Senior QA advisor
CLS Services is a leading professional recruitment agency, specialised in the recruitment and career coaching of people with a background in chemistry & life sciences. For our client, DSM Food Specialties BV, we are searching for a Senior QA advisor.
DSM Food Specialties is a leading global supplier of food enzymes, cultures, taste and health ingredients and other specialties for the many of the leading global and local dairy, baking, beverages and savory food brands. Over 400 scientists are committed each day to find new science-based innovations, building on more than a hundred years’ experience in enzyme and fermentation technology. Their people are driven by optimism – a belief that through innovations in food technology, solutions are possible and actionable and many of their customers involve them closely in their product development and production process to help them solve challenges by combining the possibilities of science with their dedication and application knowledge.
DSM Biotechnology Center (DBC) in Delft is the primary location for biotechnological Research and Development for the innovation-driven company DSM. DBC uses bright science to create better living ® through the development of new and improved products for DSM, in particular for the Business Groups DSM Food Specialties, DSM Sinochem Pharmaceuticals, DSM Nutritional Products, DSM BioSolutions and for the Emerging Business Areas Bio-based Products & Services and Specialty Packaging.
The Yeast Extract Production Factory (GPB) is the largest of its kind worldwide and one of the key margin drivers for DSM Food Specialties. Furthermore, the Natamycin plant located on the same site is an unique facility where pharma and food grade preservatives are produced. There is great exposure as the factory is situated in Delft next to the head office where also the business QA managers are located.
The coming year the factory is utilized to its fullest capacity. The challenge is to produce everything first time right and to find opportunities for improvement in the current assets and processes. QA plays a vital role in this.
As senior QA Advisor you will take care that the daily business is done in compliance with customer expectations and regulations. The current portfolio includes roughly 50 end products in various packaging types.
- Local Food Safety team leader, responsible for accuracy of HACCP system and review;
- Facilitate certifications, customer audits, internal audits and traceability exercises;
- Guard the compliance to the food safety and quality systems (ISO9001, FSSC22000, ICHQ7 and GMP+);
- Key user in document management and CAPA system;
- Represent QA in management of change processes and projects;
- Assess and release produced batches within the agreed times frames;
- Act as ambassador for QA and contribute to factory performance meetings (OEE driven) and improvement teams;
- QA team representative for when the Plant QA manager is absent.
Who we're looking for
The ideal candidate has a background in Food Science or Life Science and at least 5 years of relevant experience. You have knowledge in quality management (e.g. FSSC22000, ISO, ICHQ7, GMP, HACCP) and experience in an analytical chemistry laboratory and/or manufacturing. Finally, you have experience with QA systems (e.g. SAP QM, document management) and know how to work with diverse and cross-functional teams. Therefore, you have good communication skills in both Dutch and English. Are you the proactive team player with hands-on mentality we are looking for?
Additional vacancy information
Contract: Temporary contract with CLS Services
Terms: Project for at least 6 months with possible extension. Full time preferred, 32 hours discussable.
Contactperson: Jan Paul Favier
Phone: +31 (0)88 22 77 555