Head of Quality (m/v) 

location Amsterdam

20th of April 2022  |  ON HOLD


"At Beyond Meat, we started with simple questions. Why do you need an animal to create meat? Why can’t you build meat directly from plants? Thus, we make plant-based meats that allow families to eat more, not less, of the traditional dishes they love while feeling great about the health, sustainability, and animal welfare benefits of plant protein. Our goal is to bring exciting change to the plate—and Beyond".

So, we are looking for a 

Head of Quality (m/v)


● Develop & lead local QA department, make regional QA decisions and act as interface with global QA for regional Operations
● Own end-to-end QA processes
● Determine regional QA processes in line with global QA best practices
● Ensure regional compliance to all food regulations
● Manage audit activity for regional operations & suppliers

● Align regional QA planning with global needs


Education, Technical Skills, and/or Previous Experience:
● Qualification to degree level or higher preferred. Food Science or Microbiology background an advantage
● At least 10 years experience in a Food/Beverage/Pharma manufacturing environment, preferably in NL/Benelux for an US based company.
● Technical knowledge of food safety methodologies and product micro testing essential
● Thorough knowledge of GMP, GFSI, Food Safety, SOP’s essential.
● Experience of IFS and/or BRC audits
● Pragmatic, action-oriented, impact-oriented. sensitive to working in partnership
● Strong leadership skills with people management experience
● Native Dutch language, fluency in English


● Location: Flexible within Netherlands. Must be able to visit Enschede, Leiden, Ede, and Amsterdam on a frequent basis. Average of 2 days/week in Amsterdam.
● Full time 40 hours per week.
● This role reports to the General Manager EMEA with a dotted line to VP Operations EMEA and SVP, Quality & Regulatory Compliance - Global


Interested or do you want more info first? Contact Jan Plaizier, Recruiter at Bijl Recruitment & Consultancy; jan@bijlrecon.nl  |  +31 6 1881 8616