Microbiology Lead



For one of our clients we are looking for a Microbiology Lead.


As part of Special Nutrition Analytical Excellence team, you will coordinate the analytical microbiology projects for Special Nutrition category, in close cooperation with
various QFS functions and with preferred external partners. You will have a central role in the company Lab network.

  • 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 microbiology analytical topics, from emerging topics to regulatory controls, on incident management and on prospective projects, new lab design, new products & processes related needs


  • Master/PhD in Microbiology, Food Microbiology of Analytical Microbiology or studied rel ated subjects
  • Around 10 years of experience in food analysis or equivalent
  • Qualified in baby food/FSMP testing (labs, methods, equipment)
  • Qualified, ideally experienced in lab performance management and improvement (KPIs, Lean Management/6Sigma, root cause analysis tools)
  • Qualified in ISO 17025 or ISO25 or ISO17
  • Strong management abilities (team & projects) to drive efficiently the microbiology 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
  • Strong communication skills and capacity to influence and convince
  • Advanced English language speaking and writing. Other languages are considered a plus


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