Vacancy Quality Manager – Ermelo


Are you looking to contribute to a game changer in the food industry? We are looking for a pro-active and result-driven Quality Manager to join the team of Protifarm at the Ermelo site. Protifarm is all about innovation, sustainability, and “feeding the world without consuming the earth!”. They have a team of more than 80 highly motivated professionals dedicated to making a difference and continuously optimising all their processes and methodologies. Working at Protifarm gives you the chance to explore your capabilities and to grow with them in the super exciting insect industry! Their people do not wait for instructions, they take initiatives, make decisions and contribute to make an impact!


Protifarm is looking for an experienced Quality Manager to join the growing team at the Ermelo site. You will hold a key position responsible for keeping a sharp eye on the larva processing and the quality of the food ingredient products they deliver to their customers. You will be part of the plant management team and report to the Plant Manager. In your role as Quality Manager, you will take on the full responsibility for all quality related subjects. You will function as an advisor to the management team, while having a hands-on approach to tasks such as certification, end control of outgoing products and registration of products with the EU. Next to this you will manage and improve policies, management systems and processes. Because you will be a sparring partner for the staff and will need to communicate through all levels of the company it is important you are a professional that works and delivers results on the shop-floor as easily as with regulatory bodies or with the board and future investors.

Job dimensions

  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Control
  • Management Systems
  • HSE (optional)


  • Monitoring the entire production chain and overall efficiency
  • Monitoring the demands and developments of society, regulatory bodies and government agencies
  • Managing and improving of the quality management systems and policies
  • Initiating and monitoring improvement on processes with the aim of improving the process stability and quality of the products
  • Ensuring the highest standard of quality on all products
  • Certifications and registration



  • 5 – 10 years of experience in the quality field in plant operations in food industry
  • Experience as Quality Manager and/or Line Manager is a plus
  • Experience with improvements on quality management systems and processes
  • Able to take on an advisor role while staying hands-on
  • Food related Bachelor or Masters degree


  • Game changer – self-starter that drives people and organisation forward
  • Strong communication – able to communicate effectively with colleagues, peers, and stakeholders from all parts of the organisation and beyond
  • Resilient – effectively manages changes and overcomes setbacks
  • Result oriented – makes the effort and effectively adapts approach until the result is achieved
  • Provides direction – able to provide structure and stability in an ever changing scale-up environment


  • A salary between €55,000 and €65,000 a year, depending on experience
  • CAO Dierhouderij
  • Laptop provided by Protifarm and compensation for mobile use
  • 25 holidays


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)