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Director of Supplier Management & Quality - World Centric

  • City: Troy
  • State: Ohio
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- About World Centric - World Centric is a 14 year old leading supplier of certified compostable disposable packaging based in Petaluma CA. The Company started as a non-profit in 2004 and now is a California Benefit Corporation and a certified B-Corp. It offsets all its carbon emissions and donates at least 25% of profits to environmentally and socially conscious organizations. World Centric has almost 300 different products and sells into retail and foodservice across the U.S. World Centric was founded in 2004 as a non-profit to raise awareness of how we are severely degrading the planet's ecosystems and at the same time creating vast inequalities where billions of people are living without access to basic needs of adequate food, water, health care, education, housing, sanitation etc. Now, as a for-profit we strive to create the most impact we can both socially and environmentally and envision a world where everyone's basic needs can be met. World Centric, as a leader in the compostables category, has a dynamic, fast-paced, high-growth work environment and is looking for professionals who can thrive in such an environment. The culture and mission fit is very important for us and these requirements include a strong awareness, passion and commitment to social and environmental issues; a high degree of competence, motivation, and initiative; and adaptability and ability to collaborate with others. - Job Description - The Director of Supplier Management & Quality is responsible for quality control processes, supplier management and all issues related to pricing, efficiency and quality. The role requires a very strong ability to closely work with and manage Asian suppliers. It also requires strong collaboration with team members in Sourcing, Demand and Supply Planning, and Logistics. Supplier Quality & Management - Ensure processes for quality management are established, implemented and maintained. - Work with suppliers to implement quality processes, control and quality points. Defective products are caught before shipping. - Work with suppliers to perform root-cause analysis and other problem-solving activities to identify effective corrective actions and process improvements. - Develops, maintains and publishes supplier scorecards based on KPI's, performance and quality factors. - Tracks, investigates and responds in a timely manner to all customer quality complaints. - Ensure that all QMS (ISO 9001, ISO 14001...) and GFSI standard (SQL, BRC, IFS...), HAACP, GMP and other requirements are maintained and followed by suppliers. - Manages and arranges supplier audits for food safety, quality control and fair labor practices. Ensures that suppliers meet all compliance and regulatory laws. - Manages and maintains database of each suppliers' product and manufacturing certifications including 3rd party testing. - Conducts quarterly supplier business reviews. - In conjunction with Demand and Supply Planning works with suppliers on capacity planning and lead times. - Strategically manages and builds supplier partnerships to develop effective, strong, functional relationships. - Arranges 3rd party testing of suppliers' products as needed. - Regular basis after business hours' communication to overseas suppliers as needed - Overseas travel 2-4 times year or as needed. - Manages overseas staff for managing suppliers, quality control, factory audits, production problems, pricing issues, quality inspections and issues, logistics issues and scheduling etc. - Hires and manages new overseas staff as needed. Purchasing Management - Based on buying plans from planning sends all P.O.'s to suppliers and confirms P/I's. Ensures that commercial documents are received, processed and payments made timely. - Manages overall product specifications from barcodes, packaging, and box prints. Works with graphic designer as needed for packaging, box prints, etc. - Ensures new product specifications are entered and maintained in ERP system. - Experience - - 8+ years' experience in quality assurance and managing suppliers in USA & Asia. - BS in technical field preferred. - CPIM, CSCP, APICS, ASQ certifications preferred. - Ability to speak Mandarin a huge plus. - Experience in disposables, non-durables, consumer packaged goods or plastics - In depth knowledge of QA principles, concepts, industry practices and standards. - Experience with Asian contract manufacturing for certifications and quality. - Knowledge of GFSI, HACCP, ISO 9000, GMP standards and processes - Knowledge of Quality Management Systems processes and terminology. Six Sigma a plus. - Knowledge of social accountability standards (SA8000, BSCI) a plus - Experience working with GFSI, HACCP, ISO 9000, Safety, Health, and Environment and GMP processes - Knowledge of Quality Management Systems (processes, terminology. Six Sigma a plus. - Knowledge of social accountability standards (SA8000, BSCI) - Knowledge of key inventory performance drivers and metrics, turns, margin contributions, etc. - Manufacturing or engineering knowledge of fiber molding, injection molding, and thermoforming a plus. - Proven leadership, project management, problem solving and team development skills. - Experience leading others in a continuous improvement environment. - Detail oriented with excellent organizational skills. - Excellent analytical skills. Excel expert. - Experience with ERP, inventory management/manufacturing systems. Experience with NetSuite a major plus. - Proficient with software systems. - Compensation & Benefits - Compensation is dependent on experience. World Centric offers a competitive benefits package to eligible employees. The benefits package includes health, dental, and vision coverage, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, sick and vacation paid leave, wellness incentive program, paid holidays, 401(k) with Company contribution, and electric vehicle and alternative transportation incentive programs. - To Apply - Please email with your resume and a 1-page cover letter. In your cover letter, please include the social and/or environmental issues that are important to you along with why you would be a good fit for World Centric. Please do not forward a LinkedIn profile.