Quality Assurance Manager – Orkla – Sonderso

Quality Assurance ManagerA central position focusing on implementing best practice across several production sites aiming for next level The focus for this position is to ensure Food Safety and Quality for Orkla food products. Key challenges are to harmonize way of working including improvement projects, KPIs and reporting systems, to achieve fact-based improvement and sharing of best practice in the factories and central functions. This role is crucial in creating a good Food Safety & Quality team, harmonizing the metrics, and driving improvement and cooperation. This role is based on the overall QA ambition in Orkla to achieve our local ambitions regarding quality and our way of working across our factories in Orkla Danmark (Søndersø, Skælskør, Kolding, Skovlund). The position refers to the Quality Director in Orkla Foods and with a dotted line to the Supply Chain Director in Orkla Danmark. The role will be based in Søndersø or Skælskør and needs to be on-site on all our locations incl Vallensbæk where our head office is situated. You will be part of the Quality team in Orkla Foods Europe, with a broad network in Europe. You will also be part of the Supply Chain Management team in Orkla Danmark and work closely together with the QA in our factories. Furthermore, it is important that you ensure sound and effective collaboration, as well as quality awareness and mindset, with main stakeholders and interfaces. Strong interdisciplinary cooperation within the entire value chain R&D / Product Development, Procurement, Production etc. and contribute to the establishment of an Orkla quality culture. You will be a role model across the organization. Other responsibilities are: Ensure compliance to Orkla Food Safety Standard and all legal requirements in whole Orkla Danmark. Support and follow up of Quality management in Orkla Danmark factories. Mandate to make decisions about departures from the normal process, due to food safety and QA issues, in close cooperation with the Quality Director at Orkla Foods. Responsible for Contingency Plan and Crisis management in the BU (food safety & quality), in close cooperation with Quality Director Orkla Foods. Point of contact for Danish authorities, customers and NGOs regarding food safety and QA matters The ideal qualifications? Experienced Quality Assurance manager (+ 5 years) who is a structured, dynamic, industrially professional with solid experience from quality operations in international industrial companies In depth knowledge in Quality assurance and quality development In depth knowledge with food safety standards such as BRC or IFS Experience with Quality management systems in practice Experience with crisis management Proven track record with leadership skills Professional skills and integrity within one or more subjects related to food production (e.g., microbiology, chemistry, technology, methodology) We are looking for someone who is highly skilled within quality and with a personality that matches a matrix-structured company with multiple stakeholders: Genuine and positive will to contribute to the common Quality organization in Orkla Foods, and the ability to see that each BU is part of Orkla Foods Good leadership skills, while accepting being led by the Quality Director at Orkla Foods Good ability to communicate and collaborate across hierarchy, functions, and BUs Talent for problem solving and improvement work Fact based, analytical and structured Good business understanding and ability to transfer QA knowledge and insight into business implications and vice versa High attention to details Collaborates and navigates (autonomously and smooth) across all functions and levels within Orkla Foods Being a true role model by fostering Orklas values; Brave – dare to state the current situation, set targets and challenge Trustworthy – fact based, analytical, business oriented and keep one’s feet on the ground Inspiring – show what good looks like, get people on board, lead by example. What is in it for you? You will be part of Orkla Danmark, which is one of Denmark largest food companies with leading positions within foods and snacking. You will work with a portfolio of strong brands such as KiMs, Beauvais, Bähncke, Den Gamle Fabrik, Havrefras and more. You will be part of Orklas competent Quality network across Orkla Foods Europe. We can offer a competitive salary, pension and insurance schemes and an ambitious, flexible, and engaging work environment. You will be part of a professional work environment. What is next? If you are looking for more information, do not hesitate to get in touch with Jan Jensen (HR Director, Orkla Danmark) – . Or send your motivation as soon as possible including your CV (in Danish) for this exciting challenge. We are looking forward to hearing from you. About Orkla: Orkla is a leading supplier of branded consumer goods and concept solutions to the consumer, out of home and bakery markets in the Nordics, the Baltics and selected markets in Central Europe and India. Orkla is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and has its headquarters in Oslo, Norway. Orkla Foods is the largest business area and offers well-known local branded products to consumers in the Nordics, Baltics, Central Europe, and India. Orkla Foods holds leading market positions in several categories, including frozen pizza, ketchup, soups, sauces, bread toppings and ready-to-eat meals. Plant-based and sustainable products from the NATURLI’® and Anamma brands account for a steadily growing percentage of our turnover. The products are primarily sold through the grocery channel, but Orkla Foods also holds strong positions in the Out of Home, convenience store and petrol station sectors. Orkla Confectionery & Snacks is market leader in the confectionery, biscuit, and snacks categories in the Nordic and Baltic regions. Orkla Danmark includes Orkla Foods and Orkla Confectionery & Snacks in Denmark. We are app. 600 employees with a turnover of 2,0 billion DKK. Read more: and follow us on Instagram: @orklaidanmark og @orklaglobalcareers LinkedIn: Orkla Danmark

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