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Manager Global Supplier Quality

Date: Sep 23, 2022

Location: Clermont, KY, US

Company: Beam Suntory

Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into the world's third largest leading premium spirits company ... where each employee is treated like family and trusted with legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Beam Suntory is a place where you can come Unleash your Spirit by making an impact each and every day.



Manager Global Supplier Quality  


The following position is open in Clermont KentuckyUnited States.


What makes this a great opportunity?

Support high product quality standards through the management of Supplier Quality as part of the integrated quality and food safety system. Lead all aspects of supplier, material, and ingredient quality from qualification of new suppliers to focused improvement plans for purchased materials. Create an environment of collaborative team spirit within Supply Chain, Global Quality and support cross functional business partners within Procurement and R&D through timely and effective communication and inclusive workflows to meet business quality needs.


Role Responsibilities

  • Build, improve and manage Supplier Quality system components to drive performance related improvements. Work as a cross-functional leader within the organization to deliver strategic and systemic Supplier Quality initiatives.
  • Improve and manage supplier qualification processes to assure adherence to Quality and Food safety standards.  Represent manufacturing Quality in supplier/partner decisions in Supplier Relationship Management Program.
  • Perform lead auditor function for certification and surveillance audits for tier 1 partner suppliers.  Oversee regional/local results and actions from audits of lower tier suppliers. Maintain overall responsibility for supplier adherence to quality/food safety standards and completion of required corrective actions.
  • Develop, implement and manage the Supplier Audit program.
  • Support manufacturing units by leading and participating in supplier/material improvement initiatives which support overall product/system quality.
  • Support Supply Chain and Procurement partners by ensuring adherence to supplier/material quality standards during design-to-value, innovation and network optimization initiatives.
  • Identify quality performance improvement initiatives related to ingredients and materials and lead implementation.
  • Assist with internal and co-manufacturing food safety/quality audits as needed: ISO Standards, BRC, HACCP, and Beam Suntory global standards.
  • Manage Supplier Quality monitoring – including defining testing requirements, results and performance data trending to support key Performance Indicators
  • Lead/support Major Incident Management process/activities related to a Supplier or Material Quality issue.


Qualifications & Experience

  • 5+ years leadership experience in a manufacturing quality setting.  Food industry, especially beverage alcohol is a plus.
  • Experience as a lead auditor who is a qualified / certified Auditor with experience in ISO 9001, ISO 2200, GFSI standards.
  • Demonstrated ability to audit and improve ISO 9001, ISO 22000, and other quality/food safety management systems.  Implementation and system building experience a plus.
  • Demonstrated understanding and application of technical skills:
    • Quality system auditing
    • Statistical process control
    • Formal risk assessment
    • Process capability
    • Root cause/Problem solving
    • Teamwork
  • Must be able to travel up to 30%
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or related field
  • Post-graduate degree (related Science or MBA) is a plus
  • External certification such as ASQ Certified Quality Manager is a plus



At Beam Suntory, people are our number one priority, and we believe our people grow together in diverse and inclusive environments where their unique insights, experiences and backgrounds are valued and respected. Beam Suntory is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, military veteran status and all other characteristics, attributes or choices protected by law. All recruitment and hiring decisions are based on an applicant’s skills and experience.

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