Plant Quality Manager
About the job
Our production site in Rotselaar, near Leuven, is an important European plant of Danone, where we focus on the production of bottles of Actimel. As our new Plant Manger Quality, you will be a key enabler to assure Food Safety Compliance on finished products, securing the balance between food safety and productivity. You will implement and manage relevant food safety standards and KPI’s for day-to-day food safety activities, quality & product superiority and planning: incoming, HACCP, training of operators and all documentation related to the factory.
You will manage a team of QA Managers and a lab of 16 people (including the lab manager) and strive for excellence in execution. You will develop he functional managerial and quality competencies of your team, leading them towards a successful Culture of Quality. Overall, you combine high reactivity to novel issues with perseverant management of the medium-term quality management plan.
You will guarantee a superior experience for our customers by your active contribution to innovation, renovation and transfer of projects (for new processes, equipment and finished products), but also by implementing the Finished Product Conformity Handbook (control plan, sampling, analysis methods, results and reporting).
You have a Masters’ degree in (Bio)Engineering, preferably with a specialisation in (food) biochemistry. You bring strong experience in (plant) quality management in food, preferably in dairy. You also have proven knowledge and experience in quality methods & tools (HACCP, Risk analysis & management) and QFS management systems. Experience in working with (in-house) laboratories is highly appreciated.
- Are fluent in Dutch and English;
- Have extensive microbiological and general lab-tech knowledge;
- Have extensive knowledge of external certifications: ISO, FSSC 22000, IFS;
- Bring proven experience in leading audits;
- Have experience on root-cause analysis and managing improvement projects;
- Have attention to detail and are result-oriented;
- Are an excellent communicator and know how to influence multiple stakeholders;
- Can communicate simply and clearly about complex topics and techniques (synthesis capacity);
- Work well under pressure.
What’s in it for you?
At Danone we offer a complete package of benefits, with a competitive primary and yearly bonus.
But more importantly – many opportunities for growth in the company!
At Danone, we are dedicated to achieving health through food. And not only that; we want our mission to benefit people of every age, in every social and cultural environment and in every part of the world - as many people as possible.
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