Chemistry Leader Analytical Excellence Team



For one of our clients we are looking for a Chemistry Leader for the Analytical Excellence team.


As part of Special Nutrition Analytical Excellence team, you will coordinate the analytical chemistry projects for SN category, in close cooperation with
various QFS functions and with preferred external partners.

  • Important focus on method development, transfer, and successful implementation in Supply points labs. Key pillar of the Analytical Excellence strategy to have harmonized, internationally recognized methods aligned with food safety, quality and regulatory needs
  • Contribute to the analytical performance program for SP/3PM labs, focusing on the QMS and on the cost efficiency of the labs
  • Support the business on all chemistry analytical topics, from emerging topics to regulatory controls, on incident management and on prospective projects, new lab design, new products & processes related needs

Main taskes and responsibilities

  • Lead the SN Chemistry AE team
  • Develop the QFS Reference Lab capabilities according to the AE strategy
  • Drive the chemistry analytical strategy for SN category to support the business and protect brands
  • Assist QFS, QiD & operations in all projects requesting chemistry analytical support as a chemistry expert for SN category
  • Support troubleshooting and root cause analysis for situation requiring chemistry expertise
  • Anticipate evolving & emerging chemistry analytical topics related to SN category
  • Support the implementation of the analytical performance program for QC & 3PM labs: Ensure the right chemistry competencies and capabilities in the lab network. Identify training programs needs accordingly
  • Participate to QC & 3PM labs assessment, in terms of GLPs, QMS and cost efficiency
  • Support the proficiency-test program, bringing the chemistry expertise
  • Continuously assess the current state for chemical methods in SP labs (testing frequency, equipment, constraints for lab performance, current plans on methods optimization, verification or validation, equipment calibration strategy)
  • Support chemistry methods transfer & implementation and performance check: from the QFS Reference Lab to the SP labs and between SP labs. On specific cases transfers may come from external Labs to SP labs
  • Develop a strong chemistry network internally and externally to maintain and develop the chemistry expertise
  • Represent SN category in official bodies dealing with analytics in chemistry


  • Master/PhD in Chemistry, Food Chemistry or Analytical Chemistry
  • Around 10 years of experience in food analysis or equivalent
  • Strong management abilities (team & projects) to drive efficiently the chemistry activities related to SN category
  • Collaborative mindset will be a key area to drive and develop topics with relevant functions in the company and with external partnerships: QiD, Operations, QFS and preferred partners
  • Good communication skills and capacity to influence and convince
  • Solid knowledge in analytical chemistry of SN matrixes and ideally in key principles for industrial production
  • Experience in conducting transversal scientific projects
  • Experience of ISO 17025 and its application in an accredited laboratory
  • Strong understanding of method validation and verification
  • Proficiency in MS Office Excel/PowerPoint/Word/Project
  • Advanced English language speaking and writing. Other languages are considered a plus


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