Specialist Quality Assurance

Specialist Quality Assurance

Job area Supply Chain Location Veghel, Netherlands. Marietta (Atlanta), United States of America. Contract type Full time

Do you want to act as an all-round Quality Assurance Change Agent? Focus on Supplier Development processes? Be a responsible for developing suppliers via a formal program, including auditing, monitoring and training capabilities? If the answer is 'yes', then look no further!

Your department

The Quality Assurance Department works at global and regional level in close cooperation with Project Engineers, R&D and Supply Chain Management. The QA team acts as an advisor and gatekeeper for maintaining the Vanderlande Quality Standard for both product and process standards. The supplier development processes are carried out in close cooperation with Supply Chain organization.

In the event product issues arise, the department ensures that containment, corrective and preventive actions are taken in close cooperation with Site, R&D, Services and Suppliers. Advising R&D on product improvements is essential in this regard.

Also, the Quality Department is leading the Field Quality Board which monitors and solves structural issues in the field. Next to a reactive approach in case of quality issues, Quality Assurance within Vanderlande also aims to prevent potential product issues through supplier audits and supplier development and the verification of the quality of parts / suppliers prior to formal release.

Your tasks and responsibilities

In this role the emphasis lies in the field of Supplier Development  and part/supplier release.

  • Execute Supplier development programs in close cooperation with the sourcing managers and the supplier

  • Monitor performance of suppliers and support the prioritization of suppliers to be developed in the program

  • Execute projects for releasing part/supplier combinations

  • Improving the QA processes with the stakeholders in- and external the QA department

  • Perform Supplier Audits as a lead auditor

  • Lead Problem solving teams in case support is needed in the Field Quality Area

  • Be an ambassador for QA within Vanderlande

  • Support the other Key areas within QA department and drive together the overall One team – one Task approach

  • Serve as a back-up for Supplier Complaint Handing process

Mindset and soft skills

  • Pro-active, self-starter

  • Analytical

  • Strong communicator. Able to apply different styles and influencing techniques

  • Lead-auditor skills

  • Provides input to the supplier audit year plan

  • Reports in a fact-based way; able to review basis audit/inspection reports of peers

  • Acts as an ambassador for QA, able to explain the importance of Quality Assurance towards in- and external stakeholders. Training skills

  • Work and participate within a global team of QA professionals

  • Work according to procedures/standards as agreed upon within the global Quality Network and set within VI.

Knowledge and Competences

For this role, we ask that you bring:

  • Bachelor/Masters Degree in relevant field (technical preferred)

  • Project management experience

  • Verbal and written communication in English. Another language is a plus.

  • Ability to think in business risks and opportunities

  • (Mechanical) Engineering background or obtained via relevant working experience

  • Experience in applying problem solving methods (8D, A3..)

  • Basic statistical knowledge (like Histogram, Process Capability etc.)

  • Experience with PPAP, p-FMEA, Control Plan

  • Familiar with Lean, Six sigma and statistical methods

  • Qualified Lead auditor or willing to follow an external training

  • Experience with International Management System Standards such as ISO9001

Our company 

Vanderlande is the global market leader for future-proof logistic process automation at airports – from London Heathrow to Singapore Changi – and in the parcel market, for main players such as UPS, DHL and FedEx. Furthermore, we are also a leading supplier of solutions for warehousing giants such as Walmart, which seamlessly integrate innovative systems, intelligent software and life-cycle services. 

If you aspire to a position of responsibility – and want to make a difference by facilitating the delivery of what matters most to consumers, passengers and businesses – then the next step on your path to global opportunities is to join Vanderlande. As part of our network and unique culture of freedom and flexibility, you will be connected to our dedicated people, build strong relationships and rise to the challenge of industry-leading projects. 

You will grow, take ownership and make every day better as you continue on the road to success with your spirit of adventure – and fulfil your ambitions for personal development through our Academy. Vanderlande will give you the necessary knowledge, tools and support, so that together we have the confidence and ability to exceed our customers’ expectations in over 100 countries. 

To achieve our collective goals, you will have a hands-on role working in a positive environment to deliver tangible, state-of-the-art products and improve the competitiveness of our highly visible customers. As an integral part of our team, you will have the enthusiasm and be driven to reach our destination before your next journey with Vanderlande begins… 

Our Offer 
This challenging position offers the chance to contribute to the growth and profitability of Vanderlande Industries, a company which is already years in a row chosen as “Top employer” in the Netherlands. 

We offer a fulltime position in an informal, professional work  and technical innovative environment with a lot of possibilities to develop yourself. 

Besides your salary, we offer you the following: 

  • 27 holidays & 13 ADV days (based on fulltime) 

  • Flexible working hours 

  • Training possibilities 

  • Travel compensation 

  • Collective Pension and insurance 

Your application 

If the role of Specialist Quality Assurance appeals to you, then please apply now by completing the application form, and uploading your CV and covering letter. For more information, please contact Tjalling Kraak, Specialist Recruitment on +31 413 49 30 24. 

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