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Quality Assurance Officer

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Job ID 281835 Date posted 01/09/2024 Location : Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands Category  FOOD SAFETY QUALITY & REGULATORY Job Status  Salaried Part Time

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 food ingredients and bio-industrial business, where we anticipate trends around taste, nutrition and safety to innovate and provide solutions to manufacturers, retailers and foodservice companies.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Quality Assurance Officer will provide specialized knowledge of specific segments of quality systems or plant processes such as food safety and quality auditing, management or oversight of suppliers and other needed focus areas.

In this role, you will be responsible for evaluating pest control inspection results, planning and executing internal hygiene audits, as well as reviewing the plant sanitation system in our production facility in Bergen op Zoom. You will define corrective actions and monitor their execution in all mentioned areas. You will partner with internal and external cross-functional teams, including acting as first point of contact for service suppliers. Additionally, you will be involved in the preparation of and participation in customer audits and you will partner with internal and external teams to address customer requirements and concerns, as well as collaborate on audits.

The role is 80% part-time with some flexibility regarding the distribution of working hours.

Key Accountabilities

  • Conduct verification and maintenance of the food safety and quality systems, hazard analysis and sanitation processes, prerequisite programs, manufacturing processes, plant environment and finished product.
  • Collaborates with operations on the initiation of corrective action and preventative measures when necessary.
  • Ensure adherence to corporate, regulatory, customer and facility food safety and quality requirements and completion of corrections and corrective actions.
  • Lead relevant regional, corporate and regulatory food safety focused audits.
  • Provide training to Cargill employees and contractors based on sanitation and hygiene standards and good manufacturing practices (GMP).
  • Monitor the GMP budget (OPEX) and provide input in the CAPEX roadmap from the Food safety, Quality and Regulatory Affairs perspective.
  • Coordinate and lead the food safety team and overseeing the food safety management systems and management review
  • Manage food and feed safety management system compliance to appropriate government regulations.
  • Investigate and follow up on food safety incidents that occur in the plant to ensure they are reported and that corrective action and permanent corrections are taken
  • Independently solve moderately complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.
  • Other duties as assigned



Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Fluent in English AND Dutch
  • Strong computer skills and Microsoft Office experience.
  • Experience with the Food Safety System Certification 22000
  • Experience working with SAP or similar
  • Knowledge of food/feed safety industry practices and standards.
  • Minimum two years of work experience in food and/or feed industry
  • Minimum of two years of related work experience

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.

Interested? Then make sure to send us your CV and cover letter in English today:  
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