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For our global QA organization, we are looking for a Senior QA Product Quality Specialist to be globally responsible for the QA setup in our product range of Food Cultures for primarily Meat & Processed Foods and Wine & Fermented Beverage applications. You will be responsible for managing the quality of the product ranges from end-2-end i.e. across Innovation, Operations, Logistics, Commercial Development and Sales.

Chr. Hansen is the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of microbial cultures to the food industry, but also pharma and feed are part of our core business. To maintain and grow our business it is important that we ensure customer trust in Chr. Hansen as a supplier by controlling and continuously developing quality and food safety of our products.

Quality Manager and go-to person 
Most importantly you will drive establishment and maintenance of the needed and relevant QA frameworks to ensure quality and support business development and you will be the Quality go-to person for Sales, Commercial Development, Innovation, Operations and logistics on issues related to the value chain product quality and quality framework.

Your main responsibilities will be to:

  • Support in defining product requirements for quality and product safety in Innovation projects and in associated HACCP framework in relation to product application
  • Define specification framework and needed product surveillance/analysis programs to support claims and ensure performance in the market
  • Drive a professional complaint handling and investigation within the product area, maintain global overview of complaint issues and ensure that needed actions are taken
  • Drive implementation of developed frameworks. Develop training materials and conduct training of local QA and other relevant parts of the organization 
  • Drive the quality agenda and report on quality KPIs to Business management and represent quality in relevant leadership teams and cross functional groups

Experienced Quality Manager with strong business and process acumen
You hold a master degree in food science or similar. This is backed by working experience with business and production processes in the food industry and from roles involving indirect people management. As such, you bring leadership skills and experience as project manager. You are proactive and have a collaborative approach with proven ability to facilitate and implement continuous improvement across organizations and acts as team player.

It is essential that you can work on strategic, tactical and operational level and that you are systematic, customer and result oriented. To succeed in this role, you need experience with and understanding of Quality Assurance, food safety standards and ability to align quality requirements to product application and business needs.

Finally, as you will be working cross-organizationally you will need all of your ability to collaborate and create sustainable relationships - across cultural, professional and geographical borders. This takes very good communication skills in English, written and spoken. As such, you can transmit your personal enthusiasm to other people around you and ensure deliveries according to plans and deadlines. 

We offer
A challenging and rewarding position in a global company with long-standing experience within product safety and employee development. We do have a high employee dedication to secure our products and we work in an active environment with highly skilled colleagues. The position is placed at Hørsholm, but it will require about half of the time in Avedøre and sometimes in Roskilde. With expected 8-12 international travelling days a year. 

You will be part of a global team of experienced QA managers and specialists and a Sn. Project engineer headed up by Product Quality Manager for Food cultures who has the full value chain responsibility. 

If you have any questions in relation to the position, please feel free to contact Camilla Bjergegaard, Product Quality Manager, Food Cultures on +45 2531 7989 or DKCABJ@CHR-HANSEN.com.

Please apply online by clicking 'Ansøg'. Here you can enter your details into our CV-bank. 

The deadline for applications is February 5th, 2019 however applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis and candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Read more about working for Chr. Hansen at: www.chr-hansen.com/career.

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