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Supplier & Contract Manufacturing Manager

Date: Jun 22, 2022

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.

Nearest Major Market: Aurora
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago