Bedrijf Corbion
Geplaatst op 27/07/2018
Standplaats Gorinchem
Werklocatie Gorinchem
Provincie Zuid-Holland
Aantal uren per week 40 uur
Dienstverband Vast
Carriereniveau Leidinggevend
Opleidingsniveau WO


Do you want to have a key role in driving the quality function in the contract manufacturing activities of Corbion all over the world? As our QA Manager Contract Manufacturing you will be based in Gorinchem (The Netherlands) and you will report to the Director Contract Manufacturing and Logistics Europe, South America and Asia (ESA). As our QA Manager Contract Manufacturing the main responsibility is to ensure to customers the quality of product produced at contract manufacturers under the Corbion standards and regulatory requirements. In this role you are focused on maintaining and improving the Quality, Environment, Safety and Health Management System and ensuring that the plant operations at outsourcing partners and the produced products comply to all applicable regulatory requirements, permits, licenses and certifications. You will be also managing the QA and QC activities in the Netherlands to assure the required quality standards to internal and external clients within leadtimes and budget. Besides, you will work in alignment the QA manager ESA in order to develop and implement the quality policies and quality management systems, as well as support the selection and qualification of contract manufacturers worldwide

Furthermore this role is focused on:

  • Maintaining and improving the quality policy and quality management system including environment, safety & health aspects to comply with corporate policy, local and applicable regulatory requirements and certifications
  • Manage QA activities and supervise Contract Manufacturers to ensure compliance to regulations required for outsourced products
  • Ensuring all QC activities at contract manufacturers and QC laboratories of Corbion related to testing of outsourced products are executed to applicable guidelines and regulations using validated methods
  • As a member of the Contract Management Team responsibility for implementation of the strategy and support the selection and qualification of contract manufacturers
  • Ensuring all applicable licenses and/or certifications are available and timely renewed at the third party manufacturers, and that activities comply to the requirements of the licenses and/or certifications
  • Authorizing the product release to the market and responsible for the investigation of the non-conforming product. Also responsible for the customer and vendor complaint processes
  • Responsibility for continuous improvement of quality performance of all toll manufacturers, including internal processes

About you
In addition to your educational achievements with a Master’s degree in Science or other relevant area, the successful candidate for the position of QA Manager Contract Manufacturing you must also have:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in quality management in a similar type of pharmaceutical, food, chemical or biochemical process industry
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a management position
  • Knowledge of quality systems as well as food, pharma and feed regulations and certifications (cGMPs, cGLPs, ICHQ7, FDA, EDQM, ISO 9001:2008, FSSC22000, HACCP, Risk management, Kosher, Halal)
  • Preferably experience with leading quality departments at different geographical sites
  • Understanding of different geographical cultures (cultural savvy)
  • Able and willing to travel with a regular frequency

At Corbion, we look for employees who can:

SET CLEAR DIRECTION: Explain clearly where we are heading, why and how we will get there

MAKE THE DIFFERENCE: Deliver results and quality while managing change

FOCUS ON CUSTOMERS: Consistently meet the expectations of internal and external customers

DELIVER THROUGH TEAMWORK: Engage, motivate, challenge and support employees and teams

As the QA Manager Contract Manufacturing we need you to go the extra mile, to embody our behaviors and show the following competencies: operational leadership skills, excellent communication skills and ability to quickly develop relationships internally as well as externally

Our offer 
We offer competitive remuneration and benefits. What makes Corbion special is the way we consciously create that connection between the product of our work and our individual lives and use it to shape our choices and our priorities as a company. We have a great company made up of talented, dedicated people – people who share a purpose and a vision. When we all understand how we intend to get there in the same way, there’s no telling how far we can go. We offer you the chance to join a company with a:

  • Culture to empower people and where your initiatives and ideas make a real difference
  • International focus with truly diverse teams
  • Unique possibility to be trained by our internal expertise in the world of biobased products
  • We invest in relevant training courses related to your particular discipline, that will give you the opportunity to grow into an industry expert
  • Lastly, we offer a friendly, informal culture in a demanding professional environment

In addition, we actively embrace diversity in how we work together and contribute toward our shared objectives and values. By joining Corbion, you will become an employee in a company where you can feel pride in your achievements and develop your career with global prospects

About us
Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid, lactic acid derivatives, and a leading company in emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins and algae ingredients. We develop sustainable ingredient solutions to improve the quality of life for people today and for future generations. For over 100 years, we have been uncompromising in our commitment to safety, quality, innovation and performance. Drawing on our deep application and product knowledge, we work side-by-side with customers to make our cutting edge technologies work for them. Our solutions help differentiate products in markets such as food, home & personal care, animal nutrition, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and bioplastics. We have factories in the Netherlands, Spain, Brazil, Thailand and the United States. Corbion has a worldwide network of sales offices and agents in more than 100 countries. Quality, product innovation, and customer orientation are important attributes for our client, which is also characterized by being a collegial, informal and result-oriented company culture. Want to know more about what it's like to work at Corbion? Look at:

How to apply
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