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Jordy explains his role as a Quality Release Officer

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Jordy explains his role as a Quality Release Officer

Please describe your job and your main responsibilities.

I work as a Country Quality Release Officer for an international pharmaceutical company. This means that I’m responsible for the release of medicinal products and medical devices onto the Belgian market. Therefore all documentation and samples of these products must be checked in order to ensure that they are safe and compliant for the customers. Even though this is the main part of my job, there are always other tasks that need to be fulfilled on the side. This can vary from giving the approval for new artworks, handling questions related to quality from customers, to performing reviews from batch records. Since a lot of these products are absolutely necessary for the health of our customers, we work with strict timelines to release them.

What is the biggest challenge in your job?

I must say that it is sometimes a challenge to manage the work in order to ensure timely release of the products as well as perform the other tasks on the side. However I feel very necessary in this company and it feels rewarding to be able to help all these patients.

What do you like most about being a Science Talents Consultant?

What I like most about working as a consultant is that you come into contact with jobs where you would otherwise never have thought about even soliciting for. You get the opportunity to work in so many great companies and meet different people with different backgrounds which is of irreplaceable value when you are a recent graduate.

What's on your bucketlist?

An activity that is still on my bucketlist, is to spend a couple of weeks travelling through Iceland and spot the Northern Lights.

You always can wake me up for this ...

You can always wake me up for a spirited drive in some fun cars or taking a roadtrip, because for me this is the perfect way to clear my head and just enjoy the moment.

Which element of the Periodic Table of Elements are you and why?

Of the Periodic Table of Elements, I see myself as Helium, because you can have a lot of fun with it (i.e. balloons and squeaky voices) and who doesn’t like to have fun and be a bit silly from time to time!

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