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Quality Specialist in The Customer Team, Global QEHS (maternity cover) - Aarhus

Would you like to use your sense of quality and knowledge of chemistry/microbiology within a global leader in whey-based ingredients that delivers to customers worldwide?


Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) is a subsidiary of Arla Foods. Right now, we are looking for a quality specialist (maternity cover), from 1 January 2022 until 30 April 2023, who can help us raise the bar of what is best practice and collaborate across our business and with our customers.


Here, you can be sure to influence the products, ways of working and projects in a company known for having the industry’s highest levels of quality, innovation and food safety.  


Work across functions and handle your own product portfolio

You join the Customer team in our Global QEHS department (QEHS, Quality, Environment, Health & Safety) as part of the Supply Chain organisation as a QEHS officer. We start each day discussing current requests and reviewing and delegating new ones. Like the rest of us, you will become responsible for a defined range of AFI products in relation to QEHS matters and act as the link between customers, sales and production. Thus, you work across functions to provide qualified service to all stakeholders as you e.g.:

  • Comment and review customer purchase and product specifications - parameters and methods
  • Comment customer questionnaires
  • Do quality alignment and troubleshooting across production sites
  • Support or drive complaint handling and ensure that policies and legal compliance are kept
  • Use your QEHS knowledge in global projects, e.g. related to optimising our ways of working, new products or monitoring
  • Create and maintain specifications in SAP

We are 10 supportive and social colleagues, who work on similar tasks and are ready to welcome you. Along with the growth of the business, there are plenty of opportunities to develop and influence together with the team and the multiple stakeholders. In a team-based effort we have a huge will to succeed; to assist our customers and advance with the organization”, says current employee Maja Thim Larsen.

A quality mindset and great collaboration skills

To excel in this position, you are ready to act as a liaison between customers, our supply chain and sales organisation and the rest of AFI. Using your knowledge you help the team and the organisation with setting the direction for decision making.

Through positive engagement, you ensure proactive collaboration and communication, thus enabling our product portfolio through numerous simultaneous tasks. But you are also a specialist, and we need you to have the eye for detail and analytical strain that goes with this as well as the IT skills to work in SAP.

  • You hold Master or PhD Degree within food, dairy, biotechnology, pharma or similar
  • You have experience with microbiology and/or chemistry in relation to food, nutrition, pharma or a similarly regulated area
  • You also have knowledge of food safety, quality assurance and production – and detailed knowledge of at least one area  
  • You communicate effortlessly in English


Application and contact
If you want to seize this exciting opportunity, please apply as soon as possible since we are conducting interviews on an ongoing basis. For additional information, please call Customer Team and Support Senior Manager - Arla Foods Ingredients, Marianne Foged at +45 9131 9596.


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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