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Manager, Supplie&Contract Manufacturing

Date: Sep 14, 2021

Location: Aurora, IL, US, 60504

Company: Glanbia

Essential Functions:

  • Ensure Food Safety requirements are adhered to in all tasks performed
  • Knowledge of the requirements needed to satisfy Food Safety Management System. Preventive Controls: Environmental Pathogen Monitoring, Process (HACCP), Sanitation, Supply Chain, Allergens, Traceability, , Documentation, Training, etc...)
  • Perform site visits and audits, monitors supplier for adherence to HACCP, Preventive Controls, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) guidelines, and GPN’s Supplier Expectation guidelines.
  • Tracks progress and follows up on the suppliers/co-packers’ progress against corrective actions from the audits and communicate audit for management approval.
  • Establish ongoing continuous improvement activities with suppliers which will deliver reductions in product complaints and vendor non-conformances (VNC).
  • Manages projects that support new product commercialization, by:
    • Assessment of Contract Manufacturer’s (CM) capabilities.
    • Develops supplier metrics to monitor supplier quality control and process effectiveness.
    • Coordination of cross-functional activities ensuring successful completion of test batch trials, stability samples, sales samples, and first production for new product launches.
  • Manage and coordinate special projects such as Identity Preserved certifications, as they are assigned.
  • Conduct annual internal audits.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of current GMPs, Preventive Controls (PCQI), HACCP, FSMA, and FDA regulations.
  • Knowledge of SAP
  • Knowledge or certification in ISO, NSF, or other certifying bodies.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access)
  • Knowledge of Quality Management System



  • Business Acumen
  • Comfort around higher management
  • Conflict management
  • Command skills
  • Confronting direct reports
  • Managing diversity
  • Hiring and staffing
  • Motivating others
  • Managerial courage
  • Process Management
  • Managing through systems




  • Bachelor of Science degree in a relevant field of study (Food Science, Microbiology, etc.)
  • Lead Auditor – ISO 22000 or equivalent training.
  • At least 3-5 years of supplier audit experience in the food or pharmaceutical industry.


At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. 


At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.

Nearest Major Market: Aurora
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago