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Food Quality Lead (m/f/d)

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Job ID 286313 Date posted 02/11/2024 Location : Berlin, Germany Category  FOOD SAFETY QUALITY & REGULATORY Job Status  Salaried Full 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 Lead will implement our food safety management systems and ensure compliance with regulatory and customer requirements. We seek a professional with the cross-functional teamwork skills to support our leadership team with thorough understanding of quality assurance safety technology and processes in the following: testing and auditing documentation, data collection and analysis and knowledge transfer. In this role you will provide team leadership to find solutions for food safety and quality concerns.

You will work in our Cocoa and Chocolate production site in Berlin Reinickendorf. You will be responsible also for a site in Hamburg and Berlin Lichtenrade.

Key Accountabilities

  • Monitors regulatory activities, plant compliance with regulatory safety standards and acts as a liaison for the business with external regulatory authorities
  • Ensures adherence to Corporate, Regulatory and facility food safety and quality requirements
  • Internal contact for all questions of food safety from the 3 production sites
  • Evaluates and improves standard operating procedures, master schedule, verification and reporting for the team, customer food safety and quality requirements
  • Monthly reporting of food safety and quality targets
  • Implementation of global processes at plant level
  • Act as an intermediary between our customers and the facility to review product performance, conduct quality safety audits, review third party certifications
  • Implements product specification systems and drives continuous improvement in the areas of processes and customer focus
  • Participation and preparation for plant tours and audits.
  • Assisting the plan in various projects relating to Safety, Food Safety, Regulatory, Environment, Process Improvement, Engagement, Training etc.
  • Responsible for personnel decisions related to hiring, performance and disciplinary actions for your direct reports. You will also spend time completing the same tasks as employees on your team
  • Accountable for maintaining and developing the HACCP (Food Safety) Team and related initiatived 



  • Bachelor’s degree in science, chemistry, microbiology, quality assurance or equivalent experience,
  • Strong knowledge on Food Safety and risk management
  • Ability to adapt and learn in a changing work environment
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills in German and English
  • Experience interacting with external stakeholders (regulatory agencies, external manufacturers, customers)
  • Ability to relate technical knowledge to solve complex testing and process problems
  • Experience in a food manufacturing environment
  • Strong team management experience 
  • Open for business trips to Hamburg 
  • Demonstrated ability of leadership, motivation, interpersonal effectiveness, teamwork and successful completion of work.
  • Take ownership of processes


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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