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The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself. Continuing to provide a fast-growing world population with healthy food in a sustainable way, that is the reason for existence of The Protein Brewery (TPB). Do you also want to contribute to solving one of the most important issues of our time? Then we are curious about you!

Who are we?

The Protein Brewery (TPB) is a young, highly innovative company focused on creative technologies to develop and produce sustainable food ingredients using classical brewing and  fermentation technologies. We are addressing the eminent global shift from animal-based food ingredients towards a sustainable, plant-based food chain. Our team in Breda, The Netherlands currently consists of 35 people and is growing fast. The Protein Brewery is mission-driven, performance based, quality driven and customer centric. The shared purpose of the organization, the teams and the individuals are aligned. Our culture can be described by our core values;

SHARING the same purpose. Working together as one team in our pursuit to reach our mission and have a positive and lasting impact on the world around us and beyond, while having fun.

DARING to do what no one did before and encouraging whoever dares to do so. Creating a stimulating environment where people feel free to innovate in a pragmatic way. Enabling us to remain agile and to move ahead speedily.

TRUSTING each other’s capacities, intentions and sense of responsibility, leading to a culture of ownership, undivided responsibility and relentless dedication.

CARING for each other and your work environment. Supporting each other, professionally and personally. Valuing each team member as the person he or she is, regardless of background, capacities or status.

Who are we looking for?
The Protein Brewery is developing a completely new, highly nutritious food ingredient based on fermentation, named Fermotein®. In our pilot plant, we currently make sample material for customers and to conduct research. As we are about to scale-up, we’re looking for a new colleague who will use his/hers extensive food safety and quality knowledge to build, install and maintain a food safety/quality system and culture in our newly build scale up plant, which will open soon in Breda. You will work both with internal colleagues as well as external advisors, regulatory authorities, suppliers, auditors etc. Your main goal will be to build up and maintain a food safety and quality system to be implemented in the scale up plant, according to the FSSC 22000 s
tandard. Moreover, you will ensure that the food safety and quality plan is compliant to the FDA food safety requirements for food exported to the US (Food Safety Modernization Act, FSMA).

We’re looking for somebody with an entrepreneurial and adventurous mindset to join our team.

What are your responsibilities and scope in this role?

  • Obtaining and maintaining all required food safety and quality standards for the scale-up plant, with focus on the FSSC 22000 standard;

  • Maintaining food safety and quality assurance systems necessary for production;

  • Building a food safety culture within the organization;

  • Managing the food safety activities;

  • Training of operators on Critical Control Points (CCPs) in the production process and good hygiene practices during production;

  • Compliance to the US FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and other international food safety laws for export;

  • Internal & external food safety, hygiene and supplier audits;

  • Being the first point of contact for Quality related topics & issues for the internal organization and customers.


What does your profile look like?

We are a good match if you have...

  • Relevant degree(s), higher Education (Bachelor degree) or a Master’s degree in the field of Food Technology, Food Safety, Food Quality or related;

  • Experienced leader with proven track record (at least 5 years) in quality and food safety within the food industry;

  • Experience with setting up documentation and practices needed to obtain and implement a FSSC 22000 v5.1 certification in a new production facility;

  • Experience with other relevant quality systems (e.g. ISO 22000:2018, BRC, IFS);

  • Experience with FSMA (PCQI certification is a plus);

  • Experience with internal and external audits;

  • Knowledge of Food Safety Law;

  • The ability to work independently;

  • An expert and good communicator with internal and external stakeholders with a creative thinking out-of-the box, solution-oriented mindset in the food safety environment. Somebody that can hold a position, is decisive, confident and able to take a leadership position also in a situation of crisis;

  • Excellent communication skills and fluent in Dutch and English.

What do we have to offer?

  • A dynamic, enthusiastic, and rapidly growing start-up work environment;

  • Autonomy and flexibility in your work and work hours;

  • Being part of a small team of professionals with a strong can-do mentality;

  • Contract hours 24-32 a week.


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At The Protein Brewery we are committed to equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. We truly believe in the strength that comes with diversity in teams.

Manager Quality

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