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Vendor Specialist, Quality Assurance in Aurora, IL at OSI Group

Date Posted: 4/8/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

MAJOR POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop, implement and maintain vendor material evaluations systems to ensure that established corporate standards are met with regards to safety and quality for current and new ingredient and produce vendors.
  • Maintain and communicate vendor expectations and purchase specifications for category.
  • Identify and recommend standards based on the analysis of scientific data.
  • Develop and administer ingredient and produce vendor audit programs to ensure compliance with established standards.  Audits will include all aspects of material safety and quality to include; Good Manufacturing Practices, Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) or Food Safety Preventive Controls (FSPC), and other related standards as required by policy and law. 
  • Collaborate with personnel at company manufacturing plants to relate and document vendor performance issues, including managing follow-up on corrective and preventive measures.
  • Supports plant and corporate quality teams in managing emerging quality and food safety risks related to category.
  • Provide recommendations to management where insufficient audit results have been identified. 
  • Produce and distribute reports analyzing audit results and trends. 
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationship with vendors while holding vendors accountable for meeting audit standards. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

OSI Industries is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that believes everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect. OSI  does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, gender, race, color, religion, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment based on merit, qualifications and business needs. OSI participates in the E-Verify program.

Job Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Food Science or related field.


At least 50%-75% travel time.


Strong science and application background.