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Global QA Specialist

Meet your new team!  

We are looking for a talented GLOBAL QA SPECIALIST to join our growing team. Based in Oterra Spain site located in Chiva, near Valencia you’ll join the Global QA team where you lead and provide technical expertise to maintain and improve vendor and raw material management system to ensure compliance to global quality and food safety standards (FSSC 22000) and regulatory requirements supporting the business needs. You will join a truly global team. In Global QA we are 9 people, with 6 different nationalities and located in 4 different countries. We all work on implementing our global ways of working on the manufacturing sites. The ideal candidate has a background in product development, food safety, quality assurance or regulatory in the food business. Proactive attitude. Ability to effectively comprehend, assimilate and communicate global procedures and standards and ability to read, write and speak English and, at least another language.


What will your day-to-day look like? 

• Approval of raw materials and vendors for Oterra globally together with colleagues in Global Quality Assurance and stakeholders in other global functions

• Completes risk assessment of raw materials based on supplier documentation; prepare raw material specifications, maintenances of raw material documentation

• Completes raw material approval flow and specification control according to regulatory requirements (EU, FCC, CFR, CODEX) and business needs.

• Develop and maintain systems and tools to secure continued compliance to global requirements

• Completes maintenance schedule for raw material and documentation updates; includes quality, food safety and regulatory updates

• Maintain requirements for global approval of raw materials; includes Kosher and Halal

• General support to the business on raw material questions and issues (Business Support, Product Managers, Sourcing, Innovation, Regulatory Affairs, Master Data etc

• Subject matter expert on defined areas within raw material/vendor area

• Global supplier audit team member; complete audits per schedule; includes audit follow up

• Raw material alert site: monitor alerts, maintain status, complete investigation per global process flow

• Support global QA team

• Support during internal and external audits related to vendor and raw material management


Experience and skills required 


• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a scientific discipline; min 2 years of experience in product development, food safety, quality, or regulatory in the food business

• Effective communication skills; ability to read, write and speak English; comfortable working in an international environment

• Working knowledge of HACCP, PRP, OPRP, manufacturing processes, production technology, products, raw materials and quality, food safety and safety issues, local and global Food Safety legislation and regulations

• ISO 22000 Auditor/Lead Auditor Certified

• Experience with risk and root cause analysis

• Ability to effectively comprehend, assimilate and communicate local and global procedures and standards

• Computer/IT skills; experienced systems user (e.g. Microsoft Office, SharePoint, SAP).

• Ability to work effectively in a team environment, set direction; negotiating, facilitating, capable of making pragmatic decisions; good at prioritizing and multi-tasking

• Understanding of ethical and corporate social responsibility

• Expected to travel up to 5-10% annually



Why join Oterra? 

Headquartered in Denmark, with production sites in Europe, Latin America, and the US, we’re a passionate team of over 900 team members in 30 countries worldwide, serving 120 markets globally. As the leading worldwide provider of natural colors, we offer food and beverage manufacturers an alternative to artificial colors. Food and health are at the heart of everything we do and every day over 400 million people eat a product with our colors in it. We believe that nature got it right the first time.  


  • Possibility to work with a Global team
  • Canteen
  • Competitive compensation package 
  • Continuous opportunities for learning and career progression 
  • Free onsite parking 
  • Social workplace

Further information and application 


We would love to know more about you and your motivation for this job! Please send us a short CV and cover letter (documents submitted in English are appreciated).

If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact recruiter Roberta Bertolini at 

Please note that we will be working with a continuous selection process, which means that we may close the application process earlier than stated if we find the right candidates. So, don’t delay, please send us your application today. 

Application Deadline: 
Job ID:  1538

Chiva, ES, 46370

Job Posting Function:  Quality / Control / Health & Safety