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Quality and R&D Manager - Food Engineer

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent, Full-time
  • Location: Hunenberg
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 21/05/2019
  • Job reference: BBBH99886

Our client is a leading company in the food industry. In order to support its growth in Europe we're today actively looking for a I+D Manager - Quality Strategic Manager to be based in Switzerland in the Zürich region. The chosen candidate will be in charge of developing and managing the innovation and product development plan with a business focus in maximizing sales and on margin contributions of each product.

* To direct and establish methods and activities of continuous Control and Evaluation, which result in the maximum Satisfaction of the Client / Consumer and in the total reduction of the dissatisfaction of the same.

* Generation of value in the company through the Development and Implementation of products, which generate sales to the Company and seek the greatest satisfaction of the Consumer.

* Ensure compliance with the Innovation Plan.

Comply with the Quality Plan established for the Business, ensuring the food quality of the product.

* Ensure the correct implementation of the Prerequisites and HACCP in all processes of the Plant.

* Preparation and monitoring of Plant Certifications: IFS, AFHORLA, ISO14001, as well as everything related to Document Management.

* Validation of industrial tests for launching new products, following up on plant, organoleptic and microbiological.

* Verification and monitoring of the plant's Environmental Plan.

* Ensure compliance with the HOLD standards through the established audits and monitoring of indicators.

* Ensure the Sustainable Consumption of Resources: Water and Electricity.

* Ensure proper segregation of the waste generated in its daily activity.


* Definition of the Quality Objectives of the Business Unit, presenting them to the Director of the Business Unit for approval in the Management Committee.

* Implement process evaluation systems and the established Quality Plan.

* Definition of the strategic lines in matters of Quality of the business unit

* Reference figure and maximum representative for the certifications of the Business Unit, in IFS (International Food Standard).

* Monitoring of the Strategic Quality Objectives and proposal of corrective actions in case of deviations.

* Define and develop the IV Range Environmental Management System, establishing key indicators and operational procedures for environmental control

* Develop the Monthly Reports of Quality / Food Safety.

* People and Resources Management, ensuring the training and professional development of its team of collaborators

* Ensure compliance with the budget of each department.

* Coordinate and manage with the other departments involved (Marketing and Commercial) the Development of New Products, from the concept to its launch for sale.

* Development and monitoring together with other departments involved (Marketing and Commercial) of the Innovation Plan and the Launch Plan.

* Generate new value and business proposals through the creation of new products, new sales channels, new categories, etc.

* Adaptation and Improvement of the product already existing in the Market, either by customer demand or by legislative requirements, in order to satisfy the changing needs of the Consumer.

* Management and Planning of Projects in R & D that are part of Innovation Plans in the medium term, as well as search and preparation of applications for Grants for financing R & D Projects and justification for them.

* Establish action plans for those products that do not meet the expectations of sale in the market.

* Direct and manage those projects that arise due to a need outside the Innovation Plan.

* Examine the market and competition to obtain a global view of consumer demands.

* Supervise the monitoring of the implementation of New Products with the rest of the Departments involved in the company (Procurement, Production, Quality, Continuous Improvement).

Academic Background:

University Degree related to Food.

Complementary Training in Quality Management, Food Safety and Environmental Management.

The above can be supplemented with experience and / or adequate training for internal promotion.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Harry Serero at +41 44 229 99 21

If this position is not a perfect fit, please browse through the rest of our job vacancies as we have a range of permanent and contract opportunities available within Switzerland.

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