Cargill FSQR Specialist Antwerp & Ghent in Antwerp, Belgium

FSQR Specialist Antwerp & Ghent

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Job location(s): Ghent (60%), Antwerp (40%)


The FSQR specialist for Antwerp & Ghent supports the Location FSQR Lead in the planning, development, implementation, maintenance and continuous improvement of all FSQR systems in the Antwerp & Gent location and is responsible to implement specific FSQR topics timely.

Major Tasks:


  • Responsible for revisions of predefined PRPs and supporting the Location FSQR Lead in implementing and assessing process/systems

  • Implements and monitors pre-defined laboratory and procedural standards across one or more location in line with the COE QC.

  • Implements and maintains pre-defined food/feed safety and quality programs and protocols within one or more location. Makes recommendations for continuous improvement. (FSQR manual, Unilab, Interspec...)


  • Responsible to log audit and test data/ results accurately and appropriately in the correct Information Management Systems.

  • Organizes and maintains accurate and pertinent data (e.g., spreadsheets, graphs, and reports) to assure that processes and products, and any changes, are controlled. Maintains systems/techniques for reporting data across functional areas. Assists the locations FSQR lead Antwerp & Gent with internal presentations related to the locations quality and food safety policies, practices, procedures and results/ measures.

  • Responsibility in the FSQR release of incoming raw materials and finished products, and the data collection of all FSQR an traceability related analysis

  • Take the lead, in close collaboration with the Location FSQR lead, in COE QC initiatives for the QC lab Gent and QC operations Antwerp and Gent.

  • Responsible to maintain and improve the integrated Laboratory Information System (LIMS, Unilab, Report Manager, Interspec X-refs biodiesel).


  • Responsible to take actions to prevent FSQR issues across the locations.

  • Responsible to report any issues of non-compliance or non-conformance to food safety/quality standards with the appropriate level of urgency. (Enablon, Product Safety alerts, ...)

  • Responsible to organize and inspect plant operations environment and equipment to ensure compliance with quality and food/feed safety standards. (Plant inspections, internal auditing)


  • Supports the Location FSQR Lead in shaping food safety, quality and regulatory culture/reputation at the location – supports when implementing customer requirements and operations to ensure standard/expectations are met, reports hierarchically to the location FSQR Lead.

  • Key player in the design and delivery of training materials for internal FSQR people and operations employees at various levels in the organization related to food/feed safety and quality issues, practices and risks. Promotes the development of food safety mentality/culture.


  • Indirect supervising a small team of Food Safety Quality Technicians in the QC laboratory in Gent in absence of / as back-up of the Locations FSQR lead.


  • Industrial Engineer in (bio)chemistry or food industry or an equal scientific education in combination with knowledge and interest in laboratory and processing

  • Basic knowledge of specific analytical techniques

  • Basic knowledge of calibration techniques

  • Basic knowledge of HACCP, FSCC, EFISC

  • Basic knowledge of Food and Feed Safety legislation

  • Willing to travel between the Antwerp and Ghent location

  • Basic knowledge of auditing techniques

  • Feeling or interest in production/processing environment

  • Good knowledge of Dutch and English (speak, write, read)

  • Quick learning and potential to grow in the function

  • Preferably 2-5 years of relevant experience

Our Offer

In return for your expertise and commitment, we will 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.

Interested? Then make sure to send us your CV and cover letter in English today.

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Job Quality Assurance/Food Safety

Primary Location Belgium-VOV-Ghent

Other Locations Belgium-Antwerp

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: GHE00119