Manager Quality Assurance & Control


Are you experienced in managing people on the field of Quality Assurance and Compliance within a production site? Taking the lead, improving processes while ensuring everybody is on board is one of the important requirements in this position which should suit you like a glove. Welcome to Sime Darby Oils….

This is Sime Darby Oils

Sime Darby Oils (SDO) is an international trader and processor of vegetable oils and fats for the food, animal feed and the technical industries in Europe, Africa and Asia. As part of Sime Darby Plantation, we have a global reputation for being a leader in our field and a history of innovation, leading sustainability credentials and a world class customer base. Sime Darby Plantation is the world’s largest producer of certified sustainable palm oil and our SDO portfolio in Europe includes all the major oils and fats types. Our European footprint includes refining and modification operations in Zwijndrecht, Netherlands and Liverpool, UK. The role is based at our European head office in Zwijndrecht, the Netherlands.

This is the role
In this fulltime job you are responsible for managing the QA and QC team. As main responsibiity as manager of the team, you ensure that all quality, food safety and supply chain compliance and legislative issues are addressed. You will keep the overview, set out kpi’s and make sure the team has the support to improve the processes and solve issues when needed.

The team is responsible that all QA systems and procedures are such that they address the needs of the business, it’s customers and third party accreditation schemes appropriate for the operation.

The laboratory team has to ensure that all testing is carried out and reported as per the testing schedule. Maintaining of the equipment, update the business about new analysing methods and instrumentation in the oils and fats and supporting the operations team by analysing in the field, are part of their job.

This is who you are

You feel right at home in a manufacturing environment. With your helicopter view, you like to coach the team to take ownership and act in a pro-active way. You give them the kpi’s and framework to improve processes and solve issues. Optimizing structures and motivate people is your nature.

This is what you bring

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (Quality and Process management /Food Science / Food Processing related preferred);
  • You have at least 10 years of experience in a QA role in the food or process industry;
  • You have managerial experience;
  • Knowledge of HACCP and general Food Safety Processes;
  • Knowledge of QA and Food Safety systems such as FSSC2200 and the BRC Standard;
  • Knowledge of oils and fats and their processing would be an advantage;
  • Knowledge of Product Information Management systems, LIM systems and SAP is preferred;
  • You are a professional in oral and writing skills in Dutch and English.

This is what we offer

If you want to make an impact and like a challenge, you will enjoy what this role has to offer. It will provide variety and scope to grow your skills in a range of different areas. Despite being part of a global organization, active in 17 countries with more than 100,000 employees, the head office in Zwijndrecht has an informal and friendly atmosphere.

In addition to an attractive salary, depending on knowledge and experience, you shall benefit from excellent fringe benefits, such as 30 vacation days, a result-dependent bonus scheme. Naturally, this also includes all standard matters such as travel expenses.


Do you like to know more about this opportunity? Contact Natalie Backx, Senior Recruiter at natalie.backx@simedarbyoils.comor apply directly via the application button. 

Acquisitie naar aanleiding van deze vacature wordt niet op prijs gesteld.

Over Sime Darby Oils

Sime Darby Oils Zwijndrecht Refinery B.V. (SDO) is een internationale producent van natuurlijke plantaardige oli├źn en vetten voor de voedingsmiddelen-, diervoeder- en technische industrie in Europa. Met een traditionele historie van ruim een eeuw op Nederlandse bodem, werken wij continu aan innovatie en adaptatie m.b.t nieuwe technologie├źn, productiewijzen en bedrijfsvoering.

Meer over Sime Darby Oils
Sime Darby Oils Zwijndrecht Refinery B.V.

Lindtsedijk 8, 3336 LE Zwijndrecht
Postbus 18, 3330 AA Zwijndrecht