Head of Quality

Are you interested in high-quality, natural and tasty nutrition? We are! It’s our ambition to shape the future of nutrition.

Döhler is a leading global producer of natural ingredients and solutions for the food, beverage, lifestyle and nutrition industries. We use innovative technology to process plant-based raw materials and enrich products such as lifestyle drinks, cereals, dairy and confectionery goods for almost every well-known brand. Close to 10.000 dedicated employees in more than 70 countries share one common goal – to ensure that millions of people around the world enjoy the products created by us.

We strive to inspire and empower our employees in everything we do, and we invite you to join our team – together WE BRING IDEAS TO LIFE.

Job Title: Head of Quality (m/f/d)

Location: Darmstadt

Team: 4 direct reports, in total responsibility for 50 employees in QA/QC/QM

Why do great people join & stay with Döhler?

Döhler creates exceptional opportunities for passionate people who want to shape the future of nutrition by creating value in an entrepreneurial work environment.

We foster a performance-driven culture that empowers and inspires individuals to achieve remarkable things for our customers, for the company and for each other.

We hire great people and help them tap into their full potential: deeper job satisfaction, better job prospects and an increased commitment are all part of the mix, but the Döhler culture is really all about embracing challenges, a never-ending thirst to learn and grow.

We believe in our people, and it shows in everything we do. That’s why a move to Döhler means you are joining a great team, sharing living values that lead to great success.

About the team

The local quality organization is responsible for all quality-related topics in plant Darmstadt and critical to the success of the production site and the overall success of the Döhler Group. In our plant in Darmstadt, we are producing compounds, flavors and emulsions for our customers in the beverage industry.

The quality organization has 50 team members, who are divided into 4 teams (quality control raw materials, quality control finished goods, quality control microbiology, and quality management). The position of Head of Quality (m/f/d) reports directly to the Head of Plant and is part of the plant management team.

About the role

The Head of Quality will be responsible for the quality organization in our plant in Darmstadt.

  • Develop quality standards and monitor their compliance (audits)
  • Ensure an optimal quality system and develop it according to the required standards
  • Optimize quality processes and identify standardization potentials for early and sustainable error prevention
  • You conduct customer and certification audits for the Darmstadt plant and implement the measures derived to improve quality
  • Decide on the release and further use of all raw materials, semi-finished and finished goods
  • Develop the processes in quality control and in the laboratory
  • Increase customer satisfaction, you ensure the optimal processing of customer complaints
  • Monitor compliance with internal and legal requirements and guidelines with regard to quality and food safety (HACCP)
  • Plan the human, material and financial resources for your area of responsibility

Requirements for the Head of Quality

  • Completed an engineering or master’s degree, ideally in the field of Food Technology & Science, Food Quality & Safety, Microbiology, (Food) Chemistry or comparable
  • Several years of experience in a comparable position in a global, manufacturing industrial company (food and beverage, pharma, chemical or cosmetic industries
  • Many years of experience in personnel management
  • Very good process and product knowledge as well as strong analytical skills
  • Precision and conscientiousness working style
  • Experienced in working with MS Office, ideally also have SAP knowledge.
  • Fluent German and English skills (working language in Plant Darmstadt is German)

What we have to offer

  • Competitive salary
  • International work environment
  • Hybrid working opportunities
  • Modern shared workspaces and equipment

Equal opportunities for all

At Döhler we welcome applicants, who are just as diverse as we are – regardless of age, ancestry, disability, ethnic origin, gender, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, social background or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.

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