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Quality and Food Safety in Design Engineer

  • Posted: 13 May 2024
  • Quality & Food safety
  • Belgium
  • Hybrid

About the job

In a highly growing and fast changing innovative business environment, assuring the food safety and product quality compliance along the different phases of project management is key for effective transition to operation of new business & product innovations. Within these projects you focus on the plant based products. In the role as Quality and Food Safety (QFS) in Design Engineer, this is your top responsibility. You work from our offices in Wevelgem and report directly to the QFS in Design Senior Manager.

About the job:

In this position, your responsibilities include:

  • Contribute and support in Alpro innovation/renovation, 3PM and investment projects together with the project team
  • Act as quality representative in these projects guaranteeing effective tracking and monitoring of projects, reporting project status and assuring effective transition to operation
  • Execute risk assessments in Quality and Food Safety (QFS) for these projects and support in making the right Make or Buy decision
  • Perform process validations in line with Danone QFS standards and support implementation of risk mitigation actions.
  • Define and implement product, process and packaging quality specifications
  • Establish, document, implement and maintain QFS in Design procedures
  • Develop quality control plans with the support of plant quality team
  • Participate in cross divisional risk analysis management

About you

  • You have a university degree (preferably Bio-Engineer, option food technology, food chemistry) and you show a strong interest in the food industry and technology
  • A first experience in the food industry or life sciences, in a function related to technical quality is preferred
  • You combine an analytical mindset with a quality and customer minded attitude
  • Your excellent interpersonal and influencing skills enable you to connect with different types of people
  • You are a real team player who is driven to go for results
  • You have strong project management skills, able to manage smaller projects and you are eager to grow and to manage more complex projects in the future
  • You have an autonomous, pro-active approach and ability to balance between a clear 'no go' and being pragmatic in order to support on time launches whilst safeguarding food safety and protecting consumers
  • Knowledge of HACCP / FSCC 22000
  • You speak & write fluent English, Dutch and/or French is a plus

About us

Working here you’ll need to enjoy a fast-pace, complexity and it can get a little challenging. But it’s packed with opportunities. You’ll work with some of the best-known brands in the world, such as Alpro, Evian, Nutricia, Activia and Nutrilon and we absolutely guarantee that you can just be yourself. Be innovative and entrepreneurial and the impact you could make might just amaze you. Join our movement for a healthier world. One Planet One Health BY YOU.


We are proud to be an equal employer. We are convinced our differences make the difference and that an inclusive working environment will drive our growth as a business, as teams and as individuals. We will therefore consider all applicants for employment* fostering an inclusive working culture that is accessible for all.


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We offer

By joining us you will become part of one of the leading and most innovative food companies in the world.

We believe that everyone has talent, something which comes natural to you. Your uniqueness is something which brings both excellence as well as energizes you.



What’s next

Hit the apply button now, your application will be reviewed by our internal recruitment team. If you have question you can reach out to anitia.casier@danone.com 


* all applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status




Application procedure

  • Resume and Cover letter

  • Interview #1

  • Interview #2

  • Interview #3

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