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Food Microbiologist - SN

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Date: Aug 9, 2019

Location: Utrecht, UT, NL

Company: DANONE

 

The context:

 

Support the Analytical Excellence Strategy program to ensure that Supply Point Microbiology Laboratories are using up-to-date fit-for-purpose, harmonized and verified methods that are compliant with regulations, SN Quality & Food Safety Standards as well as the Danone Directive for Governance of Laboratories

 

About the role:

 

The role is a company strategic priority in line with company strategic plan, with objective to complete Analytical Excellence road map 2019 objectives related to standards of methods.

Support the Analytical Excellence Strategy program to ensure that Supply Point Microbiology Laboratories are using up-to-date fit-for-purpose, harmonized and verified methods that are compliant with regulations, SN Quality & Food Safety Standards as well as the Danone Directive for Governance of Laboratories.Key reasons to recruit Microbiologist: Complete the Microbiology workstream roadmap to build the tools/guidance to reach full compliance in all ELN SP laboratories.This person will support global Analytical Excellence Program for microbiology program with existing team to support roll out of microbiological methods.

 

Main responsibilities:

 

Standard Operating Methods for the Lab Community:

 

-             Write SOP for microbiological methods and other microbiological documents (official for community) as recommended by the Analytical Governance Manager Food Microbiology and in conjunction with the Senior Microbiologist. Priority given to ELN methods, integrating medical products (SN scope) when method also applicable for medical products (at least some). Deliverables references in AE micro roadmap 2019. Maintenance of (annual review) and publication of the documents for Supply Points labs

-             Collect information on local Regulatory needs and methods, compare with global methods; keep up to date with new trends in microbiological methods and equipment, and changes in standards and regulations

 

 Support other AE Workstreams:

 

-             Contribute to the Analytical Excellence program to ensure that the Supply Point Microbiology laboratories perform according to the Danone standards (including Analytical Governance Directive) and are using fit for purpose methods for process control and prod

uct release (support for audits and troubleshooting).

-             Support Micro Workstream presentations as part of AE program

 

Contacts with SPs on specific topics:

 

  • Assist SP Labs in verification and roll out of standard methods and new equipment
  • Collate results of Microbiological Proficiency Scheme (central and local) compile report and follow up action plan led by Senior Microbiologist and follow up on RCA (gather info only)

           Animate Microbiology Lab Workplace Group with any relevant AE /GLP information

  • SOP for microbiological methods and other microbiological documents (official for community) as recommended by the Analytical Governance Manager Food Microbiology and in conjunction with the Senior Microbiologist. Maintenance of (annual review) and publication of the documents for Supply Points labs. In 2019 Analytical Excellence road map following standards are expected to be delivered: Salmonella, Lm/spp, CB, Ebm, SRC (Sulphite Reducing Clostridia), CPS detection & Enumeration (Staph),Strep thermophilus, Enterococci and other supportive processes and Good Laboratory Practices.
  • Collect information on local Regulatory needs and methods, compare with global methods; keep up to date with new trends in microbiological methods and equipment, and changes in standards and regulations

 

 

About you:

 

  • This role is a great opportunity to build experience in a global food company as an Assistant Microbiologist ensuring harmonization of methds, verified against reference methods ensuring reliable and results at competitive costs.
  • High visibility and exposure at all levels and multiple functions within SN as AE team member
  • Enthusiasm & patience to ensure harmonized and verified methods across SN organization in all geographical region
  • Degree (BSc) in Microbiology
  •  Around 5 years of experience in food microbiology lab, preferably working with IF
  • Knowledge of latest ISO standard methods
  • Knowledge of and preference for having worked in ISO 17025 accredited lab
  • Internal auditing experience desirable
  • Ability to write concisely and accurately in English

 

 

What’s next?
Hit the “apply now” button. To comply with GDPR regulations, we cannot process your personal data without given consent. Therefore, we strongly recommend applying directly via our careers website.
Need more information? Please contact me Joel Bacas – Talent Manager Benelux on via joel.bacas@danone.com or via +31 6 29 07 04 66.

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