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Quality Manager


You will be a member of the Management Team of our site of Groot-Bijgaarden. You will ensure the food safety and legality of the products based on the codex Alimentarius and relevant regulations.

You ensure the environmental legality of the site, based on relevant regulations and operating permit.

You will implement the Puratos Quality and Environment standards and policy (5S, GMP & Pre-requisites, Process Control, Food Safety HACCP, GFSI’s & ISO norms, Organic, Puratos guidelines, Halal, Kosher, Feed,…).

You will ensure the Continuous Improvement for manufactured process and key business process towards Operational Excellence.

You will be responsible for all operational performances of your department and drive the development of the team towards Process Capability to increase efficiency of QC and QA.

You will maintain successful interaction with all manufacturing site functions and effectively serve (internal / external) customer needs.


Key Accountabilities

  • In your general management responsibilities: 
    • Implement GMP, HACCP, Quality certification, Customer requirements, Puratos Standards
    • Be a member of the multi-disciplinary team (BU, R&D, Engineering, Operations) for the introduction of New Products, Raw Materials, Packaging Materials, whilst applying a Management of Change procedure. Focus on Quality and Environment aspects
    • Ensure that QA & QC people and equipment are complying with all relevant Puratos safety standards & procedures with regard to behavioural & equipment safety
    • Ensure that all plant quality control, quality assurance, process improvement activities meet successfully all customer needs 
  • You ensure the site Quality Assurance and Site Quality Control 
  • You guarantee the full compliance of your department to all applicable legal regulations and international food safety standards and you are the HACCP team leader
  • You ensure the site environment affairs: you manage the pest control activites & you contribute to the implementation of the site cleaning plan
  • You manage the budget for your department, including monthly follow up of OPEX & CAPEX, tracking of KPI's and reporting the results on a regular basis
  • You implement the CI program in your department and act as a leader of change management


Who are we looking for?

  • Master degree, preferably in Food, Chemical or Biochemical Engineering
  • You have experience in the food sector including 5-7 years as Quality Manager in a manufacturing environment
  • Additional experience as environment/security advisor is an asset
  • Proven knowledge of Quality Management systems & processes
  • Proven knowledge of GFSI's/Environment Quality Certifications or other equivalent certifications
  • You are fluent in French or Dutch and English
  • You have a good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).  SAP knowledge is an asset
  • You enjoy working in an environment that gives you full responsibility and encourages collaboration & continuous improvement


Why would you join Puratos?

You will join a fast-growing, stable family business that has become an international market leader with a corporate culture in which innovation and entrepreneurship are part of our main priorities. You will benefit from a great deal of freedom in your work, with plenty of room for initiative.

You will participate in numerous site development projects where continuous improvement and Operational Excellence are part of our main priorities.

You can count on a competitive salary package that includes many benefits as hospitalization insurance, group insurance, dental insurance, company car and meal vouchers.