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Senior Supplier Quality Specialist

As a Senior Supplier Quality Specialist your main task is to further improve and assure quality. In this broad pivotal role, you have contacts with External Parties and a helicopter view over and through the various processes. You contribute to the attainment of QA objectives by developing and maintaining external suppliers’ portfolios, ensuring compliance towards Good
Manufacturing Practices, external certifications, regulations and internal requirements.

Your main tasks & responsibilities include:
Suppliers Management and Development
• Responsible of being the Quality Representative of Raw materials and/or packaging
materials and/or Base Powders produced by Third Party Manufactures and/or Warehouses.
• Monitors and optimizes the set quality guidelines for investment projects, innovations,
new techniques, and modifications by monitoring critical quality parameters.
• Conducts Quality Technical qualification and maintenance audit of material suppliers &
coordinates Qualification requirements.
• Responsible of Quality Technical Agreements (QTA) and TPMs performance
• Acts on speed in collaboration with external suppliers and internal stakeholders for trouble
shooting.
Specification Management
• Responsible of creating Specifications / technical requirements (QTA/ MASTR) and internal
Sampling Plans (SPS) and aligning Internal requirements and Specifications with external
stakeholders
• Creates and or updates Systems Data Base & ensures all system set up (SAP, GLIMS, GWINS,
MASTR and other related systems) are in place.
• Updates, reviews and maintains Technical Documents (PPS, PMS, NPIS, Pre-PM-delivery
inspection, etc.)
• Assesses risks for the materials ensuring that information are cascaded to Operations,
Quality Functions, Procurement, R&D. Monitors critical quality process parameters,
prepare trend analyzes and signal deviations and ensures RCA CAPA is conducted and
implemented.
Continuous Improvement
• Proactively leads deviations management, in such a way that the internal and external /
legal guidelines are complied with in terms of quality, safety and hygiene, so that a safe
release of raw/pack materials, semi-finished products and end products is possible.
• Supports the evaluation of the feasibility of new and innovative material projects,
raw/pack materials, and production processes.
• Evaluates trial results and prepares technical report and makes recommendations/
adjustments based on the validations conducted.
Leadership
• Coordinates, supports and motivates external suppliers to improve Quality Performance
and Quality Culture
• Responsible for the suppliers’ performance and development program
• Acts as an Quality expert and Quality SPOC of materials regarding procurement,
production, engineering and Internal Quality functions
• Ensures the implementation of internal expectations to external stakeholders.

Your profile is…
• At least 8 years of experience with leading Quality teams within the nutrition industry or
pharmacy.
• Academic (BSc and/or MSc) in (Chemical) Engineering, Food Science and Technology or a
comparable science field.
• Good communication skills, verbally and written, in English.
• Easily to connect to people internally and externally.
• Strong understanding of the global/regional business environment, customers and
competition, organization structure and effective working styles.
• In depth understanding of processing, packaging, distribution processes/systems and the
impact of future changes within them.
• Hands on, targeted and able to view things from a different perspective and approach.
• Ambitious, always an excellent level to perform.
• Motivator, able to inspire people and motivate them to constantly improve.
• Thrives in uncertain situations & able to manage complexity.
• Leads with impact by example.

You will love it, because…
You will get the opportunity to work with a diverse team in an agile environment and every day
you will be given opportunities to grow and gain new experiences with the challenges presented to you. Next to that, we offer you an excellent salary and a yearly bonus, 25 days off (based on 40-hour work week) and a good pension scheme.
Applying for a VOG may be part of the hiring process.

Interested?
Please apply by using the application button below, but please note that only applicants with a valid work permit for the Netherlands will be considered for this position. You should make this clear in your application.

Applying for a VOG may be part of the hiring process.

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