Vacancies

Quality Intern

Amsterdam - Sept/Jan

Trabocca is a green (unroasted) coffee trading company. As such we source coffee from all over the world, and advise roasters on the coffee they need. We aim to provide high quality, traceable coffees to roasters worldwide. And are dedicated to improving the whole supply chain by establishing close relationships between producers and roasters.

The Quality Department of Trabocca has the purpose of reducing risk, driving customer confidence and working on continuous improvement, in order to deliver the needed products to the roaster, according to product specifications and within set regulations. The department consists of three pillars: Food Safety, Product Quality and Sample Administration.

We are looking for an intern (current Bachelor student of food safety-related field), on a full-time basis for the Food Safety pillar. During your internship you will focus on daily executive food safety tasks, such as getting producers through our approval system, keeping track of samples we need to send to external laboratories, keeping track of new regulations and food safety threats to coffee, and filling in food safety-related questionnaires we receive from roasters.

Additionally, you will work on a project, focusing on how Trabocca can improve it’s Food Safety systems. Such as updating our HACCP system, making a risk analysis, creating an online producer questionnaire, or doing research into new pesticide risks. It depends on what is on the task list at the moment.

Lastly, as part of the overall Quality team, we ask you to help out during the daily tasks, such as helping set up our daily sensory evaluation, keeping the shared inbox as empty as possible, and sending samples to roasters.

Of course, there will be room to learn more about Product Quality (sensory analysis, green grading and sample roasting), however, the focus will lie on Food Safety.

Your tasks, responsibilities, and objectives (among others):

  • Maintaining the schedule for samples that need to be tested in an external lab on risks related to green coffee
  • Producer approval of new producers we want to work with
  • Keeping the certifications of producers we work with up to date
  • Filling in questionnaires from roasters
  • Assist with administration and sending of incoming samples
  • Assist with setting up and clearing daily sensory analysis
  • Working on at least 1 project to improve a Trabocca Food Safety system

For this challenging internship you are required to be- or have:

  • Currently studying for a Bachelor degree in a food-related field, e.g. Nutrition and Health
  • Knowledge of food safety certifications, organic and social certifications and risk analyses are a huge plus
  • Ability to solve problems, prioritizing, meeting deadlines and working with minimal direction
  • We love coffee, and we love if you love it too
  • Proficiency in Dutch and English language (in writing and verbally)
  • Proficiency with MS Office software
  • Detail-oriented skills, precise working skills, does not mind repetitious work.

Interested in this challenging position?

Send your application by e-mail to Lieuwkje van Zwieteren, Talent Acquisition & Development Specialist, via hrm [at] tradinorganic.com.