Quality Assurance Advisor External Manufacturing



CLS Services is a leading professional recruitment agency specialised in chemistry & life sciences.
For our client DSM Food & Beverage - Food Specialties we are searching for a Quality Assurance Advisor External Manufacturing.

  • B.Sc./M.Sc.
  • 3-5 years of experience
  • QA Food
  • Frequent Traveling
  • English and Dutch

As a Quality Assurance Advisor, you will be responsible for the alignment in the way of working with our 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;
  • Visit external manufactoring sites (2x per Month);
  • Review, approve and maintain relevant supplier information within the F&B Product information system (SF 360);
  • Challenge the content of Standard Product Information in close co-operation 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 (close out of NCs identified) to assure compliance to DSM F&B and food quality standards;
  • 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 3-5 years of operational Quality Assurance experience and auditing in the Food industry (manufacturing or business). 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 judgment 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
Salary: >45.000
Days of leave: 25
See here our other employment terms for this vacancy

Company profile

DSM Food Specialties is a leading global supplier of food enzymes, cultures, taste and health ingredients and other specialties for the many of the leading global and local dairy, baking, beverages and savory food brands. Over 400 scientists are committed each day to find new science-based innovations, building on more than a hundred years’ experience in enzyme and fermentation technology. Their people are driven by optimism – a belief that through innovations in food technology, solutions are possible and actionable and many of their customers involve them closely in their product development and production process to help them solve challenges by combining the possibilities of science with their dedication and application knowledge.


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 A2300027)
Location Delft
Quality Assurance Advisor External Manufacturing

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