Posted in Management 30+ days ago.
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Location: Hackettstown, New Jersey
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About Mars, Incorporated
Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.
Position Title: Supplier Quality Assurance Manager - Packs & Premia
Reports To: Director – Supplier Quality Assurance
Location: Hackettstown, NJ (HKT)
# Direct Reports: 5
Purpose of Role:
The primary role of the Packs & Premia Manager - Supplier Quality Assurance (SQA) is to lead a team of category experts in the execution of the packaging and premia quality management (PQM and PrQM, respectively) sourcing processes. This role manages a group of associates that assures “fit for purpose” for packaging and premia (promotional products used to extend brand awareness) materials that meet/exceed the needs of regional manufacturing sites, deploys the Mars Inc. PQM and PrQM sourcing methodologies for a range of packaging and premia materials and risk levels. Ongoing responsibilities of the role include ensuring continuous supplier process improvement, identifying and executing cost improvement initiatives, assuring food/human/product safety, continuous quality improvement, and performing supplier site visits and audits.
The role requires functional expertise in food, organics and/or snack materials along with inorganic material science knowledge in support of packaging/premia. The Packs & Premia Manager - Supplier Quality Assurance (SQA) interacts extensively with the Commercial buying team, manufacturing, packaging/premia commodity development functions. In addition, this role will have accountability for delivering metrics (business unit, segment, and global) related supplier performance as defined by the global sourcing strategies.
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