Vacancy QA Manager – Zaandam


For a leading global supplier of savoury flavour ingredients, we are looking for an interim QA Manager for a period of six months. Their ingredients have been known for quality, cost-effectiveness and innovation for over 70 years. They provide customers with a wide variety of custom solutions. The company has experienced tremendous growth since their MBO (Management Buy Out) several years ago from a leading publicly traded company. The company is niche oriented and well positioned for strategic growth, building on its existing customer base and the demand for their products and services. They have a global network of distributors and dedicated sales teams to support their long-term growth goals.


In this role, you will be busy with:

Further development and maintenance of the existing quality management system

  • Coordinate and/or write appropriate procedures and maintain the quality management system document control
  • Deploy processes and procedures within the organisation
  • Coordinate and perform internal audits
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of the organisation

Control product quality

  • Ensure that all shipments to customers meet customer expectations and product specifications
  • Handle quality issues and complaints, and actively support product surveillance

Support sales

  • Support the sales department with answering technical questions and questionnaires


The ideal candidate has the following profile:

  • At least a Bachelor degree in food sciences or food technology
  • At least three to five years proven experience with quality management system requirements within the food industry
  • Excellent communication skills in English, conceptual ability, sensitivity to customers and authorities
  • Organisational skills are a must
  • Leadership skills
  • Self-starter, pro-active and hands-on mentality
  • Audit experience is highly preferred
  • Strong relationship builder, who operates at multiple levels
  • Ability to work together with people from different levels in the organisation and cultures


This position offers, next to a competitive hourly rate and secondary employee benefits, the chance to work in a challenging, dynamic and innovative international environment with responsibilities within a small quickly growing company.


Are you interested in this role or you want to know more? Don’t hesitate to contact me through my contact details below.

Kevin Prins
Consultant | Food (Science)