Supplier Quality Assurance Dairy Technologist

Supply Chain / Logistics


Location: Veghel, The Netherlands Improve our quality standards, work closely with dairy suppliers, and support our Mars growth. Are you the auditing professional that can effectively manage this dynamic role? Ensuring supplier quality: meeting our high standards for dairy quality as a Quality Assurance Technologist Together with our Commercial Supplier Quality Assurance team, you will develop new and existing dairy suppliers to meet our growth targets. How? By developing and implementing a s...


The ability to manage projects and set priorities is what we are looking for in our ideal Mars Associate. You’re confident and persuasive, and you can easily communicate clearly with suppliers to maintain established relationships. In order to manage incidents and root cause analysis effectively, we need you to be analytical and have good problem-solving skills. You’re eager to learn, always keep up-to-date with technical developments in the industry, and quickly adopt IT systems. In addition, you can handle several high-profile projects over the same timeline.

You tick all the following boxes:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in food science/technology, chemistry or microbiology
  • At least 2 years’ experience in supplier auditing, preferably as an LRQA lead auditor
  • 5 years’ experience in an FMCG or raw material processing environment, preferably in dairy materials
  • Good knowledge of raw material conversion processes and FMCG supply chain demands
  • Familiar with quality management tools and techniques, including SPC, LEAN and HACCP
  • Willingness to travel in Europe for supplier auditing and meetings (up to 30% of your time)