Cargill Regional Raw Material Quality Specialist in Herent, Belgium
Regional Raw Material Quality Specialist
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: Herent (Belgium) or France, Germany, Sweden, UK, Denmark
Ensure that Cargill Malt plants are supplied with best quality targeted from strategic origins and suppliers.
Up-stream and pro-active quality determination : before harvest, during harvest, post-harvest, prior to shipment, upon shipment Maintenance of Supplier relationship enabling adherence to the execution of long term delivery plan adherence in quantity and quality.
General Suppliers Quality/Services/ Relationship Management:
Lead suppliers communication plans for technical/quality activities with regional and selected global suppliers in support to regional SC/QC managers. Provide timely technical support in addressing performance issues and other quality opportunities.
Assists in setting barley specifications in accordance with the crop quality and customer needs.
Accountable for co-ordinating in-spec/timely delivery to the plants. Track progress, anticipate possible issues and if needed, facilitate the alignment of functions to propose alternatives.
Qualify potential new suppliers and maintain supplier rating maps
Barley Quality determination
Support the Trade execution by anticipating/addressing quality issues prior to shipment/loading by assessing quality upstream of the supply-chain till actual shipment.
Sampling upstream before shipment / loading in order to design a Barley quality mapping
Help monitor and report on weather and crop activity throughout the year to provide informative and relevant information to the malt team, and customers as required.
Organise and execute crop survey for- and post-harvest in North European origins. Provide technical agronomical processing expertise, including sampling and analysis to guide and support Origination and Technical solution Managers in the determination of BOM and selection of varieties/origins
Minimum of 3-year degree in agronomy / agricultural (plant & soil biology, grain) sciences
Preferably BS degree, possibly a Masters degree
3 years experience, preferably in malting or grain business in a technical role
Recognized expertise in both the scientific knowledge and operational practice
Demonstrated teamwork and the ability to effectively collaborate with and lead others, at the regional level
Proven ability to influence others outside of formal reporting relationships
Proven effective problem solving and decision making skills to support Trade Execution and Quatlity objectives
Demonstrated ability to manage ambiguity and polarities
Proven ability to develop relationships
Availability to travel 60% of the time (sometimes short term notice driven by stakeholders needs (SC, Origination, Production)
Effective oral and written communication skills in English and French or German – Nordic languages an asset
Data Management / Computer skills
Preferred experience in the malting and/or brewing/cereal processing industry
Experience working directly with grains suppliers
Preferred knowledge of laboratory operations
High adaptability and capacity for change
High emotional intelligence and ability to connect with suppliers in various locations/countries
High resilience and ability to quickly respond to and resolve issues
Analytical and detailed, curious
Ability to integrate and operate in a multi-cultural and diverse environment, inclusive mindset
Ability to influence without authority
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-BRU-Herent
Other Locations Sweden, Denmark, Norway
Job Type Standard
Shift Day Job
Req ID: HER00476