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Manager Design Assurance

Zwolle, Netherlands


Are you looking for a position at the #1 Top Employer in the Netherlands and do you want to improve the lives of people all over the world with your work?

If so, then we are looking for you!

Team Manager Design Assurance (DA)

What are you responsible for?

The Team Manager DA develops the (mid)long term policy and annual budget QA DA in line with the international QA policy, Abbott Laboratories policies and regulations of the area of expertise. Leading a department as a business owner taking into consideration safety, quality, customer service and financial deliverables in a way that the tasks of the department are being executed in an effective manner. Giving direct lead to ~ 15 FTE.

Who are you?

  • You are looking for an internationally operating company that offers you every opportunity to learn and improve continuously. You know how to maneuver in a complex international matrix organization.

  • You are curious, enjoy a challenge and like to take initiative.

  • You are independent and are also a team player, a good coach for your team.

  • You are energized by knowing your work will contribute to improving the quality of people's lives.

  • You are an experienced leader in a similar role.

  • Mindful leader

Your main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Systems

Responsible for the design / development and management of the quality (management) systems (Product recipe management systems, ERP systems, SPC, etc) and corresponding procedures within the own focus area.

  • Controlling

  • Responsible for realizing quality control on incoming goods and (half) products.

  • Responsible for processing nonconforming products.

  • Treating and analyzing of products quality complaints (or getting it done) and making suggestions for improvement and corrective / preventive actions.

  • Responsible for supplier assessment including periodic supplier auditing.

  • Assurance

  • Responsible for monitoring compliance with quality (management) systems and corresponding procedures.

  • Responsible for the setup and maintenance of specifications on ingredients, packaging materials, together with the purchase department, production, and R&D Tech Center.

  • Responsible for releasing the end product according to the applicable Abbott Laboratories Zwolle policies and laws and regulations.

  • Responsible for releasing ingredients, packaging materials and devices.

  • Is authorized for signing quality documents / certificates.

  • Process Optimization

  • Creating a climate to stimulate contributors to take initiative and making (structural) propositions of improvement.

  • Making propositions of improvement and investment.

  • Being responsible for the execution after approval.

What kind of knowledge and experience do you bring with you?

BSc education in life science/ chemistry/ microbiology/ pharmacy/ food technology Proven knowledge of and leadership experience with quality assurance system 5 years’ experience in a Manufacturing Industry

  • (Deep) knowledge in the field of quality management, NPI, manufacturing IT systems, R&D and Regulatory (legislation)

  • Knowledge of Product Recipe management and production systems in the food industry

  • Knowledge of supplier management and product registration in the food industry

  • Ensures coordination and alignment with all levels of the organization, including external stakeholders like: PPMO, R&D, division Design assurance, Purchasing, Regulatory and medical.

  • Support best practice in plant QA regarding NPI processes, project management and relevant aspects of plant operation.

  • Work with Division in strategic areas of plant QA , Regulatory Affairs, Medical etc., to ensure that the Zwolle plant can deliver on commitments regarding new product development, innovation, technology, formulations, registrations

  • A strong degree of analysis, mathematical skills and problem solving is required to evaluate different options and to implement ongoing formulation and ingredient improvements.

Our offer

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:

  • Working at the #1 Top Employer in the Netherlands (for two consecutive years).

  • 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.

What are you responsible for?

About the division

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?

About Abbott

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.

How do you apply?

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 .

What are the next steps after the application?

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.


Regulatory Operations


ANSC Nutrition Supply Chain


Netherlands > Zwolle : Building 1





Not specified




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

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