Not only is Purina an industry leader and at the cutting edge of pet Food innovations that are revolutionizing the business, we?ve set the gold standard in Quality Assurance. We?re backed by a 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, but more significantly, we?re grounded in a strong values system of developing high-quality products with unconditional integrity, passion, expertise, performance and innovation.
We?re recognized at the top of the QA ladder within the greater Nestlé organization, the world?s largest Food company. As the Quality Specialist, you will be responsible for downstream quality improvements through the complete supply chain. This position will assist in programs designed to identify potential and existing insect and rodent issues at retail, distribution and factory levels. You will also work with areas of sanitation and development of related support programs such as master sanitation, operational cleaning techniques and programs and integrated pest management programs. The position works in collaboration with the NPPC Supply Chain, Sales, Quality Assurance Teams as well as external customers. Based at Purina world Headquarters in St. Louis, MO, you?ll manage relationships with a variety of internal and external customers spread across the US. This role may require up to 60% travel at times.
As a culture that continuously challenges us to Stand Tall and think ?What?s Next??, we?ll empower you to challenge the status quo in quality. Join a company that believes in bettering our work every day to enrich the lives of pets and the people who love them.
Act as an educational resource around downstream quality emphasizing stored product pest management and reducing unsaleable items.
Utilize data analytics, trend analysis and root cause identification to develop, recommend and implement customer specific pest management programs.
Be prepared for rapid response to any field issues from retail customers as they relate to brand protection.
Inspect and/or audit customer retail and distribution centers and develop a plan of action based on findings.
Establish and develop Nestle PURINA Petcare as a value added resource to key customers and be viewed as industry experts in Food safety and pest management.
Develop and execute training programs of both internal and external customers.
Maintain and develop current field projects while collaborating with key stakeholders both internally and externally.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS (Minimum):
Bachelor?s Degree in a related discipline with 2+ years of experience in Food safety, Food quality, supply chain or related experience
Associate?s Degree in a related discipline with 5+ years of experience in Food safety, Food quality, supply chain or related experience
*Must be willing to travel up to 60%
The Nestle companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran