NESTLE PURINA PETCARE COMPANY Quality Specialist (Ingredients and Vendors) 18005237 in Saint Louis, Missouri

Quality Specialist (Ingredients and Vendors)Job DescriptionNot only is Purina an industry leader and at the cutting edge of pet food innovations that are revolutionizing the business, we've set the gold standard in Quality Assurance. We're backed by a 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, but more significantly, we're grounded in a strong values system of developing high-quality products with unconditional integrity, passion, expertise, performance and innovation.We're recognized at the top of the QA ladder within the greater Nestl organization, the world's largest food company. As the Quality Specialist, you will be a member of our Vendor Quality Team, ensuring supplier competency and the delivery of safe, quality ingredients to Nestle Purina (NPPC) factories. You will have the opportunity to work cross-functionally across many internal groups and engage regularly with our vendors. You will be responsible for planning and executing vendor audits, factory support, supply chain mapping and data management. Based at Purina world Headquarters in St. Louis, MO, you'll manage relationships with a variety of internal and external customers spread across the US. This role may require up to 25% travel at times.As a culture that continuously challenges us to Stand Tall and think "What's Next?" we'll empower you to challenge the status quo in quality. Join a company that believes in bettering our work every day to enrich the lives of pets and the people who love them.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIESManage transactional data in SAP and other systems to support factory ops, vendor approval and audit functions.Conduct Vendor FSMS (Food Safety Management System) site assessments and audits.Support the NPPC Supply Chain Transparency initiative through direct interface with both vendors and NPPC's Supply Chain Transparency software platform.Learn and promote NCE (Nestle Continuous Excellence) principles. Develop competencies in supplier management to support continuous improvement efforts within the upstream supply chain.BASIC QUALIFICATIONS (Minimum):EducationBachelor's Degree from an accredited college or universityExperience: 2 or more years of experience working in a food quality, food safety, supply chain or other related field.*Must be willing to travel up to 25%To our veterans and separated service members-you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestl Purina. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as adaptability, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. We hope you'll consider sharing in our mission-you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestl Purina home.Job: Quality Specialist (Ingredients and Vendors)Primary Location: Saint Louis, MO USOther Location:Career Area: ProfessionalNestle Purina PetCare CompanyVEVRAA Federal ContractorRequest Priority Protected Veteran ReferralsEOE -Veteran /Disabled/Minority/AA/F/M/SO