Are you looking for a role where you can work at proces and standard development for a mayor producer of speciality vegetable fats on a global scale?

You will be responsible for setting QC KPI’s, allocating governance and you will be involved in major CAPEX, Brownfield and Greenfield projects.

We need a cultural savvy, analytical project manager and enthousiastic QC professional within the food / feed industry.

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Our client is proud to be the world’s leading producer of specialty vegetable fats. Through their unique co-development approach they develop and provide value-adding vegetable oil solutions in close collaboration with their customers, enabling them to achieve long-lasting business results.

By doing so, they solve customer specific needs across many industries including Bakery, Chocolate & Confectionery, Dairy, Foodservice, Infant Nutrition and Personal Care.

They take pride in their pioneering spirit and passion for innovation, it keeps them at the cutting edge of the industry and is what sets them apart. It enables their employees to work in a safe and supportive environment in which they make a genuine impact.

They currently employ more than 3,000 employees globally and with 20 production facilities and customization plants, and sales offices in over 25 countries spanning six continents they have one of the industries most diverse global footprints.


Our client are seeking to appoint a Global Operations Manager, Analytical Systems to report directly to the Global Operations Director for Quality Assurance, Food Safety and Analytical Systems. The successful candidate will be responsible for defining standard Analytical level for the Global Operations by setting actions and targets for the operating units globally and defining the appropriate governance. This role involves travel between our clients sites, the role can be based in either Denmark or the Netherlands.


• Management of the Global Analytical Systems Team, ensuring training and development needs of the team are met and supported.

• Administer best practices and promote the highest level of performance across in the Global Operating Units with a focus on QC activities

• Define analytical standards and processes across the operating units and oversee successful implementation.

• Manage and support development of the Global Analytical strategy.

• Ensure coordination between the Operating Units Quality control and auditing both internally and externally.

• Effective management of the Global Operations Analytical System Team Budget.

• Develop an effective QC network globally, and ensure QC KPI’s regionally are aligned to the global standard.

• Involvement in major CAPEXs, Greenfields, Brownfield when relevant

• Challenge and support development of analytical methods.

• Provide guidance and direction when requested by their operating Units

• Stay up to date with Best Alternative Technologies in the field of analytics.

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• Masters Degree in a related subject, preferred in Analytical Management or Chemistry.

• Extensive experience working within a regulated environment, ideally Food, Pharmaceutical or Medical.

• Proven experience of managing Laboratories and QC teams, able to demonstrate strong leadership abilities and a record of training and developing a team.

• Experience harmonizing and standardising Lab practices and methods.

• Able to demonstrate the development and implementation of quality control systems and techniques.

• Previous experience managing projects and achieving results.

• Strong influencing and critical thinking abilities, able to make timely and confident decisions.

• Good understanding and experience working with statistics and statistical process control.

• Ability to travel between AAK sites.


Mark Van der Velden

Sourcewell B.V.

Keizersgracht 127


Tel: +31 20 261 0250




Mark Van der Velden +31 20 261 0250