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Join our journey towards building a truly global QA-organisation and our experienced team that is always looking for ways to improve quality of work and processes. Your experience and enthusiasm will be key in delivering this goal.  We are responsible for quality assurance of raw materials and suppliers across all Chr. Hansen sites. Our goal is to keep the engine running as smoothly as possible. As such, our overall focus is to meet our business needs as well as our customer’s requirements in the smartest possible way while never compromising on food safety. When joining a team of 8 skilled supplier quality specialists, you can be sure to be part of a high-level knowledge environment and be working in a warm and friendly atmosphere. 

Maintain and improve our Supplier Quality Management System
Your overall focus is to ensure compliance to global quality and food safety standards with a specific focus on raw materials and suppliers within the FSSC 22000 framework. You will do so by maintaining and improving our Supplier Quality Management system while you at the same time contribute to the building of an updated and genuinely global setup.

Your primary tasks will be:

  • Scientific and regulatory review of raw material documentation for new and existing raw materials - within all business areas. From Natural plant-based pigments over animal rennet enzymes, to pharma grade raw materials to our Human Health division.
  • Alignment on specifications and setup with key stakeholders in Sourcing, Innovation, QC, local QA and regulatory, as well as with suppliers
  • Risk assessments, approval flows, specifications and change management of raw materials 
  • Develop and maintain Supplier Quality Management systems - requirements, templates, processes, documentation etc. 
  • Audit of business-critical vendors and manufacturers globally; travels 15-20 days per year
  • Raw material management at our contract manufacturing partners
  • Support and work with the entire organization on matters related to supplier quality management

+5 years’ Quality experience from the food industry
You have a Master’s degree within natural science and at least 5 years’ experience from working with quality in the food industry - e.g. product development, food safety, quality or regulatory. As such, you have knowledge of: Food Safety Quality Managements systems like FSSC 22000 and FDA FSMA, raw material functionality and documentation, manufacturing processes, production technology, products, food safety and EHS issues, global food safety legislation and regulations. If you do not already have lead auditor certification (and experience) related to food safety, you are more than ready to get one. 

You have the communication skills it takes to communicate procedures and standards in an easy, understandable way. Related to this, you like to be part of a team where cooperation, knowledge sharing and helpfulness are key words. As you will be responsible for multiple tasks, you will also need solid overview, sense of details and ability to prioritise. At the same time, you are fully capable of making decisions based on a pragmatic attitude. Our corporate language is English and you are expected to be fluent both orally and written.

You will be based at the Danish headquarters in Hørsholm, Greater Copenhagen and report to the Head of Supplier Quality Management.

More information
If you have any questions about the position, please feel free to contact Gitte Sørensen, Head of Supplier Quality Management, at +45 2267 7596. Deadline for applications is Friday, February 1, 2019. Interviews will be held immediately after the application period and we therefore urge you to apply as soon as possible. 

Do you want to help improve food and health around the world?

At Chr. Hansen, food and health is at the heart of everything we do and our natural ingredients are consumed by more than 1 billion people every day. As a global market leader in bioscience, we have the opportunity to address important global challenges such as food waste, healthy living and sustainable agriculture and we need the brightest and most passionate people on board to succeed. Want to join us?

A career with Chr. Hansen 
Joining Chr. Hansen is your opportunity to make a meaningful difference while unfolding your career in a global setting. In each of our 32 global offices, you will be able to experience an agile organization that is proud to encourage an inspiring work environment and a collaborative culture full of passion to make a difference.

Our founder, Christian D. A. Hansen, was a true entrepreneur and that mentality is still very present and valued today - as we look for new talent to strengthen our team. We are always looking for people who can take charge, come up with new ideas and form their own work practice and methods.

Engagement matters to us, therefore we offer a work environment where cooperation and respect are the top priorities.

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