R&D Quality Manufacturing Operating System Specialist

R&D Utrecht Full-time Netherlands

Job Description

The Quality Excellence team within our R&D Department, is an incredibly diverse team that helps each other learn, grow and develop. Just how we like it! And as the R&D Quality MOS Lead you will be driving continuous improvement and standardization within our Manufacturing network as part of JDE’s Global Pillar organization. For this, we don’t just need you to be a knowledgeable professional but also strongly rely on your interpersonal skills as well as your drive for success. Know that you’ll have a crucial role in creating and protecting the impact we look for in our value chain. With this said, we like you to take responsibility over the following tasks:

  • The development and implementation of quality & food safety standards for the JDE Global Manufacturing Continuous Improvement program
  • Manage the training on MOS tools and standards for Manufacturing sites and key stakeholders
  • Benchmarking plant performance with regards to quality deliverables and proactively identifying areas for improvement will be a crucial part of your role
  • Fostering an improvement, zero defect mindset and proactive food safety quality culture within the company
  • Interacting across the supply chain, internal and external to JDE you will need to collaborate and influence key stakeholders at different levels of the organization
  • Building robust relationships with all relevant business partners inside and outside R&D, including Operations, and Procurement
  • Lead projects linked to improvement and standardization including technology and digital applications
  • Traveling between various manufacturing locations for 30 to 40% of the time

The opportunity:

  • In this position you will be responsible for the development and implementation of JDE Quality Continuous Improvement (MOS) standards.
  • You will train others to develop the knowledge and competency of the factory teams to eliminate quality losses.
  • In the role you will strengthen your assessment skills with visits to the factories globally.
  • You will engage with senior leaders in Operations and R&D Quality to share the impact of improvements on results.


  • We are looking for a pioneer with a drive for excellence. Someone that holds themselves accountable and doesn’t shy away from responsibility.
  • Given the nature of the role we feel it’s important for you to have at least 4 years of experience in the field
  • Experience in a multi-cultural manufacturing environment.
  • Kwoledge of SAP, Manufacturing systems and digital management systems.
  • A Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Food Chemistry, Food Technology, Engineering, Food Science or Nutrition
  • Applied knowledge of quality and food safety standards & practices (ISO / FSSC 22000, IFS, HACCP), and Manufacturing Excellence such as TPM or Lean Six Sigma
  • Ability to perform effective risk assessment and evaluate impact to business

Additional Information

What’s it like to work at JDE Peet’s?

We are people united by the power and possibility of tea and coffee. At JDE Peet’s, we thrive on the freedom to pursue opportunities, provoking new ideas to make an impact at scale. Our ambition is simple – JDE Peet's: unleashing the possibilities of coffee and tea.

We bring action to our intentions, following through on what was agreed, always pushing things forward. We offer our people a range of learning and development programmes to support their personal growth. We’ve worked hard to build an open, collaborative environment where you can approach anyone and be heard.

At JDE Peet's, we believe it’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee or tea. We also believe that a diverse and inclusive culture enables us to serve every coffee and tea lover in the best possible way. No matter who you are, where you come from, how you live your life, or how you enjoy your coffee or tea, you can fulfil your ambitions and contribute to our success.

When you grow, we grow, and coffee & tea grows.


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Who we are?

JDE Peet’s is the world's leading pure-play coffee and tea company, with local roots dating back to 1753, and is headquartered in the Netherlands. We unleash the possibilities of coffee and tea in more than 100 countries with a portfolio of over 50 brands, including L’OR, Peet’s, Jacobs, Senseo, Tassimo, Douwe Egberts, OldTown, Super, Pickwick and Moccona.

Your application at JDE Peet's
If you are interested in this career opportunity at JDE Peet's, apply and join us. After receiving your application we will do our utmost to give you quick feedback. Part of the recruitment procedure at JDE Peet's would be an online assessment, followed by interviews. A pre-employment check can be part of the recruitment process.

What we offer:

The future of work is hybrid, with both office and home playing an important role. At JDE Peet's, we value meeting colleagues in the office to unleash the possibilities of coffee and tea together and we enjoy our focus time when working from home. Join us and you will experience both. Because it’s amazing what happens over a cup of coffee.

Whether or not you are with us, two, four or thirty years, it doesn’t matter. We help you build your skillsets and potential career. We offer a solid and competitive base salary and ad additional benefits to the mix. To name a few: Learning and development budget, career development, Insurances, pension plans and a minimum of 25 + 12 ADV days of paid holidays (because we care and want to offer you a healthy work – life balance)

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