Quality Operation Manager Europe
McCain Foods
Grobbendonk, Antwerpen, BE
4 dagen geleden


The Quality Operations Manager leads all aspects of Food Safety & Quality in assistance to the Food Safety and Quality Director CE.

Within the Food Safety & Quality department of Continental Europe, the Quality Operations Manager is responsible for ensuring the successful delivery of regional Food Safety & Quality strategy and operational excellence at McCain owned production sites.

This is accomplished through building and maintaining trustworthy relationships with other functional leads, as with various stakeholders.


  • Manage the daily Quality activities to ensure products are safe and meet customer requirements.
  • The role also provide support, guidance and expertise to the site in case of deviation / escalation and ensures proper decision is taken being mindful on business as customer needs.
  • Actively participates as a member of the site leadership teams, partnering with manufacturing director in setting priorities in line with common strategic and Quality goals.
  • Responsible for the implementation, maintenance, improvement opportunities of policies, standards, procedures that comprise the McCain KEFSQ system in the sites, closely working together with internal stakeholders.
  • Ensures the timely investigation of complaints in close alignment with customer quality.
  • Identify training needs and is vested in developing talent.
  • Ensure success of AIB, BRc, IFS, and customer audits. Non-conformities are identified, corrective actions defined, and implemented in a timely manner.
  • Identify synergies between sites and facilitates quality best practices sharing. Partnering with other regions.
  • Chairs quality continuous improvement (CAPA) and blocked stock review boards.
  • Ensure appropriate metrics and reporting / escalation processes are in place and being utilized to drive operational excellence and performance levels and drive appropriate improvement projects.
  • Other duties will be assigned as necessary.

  • Working in a matrix organization, building and maintaining strong relationship with peers and stakeholders at multiple levels in the organization;
  • site, regional and global level.

  • Capacity to influence and drive performance in a matrix organization
  • McCain serves different sales channels; retail, food services and QSR (global key accounts) and product lines; Frozen and Flakes.
  • Travel is required up to level needed to support the sites.
  • Support 6 McCain CE sites located in France, the Netherlands and Poland.

  • Experienced people manager with a heart for developing and coaching talent.
  • Proven leadership and ability to lead successful change in the organization.
  • Thorough knowledge of quality and food safety standards.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Has a result oriented mindset, and a hands-on pragmatic approach.
  • Highly organized and able to work in a fast passed work environment.
  • Able to set priorities and takes courageous decisions.
  • Fluency in English is a must. Fluency in French and Dutch is an asset.
  • Strong autonomy required.

  • Bachelor or Master degree in science (preferred food technology, pharma) or equivalent true experience is required.
  • Extensive experience required (10+ years) in quality production environment.
  • Proven experience in managing regional quality functions in food or pharma (5+ years)
  • Proven experience in managing significant improvement of quality performance. In-depth understanding of performance management, lean Mgt, or any other improvement methodology is a plus.

  • Competitive salary with bonus
  • Employment contract and stable employment
  • Opportunity to work independently in a challenging and international environment
  • Technical equipment (laptop, cell phone)
  • Company Car
  • Open and friendly colleagues
  • Local benefit (Health and Pension insurance)
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    McCain Foods is een werkgever voor gelijke kansen die sollicitaties van mensen met een handicap verwelkomt en aanmoedigt.

    Voor kandidaten die deelnemen aan alle aspecten van het wervingsproces zijn op verzoek tot op het punt van overmatige ontberingen aanpassingen mogelijk.

    Functiefamilie : Kwaliteit en voedselveiligheid

    Divisie : Continental Europe

    Afdeling : Food Safety and Quality CE

    Vacaturelocatie(s) : BE - Belgiƫ : Antwerpen : Grobbendonk FR - Frankrijk : Nord : Villeneuve-d'Ascq NL - Nederland : Zeeland : Lewedorp

  • Bedrijf : McCain Foods Belgium ;
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