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Quality Assurance Officer - Division Premix, Concentrates and Specialties | Ede | Nederland

Royal De Heus is an internationally operating family-owned company with a leading position in the animal feed industry. We are continuously expanding our borders. Driven by this ambition, we have been actively supporting the progress of agricultural sectors in Europe, Asia, Africa and South-America. Our mission is to improve the results of our customers, which are producers of animal proteins and to continue our ambitious international growth strategy in a responsible and sustainable way.

Royal De Heus headquarters is located in Ede, The Netherlands and has over 70 production locations worldwide. From these locations we delivers compound feed, concentrates, premixes and specialties to our customers in 75 countries. Worldwide over 6,000 employees contribute daily to the company’s objectives and ambition.

We are looking for a proactive Quality Assurance Officer with specific focus on our division Premix, Concentrates and Specialties (PCS) which includes business units in Russia, Brazil and the Netherlands (export of PCS products) .

What will your responsibilities be?

As QA Officer you are the contact point in the field of quality assurance and food safety for multiple business units in the division PCS and you support these business units in achieving improvement. Together with your direct colleagues you work actively on updating and developing the quality policy of Royal De Heus with specific focus on the division PCS.

You expressly and proactively give substance to the development of the central QA functionality for our PCS division. You act as a central source of information and knowledge platform in the field of quality and food safety. Another important role is getting and keeping a view on the implementation of our internal quality requirements in the business units. At the same time you identify opportunities for improvement and you establish the necessary connections between business units and inside the central organisation to enable the company to utilize these opportunities. It is important that you also proactively contribute to the development of the PCS business units by providing training in your field.

You work from the head office in Ede, the Netherlands but you also regularly visit the business units abroad to support their management and QA managers in the field of quality assurance and to stimulate development and improvement. You coordinate the international supplier audit program and you are also member to the supplier audit team. Where necessary you contribute to internal audits.

You are an ambassador of our internal quality platform PRO-Q for your business units. In PRO-Q business units manage their quality management systems, supplier selection, complaints and internal NCR’s and audits.

A proactive approach to achieving the quality objectives is important. You are jointly responsible for the further development of the quality system and determining the quality policy at Royal De Heus.

As a Quality Assurance Officer you will work in the Global QA/QC team of De Heus, based in the Netherlands. You report directly to the Group Manager QA / QC.


What do we expect from you?

You are an expert in your field, you have a practical attitude and you are strongly focused on working with others. You play an active role in supporting the central organization and the country organizations in the field of quality assurance. You are able to analyze problems by logical reasoning and making connections. Based on this, you take action to eliminate risks. You are independent, openminded and you have a healthy dose of persuasion. You like working in a young team with plenty of opportunities to realize your ambitions.

You have at least a relevant bachelor or master degree and you have gained work experience in a similar position, preferably within the Feed or Food industry. Experience with animal feed premixes (also consider material properties and ingredient reactivity) is a big plus. You possess excellent oral and written communication skills in the English language. Dutch is an advantage. In addition to all this, you are prepared to make a number of international trips per year, up to a maximum of 25%. You recognize yourself in the following personal characteristics: enthusiastic, proactive, communicative, independent, analytical, passion for food safety, efficient and accurate and hands-on.


 What do we offer?

Royal De Heus offers you a challenging position in a dynamic and international context. You will have the opportunity to make an impact and contribute to our strategy.

Our employees are powering the progress of our fast-growing, highly ambitious organization. We invest in developing your talents and create a culture of continuous learning and development, no matter what role you are in. You will be given ample opportunies to learn, develop and collaborate with colleagues from all over the world.  

We offer you a full-time contract with flexible hours, in an informal culture that offers trust, short lines and fast decision-making. An environment where there is room for entrepreneurship. You will receive a competitive remuneration package based on your knowledge and experience.



Would you like to know more about this vacancy? Please contact Lucas Ligtenberg, Hoek Consultants, phone +31 (0) 6 27040711 or e-mail lucasligtenberg@hoekconsultants.nl.

Does this opportunity appeal to you? Then contact us directly by clicking on the job application button below, or by sending your English CV and covering letter explaining your motivation to lucasligtenberg@hoekconsultants.nl.



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