Quality Manager

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Publication Date: 16 Nov 2023

Location: Amsterdam, netherlands

Company: Ecotone

The more diverse an ecosystem is, the richer and more resilient it is. This is the reason why Wessanen part of Ecotone is looking for people from any background who are inspired and motivated by the wish to make things better; to be guided by the natural world in everything we do; to enrich lives and to make a positive difference by championing food for biodiversity. Are you ready to support our mission? Join us and join our movement to make a difference! #ImIn


Wessanen Benelux is looking to recruit a Quality Manager for the Benelux.


Purpose of the job: to ensure the market quality of products sold by Wessanen Benelux and to give guidance to the quality and consumer care department. 



  • Responsible for  leading the team (Quality and Consumer Care), managing the departmental workload and advise about budget. 
  • Responsible for the execution of Wessanen quality policies by the team.
  • Manages product related risks for Wessanen Benelux own brands.
  • Maintain the food safety, quality certifications required by the business with continuous improvement.
  • Manage incidents, issues and crisis.
  • Provide technical expertise on existing products and suppliers to internal teams.
  • Coordinate management of suppliers allocated to Wessanen Benelux to ensure compliance with policies, regulation and specification, and manage specifically some suppliers: 
  • Pro-active risk assessment of products and implementation of preventive actions;
  • Quality monitoring through product testing and supplier management (selection and improvement);
  • Management of quality issues internally and externally. 
  • Provide technical expertise on existing products and suppliers to internal teams. 





  • Extensive experience (minimum 7 years) of working as a Quality Assurance Leader within the food industry, food manufacturing experience, HACCP, GFSI, Risk Assessment Tools.
  • Factory process/technology knowledge and experience with hot drinks, cereals, breakfast cereals, bakery, confectionery a bonus. 
  • Experience of working with international teams. 


People Management: 

  • Positive experience in management (minimum 2 people)
  • Experience of leading and participating in cross functional teams


  • Knowledge of Dutch/EU food legislation
  • Supplier auditing experience
  • Experience in dealing with authorities  


Technical Skills / Knowledge:

  • Degree in Food Science/Food Technology
  • Manage, develop and coach others.
  • Organization and change management experience.
  • Project Manager.
  • Manages external network and relations regarding food safety/quality/legislation.
  • Finds, monitors and interprets legislation/jurisprudence and all other issue information regarding food safety and quality.
  • Crisis Management.
  • HACCP.
  • Certification/ quality systems e.g Organic, IFS Broker, RSPO en Fairtrade.
  • Factory and supplier auditing.
  • Can understand analysis methods and interpret analytical results.
  • Proven written and verbal communications skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of project management and crisis management
  • Fluent Dutch and English. Other European languages, preferable German and French, are an advantage.



Influential Leader that provides clear direction to all

  • Takes personal responsibility
  • Drives for results
  • Responds to feedback
  • Focuses on customers
  • Excellent Communication 
  • Team player
  • Integrity
  • Diplomacy
  • Decision maker


What can we offer you?

  • A company that fits your values with our mission "Food for Biodiversity".
  • Competitive salary
  • A well-being budget
  • A small local company with a great company culture

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