact with respect to incoming materials handling and Schedule A maintenance and during audits.
Support Business Unit readiness for internal and external audits. Support Management of Change (MOC) implementation as needed.
REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:
Required: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (Chemistry, Food Technology, Biology, Microbiology or other related fields
Preferred: 3+ years laboratory or quality control related experience.
Expertise in microbiological, chemical, physical analysis or inspection – related analysis
Expertise in ingredient & Packaging material release decision
Ability to work flexible hours
Problem-solving skills; ability to make quick accurate decisions
Ability to prioritize, multi-task and work in a fast paced environment
Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel required; SAP experience is preferred
Task oriented approach to projects and assignments
The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
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