Sr. Quality Engineer
International Flavors and Fragrances
Tilburg, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
8 dagen geleden

Job Description

The position is important in setting the IFF system up for success by providing the fundamental quality engineering tools and skills to successfully create and implement quality systems, process improvement, process and quality control.

This position requires successful interaction with all plant functional management and workforce to understand, manage, develop, simplify and improve processes using the entire basket of quality engineering skills as appropriate.

It is responsible for administering the company quality program in accordance with customer and company requirements as detailed in the responsibilities below.

This position maintains a strong presence within the production environment in relation with balancing short term production issues with long term quality objectives.

It reports directly to the Quality Manager Fragrances Tilburg.

The scope of this position includes resolution of all types of quality issues within a specific operations environment. This includes root cause analysis and corrective actions for quality issues involving process design, equipment, environment, procedures, and personnel.

Lead the implementation of quality engineering tools as appropriate to make plant processes more accurate, precise and reliable.

Also develop a system to efficiently and effectively provide the plant with current Quality Systems principles, policies, standards and requirements.

Internal auditing and coordinate external audits of customers.

  • Lead and facilitate implementation of continuous improvement projects such as lean events with cross functional teams.
  • Use Value Stream mapping for prioritizing events. Train the organization on Lean manufacturing tools.

  • Drive continuous quality improvement through problem solving with cross-functional teams using Statistical Process Control and Lean Manufacturing tools, such as Process Flow mapping, 5s, Six Sigma and FMEA.
  • Give guidance and develop Junior Quality Engineer’s by training and involvement in continuous improvement projects.
  • Managing all customer and internal complaints and validating the effectiveness of the CAPAs that were executed.
  • Within the fragrance department, address all High Risk customer quality complaints, including root cause analyses and provide corrective / preventive actions.
  • Establish, implement and improve procedures for maintaining high standards of quality (ISO), GMP, hygiene.
  • Monitor and audit department’s conformance with local / corporate Quality Assurance standards, system and procedures. Internal auditing and coordinate external audits of customers or certifying bodies like ISO.
  • Within respective production area, trending on root cause of non-conformities. Including training plant responsible in doing correct root cause analysis and in providing corrective / preventive actions.
  • Successfully develop and train (white belt course) local plant teams to efficiently and effectively use quality systems and quality engineering tools.
  • Periodically share continuous improvement projects with global Quality teams.
  • Required Skills

  • Technical degree and experience in Flavor / Food / Fragrance / Pharma industry.
  • Experience in a variety of disciplines including quality, manufacturing and cross functional teams.
  • Good training, communication and negotiations skills.
  • Certified (lead) auditor (preference).
  • Trained / experienced Q-engineer / project manager (e.g. 6 sigma green / black belt).
  • Excellent computer skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint SAP).
  • Required Experience

  • Experience in Flavor / Food / Fragrance / pharma industry.
  • Experience in a variety of disciplines including quality, manufacturing and cross functional teams.
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