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Interim Corporate Quality Assurance Manager

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The company

Our client is a professional Food organization, based in Zuid-Holland Netherlands. The company is a mid-sized player in the chocolate industry and has a wide variety of specialty products and well-known brands.

Role description

As Corporate Quality Assurance Manager, you are responsible for the level of quality across the various production sites across Europe. You will ensure that the different plants share best practices and that the quality systems used across the group are streamlined and standardised. You will additionally support the plants with audits and continuous improvement projects. To assist you, you will lead a team of 3 Central Quality Officers.

This is an interim assignment for approximately 6 months.


- Develop and implement QA strategies across the group.
- Responsible for the quality on the production sites throughout Europe.
- Sharing best practices across the different sites and thereby realise continuous improvement.
- Support sites with various audits and follow up on action points.
- Manage the Central Quality Team, 3 fte.


- Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Food Technology, Analytical Chemistry or similar.
- At least 8 years of experience with Quality Assurance in the food industry.
- At least 3 years of experience with managing teams and/or multisite experience.
- Experience with HACCP, ACS, BRC, IFS, SKAL, UTZ, Fairtrade, RSPO and GMP+.
- Fluency in Dutch and English required; fluency in French and/or German is an asset.
- Willingness to travel internationally on a regular basis.

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SIRE Life Sciences

Ref. number: 32417
Listed by: SIRE Life Sciences
Listed on: 20-07-2017
Country: The Netherlands
Region: Zuid-Holland
Employment: Freelance
Expertise: > 10 years
Location Type: Multiple locations
Language: English
Sector: Food
Specialisation: Quality
Secondary Benefit: Travel Expenses

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