QA / FSQR Site Coordinator | Zaandam | Cargill – Grapefrute – Zaandam


Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill’s global team of 160,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s food ingredients and bio-industrial business, where we anticipate trends around taste, nutrition and safety to innovate and provide solutions to manufacturers, retailers and food service companies.

About Cargill ZOR

For more than 85 years, companies have depended on Cargill ZOR to help ensure the quality and safety of their products.

At our site in Zaandam, The Netherlands, we offer a broad range of complementary services to better meet our customers’ requirements:

  • Applying various vegetable oil refining steps to a large number of conventional and organic vegetable oils and fats, we also offer tailored chemical and physical refining to meet your specifications.
  • With a pilot plant on site, we can cater for small batches of 60-100 kg to better suit your needs.
  • We are also able to supply our customers with a small range of exclusive (cosmetic) fats and butters from our own stocks.

All processes and services are certified by independent accreditation parties.

Proven expertise combined with excellent after sales service and FSSC22000 and ISO9001 certificate accreditation makes ZOR a partner you can count on. 

Flexibility and Reliability

It is our culture of flexibility and reliability that really makes us stand out from the crowd. Meeting customers’ needs is the driver behind our tailored approach to refining processes and recipes for key players in the oils, fats and cocoa industries.

Continuous improvement is paramount to our success. We continue to develop and enhance refinery techniques and build upon our processing knowledge, enabling us to treat your oils and fats to your exact specifications.

With these capabilities and processes, we demonstrate low GE and 3-MCPD levels in different oils and fats..

Small is Beautiful

Being small in a world of large edible oil refineries allows us to be flexible and focus on our customers’ niche products and individual requirements. Reliability has won us partnerships with many large and small customers, who have been with us for many years.

Though primarily a local firm, employing circa 55 people and located at the original site, ZOR is part of Cargill. Cargill combines 154 years of experience with new technologies and insights to serve as a trusted partner for food, agriculture, financial and industrial customers in more than 125 countries.

Key Accountbilities as FSQR Site Coordinator

The FSQR Site Coordinator (Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory) will lead a variety of food safety and quality assurance programs. In this role, you will supervise the audits and inspects processes that monitor food handling, storage and service operations to assure compliance with current food safety and quality regulatory requirements. You will lead and review the work of a team of analysts or inspectors that identify and evaluate the quality of raw materials, in-process goods, procedures and operations.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Lead and maintain quality control systems and product or process verification systems, including sampling procedures and analytical tests to ensure all products produced meet food safety quality requirements.
  • Provide overall leadership, development and talent management for direct reports, which may include forecasting resource needs, recruiting, hiring, performance management, training and budgeting.
  • Review regulatory environment and develop response protocols in preparation for new or amended food safety legislation.
  • Investigate food safety processes to ensure compliance and report noncompliance to management and governing bodies along with developing and implementing corrective action plans.
  • Evaluate vendors or suppliers for compliance with internal standards and external regulations and suggest changes with the goal of improving processes or products.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Responsible for personnel decisions related to hiring, performance and disciplinary actions for your direct reports. You will also spend time completing the same tasks as employees on your team.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience.
  • Relevant QA/quality work experience.
  • Other minimum qualifications may apply.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Fluent in Dutch and English.
  • Site supervisory experience.
  • Experience in quality assurance, food safety, food manufacturing, auditing, regulatory or related field.
  • Previous project management experience.
  • Practical knowledge of plant manufacturing processes and operations.


We provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

If you choose to respond to this listing, please do not apply on the employer’s website or through any other means. Grapefrute is contracted with this company and has direct communication with the hiring manager and HR department. When we present you as a candidate, you are considered more quickly and in more detail than when you apply on the employer’s site. Grapefrute works with transparency and integrity, and we will be your point of contact throughout the whole hiring process.

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