Quality Engineer External Manufacturing

Are you passionate about food safety, quality and sustainability? Then we have an amazing offer to join a great company with great products!
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Oatly was founded back in the 1990s and is based on Swedish research from Lund University. The company’s patented enzyme technology copies nature’s own process and turns fibre rich oats into nutritional liquid food that is perfectly designed for humans. Today, the Swedish company remains independent and dedicated to upgrading the lives of individuals and the general wellbeing of the planet through a line-up of original oat products. www.oatly.com 


Oatly is a company built on the idea of change. Our mission is to help people upgrade their everyday lives and the health of the planet by making tasteful oat-based food products accessible to a wider audience in a world-class manner. It's why we come to work every day. With head office in Malmö and production in Sweden, Netherlands and the US, our products are available in almost 30 countries across Europe, North America and Asia. www.oatly.com


The role

At Oatly we hold quality very high, this is an opportunity to join a growing team, working closely with both different internal stakeholders and external suppliers.

As our QA Engineer External Manufacturing you will have an important mission to assure the quality of our external manufacturing, and secure good quality standard in processes and products. All according to overall Oatly standards, EU and local legislation. You will be a part of creating a global quality manual as well as implementing global processes and system.


This means that you will:

  • Secure Oatly quality standard when sourcing and implementing new manufacturers or external produced products.
  • Be responsible for sampling plan of co-packed products according to risk analysis.
  • Be a QA resource in new products, product life cycle projects and expansion plans.
  • Plan and perform audits and secure documentation with applicable laws/regulations, verification of HACCP plans and other standards.
  • Secure follow-up with co-packers regarding complaints, deviations and improvement projects.
  • Provide support on customer/consumer issues or questions.
  • Lead or support in trouble shooting, using RCA-methodology.

The position is placed in Landskrona and will require some travelling to different manufacturing/supplier locations. QA Engineer Manufacturing reports to QA manager Sourcing and Regulatory of EMEA.



Besides being a person who is passionate about food safety, quality and sustainability and find it inspiring to work together with others you also have a proven track record of improvement driven work. As a person you are analytic, cooperative and you know how to prioritize and lead your work.

 We also hope to see that you check the following boxes:

  • You have a Bachelor´s Degree in Food Science, Microbiology, biology, chemistry or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 5 years working in the food industry with quality management.
  • Good knowledge of food chemistry, process technology and food hygiene/microbiology.
  • Experience from auditing, using BRC or/and ISO standards.
  • Experience from working with risk analysis and HACCP.
  • Experience in Project Management.
  • Knowledge of Food Safety legislation.
  • Excellent English and Swedish skills, verbally and written.


Last but not the least we believe that you prefer to work in a structured way but enjoy an environment of change and fast growth.



Please apply for the position no later than April 21, 2021.

We welcome people from all backgrounds who see sustainability and health as important values. If you have the curiosity, passion and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let’s do this together! It will be fun! Promise!



Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Stora Varvsgatan 6A
211 19 Malmö Directions info@oatly.com +46 (0)418 47 55 00 View page


Företagsvägen 42
261 51 Landskrona Directions


Sustainability, health and trust are our core values and the foundation for our existence. These principles align us, but give us enough space to adapt them to our reality. If you plan to join us, our principles will help you get the hang of our culture quicker. We bring them to life by living them every day.


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