Regional Quality Assurance (QA) Manager Fresh - Antwerp, Belgium

Regional Quality Assurance (QA) Manager Fresh

Del Monte is an international Group offering a variety of wholesome and nutritious products essential to a healthy lifestyle. It is one of the world’s leading vertically integrated producers, marketers and distributors of high-quality fresh and fresh-cut fruits and vegetables, as well as leading producer and distributor of prepared fruits and vegetables, juices, beverages and snacks in Europe & Africa.

 

We are looking for a highly passionate and competent professional, to cover the position of Regional Quality Control Manager Fresh (Europe & Africa) to lead our Regional Quality Team (8).

 

Position Antwerp (Belgium):

Starting Date: As soon as possible

Salary motivating + Company Car

Type of Contract: Permanent Full Time

 

Your missions

  • Lead the QA/QC operations in Europe. Ensure controls in ports and warehouses in order that quality of Produce corresponds to Del Monte Premium Quality Standards
  • Assist the Commercial Units in the Management of Produces in Warehouses and during transports. Review packing and storage matters
  • Handle claims and analyses problems to always deliver premium quality produce. Communicates with productions and report any matters concerning quality of produce shipped to Europe.
  • Train Del Monte Quality Inspectors in the Region and prepare adapted training to commercial and logistics teams as well as Third Parties on proper specifications and handling of produce.
  • Supervise all Certifications in Europe, ensure that Documentations and Administrative reporting is timely prepared and filed.
  • With respect to Del Monte Procedures and Policies, strengthen the Del Monte Quality Brand in the Region. Establish policies and specifications for produce Sourced in Europe and outside Europe
  • Organize and oversee internal and external audits, and renewal of certifications
  • Supervise all aspects of quality, environment and security
  • Ensuring the normative and regulatory watch

 

Your profile

  • University degree in Biology and /or Agronomy
  • 12 years relevant work experience in the fresh produce industry as Technical Manager /Quality Manager for Fresh Produces (Fruits and Vegetables).
  • Experience in Tropical fruits
  • Experience in International Company with mutiple units
  • Fluent in English, spoken and written, other languages are beneficial
  • Good analytic skills
  • Availability to travel within Europe and Africa on production sites. Travels could represent up to 25% of the working time
  • Personal qualities: Enthusiast; Assertive, Team Member, Good Communications and Training skills
  • Specific knowledge of Quality Control, Quality Management and Certifications (GAP, IFS, BRC, HACCP)
  • Teamwork

 

If you are interested, please Contact: Jean-Philippe Chlous or Sandra Ferrait in the Regional Human Resources Department : jchlous@freshdelmonte.com , Sferrait@freshdelmonte.com

 


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