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Supplier Quality Manager

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New South Wales - Corporate Buying Office
Business Support Manager
*$112,000 - $162,800*
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An opportunity for a Supplier Quality Manager working in the Quality Assurance team has become available within the Corporate Buying Department of ALDI Stores, based in Minchinbury.


If you’ve ever been to ALDI, you’ll know we’re not your average supermarket. We’ve never been satisfied with the status quo, or doing things that other supermarkets do. By doing things differently, we can provide top quality products at the lowest prices. That’s why we call it Good Different.


The Supplier Quality Manager is a new role responsible for driving supplier quality functions and projects to ensure alignment of ALDI’s overall strategy and performance measures.


What we are looking for:

We are searching for a quality assurance professional with a strong track record of successfully partnering with suppliers and internal teams on quality assurance matters. They will have demonstrated experience in driving supplier quality projects such as approval and auditing programs, as well as a natural ability in building strong stakeholder relationships. Candidates will be required to have comprehensive knowledge of quality principles, GMP, HACCP and GFSI.


Role responsibilities:   

  • Develop and lead the Supplier On-boarding program
  • Establish the Supplier Approval and Audit programs including maintaining the Approved Supplier Listing
  • Plan and facilitate on-site supplier risk assessments, capability assessments and audits to verify performance and compliance according to qualification criteria
  • Oversee supplier performance management
  • Provide direction to suppliers to drive continuous improvement on their quality systems based on findings and observations from audit reports, consumer complaints and non-conformances
  • Track and follow up supplier corrective and preventative action requests
  • Escalate and present formal notifications of significant issues to the Quality Assurance Director and relevant Buying team
  • Analyse and present trends and recommendations to various business levels
  • Develop, coach and lead direct report to ensure objectives and tasks are fulfilled
  • Perform other required duties within the Quality Assurance team


What's in it for you?  

  • Market leading remuneration ($112,000 - $162,800 including super)
  • Great work life balance
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Be a part of a leading international retailer
  • Problem solving real business challenges
  • Work alongside friendly and supportive colleagues


Selection criteria:

  • Tertiary qualifications within a relevant field
  • Lead auditor qualification is highly regarded
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience working in a quality assurance environment including 2 years working in supplier quality
  • Advanced understanding of quality systems
  • Project management experience with the ability to manage risks and make decisions efficiently
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with cross functional teams
  • Comprehensive knowledge of quality standards, GMP, HACCP and GFSI
  • Hands on experience within a manufacturing environment
  • Experience in partnering with key stakeholders on quality assurance matters


This role reports to the Quality Assurance Director.

25 June 2019
Applications close:
25 July 2019
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