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Global Head of Quality Operations, Taste, Texture

Country/Region:  ES


Location: Flexible Global, Preference for a European site


Place of work: Hybrid


Reporting to the Global Head of Quality of the Taste, Texture and Health Business Unit of dsm-firmenich, you will be responsible for Quality Operations globally. You will lead a group of 6 Quality Regional leaders across Americas, EMEA and APAC to set Quality has a key differentiator enabling business growth while safeguarding the company, its customers, and the consumers. 

You will be part of the BU Quality Leadership team, shaping the future of dsm-firmenich Quality and you will ensure strategy is translated operationally to meet quality objectives. 

The position location is flexible, even though Europe is a preferred zone for this global operational role. 


At dsm-firmenich people are at the heart of the company. We are committed to equal employment opportunities and value diversity in the workplace.

Your key responsibilities:


  • Contribute to the TTH Quality Leadership team, defining BU Quality Strategy and translating it into operational strategy, regional roadmaps, programs, and targets,
  • Foster a culture of product protection, quality, compliance, and customer focus at all operational levels, promoting effective quality management and continuous improvement.
  • Manage regional quality Leads and develop a business and solution partner high-performing Quality teams across the regions,
  • Drive quality performance building strong partnership with regional Commercial, Supply Chain, and manufacturing leaders,
  • Prioritize and drive regional quality programs supporting business growth, BU targets, and customer satisfaction.


We bring:


  • A flexible work environment that empowers people to take accountability for their work and own the outcome;
  • A firm belief that working together with our customers is the key to achieving great things;
  • An eagerness to be one team and learn from each other to bring progress to life and create a better future
  • A culture that prioritizes safety and well-being, both physically and mentally;
  • The opportunity to work for a company where sustainability is much more than a claim and is core to our strategy and purpose;
  • The opportunity to shape the future of Quality with our 350+ Quality Colleagues in Taste, Texture and Health Business Unit across the world

You bring:


  • Master's degree in food science, food engineering, and / or Chemistry, quality management
  • 10+ years of experience in a managerial role in the food, flavor, ingredients, or pharma Industry
  • Experience leading and working with diverse and cross-functional international teams
  • A people leader experienced in change management, with excellent communication and influential skills, and great business acumen, 
  • Understand the bigger picture beyond own functional area,
  • Proven ability to adapt to changing priorities and timeline and work in fast paced environment
  • Proficient in English, other languages are assets.


Our recruitment process


Interested in this position? Apply online by uploading your CV in English via our job portal.Once you apply, more information regarding the recruitment process will be shared with you.


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Equal Opportunities Commitment 

dsm-firmenich is fully dedicated to inclusion because when people feel engaged and empowered, their creativity and innovation drives unprecedented progress. We aim to build a workplace where opportunity really is equal, so everyone can thrive. We do not discriminate: there’s a place for everyone at dsm-firmenich.
dsm-firmenich is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
dsm-firmenich people are as diverse as our customers. For us that includes a commitment to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.
We are committed to providing reasonable support for disabled applicants in our recruiting process. Should you need assistance, and are comfortable to share this, please let us know.

About dsm-firmenich

As innovators in nutrition, health, and beauty, dsm-firmenich reinvents, manufactures, and combines vital nutrients, flavors, and fragrances for the world’s growing population to thrive. With our comprehensive range of solutions, with natural and renewable ingredients and renowned science and technology capabilities, we work to create what is essential for life, desirable for consumers, and more sustainable for the planet. dsm-firmenich is a Swiss-Dutch company, listed on the Euronext Amsterdam, with operations in almost 60 countries and revenues of more than €12 billion. With a diverse, worldwide team of nearly 30,000 employees, we bring progress to life™ every day, everywhere, for billions of people.

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