Data Quality Specialist

Data Quality Specialist

Employment: Full time

24 May 2024

Let’s color the world!

We are GNT, an ambitious and innovative family-run business with a colorful character! With our EXBERRY® brand, we are the market leader in the field of Coloring Foods. Our colorings are 100% natural and are made from fruits, vegetables, and plants. We are world champions when it comes to utilizing the bounty of nature and strive to continuously innovate and improve natural color ingredients for the consumer. By carefully preserving all of nature’s beauty and goodness, we can offer our clients the highest quality and most reliable products. In the future, we also want to offer the most sustainable on the market. This is what continues to motivate us every day! The most important ingredients for GNT’s success are our employees and the cooperation that exists between them. We believe in teamwork, and we are there for one another, our clients, our suppliers, and our partners. That is what makes us GNT.

Due to the strong growth of our organization, we have established a new role within our Global Quality & Regulatory Team:

Data Quality Specialist 

This is a rare opportunity for an ambitious individual to work in a unique hybrid position that fuses together both Quality and IT technical abilities. You will join our Quality Group Team and work closely together with our international team members in the different affiliates. In this role, you will be responsible for data quality within certain applications, the user experience and therefore adoption of usage within the organization. The ultimate goal is to make and keep quality data available in the right format, in the right place and at the right time. As Data Quality Specialist you play a central role as process owner and/or key user in the implementation and usage of systems such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Laboratory Management System (LMS) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) within GNT Group.

To ensure success as a Data Quality Specialist, you should exhibit extensive knowledge of quality management in combination in combination with data analysis techniques, able to translate quality needs into IT requirements and vice versa. A top-notch quality data analyst will be someone whose quality awareness and data analysis expertise results in reliable information for company executives.

What do we expect of you?

A person from the quality area, preferably with a scientific agricultural or food technology background and the associated basic understanding of plausibility checks of the process and product analysis as well as an affinity for IT. We are not looking for a Programmer, but we are looking for someone who can translate the Quality needs into IT requirements.

The role:

  • Select, implement, and maintain of Quality supporting IT systems and procedures.
  • Keep track of new possibilities within Quality supporting IT systems and based on this, propose new usage options to the organization.
  • Support in setting up our KPIs in terms of data analysis and visualization as e.g. evaluating raw data and provide aggregated information via dashboards.
  • Identify and review risk matrices regarding food safety and performance compliance parameters.
  • Being an integral part of our Operational Excellence Program.

About you, as our ideal candidate:

  • You are fascinated by the food industry and eager to drive excellence in an international and interdisciplinary environment.
  • You should hold a university degree or comparable qualification in a technical/scientific field with a focus on IT.
  • You have a clear focus on food quality and safety.
  • You have several years of experience in maintaining data systems with proven technical and analytical skills and attention to details.
  • You have an analytical mindset and good problem-solving skills to help you to navigate through roadblocks that may occur.
  • You are a self-starter with a structured approach, and a can-do, pragmatic, solution-oriented attitude.
  • You can adapt your approach and communication style to different contexts and to specific needs.
  • You are not afraid to raise issues and inspire change and continuous improvement.
  • You have professional fluency in written & spoken English and C levels skill in either German or Dutch as well.

What do we find important?

GNT operates globally, being an independent, family-owned business committed to investing in products, technology and importantly, our people. The GNT values are the basis of our daily activities. That’s why we think it’s important that we fit together. GNT employs people who are enterprising and take responsibility. Customer and service orientation is of course paramount! We always take that extra step to offer our external and internal customers the best service. In addition, we do everything we do as sustainably as possible. We are open and honest with each other and bring out the best in each other.

What do we offer you?

  • A full-time gross annual salary between €45.950,- to €65.640,- depending on your knowledge and experience.
  • 27 vacation days (possibility to purchase extra days).
  • A very favorable pension scheme.
  • Competitive salary based on experience.
  • A varied job with a successful and innovative company that is always evolving.
  • Unlimited access to online training so you can continue to work on your personal development.
  • We think sustainability is very important. Therefore – as part of our terms of employment – we offset your carbon footprint.
  • Advantageous sports at a selected gym.
  • A great workplace at a successful and innovative company: GNT is on the move and so will you be!

We color the world, do you?

Does this vacancy suit you? Please send your motivation, cv, annual salary expectations and earliest possible start date to [email protected]. You will soon find out if you will be invited for an introductory meeting (in Mierlo or online).

GNT Privacy Statement - Employee data

Version 09-05-2018 This privacy statement relates to the processing of your personal data as an employee or ex-employee of GNT International B.V. or GNT Group B.V. (hereafter referred to as ‘GNT’, ‘our’ or ‘we’). This personal data will be processed according to the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) and local legislation and regulations (together referred to as ‘the privacy legislation’). It may of course be the case that you are concerned about the amount of data from you that we process. For that reason, we are clearly explaining in this statement what we do. However, if you still have questions about this, you are always welcome to ask. This statement is meant to inform you about the way in which we process your personal data and which rights you have in this respect. The following topics are explained below:
  • What is personal data?
  • For what purposes does GNT process your personal data?
  • With whom does GNT share your personal data?
  • How long does GNT store your personal data?
  • How is your personal data safeguarded?
  • How can changes to this privacy statement be made?
  • What are your rights?
  • Who can I contact about this?

1. Personal data and purposes

What is personal data?

