Quality Deployment & Specification Management Specialst (EMENA)


ofi is a global leader offering naturally good food & beverage ingredients and solutions, operating in over 48 countries. Our team of +15,000 full-time, seasonal, contract and temporary employees have built a leadership position in many businesses including – cocoa, coffee, dairy, nuts, & spices.

The role  
An opportunity has arisen for a Quality deployment & Specification management specialist in Koog aan de Zaan, Netherlands. 


  • Perform a feasibility study on special customer requirements on quality parameters, including technical feasibility, business impact, cost assessment
  • Interact with key stakeholders on alignment and deployment of changes in all sites, related to quality parameters, methods, quality standards 
  • Global governance of deZaan Quality parameters and its alignment
  • Responsible for the coordination on commercial approvals together with local QA / QC managers, PD&I and sales.
  • Initiate efficiency improvements on inspection plans based on data trends and customer requirements.
  • Alignment on quality parameters, targets and methods as well as sample plans, in collaboration with customers
  • Drive projects to improve effectiveness and performance of the quality parameters
  • Periodic review of rejections/OoS and drive improvement programs with the respective sites
  • Support and follow-through on rejections and customer retrieval management 
  • Project management on new specification deployment
  • Act as key contact person on quality parameters for PD&I, PLMs in collaboration with site QA/QC managers/Site production and R&D
  • Define specifications including regulatory requirements of new product / items  in collaboration with QC/QA
  • Lead the roll-out of the global QMS across all EU sites
  • Governance of the concessions and improvement plans for QMS in EU
  • Coordinate all dashboard activities for EU Quality report
  • Review of EU CAPA dashboard initiate alignment across the sites

Personal requirements
The successful candidate will possess the following: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in food science or similar discipline; 
  • Minimum 5+ years’ experience in quality assurance, food safety and ; 
  • Projectmanagement skills;
  • Fluent in English; 
  • Good time management, ability to multitask, prioritise and meet deadlines; 
  • Strong stakeholder management skills;
  • Being driven by results and performance; 
  • Good communication skill; both verbally and in writing;
  • Experience with SAP is a pre.

For recruitment agencies:

We have made a conscious decision to do the recruitment ourselves. Therefore, we kindly ask you to not forward any candidates, as we will not accept their applications.

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