Head of Quality Management and Regulatory Affairs Raw Material Europe

Land: Österreich
Firma: AGRANA Fruit Services GmbH
Standort: Friedrich-Wilhelm-Raiffeisen-Platz 1, 1020 Wien, Österreich
Kategorie: Qualität & Nachhaltigkeit

AGRANA Fruit is part of the AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG, operating at 26 production sites on 5 continents worldwide. We offer a wide range of creative and innovative solutions for the food and beverage industry. Our fruit solutions deliver high quality fruit, which is expertly prepared to be used in the dairy, ice cream, bakery, food service and beverage industries. AGRANA Fruit’s product development work incorporates the latest global nutritional and health trends.

For our location in Vienna we are looking for a motivated personality ready to join our Quality department as Head of Quality Management and Regulatory Affairs Raw Material Europe (m/f/d).

Your key responsibilities:

  • Act as a key contributor to constantly improve the Raw Material – and consequently the final product’s quality level
  • Organize personnel and technical resources in Europe to ensure that the Procurement Quality, Food Safety Policy, and Customer Satisfaction are met.
  • Lead the Raw Material Quality team to excellence enabling it to achieve strategic goals of the group/division.
  • Assess and mitigate Food Safety risks of regional forecasted materials.
  • Support the procurement teams and internal customers targeting a continuous improvement of source performance
  • Lead, develop and manage the supplier quality assurance team in Vienna / France / Poland. Oversight of the teams’ key accountabilities such as source qualification and risk assessment, source evaluation, supplier auditing and supervision, food safety and quality documentation, quality control, regulatory affairs, client requests, external audits (ISO, Fairtrade, Organic…) and reporting of Raw Material Quality subjects.
  • Cooperate with the purchasing department and internal customers on the elaboration and development of sourcing strategies
  • Evaluate source performance and develop source improvement plans.
  • Define and implement best practices (provision of appropriate environment and tools for continuous further development of Global Procurement Organization Quality processes through a standards-driven and results-based approach)
  • Develop and maintain the quality system of the organization (ISO).
  • Lead and/or participate to global/regional projects.

Your profile:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Food Technology) or equivalent.
  • At least 5 years of responsible experience as a Quality Manager within the food process industry.
  • Ability to lead, mentor and develop a small to medium-sized international team.
  • Proven ability to change culture through influencing behaviors.
  • Sound knowledge of food standards and regulations including audit level experience of HACCP and other GFSI Quality and Food Safety Management Systems.
  • As a pro-active team player with excellent communication and organizational skills, you act as an interface between suppliers, customers, and internal departments (purchasing, logistics).
  • You are stress-resistant, resilient and you can work in a fast-paced environment that requires high flexibility and commitment to results.
  • Operational knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and SAP/BW.
  • Fluent in English, any other language is an advantage

Why should you apply?

  • Exciting, diverse, and challenging tasks that will allow you to interact with various internal and external stakeholders within the AGRANA Fruit world
  • A truly international and dynamic work environment (>20 nationalities) in a diverse team located in Vienna´s city center. Company language is English.
  • Home Office option up to 50% working time after the onboarding process
  • Personal development & career opportunities in an international company
  • Modern, state-of-the-art offices and office equipment
  • AGRANA "Fit Program" offering various sports and health programs, such as yoga or boot camp.
  • Canteen offering a variety of lunch options each day as well as snacks and drinks
  • Due to legal reasons, we are obliged to disclose the minimum salary according to the collective agreement for this position, which is 42.247,38 gross per year. Willingness to overpayment depending on qualifications and experience.

Contact Person:

Doris ZANGL (HR Manager)

Find out more about AGRANA Fruit and also visit us on LinkedIn.

As a global company, we are very proud of our diverse workforce and attach great importance to equal opportunity and diversity. We welcome and encourage everyone regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion or sexual orientation who is passionate about our company to apply.

Have we caught your interest? Then we look forward to receiving your application.

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