Supplier Quality Manager

Work Location Delicato Vineyards Manteca 

Position Purpose

Acting on own initiative, the Supplier Quality Manager will develop and implement long-term supplier quality strategy. This position will build and lead new processes to ensure we have an effective supplier quality management system in place. The Supplier Quality Manager will collaborate cross-functionally with multiple departments within Delicato Family Wines to document standards and measure supplier performance. This position directly manages supplier’s performance by understanding their quality processes, building effective relationships, communicating performance expectations, and driving complete issue resolution and continuous improvement.

Functional Responsibility

  • Manages the day-to-day operations of the function
  • Leads in a constructive manner by example; demonstrates and encourages a strong work ethic and fosters an environment of trust and respect
  • Develops and aligns individual goals with the department's operational goals; ensures that decisions, actions, and priorities are aligned with the company's vision, mission, and strategies 
  • Researches best practices, stays abreast of industry trends, and maintains awareness of regulatory changes to ensure compliance and continually improve operations
  • Contributes to the preparation of the departmental budget and monitors spending
  • Provides immediate feedback and directly assists team to maintain level of productivity and deliver daily results
  • Supports change initiatives and company decisions in an effective manner
  • Fosters a work environment that encourages creative thinking, promotes flexibility, and drives innovation
  • Immediately informs management of employee issues, concerns, and complaints in an objective and confidential manner
  • Ensures compliance and consistent application of company policies, initiatives, and decisions

Essential Duties

  • Develops and maintains positive and productive supplier relationships through effective communication
  • Develops and oversees a supplier quality risk assessment program, including site visits and quality system audits
  • Sets minimum quality system requirements for each material category and assesses current and potential new suppliers for compliance
  • Leads supplier continuous improvement projects, as necessary
  • Issues Supplier Corrective Action Requests (SCARs) for nonconforming supplied material
  • Actively engages in assertive and transparent conversations to address issues with suppliers promptly; ensures the supplier follows through on root cause investigation and corrective action
  • Validates supplier corrective action implementation and effectiveness
  • Supports selection and approval of new suppliers
  • Collaborates cross functionally with multiple departments within Delicato Family Wines to develop and implement systems to monitor and report supplier performance, utilizing data including DPPM, lots on hold, lots rejected, consumer or distributor quality issues, etc
  • Collaborates with Delicato’s QA/QC Manager to develop targeted incoming material inspection for ongoing supplier issues
  • Collaborates with Delicato’s Packaging Engineer to evaluate and approve new materials and material changes

*Other duties may be assigned

Non-Essential Duties

*Other duties may be assigned

Minimum Requirements

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in quality management, supply chain, engineering, or business
  • 5+ years’ experience in a manufacturing quality role
  • 5+ years experience building and leading quality systems
  • Experience working with SAP


Certificates and Licenses

  • Supplier Quality Professional (CSQP) through ASQ, or similar, preferred
  • Acceptable driving history with valid Driver’s License

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to travel to suppliers regularly (Estimated up to 50% travel) 
  • Ability to work with a variety of cross-functional teams
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills 
  • Excellent organizational and follow-up skills
  • Strong problem solving, planning and decision making skills

Working Conditions

  • General office environment with frequent travel (50% of time)
  • Required to drive automotive vehicle or equipment
  • Occasionally may be required to lift and carry cases of wine

Work Standards

  • Acts in a manner reflective of the Company culture of High Moral Standards, Innovation and Continuous Evolution, Trust in Team, Continuous Improvement, and Sustainable Relationships
  • Communicates, interacts, and works effectively with others; receptive to feedback and coaching; voices concerns in a constructive manner
  • Demonstrates commitment to safety first; communicates safety concerns; promotes a safe work environment based on established safety standards and training
  • Follows all Company policies and procedures

Additional Comments

Management retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.

​ California Pay Transparency Disclaimer: This is a Exempt position. The pay range for this position is $76,353.84 to $119,397.60. It is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role. Actual placement within range will be contingent upon a number of factors, including but not limited to the candidate's qualifications, education, experience, internal equity and alignment with market data.


Delicato Family Wines offers its employees a generous and comprehensive benefits package. The core health insurance components include medical, dental and vision, where Delicato covers nearly the entire cost for employees and a large percentage for dependents. Additional health benefits include life, disability and flexible spending accounts. Other benefits include 401(k) with generous company match, discretionary profit sharing, paid time off (PTO), paid holidays, wine & merchandise discounts, tuition reimbursement, gym discounts & many more


Delicato Family Wines is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ​

Nearest Major Market: Stockton

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