(senior) Supplier Quality Engineer

(senior) Supplier Quality Engineer

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Veghel, Netherlands.
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Are you looking for a job that gives you the responsibility to assure the quality and performance of the suppliers within your own category? Do you see a challenge in representing Quality Assurance during development- and improvement projects within multidisciplinary (QLTC) project teams? Do you like to work within an international team and align on global scale with the Global Quality community of Vanderlande? Then, you should apply for this position of (Senior) Quality Engineer!

The department

The Quality Assurance department is divided into three teams, Metrology and Inspection, VI (Vanderlande Industries) Equipment and 3rd Party Equipment and acts as a gatekeeper and advisor for assuring and maintaining the Vanderlande Quality Standard for parts and products as well as processes. This is achieved by closely cooperating with Supply Chain-, R&D- and Project Execution stakeholders.

What will you be doing?

As (Senior) Quality Assurance Engineer you will manage the performance of the suppliers within the category you are responsible for. You will actively follow up on Supplier Corrective Action Requests (SCAR) and lead Supplier Development programs (E.g. 4-Blocker method). You will schedule Supplier Audits on yearly basis. By doing so, you will contribute to building a sustainable relationship with suppliers within the category you are responsible for. You will be responsible for the process of releasing parts and products within Supply Chain and you will qualify suppliers prior to doing business with them, together with stakeholders within Supply Chain.

You are familiar with LEAN/SIX Sigma methods, 8D problem solving methods to solve supplier related product issues and you are able to release parts and products at suppliers by means of Production Part Approval Processes (PPAP) or you are willing to by trained in (one of) the methods above. Additionally, you have (Lead) Auditing experience or/and you would like to be qualified as lead auditor.

The function requires drive and initiative. Key is a pro-active attitude focused on assuring the quality of Vanderlande’s products and learning from previous mistakes, Every Day Better!


  • Take responsibility for the performance of suppliers within own category. Provide input to the Supplier Audit yearly plan. Follow up on SCAR’s and lead Supplier Development programs.
  • Release Vanderlande products at suppliers by means of PPAP.
  • Solve supplier related product issues, applying 8D problem solving methods.
  • Perform well planned and structured supplier audits as well as internal process audits as a lead-auditor.
  • Report in a fact-based way and ability to review audit/inspection reports
  • Act as an ambassador for QA, with the ability to give presentations towards stakeholders about (process) improvements and way of working.
  • Work and participate as part of a team of QA professionals and align with Vanderlande’s Global Quality community on processes, way of working and improvements.
  • Work according to procedures/standards as agreed upon within Vanderlande’s Global Quality community and act as a role model for colleague QA Engineers and Inspectors.

Your profile

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant field of study (E.g. Industrial-, Mechanical- or Electrical Engineering, or Technical Business Administration).
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant working experience in the technical field is desired.
  • Excellent communication skills, good command of verbal and written English is a must.
  • Experience with International Management System Standards (E.g. ISO 9001/NEN-EN1090).
  • Experience with (Lead) Auditing (or willing to be trained and qualified).

You should apply when

  • You are a team player and a strong communicator with the ability to apply distinctive communication styles and influencing techniques.
  • You are a self-starter, able to plan and prioritize your own work.
  • You are analytical, able to link findings with potential root causes with a statistical mindset (basic knowledge such as Histogram, Process Capability, etc.)

About the team​  


You will work and participate as part of a team of QA professionals and align with Vanderlande’s Global Quality community on processes, way of working and improvements. You work according to procedures and standards as agreed upon within Vanderlande’s Global Quality community and act as a role model for colleague QA Engineers and Inspectors. 


Vanderlande is the global market leader for future-proof logistic process automation at airports and in the parcel market. Furthermore, we are also a leading supplier of process automation solutions for warehouses, which seamlessly integrate innovative systems, intelligent software and life-cycle services. 


At Vanderlande, you can develop your career, satisfy your ambitions, aspire to new heights, while enjoying personal growth and thriving on achievement. 


What we offer​


In the challenging and responsible position of (senior) Supplier Quality Engineer , you will have the chance to make a significant contribution to industry-leading projects and be connected to our dedicated people and customers. We offer a position in an informal, international and professional working environment with a lot of scope for personal development. By joining our profitable and growing company you will be able to reach your goals and focus on your future.​ 


This position offers a competitive salary range of € €3.602,–  to €4837,– gross per month (excluding 8% holiday allowance). Through exceeding performance expectations, you even have the possibility to grow outside this scale.   


On top of your fixed salary you’ll receive the following secondary benefits:​ 

  • 40 vacation days (20 statutory days and a flexible budget worth 20 days).​ 

  • Flexible working hours.​ 

  • A hybrid workplace (40% working from home and 60% in the office).​ 

  • A Health & Wellbeing budget worth €300,- per calendar year. 

  • Commuting allowance, including full reimbursement of travel by public transport.​ 

  • Working from home allowance.​ 

  • Collective pension scheme and discount on additional health insurance.​ 

  • On-site company health centres with a gym, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.​ 

  • Vanderlande Academy and training facilities to boost your skills.​ 

  • A variety in Vanderlande Network communities and initiatives.​ 

  • And a great company restaurant and coffee bar with barista. 





Are you interested in the position (senior) Supplier Quality Engineer? Then apply now!  


For more information about the position, please contact Charlotte Rooseboom, recruiter, 0413-494322 


Diversity & Inclusion 

Vanderlande is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regards to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. 

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