Cargill FSQR officer in Mouscron, Belgium

FSQR officer

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): Mouscron, Belgium

As part of the local FSQR team, the FSQR officer Gourmet is responsible for the food safety and quality compliance and continuous improvements for all Gourmet related activities chocolate Europe including subcontractor FSQR development and auditing, defining the food safety expectations for the subcontractors and quality specifications for the Gourmet products, complaints handling and continuous improvements.

This position is a key in delivering on the chocolate Europe Gourmet Strategy.

Major Tasks

60% Food safety, Quality, Regulatory

1.Responsible as key contact to lead and organize the FSQR related subcontracting activities and aligning with key stakeholders internal and at subcontractors to insure the food safety and quality on the Gourmet product range.

2.Key contact for subcontractors auditing, development and continuous improvement.

3.Focal point for the subcontractor complaint management.

4.Food safety contact for the location HACCP team where liquid chocolate is produced for the subcontractor.

5.Specification management and product label verification for subcontracted product.

30% Continuous improvement

1.Responsible to provide the Monthly reporting data related to Subcontractor activities

2.Own and drive the CAPA management for the subcontractors by following root cause analysis, ensuring preventive and corrective actions

10% Back up

Backup role of the local FSQR Team Manager of Mouscron.



Master in food science biochemistry or microbiological science or equal scientific education in combination with relevant experience in food industry for several years or equivalent by experience.


Ideally min. 3-5 years in food industry

Skills (applied knowledge and technical skills directly related to this position)


Good knowledge and experience of HACCP, FSSC 22000

Basic knowledge of food safety legislation

Auditing experience

Experience with problem solving techniques and continuous improvment

Fluent in English, Dutch and French. Other languages (German…) are a plus

Willing to travel (10 to 20%) to other Cargill’s locations, subcontractors, or customers.

Preferred Qualifications

Wide range of further roles within the Cargill FSQR organisation.

Core competencies

- Capability to work independently with internal and external stakeholders

- Excellent and efficient communication skills (verbal and written)

- Analytical thinking-analyzing trends, identifying key priorities, thinking in terms of risks and mitigation

- Problem solving capabilities

- Customer focus

- Change leadership and influencing skills

- Result oriented and challenging the status quo

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-WHT-Mouscron

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: MOU00425