Vacature Corporate Manager Quality
De Heus Voeders B.V.
is looking for:
Corporate Manager Quality
As a Corporate Manager Quality, you will draw on your considerable understanding of corporate quality assurance policy and management experience to ensure that De Heus produces animal feeds which are safe for humans, animals and the environment and which meets all relevant customer and legislative requirements. Your strong communication skills in an international environment will enable you to successfully lead QA/QC teams and managers, both hierarchically and functionally.
What will your job as Corporate Manager Quality involve?
As Corporate Manager Quality, you will develop, implement and secure an adequate corporate quality assurance policy, including corporate standards and methods (CSM) and quality control policy, to demonstrate that the process of feed production is well controlled for feed and food safety in accordance with applicable legislation and in line with client requirements. This will entail policy development and audits, as well as the development and execution of adequate support plans for all of the company’s business units, whom you will be required to assist in implementing the corporate management guidelines for quality assurance and quality control.
As Corporate Manager Quality, you will report to the Corporate Director Nutrition and hierarchically lead the corporate QA/QC team including the corporate laboratory based in the Netherlands. You will functionally lead the QA managers of all business units (countries), both existing and new ones, within De Heus Animal Nutrition, which will involve international travel for approximately 25% of your time. You will be hierarchically responsible for the Dutch QA organisation (De Heus Voeders B.V.).
Your day-to-day responsibilities will include keeping the corporate QA policy (CQAP) up to date, including corporate standards and methods (CSM) and creating content for the corporate QA manual (CQAM). You will be in charge of creating corporate management guidelines for QA in consultation with corporate director nutrition. At local level within the business units, you will support the general managers, QA/QC managers and international nutritionists in implementing CQAP, CSM and CQAM. You will review the annual QA management reports prepared by them, give proper and justified feedback for further improvements, and provide support to the local offices in executing QA improvement plans. A key task is to set up and maintain a De Heus information-sharing system for QA/QC to improve communication and efficiency within the company. In addition to coordinating and (co)-executing internal audits, you will be involved in setting up a global supplier audit system. You will ensure the smooth operation of the De Heus corporate laboratory in Veghel and provide excellent support to all labs within De Heus Animal Nutrition, including creating support plans to ensure uniformity in the quality of analysis and the training of local workers, monitoring laboratory costs, maintaining and improving the De Heus NIRS network, and ensuring that LIMS functions well.
What do we expect from you as Corporate Manager Quality?
You are an expert with at least 5 years of experience within quality assurance and/or quality management. You have a proven track record of successfully managing QA/QC teams, including corporate standards and methods and an understanding of the legislation that applies within the food/feed sector. You enjoy international travel and have an interest in and respect for different cultures and backgrounds. Your strong communication skills mean that you can inspire team members at a variety of levels within the organisation and within many different countries. We also require you to have the following:
- A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and preferably a Master’s degree from an academic university (Dutch ‘WO’ level) in quality assurance, quality management or a related subject;
- Experience in a management role, preferably with an international component;
- Excellent command of English, both written and spoken. Additional language skills are an advantage;
- Work experience in the field of animal feed or nutrition would be advantageous.
What are we offering you as Corporate Manager Quality?
You will be working in an international environment on various projects to improve the efficiency and smooth-running of QA/QC within our company. You will make an essential contribution to the company’s reputation and overall success.
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