QA Advisor SQM - Rotterdam

Vacancy information

Publication date:August 27 2020
Employment type:Permanent
Sector:Food Science
Function Group:Quality/RA

Function Group: Quality/RA / QA Officer


For a leading global supplier of specialty food enzymes, bio-preservation solutions, savory ingredients and solutions for sugar reduction, we are actively seeking for a Quality Assurance Advisor SQM. This organisation works with many of the world’s leading global and local dairy, baking, beverage and savory food brands to make better food accessible for everyone. The Quality department is divided in three main divisions: Customer QA (CQM), Operational QA and Supplier QA (SQM). The SQM team operates on a global scale, working in three continents to ensure the Quality of the purchased materials from different suppliers around the globe.


In the SQM team, QA Advisors officiate as the interface for all quality aspects concerning suppliers and raw materials. In this role, you also support the Tolling QA Manager for operational QA tasks regarding the external production sites. The purpose of this role is to ensure raw materials are available in the right quality at all production sites.

In this role, it is essential to be able to plan the work independently, find the balance between different tasks and set the right priorities for those tasks. Moreover, the Quality Assurance Advisor SQM needs to be able to influence internal stakeholders and suppliers in order to ensure Quality throughout the course of the entire process. Other Key responsibilities in this position are:

  • Onboarding and risk assessment of raw materials in cooperation with several production plants
  • Creating standards for raw materials by collecting the requirements from all the relevant stakeholders
  • Engage with suppliers to ensure the quality requirements are met
  • Deliver assistance to the Tolling QA Manager in operational QA tasks
  • Responsible for the release of final products that are produced at the external production sites
  • Maintain Quality documentation of suppliers and raw materials in the tracking system (Safefood360)
  • Provide operational support for the projects related to new or changing raw materials
  • Have a critical view on the current processes and standards and pro-actively recommend improvements
  • Support the Supplier QA Manager and Tolling QA Manager on all relevant Quality issues/activities


The ideal candidate needs to meet the following conditions in order to be able to fulfil this job;

  • Master degree in food science or related fields like bio-technology and microbiology
  • 2-5 years of work experience in Quality Assurance
  • Knowledge in Quality and Food Safety systems; FSSC22000, HACCP, ICHQ7, GMP
  • Professional and technical knowledge of production processes
  • Operational Quality Assurance experience in the Food industry
  • Experienced in auditing is a pre
  • Experienced in working with diverse and cross-functional teams
  • Experienced in communicating on different levels
  • Fluent in English


Are you the Quality Assurance Advisor SQM who is able to carry out this job? Than the organisation has the following to offer you:

  • Work in a challenging work environment within an ambitious and international organisation
  • Contribute to improve the standards of the food we consume on a daily base
  • Work in a team of enthusiastic and motivated colleagues
  • Good competitive salary depending on experience


Do you identify yourself as the ideal candidate and are you interested in this job, or in similar ones, please feel free to contact me directly.

Walid Sharaf




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