Assistant RDQ Manager

Utrecht/ Brussels | Hybrid | 32-40h
Utrecht/ Brussels | Hybrid | 32-40h







Assistant RDQ Manager

(Research, Development, Quality)

Utrecht/Brussels - Hybrid 

32-40 uur

As an Assistant RDQ Manager you are responsible for projects and activities in the RDQ Programme, Quality and R&D of Iglo (Nomad Foods). You manage projects in the local pipeline for innovation, renovation and growth opportunities. You develop this pipeline in collaboration with the Marketing team and with support from the RDQ Manager.

You’ll take responsibility for risk, quality and legality for products assigned in your portfolio. You’ll become a member of the Cluster RDQ team with France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Our agile team is dynamic and offers you the possibility to develop your (all-round) business skills. The team is diverse and has a work and play hard mentality. We offer the possibility of a long term career development. This implies working cross-functional with a steep learning curve. An international career can also be part of your development plan given that we are an international organization with our headquarters based in London.

You report to the RDQ Manager in the Netherlands and you have significant interaction with the Marketing-, Sales and procurement team. Your home office will be in Utrecht but you are also willing to work incidentally from the office in Brussels to meet your manager and Team Belgium, of course with good care of travel and an overnight stay.


Main responsibilities

  • You are responsible for the Dutch and Belgium product development and project management which means: sustainable sourcing, communication with factories, reviewing and testing of cooking instructions, creating of food recipes, benchmarking the products and mastering of ingredient and quality data.
  • You are in the lead of the knowledge and communication internally about the quality, sustainability and compliance of our products and their ingredients. You know how to inspire and convince the right people and can explain why we make certain choices.
  • You provide accurate technical data and technical trials-meetings reports and know to read and explain them.
  • You organize product tasting sessions at the office with our Marketing and Sales team (for internal and extern stakeholders)
  • You ensure that product & ingredient specifications are created and written to be fully understandable, compliant and audit ready.
  • First contact point for consumer services: answer the questions from our Consumer Care agency and translate this into consumer insights for future product development.


  • Education level in Food Quality Management (Bachelor / WO)
  • 1 year+ experience within the Food & Drink industry, in a technical, quality or product development role
  • Experience within a highly commercial fast-moving business
  • Eager to understand and anticipate on consumer habits, practices, usage, needs & preference drivers in frozen food
  • Excellent analysis and interpretation skills
  • Creative and strategic mindset
  • Highly energized and passionate personality
  • Strong team player with excellent communication skills both in Dutch & English


    We offer you

  • A warm and compact Dutch team (25+ colleagues) with the support of a large multinational group of Nomad Foods
  • The pride to be working for an A-brand and European Market Leader of Frozen Foods.
  • International career opportunities within Nomad Foods Europe (Like Brussels or London)
  • A competitive salary that will grow with you
  • An excellent yearly company based bonus structure
  • An inspiring office at Utrecht (Papendorp)
  • Hybrid working options
  • Everyday a joint lunch with your colleagues and our favorite Iglo Products
  • A laptop and mobile phone
  • Hardware to install your home office
  • 20 legal holiday days, 5 extra legalholiday days and 13 ATV days.
  • Participation of Bike and Sport and Health plan.
  • Joining national and international events based on sustainability, growth, fun and connection (factory visits, sport activities, bbq’s and trips abroad)


About Iglo

Iglo Netherlands is part of Europe’s leading frozen food company Nomad Foods - famous for our Captain Iglo, Meals, Lekkerbekjes, Roerbaksensatie en Ping&Klaar. It’s our mission to serve the world with better food. At the heart of what we do every day, is making the food we produce better for our consumers and for the planet, to lead the change to a sustainable diet.


Our objective is to help the consumer to make easier and healthier meal choices with our frozen vegetables, fish and complete meals. We serve our consumer through good sourcing, nutrition, and operations like MSC and reduction in food waste.


Are you the Assistant RDQ Manager we are looking for?

If you would like to apply for this role or like to receive more information, please contact Lynn or Carola via [email protected] or +31 6 33043697 (Carola).