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Meat and Agriculture Supplier Assurance Specialist h/f/x

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Job ID 271141 Date posted 07/11/2023 Location : Saint-Cyr-en-Val, France | Wolverhampton, Royaume-Uni | Schiphol, Pays-Bas

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s protein and salt business, where we provide wholesome, high-quality food products to a wide range of customers, from foodservice operators and grocery stores to manufacturers and exporters.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Supplier Quality Specialist will audit external meat suppliers and associated supply chains into the organization. In this role, you will partner with suppliers and internal colleagues in food safety and quality, commercial, logistics and research and development to ensure achievement of safe, high quality food and Animal welfare goals are met through effectively managing supplier relationships.

Key Accountabilities

  • Ensure all raw material suppliers and the associated supply chains are approved and have in place systems that align with company standards.
  • Conduct audits and risk assessments on meat suppliers.
  • Ensure due diligence records are established for raw materials purchased by the company and routinely ensure that materials comply to company and customer food safety, quality, animal welfare and regulatory requirements.
  • Keep relevant cloud based technical libraries current with information on raw materials and specifications. Maintain both Internal and Customer data portals to ensure data is available for insight analysis.
  • Monitor the performance of raw materials suppliers against specifications/standards and key welfare indicators requirements, follow up with suppliers to gather data and in the event of adverse material performance, work collaboratively to implement corrective actions.
  • Work with local and regional production facilities to set the incoming raw material criteria and drive improvements in animal welfare and product quality all raw material suppliers.
  • Help write and maintain supplier quality manuals and keep up to date with new legal, labeling, food safety and animal welfare changes.
  • Partner with internal stakeholders to collaborate and lead improvement projects within the Meat and agriculture supply chain.
  • Independently solve moderately complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience in Animal Welfare and / or meat production / Agriculture 
  • A keen eye for detail able to identify information for accuracy and relevance, work unsupervised but in a wider team structure.
  • The ability to influence multiple, complex partners at different levels both internally and externally locally and globally.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, fluency in English and able to present in an articulate manner.
  • Computer literacy, including the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and SAP.
  • Experience in a comparable position in the food manufacturing environment preferably in a supplier auditing capacity focusing on specifications, systems, meats and agriculture.
  • ISO Lead Auditor qualified would be useful or equivalent recognized auditor qualification.
  • Minimum of two years of related work experience


Open to travel up to 20-25% of the time ; 4-5 consecutive days per month mainly in Europe (Poland, Germany, England, Netherland, etc.)

Our Offer
We provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

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