External Manufacturing Quality Assurance and Product Manager
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- 【Job Purpose/Overview】
External manufactures (3 co-packer factories and 1 co-manufactures) are critical business drivers for *** Japan (Pet Care/MWC).
Japan business keens on to expand utilization of external manufactures more including new technologies with co-development model.
This position is responsible to manage EMQA (External
Manufacturing Quality Assurance) and Product development programs for Japan based external manufactures.
The intended ratio of Product and EMQA is 50:50 yet could be skewed to either one depending on the business needs. This role is a key player to drive growth projects related to the Japan co-man and co-packer by playing both product development and EMQA role including new technology development, validation at the existing manufactures and new potential external manufactures.
The Product role is responsible for delivering growth ambition through new product development and deployment at co-manufacture and co-packer in Japan. The EMQA program includes ensuring external
manufacturers are compliant to the requirements of the *** Incorporated External Manufacturing Quality Management standard through the validation and verification of external manufacturers to produce products which are equivalent standard to products produced by *** Incorporated.
Lead EMQ and Product Development programs related to Japan co-packers and co-manufactures.
・Work within the internal business processes to meet the requirements of the Mars Incorporated External Manufacturing Quality Management (EMQM) Standard to demonstrate compliance to the *** Incorporated Quality Management Process (QMP). Support QuEST activity process for external
manufacturing related activities in conjunction with relevant activity stakeholders.
・Write and maintain the Technical Specifications and EMPRA’s (externally manufactured product risk assessments) for all new products & processes, changes to existing programs (including promotional items) covering food safety and quality criteria in accordance with the *** Global EMQM standard, through Quest and related processes.
・Recommend the validation requirements of changes to externally manufactured items affecting Food
Safety and verify compliance to the EMQM standard.
・Assist with PRIMP’s linked to external manufacturing in conjunction with the R&D and QA team.
・Manage verification activities for Japan, which includes organising samples (retention and otherwise),periodic panel set up as part of the periodic Market Unit quality review.
・Make recommendations around the status of suppliers, based on the outputs of EMPRA’s and Technical specifications.
? Assist with the periodic review of suppliers, including consumer contacts and other associated metrics.
? Maintain networking and connectivity with Asia EMQA team and Global Q&FS team.
R&D lead role to manage Japan Care & Treat co-manufacture and co-packer related projects.
・Work with cross functional team and co-man to develop and maintain Care & Treat products and Dry Job Description Template products with inclusions at co-packer to meet the requirements of consumers and comply with Mars global brand direction.
・Engage local stakeholders to ensure alignment on the project.
・Project risks assessment with cross functional involvement
・Work with CTI to assess product performance.
・Maintain networking and connectivity with Asia product development team and GIC to leverage expertise to deliver the projects.
・Ensure that the products developed and produced are consistent to the quality and comply with internal/external standard e.g. *** Q&FS standards, MPENS, AAFCO, and meet all critical success factors
・Through RCP process, ensure legal and regulatory compliance in each launch/roll out country
・Check patent opportunities by consult with IP representative. When relevant, request an initial patent search from IP rep to ensure that any new ingredients/processes/recipe designs do not infringe other patents.
・Recommend the protocol of product testing, assess and approve the results to ensure product performance vs CSF
・Responsible for reviewing product specifications of new product launch/relaunch, supporting document / information for SRA
- 【Job Specifications/Qualifications】
1. Education & Professional Qualification
・Minimum Bachelor degree in General Science, Food, Microbiological, Chemical or Food Engineer
・More than 5 years’ experience in an FMCG environment. 5-10 years’ experience in food factory, research and development background is preferable.
・Prior role in a quality related capacity will be an advantage
・Experience in Product development, Quality assurance and Auditing skill.
・Proven experience in conducting and delivering innovation projects including implementation activities.
・Ability to use software and systems for recipe development and project management.
・Understanding of manufacturing processes
・Understanding of raw material functionality and nutrition
・Preferably a good understanding of dog and cat food manufacturing or similar industry (ie. meat industry processing)
・Scientific methods and mindset
・Strong Japanese and English communication skills are required.
・Basic statistics knowledge to manage quantitative data analysis.
・High learning agility to manage multiple different roles in R&D.
■Key Supporting Competencies (4-6)
1. Conflict management
2. Dealing with Ambiguity
3. Drive for results
4. Problem solving
5. Motivate others
6. Priority setting
■Key Functional Competencies & Technical Skills (3-5)
・Quality & Food safety, Quality assurance program
・Microbiology and hygiene
・Internal & External Networks
・Product, Packaging and Process Design
・Design for Quality & Efficiency