Specialist Corporate Quality

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Mary Kay is seeking an experienced quality professional to support its growing global nutritional business.  We are seeking nutritional professionals with five plus years’ experience auditing nutritional manufacturers and ingredient suppliers.  The candidate’s experience would be complemented with professional certifications such as Certified Food Safety Quality Auditor and Preventive Controls Qualified Individual.

JOB PURPOSE:     
Contributes to the assurance that material and service providers within the Mary Kay Global Supplier Quality Management system meet applicable Regulatory Authorities and Mary Kay global quality requirements.  This is delivered by execution of documented assessments of assigned nutritional/dietary supplement manufacturers and nutritional ingredient suppliers, management of supplier corrective actions to close identified gaps, maintenance of audit and supplier data in Mary Kay Business Systems, and support of quality agreement creations/renewals.  Responsible for quality audit initiatives related to assigned manufacturers and suppliers of materials, products or services used in development or manufacturing.  Represents Corporate Quality on the new product development nutritional teams and serves as contact for supplier quality and quality compliance related issues and works to resolve these issues and improve quality globally.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:      
1.    Executes the audit assessment of new and existing global nutritional/dietary supplement manufacturers and suppliers to ensure quality and regulatory requirements are met.  Reports audit results including corrective action plans. Manages supplier corrective action plans to closure. Represents the company on assigned audits and projects.   

2.    Analyzes supplier data and trends issues proactively identifying supplier issues.  Participates in continuous improvement projects across functional areas of the business to help improve supplier performance and ensure proper supplier quality management systems are maintained and consistently followed.  Must remain knowledgeable about global nutritional regulatory changes that could affect the supplier and compliance quality.    

3.    Serves as a corporate supplier quality resource for Mary Kay globally.  Collaborates with Regional supplier quality management teams to support region needs for local manufacturing and/or local sourcing while maintaining the Mary Kay Corporate Quality compliance with MKI policies.      

4.    Provides internal and external audit support as necessary. This support may include conducting internal system audits of Mary Kay manufacturing and distribution centers as well as international subsidiaries.  Provides support for audits of Mary Kay by external agencies (FDA, TDH, CFDA, etc.).      

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES     

Education:      Bachelor's degree in a Science or Food Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematical, or related science/technical discipline.
Experience:    Four years work experience (Quality, Engineering, or Manufacturing) in nutritionals/ dietary supplements GMP environment and three years audit experience.  Certification by the American Society for Quality (ASQ) as a Certified Food Safety Quality Auditor (CFSQA), Certified Quality Auditor (CQA), Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) or similar required.  Certified as a Preventive Controls Quality Individual (PCQI) is highly desired.
1.    Knowledge of quality principles, audit protocols, inspection procedures, data integrity principles, FDA regulations, and GMPs as applied to nutritionals/dietary supplements.
2.    Possesses strong project and time management skills to ensure assigned activities are prioritized and completed with required timelines.
3.    Knowledge of continuous improvement tools/processes to participate in projects across functional areas of the business to resolve supplier issues.
4.    Critical thinker and active listener with ability to identify issues and provide solutions to a variety of problems.  
5.    Ability to perform duties under very general direction and independently perform assignments with only general criteria for expected results.
6.    Demonstrated ability to function effectively in a matrix organization across multiple cultural and geographic boundaries.
7.    Excellent oral and written communication skills to interact with various levels of personnel from different cultures both within and outside the Company to ensure effective relay of issues and risks so they are understood and addressed.
8.    Requires travel up to 50%. 
 

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