QA Specialist External Manufacturing Strategic Partnerships

The Global Supply Chain produces and sources a wide range of Dairy and plant-based products. The QA specialist External Manufacturing is part of the Global QA Source team. The purpose of the department is to ensure the product quality at our key external manufacturing partners that process our dairy and dairy products on behalf of FrieslandCampina. You ensure that the performance of the external manufacturers is in line with our agreements and commercial needs and that you ensure we have a fit for purpose portfolio that has high quality and fully compliance with rules and regulations.  
The QA specialist External Manufacturing is responsible for several Partners where you managed the quality process “End to End”. Your key responsibility is to execute quality control and to deploy projects to improve quality at our Partners.

QA Specialist External Manufacturing Strategic Partnerships

What we ask

  • Fluency in Dutch and English
  • You have a broader view than just your position and you can identify with our purpose ‘Nourishing by Nature’
  • Bachelor of Science degree or higher in a scientific or technical discipline (Food Science, Chemistry/Microbiology, or related)
  • 5+ years Food Safety and Quality experience
  • Knowledge of quality systems, including GMP, HACCP, change control, continuous improvement, document control, root cause analysis, etc.
  • Experienced in implementing and structuring processes
  • Self-starter / growth mindset
  • Strong (commercial) and analytical skills
  • Excellent relationship management skills
  • Drive, flexibility, focus, result driven and decisiveness
  • Pro-active, hands-on and good business judgement
  • Ability to act in different cultures and in an international setting
  • Adaptability to work throughout all organizational layers
  • Ability to travel to External Manufacturing locations (primarily in the Netherlands)

What we offer

  • Unique company culture of Dutch heritage and international presence
  • We offer a hybrid work environment supporting your work-life balance
  • We offer a competitive salary & benefits package (incl. company car)
  • Diverse training and mentoring programs to help you grow on your professional journey.
  • A friendly and informal working environment, yet professional team members as sparring partners.
  • Autonomy and trust to create longer term impact that helps bring better nutrition to the world.

Vacancy description

As Specialist QA External Manufacturing Strategic Partnerships, you have a leading role in partnerships management, Continuous Improvement and supporting the Strategic Partnership team to assure Quality Compliance and business acceleration (new partners, new products). 
Your main tasks & responsibilities will be:
•    Manage, follow up and report the Quality performance of our Partners and maintain the QA relationship.
•    Initiate and drive Quality improvement projects with Partners to reduce complaints, and failure cost, and improve product quality and processes.
•    Manage claim and crisis management within Strategic Partnerships department.
•    Participate projects to implement new Partners, new products and new route to markets. 
•    Create alignment between our Partnerships Quality capabilities and our Customer Quality needs.

Staying true to who you really are, that is your starting point at FrieslandCampina. Because it is precisely by embracing our differences that we can grow together. We want to create a working environment that allows all employees to bring their best and authentic selves. If who we are suits you, but you're not sure if you're the best fit for the role, we still encourage you to apply so we can help you find the role that fits you best.

We have a high diversity in our team between age, experience and background which creates a great learning environment.
We have an ambitious team with a growth mindset that works hard, helps each other out and creates joint moments to have fun and celebration.
Being part of the Global QA source team you also have a strong team connection with the Strategic Partnerships Team where you manage your work in close collaboration

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JOB-ID: 53219 | QA Specialist External Manufacturing Strategic Partnerships, Netherlands
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