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Quality Control Manager - Brussels/Lyon

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Stephanie Brughmans
Business Development Manager


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Stephanie Brughmans
Business Development Manager



Stephanie Brughmans
Business Development Manager


Introduction

Sumitomo Chemical is one of the world’s leading chemical manufacturers, conducting business in five sectors – petrochemical, energy & functional materials, IT-related chemicals, health & crop sciences, and pharmaceuticals.

Through the global network of around 31.000 employees, the company provides worldwide support to a wide variety of industries. Sumitomo Chemical Europe has its headquarters in Machelen (Belgium), and markets a variety of chemicals throughout Europe.

To meet their further growth and development ambitions they created a new challenging role for a Quality Control Manager that will cover their Pan European and South African activities.

Job description

  • In this role you will be accountable for the entire Quality Control Cycle with an emphasis on supply chain, sales and marketing, outsourced production activities and labelling & repacking.
  • Based on the company’s Quality Policy you will audit, control and monitor all present procedures and processes and strive for further improvements and optimizations in relation to Quality, Responsibility & Liability, Risk Exposure, Accountability and Responsible Care and Sustainability.
  • Regardless accreditation you ensure all procedures and processes are fully compliant to ISO 9000 and ISO 45000, GMP+ etc.
  • In close cooperation with the Quality Assurance Manager you will seek further improvements based on the result of the conducted audits. You will support him in securing a Continuous Improvement Culture.
  • You strive for zero errors and secure the added value of the quality control department through constructive route cause analysis enhancing the job execution of your internal clients.
  • You will overview and monitor the use of the e-QMS and ensure proper usage and data management resulting in solid quality processes and analysis.
  • The primary scope for this new position will be a key interaction with all business units and - functions as well as customers, distributors, suppliers and service providers. You will empower your in – and external collaborations enhancing the establishment or improvement of procedures, standards and systems.
  • On a regular basis you will secure further guidance and regular internal trainings on quality related topics.
  • You will monitor the KPI’s and Performance Measures where appropriate and report on the progress.
  • You will participate in appropriate Quality Management conferences and maintain a good an reputable working relationship with other quality responsible within the European/Global Chemical and Polymer companies including CEFIC, Logichem, EPCA …
  • You will work in very close collaboration with the Care and Sustainability department as well as with the Legal Department.
  • You report directly to the Head of Quality, Responsible Care, Procurement, Supply Chain and Logistics.

Profile

  • You have a Master’s degree in Chemicals, Agrochemicals or Business Economics.
  • You gained a valuable experience of minimum 3-5 years within an international QC or QA role.
  • Experience within the Agrochemicals is preferred.
  • Full knowledge of legal and compliance regulations to all quality related matters.
  • Experience with e-QMS is preferred as well as different Quality Management Systems.
  • A strong background in handling claims/non conformities or new product introductions is preferred.
  • Experience with regulatory affairs, labelling legislations, repack/copack and production is preferred.
  • Strong & constructive leadership skillset towards change & process management.
  • You are open-minded and flexible towards different cultures and mentalities.
  • Your excellent communication and interpersonal skills help you in developing long term partnerships.
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills, able to make decisions.
  • Fluency in English and French, other languages are an asset.
  • Business Travel: First 12 months +/- 70% Lyon – 30% Brussels/Machelen which will gradually evolve in a role that will be mostly Brussels based with frequent international travel.

Offer

Sumitomo Chemical Europe offers you the chance to work in a world leading and stable company with international exposure and a high quality product range.

A professional organization where autonomy, initiative and adaptability are recognized and stimulated.
A role with a broad variety of responsibilities in terms of tasks, cultures, projects, clients and applications.

Take the chance and join a division in full expansion and headquarters that fully invest in the development of its activities and its people.
Sumitomo offers a state of the art salary package including company car, extra-legal benefits, bonus and a solid work-life balance.



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