Who we are?
Frutarom Belgium NV is part of IFF Health & Bioscience division, located in Londerzeel.
We are delivering high-quality functional health ingredients backed by science. Our customers benefit from a wealth of regulatory, application and formulation expertise, along with proprietary technology, in-depth market knowledge and global capabilities.
Continually develop new fomulas to meet changing consumer proferences and customer needs.
For our Londerzeel location in Belgium we are looking for a " Quality and Regulatory Manager "
The Quality (QA) & Regulatory Manager will oversee the activity of the quality assurance & quality control department and staff, developing, implementing and maintaining a system of quality and reliability testing for the organizations products and / or development process.
In this role you have daily contact with the QA / QC assistant (your direct report), the logistics team, sales & customer service people, product managers and management.
You also advise and support management and local departments in the maintaining and continued improvement of the Food Safety & Quality System.
The Quality and Regulatory manager reports to the Supply Chain manager.
Communicate pro-actively upstream and downstream with internal stakeholders.
Synthesize and present analyses and recommendations to management for decision-making.
Through collaboration with key stakeholders, accountable for driving continuous improvements processes, establishing meeting performance objectives and quality changes.
Create and sustain an improvement culture by actively stimulating and supporting quality excellence initiatives.
Responsible for including product quality and safety subjects in the company training & qualification program in all areas.
Manage, train and develop the quality team so that the team meets agreed objectives and delivers best practice results, added value and continuous improvements.
Perform other assignments and duties as may be required.
Management of the company's Quality, Food / Feed system according to the relevant norms and Global Policy (including HACCP, ISO, ...)
Maintain contact with authorities related to food / feed safety.
Perform management reviews by standards.
Manage internal audits system, preparation and control of audit programs.
Responsible for external / authorities / customer audits.
Approval of SOP's and other controlled documents.
Manage customer & supplier complaints.
Manage a quality system & documentation for customers and suppliers.
Responsible for supplier & contract manufacturers audits.
Responsible for product / raw material specifications and documents.
Manage non conformances, material review board and corrective and preventive measures.
Responsible for pest control system.
Responsible to make sure maintenance & calibration are managed as required by the responsible person.
Insure annual permits required and kept up to date.
Collaborate & coordinate with the Business Unit regulatory team in regards to regulatory topics.
Responsible for legal compliance with all needed regulatory requirements related to Quality & Food Safety.
Responsible to keep colleagues within the site up to date with new legislation.
To interpret legislative and regulatory issues with regard to the effect on the site operations.
Manage product date (RM-IM-FP) input & maintenance.
Manage documentation for customers & suppliers.
Responsible for handling customer & suppliers questionnaires.
Responsible for declarations related to regulatory status withing the scope of the function.
Coordination & Supervision of QC and activities related to Incoming and Outgoing products and productions.
Responsible for material status including expiry date.
Liaise with Product Management & Technical Support on more complex technical issues & questions.
Tertiary education in Nutrition and Chemistry or Biochemistry.
Experience in the food or relevant industry and knowledge of food safety and / or quality systems.
Background, experience or training in HACCP, ISO, Auditing (internal).
Demonstrate ability to lead and manage staff.
Good written and verbal knowledge of Dutch and English (French / German are an asset).
Enthusiastic problem-solver who can work accurately & quickly under pressure.
Team player : Foods Safety & Internal Audit Team Leader (by default)
Good communication skills.
Ability to work as a team member and independently, while handling multiple projects.
On the job, internal, external, annual, periodic (as required) :
Internal auditing, principles of ISO 22000.
Food Safety - HACCP, Risk assessment, product specific.
Standards of the local organization f.i. ISO-updates, regulatory & legal.
Market-based salary with additional benefits.
A full time job in a great team.