Regional QHSE Manager - Confectionary

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The company

Our client is a professional Food organization, based in Noord-Brabant Netherlands.
The company is a leading player in the confectionary industry and produces some well-known brands. The company is heavily internationally oriented, and has a strong focus on Quality and continuous improvement.

Role description

As QHSE Manager, you are responsible for ensuring food safety and product quality within the factory in North-Brabant. The focus in this role lies in continuously improving quality systems and processes in close cooperation with Production, including but not limited to reducing complaints and non-conformities. As a member of the Factory Management Team, you are also responsible for developing and implementing a wider QHSE strategy. In this role, you will quickly progress to a regional position and become responsible for two plants, in North-Brabant and Antwerp. You will then become part of the Regional Management Team and develop plans for enhancing synergy between the two sites.


- Managing the QHSE Department (5 direct reports).
- Ensuring product quality and food safety in the plant in North Brabant.
- Contributing to continuous improvement and realizing a more effective and efficient quality system.
- Contributing to a wider QHSE strategy within the Factory and Regional Management Teams.
- Creating synergy between the North-Brabant and Antwerp plants and coach the Antwerp-based QHSE Manager.


- Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Food Technology, Bio-Engineering, Analytical Chemistry, or similar.
- At least 5 years of experience with Quality Assurance in the food industry.
- Some years of experience in a management position, MT experience is an asset.
- Experience with HACCP, BRC and GMP+.
- Experience with continuous improvement is a must, experience with LEAN is an asset.
- Experience with HSE is an asset.
- Fluency in Dutch and English.
- Willingness to travel within Europe from time to time.

Secondary benefits

  • Pension Plan
  • (Travel) expenses
  • 13th/14th month
Noord Brabant
Food & Beverage
Quality, Health, Safety, Environment & Sustainability
Employment type
6-10 Years
Location type
Multiple locations
50.000 Eur - 70.000 Eur
Dutch, English