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Quality Specialist - Supplier Quality Management - Aarhus

Do you have proven quality assurance and stakeholder management skills?  And do you have experience within Supplier Quality Management? Then you could be just the right person for the job as Quality Specialist in Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI), where you will become our coordinator for raw materials, ingredients and packaging material across an international organization.


We invite you to join Arla Foods Ingredients an independent company within the Arla Foods Group and a global leader in natural whey ingredients and advanced nutrition manufacturing for many different categories including infant, sport nutrition, bakery, beverages and dairy. One of the cornerstones in our business is our dedicated experts that develop solutions with our nutritional and functional whey proteins, milk minerals, lactose and permeate.


Become the link between suppliers and supply chain

You will become part of Global QEHS in Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) and join the Quality Assurance team of 12 colleagues. QA consist of three groups – Compliance, Supplier Quality Management and Business Quality Management. All with an important role to work closely together with customers, suppliers, manufacturing sites and our Commercial and R&D organisations.


Provide QEHS Support on Sourcing

In the Supplier Quality Management group, you will take on the role of Quality & Food Safety Coordinator as responsible for maintaining and developing our quality system for ingredients and packaging materials supplied to AFI plants. Some of your more specific tasks within ingredients, packaging material are:


  • Documentation and maintenance of master data in various systems e.g. SAP and PLM 3DX
  • Lead the AFI ingredient approval and review
  • First point of contact regarding ingredient and packaging requests
  • Ensure quality and legal compliance for ingredients and packaging
  • Develop and maintain AFI quality systems and procedures regarding sourcing
  • Participate in relevant Arla Foods Quality Networks (e.g. Food Fraud team)
  • Support colleagues in development and maintenance of procedures
  • Support to Quality Managers at plants
  • Support crisis management (risk assessment)
  • Support on supplier and customer complaints and requests


Food/diary background and strong systematic skills

To succeed in this position, you need to be very well-organized and possess good communication and stakeholder management skills. You will get to use your profound analytical skills and sense of detail as you maneuver in a busy and international environment. You will have a large surface of contact and interaction with colleagues and stakeholders from various organizational levels and cultural backgrounds. Your qualifications:


  • You hold a degree in Food Science, Dairy Science or similar relevant technical education
  • You have solid experience working in the food manufacturing business, preferably in a quality function
  • You have experience within Ingredient Management
  • Broad knowledge of food chemistry, food microbiology, food safety, quality assurance and food production would be ideal  
  • You are a competent user of IT systems


Application and contact

If you want to seize this exciting opportunity, please apply as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the right candidate is found. For additional information, please call Global Senior QA Manager Jens Buur Maul on +45 91 31 97 48


We have a purpose for Good
At Arla, we strive to unlock the highest potential in each other while working together to create a sustainable future of dairy. We call it Stronger People Stronger Planet and it is deeply anchored in our organisation and founded on our commitment to respecting human rights, increasing access to healthy dairy nutrition, inspiring good food habits, and improving the environment for future generations. In order to succeed we need to hire people with a sustainable mindset. Could this be you?


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