Quality Systems Manager – Danone – Zoetermeer


Short Intro and About the Job

Quality Systems Manager (Zoetermeer – fulltime)

In our factory at Zoetermeer (with over 500 Danoners) we produce specialized liquid medical nutrition contributing to the well-being of vulnerable target groups (infants, elderly and sick) in over 55 countries and is part of our Specialized Nutrition Division of Danone. The specialized nutrition division is an essential part of delivering the Danone mission to bring health through food to as many people as possible and fulfilling our ‘One Planet One Health’ vision to life.

The Quality Systems Manager will develop, implement, maintain and continuous improve robust, effective and efficient food safety and quality management systems to ensure uncompromising food safety, specified quality and regulatory compliance.
Your main responsibilities:
• Develop, implement and continuously improve the food safety and quality management systems in line with business needs;
• In depth analysis and report of quality performance and system effectiveness in order to drive site quality performance in various departments and site quality strategy;
• Translate, implement and verification of compliance to existing and new regulations, international standards and Danone requirements;
• Ensure effective management of customer/consumer feedback through investigation, root cause analysis and corrective and preventive actions within operations and R&I;
• Implement and maintain management of change to govern quality and food safety;
• Manage and develop the Quality Systems team;
• Lead or participate in local or SN divisional projects and initiatives.

About You

We are looking for someone with:

  • Bachelor’s or Master Degree in food technology, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology or related fields;
  • 5 years of experience in a quality, food manufacturing or regulatory related function (QS,QA,QC,RA) in food, pharmaceuticals, medical devices or biotechnology;
  • Strong experience in compliance is needed to lead the team;
  • Knowledge of and experience with food safety and quality management systems (HACCP, ISO, FSSC, IFS, BRC, GMP ,USFDA, COKZ, ;
  • Strong experience in leading and coaching a team;
  • Project management or experience with cross functional projects;
  • Internal and external audit experience is an advantage;
  • 5S, six sigma, TPM experience/ knowledge is an advantage;
  • English Fluent (speaking and writing), Dutch (speaking and writing) is appreciated.
  • About Us, We offer and What’s next

    Working here in Danone you’ll need to enjoy a fast-pace, complexity and it can get a little challenging. But it’s packed with opportunities. You’ll work with some of the best-known brands in the world, such as Alpro, Evian, Nutricia, Activia and Nutrilon and we absolutely guarantee that you can just be yourself. Be innovative and entrepreneurial and the impact you could make might just amaze you. Join our movement for a healthier world. One Planet One Health BY YOU .
    We are proud to be an equal employer. We are convinced our differences make the difference and that an inclusive working environment will drive our growth as a business, as teams and as individuals. We will therefore consider all applicants for employment* fostering an inclusive working culture that is accessible for all.
    Did you know that as a B-Corp certified company, Danone Benelux meets the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability?

    * all applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status

    We Offer

    At Danone, we offer a complete package of benefits, with a competitive salary and yearly bonus, but also benefits like a premium free pension, 30 days annual leave and several discounts on a collective health insurance and even on some of our products. It’s an exciting time to join Danone as a PCM Technologist. You’ll build meaningful relationships and networks working with large, dynamic brands.

    What’s next?

    Are you the Quality Systems Manager we are looking for? Hit the “ apply now ” button. After the application deadline first feedback will follow within 2 weeks. To comply with GDPR regulations, we cannot process your personal data without given consent. Therefore, we strongly recommend applying directly via our career’s website. Good luck! We can’t wait to meet you. Need more information? Please contact me: Sigrid van der Poel-Kreike, Talent Manager on

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