Associate Ingredients Specialist

Aimmune Therapeutics

Aimmune Therapeutics

Fremont, MI, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

As the world leader in nutrition, health and wellness for children from birth to preschool, Gerber Products Company is committed to creating a strong future. We joined the Nestlé Nutrition family in 2007, and have been a partner in parenthood ever since. Our Anything for Baby team works closely with experts to create products that enrich and establish healthy habits for children, and are good for the planet as well. A career at Gerber provides meaningful opportunities to develop professionally, and nurture generations to come. Now is the time to define your future, and ours too.

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This position would support quality requirements through vendor and raw material qualifications and supporting manufacturing in raw material management for Nestle Nutrition (Gerber). This role will provide critical thinking and detailed oriented problem solving to drive internal and external compliance.


Key Outputs:

I&R related activities:

  • Support raw material qualification work for Market lead Innovation & Renovation to achieve Quality by Design, including detailed review and approval of qualification documents.
  • Approves Nestle specifications such as RMPS and RMS related to I&R projects and specifications used within the assigned factories and Co-Man.
  • Authors, reviews, and approves MR specifications, and provides verification of vendor RMPS and MR sign off with model COA compliance to MR/RMPS requirements.
  • Evaluates Vendor site qualifications for assigned projects and applications.
  • Participates in vendor discussions, providing ingredient and onboarding requirements.
  • Participates as market contact for assigned factories and or Co-Man.

Factory related activities:

  • Support factories QA team and Co-Man Quality in managing and validating new and existing raw materials.
  • Support exceptional release process in providing expertise and mass balance if applicable.

Quality activities:

  • Participates in related improvement initiatives such as Tech Service Projects, Cost Savings Project, Ensure Supply, or others by supporting the roll-out of new ingredients for assigned factories, with support of the Ingredient Quality Manager.
  • Lead supplier visits and supplier investigation where required to support qualifications and quality concerns as well as supplier Audits where support is needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Compliance activities:

  • Point of contact for updating internal specifications for external USA regulatory compliance
  • Lead compliance through continued support in Exceptional Releases, Mass Balances, Derogation Actions, and Conditional Approval actions.
  • Drive compliance through coordinating alignment with key stakeholders and ingredient Vendors.
  • Support Heavy Metals compliance in accordance with Nestle internal and external requirements and changes.


  • Bachelor of Science degree, preferred Microbiology, Biology, Chemistry, Food Science, or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years’ experience, preferred in Quality Assurance, Supplier Management, or Food Manufacturing related field of work
  • Auditing experience a plus
  • HACCP Certification a plus
  • FSSC 22000 certification a plus
  • Position requires approximately 2% travel as needed for market support

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