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Global Senior Compliance Auditor Nutrition

Zwolle, Netherlands


Global Senior Compliance Auditor Nutrition

Our nutrition business develops science-based nutritional products for people of all ages, from helping babies and children grow, to keeping adult bodies strong and active. Millions of people around the world count on our leading brands – including Similac®, PediaSure®, Pedialyte®, Ensure®, Glucerna® – to help get the nutrients they need to live their healthiest lives.


  • Supports the strategic auditing direction for suppliers, Third Party Manufacturers (TPM), manufacturing sites and affiliates.

  • Supports the global audit program and schedules for suppliers, Third Party Manufacturers (TPM), manufacturing sites and affiliates. Assists in making sure suppliers, TPM, manufacturing sites and affiliates are periodically audited to assess compliance to applicable regulations and identify potential risks.

  • Assists in establishing effective global auditing goals through risk management and stakeholder alignment.

  • Assists as the subject matter expert on all division policies and procedures related to auditing.

  • Provides training to site auditors to improve the value add of every audit and supports certification to maintain the site auditor pipeline.

  • Drives an Always Audit Ready culture by engagement with stakeholders.

  • Stays up to date on current regulatory requirements, standards, proposals, and best practices via constant surveillance of governmental publications, attending GMP/FDA/Food Safety seminars and meetings. Disseminates regulatory requirements to appropriate personnel as applicable.

  • Alerts management of quality and compliance risks, including making sure applicable elevations are done through the management review meetings.

  • Implements and maintains an effective Compliance and audit program. The auditing function assures compliance through various programs.

    • Providing and executing annual schedules by assessing compliance of the systems and facilities.

    • Providing feedback in the form of audit observations, formulating recommendations, and determining if corrective actions and commitments have been properly implemented and are effective.

  • Leads and participates in continuous improvement program and certification for Safe Quality Foods (SQF), Food Safety System Certification (FSSC), International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Halal, Kosher and Organic.

  • Owns and resolves effectiveness verification related to global quality compliance.

Minimum Education/Professional Experience:


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in applied, physical, or life science, engineering or business. Master’s degree preferred.

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in Quality, Research and Development (R&D), Supply Chain and Manufacturing, or related experience is required. Experience working with plants, R&D, supplier, TPM, regulatory and affiliates is preferred.


  • Candidate must have demonstrated leadership skills/competencies with track record of success with no less than five years of supervisory management experience.

  • Knowledge of applicable regulatory standards and GMP requirements used in manufacturing of conventional foods, infant formulas, medical foods, and foods for special medical purposes (FSMP)

  • Expert knowledge of quality management systems and regulatory requirements. Certification in FSSC, SQF, ISO is a plus.

  • This position requires excellent problem solving and decision-making skills since the technology for many of Abbott's products are unique.

  • This position requires a thorough understanding of integrated processes and technologies involved in supply management is required.

  • The manager must have the ability to work and interact with many cultures in many time zones and be capable of interpreting and analyzing technical data from different regions for decision making. The manager must have the ability to summarize and present technical recommendations and solutions to Abbott senior management

  • Able to effectively manage project resources and stakeholder management

  • High customer orientation and sense of ownership and strong focus on business outcomes

  • Able to make decisions that impact project level activities and influence project level budget

  • Able to interact and contribute effectively with others in a team

  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Proficient in MS Office such as Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint


A working environment in which you work together with colleagues from different backgrounds. We encourage personal and career growth, while you strive for success and have fun with your team.

In addition, we offer, among other things:

  • A varied, challenging, and international position in a dynamic and pleasant working environment.

  • Excellent employment conditions that you can arrange yourself.

  • The option of coordinating your working hours and work location with your manager, in line with your position and personal situation.

  • A financial contribution to pay off your student debt (ask for the criteria when applying);

  • An environment that contributes to your sustainable employability (including lifestyle coaching, yoga classes; chair massages, etc.);

  • An above-average pension scheme.

  • A budget that you can use to follow non-work-related training and courses that contribute to your personal development.

  • A sports allowance to work on your vitality and fitness.

  • Personal financial planning advice to map out your current financial situation.

  • A personal growth plan, extensive training opportunities and career prospects.

  • You can participate in various networks within Abbott.

  • The ability to buy Abbott shares at a discount.

  • Various internal rewards and recognition programs.


Abbott Nutrition provides nutritional products for people of all ages. Our products help children grow and support the unique nutritional needs of people with chronic illness. Our factory in Zwolle produces some of these trusted food products for children and adults, including PediaSure, Isomil and Ensure. At Abbott, we create life-changing technologies and have a strong focus on providing the right care for everyone who needs it, at every stage of life. Do you also want to be part of this and contribute to society?


Abbott is a global health player, committed to more than just helping people live longer and better lives. Abbott employs approximately 113,000 employees in 160 countries worldwide on a diverse portfolio of diagnostics, medical devices, nutrition, and pharmaceuticals. In the Netherlands, 2000 colleagues at 9 locations are working on sustainable solutions for important health challenges.


Do you enjoy working in an international organization that contributes to healthcare and do you recognize yourself in this profile, then we would like to receive your response.

You can apply with your CV and motivation via our website. For more information, please contact the Abbott recruiter at .


The recruiter will contact you. If it appears that your profile fits the position, the job interviews will be scheduled. Part of our selection procedure is checking references and submitting a Certificate of Good Conduct. An assessment can be part of the application process. We are looking forward to your response!

The base pay for this position is


In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.


Operations Quality


ANSC Nutrition Supply Chain


Netherlands > Zwolle : Meeuwenlaan 4


Ireland > Cootehill : Dromore West, Ireland > Sligo : Carbury Point, Finisklin Industrial & Technology Park, Sligo, Spain > Granada : Manufacturing & Office




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Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday)

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