Within the privacy legislation, mention is made of personal data. This could for instance be a name or telephone number, but also a date of birth, email address or membership of a trade union. When we refer to employee data, we mean the personal data of GNT employees. For what purposes does GNT process your personal data? We process your personal data only if this is allowed according to the privacy legislation. Below you can read which personal data GNT collects and for which purpose. This may involve more than your own data. Sometimes it is necessary to collect and process your partner’s data, or data of your family members, such as your children. In this case, the same rules apply: GNT will only collect and process their data if there is a good reason for doing so, for example:

A) In order to implement an employment agreement

We process the following personal data related to the employment agreement, including details concerning contact with the employer, assessments of the employee’s performance, salary payments, pension payments and other payments due to the employee:
  • Name, address, telephone number, email address, gender, date of birth, marital status ordetails of registered partnership or other form of cohabitation;
  • Citizen’s Service Number (‘BSN’ in Dutch), copy of passport or identity document, passport photo, handicap (if applicable);
  • CV, education, diplomas, witness statements, data concerning your performance;
  • Periods of leave, time recordings, staff benefits;
  • Details about the use of your lease car, such as fuel use (see car regulations); and
  • Bank details, pension details and insurance details.
The above data is necessary in order to enter into the employment agreement with you. After all, we need to know who is working for GNT and how we should pay salaries. If you do not provide us with these details, no employment agreement can be drawn up or the possibility may arise that you may for example not receive sums of money that you are entitled to.

B) Legal requirements

Besides this, we process the personal details below in order to fulfill the legal requirements to which GNT is subject, for example due to the Sickness Benefits Act (Ziektewet), Pension Act (Pensioenwet) and tax and Customs legislation:
  • Name, address, telephone number, gender, date of birth, marital status, handicap (if applicable);
  • Citizen’s Service Number (BSN), copy of passport/identity document;
  • In certain cases, a Certificate of Good Conduct (‘VOG’ in Dutch); and
  • Staff benefits, bank details, pension and insurance details.
The above data is necessary in order for us to fulfill our legal obligations. If you do not provide us with these personal details, GNT cannot fulfill its legal obligations.

C) Legitimate interest

In addition to the above, GNT makes use, on a limited scale, of security cameras at the entrances and exits of the buildings. GNT has a legitimate interest in deploying these security cameras in order to be able to guarantee the safety of its employees and of its products in the production and testing areas, and in order to protect its property. There is no question of using this camera supervision to track employees.

2. With whom does GNT share your personal data?

GNT may possibly provide the above-mentioned personal data to:
  • The Health & Safety Service (Arbodienst) if GNT is obliged to do so on the basis of the Sickness Benefits Act (Ziektewet) and the Eligibility for Permanent Invalidity Benefit [Restrictions] Act (Wet Verbetering Poortwachter);
  • Governmental institutions such as the Employment Insurance Administration Agency (UWV) and the Dutch Tax Office (Belastingdienst), including the Customs authority (Douane) to the extent that this is necessary in order to comply with legal obligations; and
  • The police, judiciary and bailiffs, to the extent that GNT is legally obliged to cooperate with the requests and claims of these parties.
GNT may in addition also make use of other parties in respect of carrying out the collection and processing of employee data, such as the company that processes the salaries, or the company that arranges collective insurance policies for us. These other parties are ‘processors’ for GNT, and process your data solely on behalf of us, and not for any other purpose. In this instance, GNT remains responsible for the processing. Finally, GNT may also supply your personal data to other companies within the GNT Group. These may be located within the European Economic Area or outside it. This will only ever happen if it is necessary in order to maintain contacts within the GNT Group. GNT has concluded an agreement with its group companies in which suitable safeguards have been taken in order to protect privacy. In order to view this agreement, you may get in contact with us by using the contact details below.

3. Storage period

The law states that personal data may not be stored for any longer than necessary. Our position on this matter is as stated below:

How long does GNT store your personal data for?

  • Data in your personnel file concerning your CV, education, diplomas, witness statements and performance will be destroyed two years after the end of your employment;
  • The other details in your personnel file will be stored for 5 years, based on the storage requirements set out by law;
  • The copy of your passport will be stored for 5 years, based on the storage requirements set out by law;
  • For specific financial data, the fiscal storage requirement will be adhered to for 7 years, based on the General State Taxes Act (Algemene Wet inzake rijksbelastingen).

4. Safeguarding of your personal data

We have taken the necessary technical and organizational measures to safeguard your personal data against loss or another form of unlawful processing. GNT shall report a possible data leak in a timely manner and, if necessary, inform you of this.

Changes to this privacy statement

We may change this privacy statement from time to time if there is a reason to do so. If this happens, we shall communicate this information in the usual manner. You can always find the latest version of this privacy statement on GiNA, next to the older versions.

What are my rights?

It’s important for us to be able to keep your personal data up to date in order to avoid communication errors. You can therefore get your personal data updated, corrected or removed at any time. In addition, according to the law, you have the right to ask us to:
  • let you view your personal data;
  • lodge an objection against the processing of your personal data;
  • limit the processing and transfer of your personal data; and/or
  • transfer your personal data to yourself or to a third party.
We shall assess your request in accordance with the privacy legislation. GNT will then, as soon as possible, but in any case within a month after receiving your request, provide you with information about the activities that we have undertaken with regard to your request. In special circumstances, we may extend this deadline by two months, for example in connection with the complexity of your request or with the number of requests that GNT receives. In that case, GNT will keep you informed. In addition, you have the right at any moment to submit a complaint to the Supervisory Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens).

5. Contact

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, please contact:

Annet van Leenders

GNT Group B.V.

  • Industrieweg 26
  • 5731 HR Mierlo
  • Netherlands
  • Phone: +31 40 7800 300
  • Fax: +31 40 7800 309