Quality Assurance manager Brussel

Lantmännen Unibake Benelux

Place: Brussel
Last day to apply: 31/03/2018

At Lantmännen Unibake, we believe in the little things to secure the high quality and consumer appeal of our bread and pastry products. Our attention to detail is one of the reasons why we rank among the leading international bakery companies.

Towards billions of smiling tummies
From 37 bakeries all over the world, we deliver our broad portfolio of frozen and fresh bakery products to retailers, wholesalers and the food service industry – sharing our bake-off expertise so customers can serve our products at their best.

Our vision is to lead the bakery business with the scale, knowledge and drive to be loved in every country.

Quality Assurance Manager

Mission and purpose:

The Quality Assurance Manager is responsible for execution of the quality strategy to support the company strategy by the further development, implementation and monitoring of a consistent quality system within Lantmännen Unibake Brussel.


Mean tasks and responsibilities

  • Coordinating, developing,      challenging and continuously improve the existing quality system in      collaboration with the local operational management and in line with the group      quality management, legislation and certification demands.
  • Enhance GMP practices and develop      the systems and procedures necessary to comply with the applicable quality      standards, such as BRC, IFS and customer standards. Implement and follow      up on the 5S method.
  • Optimizing customer satisfaction, by translating      customer requirements on product quality and food safety into the quality      management system.
  • Responsible for drawing up and      keeping quality procedures and regulations up to date.
  • Highlight quality improvement areas      to management and assists management in implementing the improvements.      Responsible for on-going improvements to the methods and processes used by      the quality  department.
  • Quality control mission: oversee      control activities during the production, the release of raw materials and      critical items, the release of batches of finished products. Manage the production deviations using the systematic      problem solving tools, such as 8D and 5 why and secure the measuring      devices are reliable.
  • Set quality objectives for the      organization and monitor progress and escalate when needed. You report the      necessary data for the Quality Performance Indicators. You provide      follow-up KPIs and reporting tools.
  • Ensure that top quality and food-safe products are      always produced and delivered.
  • Ensure correct analysis and      follow-up of complaints and customer requirements linked to product      quality and food safety and the associated actions and reports. You      analyze quality issues with customers and suppliers and are responsible      for the design and follow-up of corrective and preventive actions.
  • You support the various      departments through consultation, advice, training and initiate and      supervise improvement actions.
  • Lead, inspire and develop the quality department      including the hygiene group.
  • Be responsible for and organize      the audits required by the company and our customers.
  • You maintain a strong quality and food      safety culture through regular communication and awareness raising      initiatives.
  • You are a member of      the site management team with a direct reporting line to the site manager      and a functional reporting line to the corporate quality manager.

Your profile:

  • You have a Master degree in engineering sciences (civil, industrial, bio-engineering) and can look back on at least 5 years of experience in an industrial production environment.
  • You have a thorough knowledge of the quality and hygiene requirements in the food industry.
  • You are an analytical, communicative team player. You know how to motivate and encourage people to work in a qualitative way.
  • You can deal easily with various stakeholders at all levels within the organization and who is creative.
  • You are familiar with traditional PC tools (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and you have affinity for new software systems.
  • In addition to your fluent knowledge of Dutch and English, a good knowledge of French is an added value.

Our offer:

Lantmännen Unibake Belgium invests in people. You end up in a professional environment with clear ambitions. Lantmännen Unibake Belgium offers you responsibilities and space to think along and develop personally. Naturally, a competitive salary package will be supplemented with extra-legal benefits.


Jan De Winne