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Head of Quality Assurance

Foodjob Nordic is looking for an experienced QA Manager to assume the main responsibility for food safety, quality and compliance at Rynkeby Foods. Rynkeby Foods is the largest producer of juice in Denmark. The company employs 243 employees and has both the main office and the production in Ringe on Funen, Denmark. The yearly turnover is 974 mio. DKK. Rynkeby Foods is owned by the German Eckes-Granini Group.

With reference to the Supply Chain Director you will be heading a team of professionals. As manager of the Quality Department and the laboratory managing and developing employees is a significant part of the job. Having food safety and quality as the main priority your key focus areas will be: 

·         Certifications (IFS, ISO 14001, EMAS)

·         Ensuring legal compliance of products – both national and international

·         Approval of labelling, packaging and marketing materials

·         Ensuring the handling of claims, customer requests, customer questionaires etc.

·         Developing and maintaining quality management systems and systems for handling food safety

·         Audits – including customer audits, 3rd party audits and supplier/copacker audits

·         Hygiene requirements and control

·         Updating and implementing legal requirements

While you have the role of ensuring that these focus areas are given the necessary attention, execution of most of the tasks should naturally be delegated to your team. It is your responsibility to ensure the right prioritization and allocation of resources in this regard.

Managing the HACCP-team including risk assessments of raw materials, production processes, packaging etc. is part of the role. So is keeping the management updated on the status of food safety as well as regarding acute circumstances and possible crisis. In the event of a food safety crisis you will be the crisis manager.

Your main focus will be the activities of Rynkeby Foods. However being part of Eckes Granini International QA Group and ensuring compliance with Eckes Granini Group QA procedures is also a priority. So is playing an active part of the company sustainability program with special focus on the areas “Climate Neutral” and “Sustainable Grown”.

Your profile

You possess solid experience from working with quality assurance in combination with experience managing a team. Understanding food safety and quality aspects of delivering food products directly for the consumers is essential, and therefore a background working with end products in the food industry is a necessity. Working with HACCP and international food standards is your home field and it is an advantage if you have experience working with international retailers. Most likely you have a theoretical background as food engineer or the like making you able to handle more complex technically related food issues.

On a personal level you are ambitious and ready to commit to a central role as the main responsible for food safety, quality and compliance. You are able to combine a structured approach with a proactive mindset and a high activity level. Knowing when to go into depth while keeping an overview will be key to success. In relation to external contacts as well as in the role as manager and colleague, you are flexible, solution oriented and service minded. Cooperating across the organization you are a teamplayer focused on reaching overall goals and developing the business.

Strong competencies in management and communication are important for success and you are both focused and effective in your communication with authorities, customers, suppliers and colleagues. You speak and write fluent Danish and English on a high level.

Sådan ansøger du

Martin Alsted from Foodjob Nordic can be contacted for more information on tel. +45 2917 1009, e-mail:

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