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With over 20,000 GMP+ certified companies in more than 80 countries, GMP+ International is a leading global player in the market of feed safety assurance certification. It is their dream that all companies in the world wide feed chain contribute to safe and responsible food of animal origin. A GMP+ Feed Safety Assurance (GMP+ FSA) certificate provides an additional qualitative guarantee for every entrepreneur dealing with the international feed industry.

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Global Quality and Accreditation Manager Feed (BSc/MSc)

Want to add depth to your experience as a QA professional? In this position you will play an important role within GMP+ International where it concerns accreditation and ISO topics in an international context. Both these topics are vital for GMP+ International. Changes have an impact on companies, certification bodies and the scheme itself. And since this environment is very versatile, GMP+ International needs to be on top of it and take the lead in discussions. Important is to translate these developments to GMP+ International practice and take the lead with colleagues to prepare, decide on the direction and implement the changes. This position offers the opportunity to further develop the scheme in such a way that it is in line with future practice.

Since GMP+ International deploys a quality scheme, they want to have their quality up to date. A quality management system which satisfies the applicable ISO standards and norms is needed. To be up to date in this respect, contact with accreditation bodies, certification bodies, other schemes and participation in several committees are an important part of the job. 

More specific, your tasks and responsibilities include:
  • Managing the contacts with the Accreditation bodies (RvA, Dakks) and the impact on the GMP+ FC schemes
  • Networking with the other feed schemes and attending relevant meetings
  • Maintenance of the GMP+ FSA and GMP+ FRA scheme
  • Responsible for the implementation of ISO 17021 and manages the impact on the GMP+ International organization and the scheme
  • Organization and / or participation in meetings regarding ISO (NEN working group, International working groups)
  • Participate in GMP+ International projects
  • Responsible for the maintenance and distribution of the quality handbook, procedures and work instructions and forms
  • Monitoring whether operational processes satisfy the quality standard, takes appropriate corrective action together with the team managers and informs the directors
"Your chance to set the standards, have an impact on feed (and food) safety worldwide and add depth to your QA experience. "  

Job requirements

The ideal candidate has good interpersonal skills and likes to operate in a team of experts who are passionate about working towards quality improvement. Both within and outside GMP+, you will be seen as an expert. This requires not only knowledge and conceptual insights, but also network competencies (international).

The Global Quality and Accrediation Manager Feed recognises him or herself in the following profile:
  • A Bachelor's or Master Degree with a specialisation in Quality Management and/or Agriculture (feed and/or food)
  • Education or training in quality management and auditing 
  • Experience in QA, for example as a QA Manager or QA Officer, in food or feed industry
  • Knowledge of schemes like ISO 17021/ ISO 22003, HACCP and accreditation
  • Knowledge of process design and change
  • Good knowledge of the GMP+ International products and processes
  • Good verbal and written skills in English and Dutch, and preferable any other European language
  • Communicative, accurate, convincing, teamplayer
  • Willingness to travel internationally (just a couple of times a year)

Offer

You will be working in an enthusiastic and dedicated team operating in a challenging and interesting international environment. The position offers the unique opportunity to have worldwide impact on feed safety. GMP+ International is happy to invest in your personal development and offers a longterm position. 

Also part of the deal are the excellent salary package, depending of your experience ranging from €3400-€4900 gross per month, and good secondary benefits like year-end bonus and pension scheme. Your primary working location will be the GMP+ International offices in Rijswijk. 

Reacting

Are you interested in this position? When you meet the requirements for the job and you would like to apply, please send us your resume in Word format together with your motivation. We will respond within five working days and if there is a match, the next step in procedure will be an intake at our office in Den Bosch. Depending on both this conversation and review of your job application by GMP+ International, there will be one or two job interviews with GMP+ International. We look forward to hearing from you!

If you have any further questions about this position, please contact Maxime Quax, manager team Den Bosch. You can reach him by calling 085-1050121. We are happy to help you. It may be wise to send your application beforehand, so we have some information about your profile and are therefore more able to give a correct and complete answer to your question. 

Of course, you are always welcome to send us an open application. Check our website and LinkedIn regularly!
Company GMP+ International
Location Zuid-Holland
Education HBO / WO
Experience Medior
Hours per week 40
For questions about this vacancy you can contact
Maxime Quax
Vestigingsmanager Den Bosch
085 105 01 21
m.quax@professionalsinfood.nl
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