QA Specialist External Quality

MSc., QA Food, Raw materials, HACCP


CLS Services is a leading professional recruitment agency specialised in chemistry & life sciences.
For one of our clients we are searching for a QA Specialist External Quality.

  • B.Sc./M.Sc.
  • 2-5 years of experience
  • QA Food
  • Raw materials

As a QA Specialist, you will be responsible for the alignment in the way of working with the external manufacturers and suppliers to assure food safety and material compliance. In this role, you will also have a supporting role in continuous improvement of- and support in Quality Assurance supplier processes/external manufacturers/ tollers to assure compliance and development. This all in the context of business, customers, operational site urgency and priority setting.
Your key responsibilities are:
  • Assure quality & food safety compliance of purchased materials (ingredients, packaging, and operational suppliers) with focus on external manufacturers and suppliers;
  • Have an effective supplier complaint handling process and continuous improvements in place;
  • Review, approve and maintain relevant supplier information within the F&B Product information system;
  • Challenge the content of Standard Product Information in close cooperation with the appropriate stake holders (e.g. Expert, Product managers, Product Application Specialist, Regulatory Affairs);
  • Issue management in relation to external manufacturers and suppliers related to ingredients, packaging and finished products;
  • Project member of projects for selection and onboarding of new external manufacturers, suppliers, and materials;
  • Perform (risk-based) external manufacturers and supplier (qualification) audits (including reporting) for food ingredient, packaging materials, finished products and service providers;
  • Monitor and follow-up audit results;
  • Perform risk assessments, support R&D and Product Management in clearance of new concepts.


The ideal candidate has a B.Sc. or M.Sc. in chemistry, food technology, microbiology or similar, with 2-5 years of operational Quality Assurance experience and auditing in the Food industry (manufacturing or business). You have at least 2 years of experience with suppliers en raw materials. You have relevant expertise in Food Hygiene standards and HACCP systems (e.g., GFSI (FSSC 22000, BRCGS and IFS ea.) together with basic knowledge of Halal and Kosher certification. Additionally, you have affinity with food processing and technical knowledge of production processes to ensure sound technical judgement on quality issues.
We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills on different levels (management to shop floor) who is able to deal diplomatically with internal/external stake holders. Are you the responsible team player we are looking for?


Project for at least 6 months, intention to hire someone for the long term
Salary: >45.000
Days of leave: 25

Company profile

Our client is a multinational located in the south western part of the Netherlands. The company develops food products that are delicious, healthy for our bodies and planet alike.


Interested? Send us a detailed curriculum vitae, accompanied by an application letter indicating your motivation. Please use our online application form. (See URL) (Vacancy number A2300080)
Location Zuid Holland
QA Specialist External Quality

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