QA Applications Specialist (cocao)
SunOpta Inc. - Amsterdam

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The production facility process organic cocoa into powder, butter and liquors. These resources are further processed into many applications in the food industry such as chocolates, bars, beverages, dairy products, biscuits and more.

Job overview:
Our Quality Assurance & Application Coordinator is responsible for all quality related activities within the plant. Reports to the Quality Assurance Manager.

Tasks and responsibilities Quality Assurance:
Setting-up, maintains and performing auditing/inspecting systems to ensure specification compliance and identifying non-conforming issues

Investigates customer complaints and recommending solutions for commercial negotiations of non-conformities and quality related issues. Prepares and completes action plans and customer service standards

Maintain and update organic certifications and prepare inspections and audits (EU, JAS, NOP)

Execute the role as our Food Safety Teamlead, maintain FSSC 22.000, GMP+ certifications

Maintain and update RFA, UTZ and Fair-trade certifications

Validates quality processes by establishing product specifications, quality attributes and operational performance qualifications

Enforces quality policies and procedures, identifies and resolves quality related problems, determines system improvements and initiates corrective actions

Meets quality assurance financial objectives by estimating requirements, preparing annual budgets and schedules expenditures

Develops and continuously improves quality assurance plans by conducting hazard analysis, identifies critical control points and preventive measures, monitors procedures and verification processes

Responsible for analyzing finished products, sample sending and communication to external laboratories

Ensure the finished products meet the companies quality specifications while ensuring an efficient production together with the process controllers

Tasks and responsibilities Application (New Product Development):

Ensures process- and receipt capabilities

Initiate and support process improvements

Collaborates with other members of management to develop new product

Technical support of commercial department

Be the first contact person for technical advice to the customers

Pro actively participate in new product applications and developments

Leading trials for internal and external purposes

Travelling to customers when necessary

Represent the company in external bodies

Required Skills

Job requirements :
Bachelor degree in food technology

3 years relevant experience in a similar position

Proven experience and knowledge (technical) of chocolate production process

Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Dutch and English

Excellent communication skills towards peers or higher management

Computer literacy (MS Office functions: excel/word/access and ERP systems).

Employment conditions :
A fulltime position (40 hours contract)

A brand new high tech workspace at Agriport next to the A7 in municipality Hollands Kroon http://www.agriporta7.nl/Businesspark/NL/nl-b-bedrijvenpark-agriport.html

Good working conditions and a young, pleasant and dynamic work environment

A good remuneration package including a bonus based on a group target

A company culture of team spirit, can-do attitude, informal atmosphere and professionalism

Required Experience

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