What makes working at Mondelēz International so special? Many things. The iconic brands and global nature of our business.
The continuous innovation and endless opportunities to grow. The chance, each and every day, to put a smile on people’s faces.
We’re the world’s leading maker of Chocolate, Biscuits, Candy and Gum with billion-dollar brands like Côte d'Or, Milka, Toblerone, LU, Oreo and Stimorol and we now have an exciting opportunity to join our team.
Purpose of the role Guarantee the compliance of the products and processes of the Herentals plants with Mondelez-standards, (inter-
national and regulatory requirements. Continuously improve the environment towards higher food safety and quality standards.
Main responsibilities Managing lab analysis on raw materials, semi-finished products, finished products and environmental samples. Responsible for :
daily follow-up of analysis and results
out-of-spec management of the results, with necessary risk assessment
cooperation with external laboratories (incl. contract or price agreements)
Managing entry control of raw materials and packaging materials. Responsible for :
daily follow-up of the quality of the materials delivered to the plant, including trend evaluation
out-of-spec management of the entry control checks, including communication with suppliers and material final disposition
launching financial claims with suppliers
final decision on rejection of material
escalation towards Supplier Quality and / or Procurement where necessary
evaluation of specification changes and check impact on entry control (inspection plans)
first contact for additional samples or requests on analysis from outside the plants (f.e. Regulatory or Supplier Quality)
Managing calibration for equipment to guarantee qualitative, safe and regulatory compliant finished products. Responsible for :
management of calibration program (frequency, method, execution of plan, out of spec)
investment proposals for new equipment based on calibration results and repairs
Managing quality systems. Responsible for :
Net contents program
SAP- inspection plans up-to-date towards the Meridian specs.
Managing Quality & Food Safety issues (incl. SST). Responsible for :
being the first contact in case of quality or food safety issues
taking the appropriate risk-based decision for the incidents (incl. stopping the production line or placing product on hold)
escalate to Corporate where appropriate and provide the requested information if needed
monitoring trends in reocurring issues and follow-up through CAPA system (delegate or owner)
Hold & Release of packaging materials, raw materials, semi-finished products and finished products. Responsible for :
documenting risk assessments (delegate or owner)
decision on final destination of blocked goods
monitoring trends in reocurring holds and follow-up through CAPA system (delegate or owner)
Management of the team
Set goals to direct reports, assess their performance, coach, motivate, monitor regularly their activitiesMotivate the team
Plan and recruit resources where needed
Other responsibilities :
execution of internal audits or inspections (internal audit or AIB-audits)
supporting external audits (QCMS, FSSC 22000, ISO 9001, GMP, ACS,..)
guiding visits of authorities (FAVV, Metrologie, )
supporting quality trainings (incl. yearly GMP-training biscuits and chocolate plant)
back-up of Sr. QA & FS Manager
Master degree in Bio- or Industrial engineering in Food Science and Technology
At least 5 years relevant experience in the Food Industry
Fluency in Dutch is mandatory
Fluency in English is mandatory
Good understanding of food processes, production technologies and Information Systems
Good planner and organizer
Clear communicator to all levels of the organization
Strong people management skills and handling a large span of control
Analytical and / or laboratory experience
Action and result driven
We pride ourselves on having a high performing and collaborative culture where we offer support and development to enhance your career and develop your knowledge and skills.
In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, we offer top attractive social benefits.