Senior QHSE Manager - Rotterdam

Function Group: Quality/RA / QHSE Manager


For a producer of functional ingredients that are sold worldwide, we are looking for a Senior QHSE Manager, who will be responsible for two plants. The organisation has 1500 employees and a turnover of more than 400 million euros per year. In total, the organisation has fifteen production sites in seventeen countries.


As a QHSE Manager for this organisation you are responsible for two locations, Rotterdam and Nieuw-Vennep. In this role you will make sure QHSE gets back on the highest level by focussing on increasing internal QHSE support, coaching and motivating your team, creating structure, creating a culture where continuous improvement is the standard and providing strategic input. You have a perfect sensitivity on when you use formal and informal leadership and you participate in the management team. Of course you also take care of the QHSE plan so that all products, services and activities comply with legal obligations, quality requirements of the company, international standards such as GFSI and ISO and specific customer requirements.


  • Education: academic education, MSc / BSc or equivalent in food sciences, chemistry or microbiology
  • Experience: proven team management experience (> 5 years), proven functional QHSE experience and credibility (> 10 years),
  • Skills and key competences: formal and informal leader, good communicator, team player, motivator, entrepreneurial drive, proven professionalism, knowledge of QHSE systems and standards, helicopter view, business perspective / insight
  • Languages: Dutch and English


  • Competitive salary
  • 25 vacation days
  • bonus based on company and individual objectives


If you are interested in this job, or in similar ones, please feel free to contact me directly.

Kelly van der Laan
Senior Associate | Food (Sciences)


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