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Quality Assurance Specialist

Quality Assurance Specialist

As a member of the EMEA Quality Team, the Quality Assurance Specialist works to ensure that the regional Quality Management System fulfills relevant national and EU quality compliance requirements and is set up in accordance with local and global NSE standards and policies. This position can be located in the office of Zaventem or Venlo, depending on the most convenient location for the applicant.


The Quality Assurance Specialist will:

  • Collaborate with internal cross-functional teams and contract manufacturers to ensure quality in product development, manufacturing and finished product assembly as well as compliance throughout the process
  • Ensure validated and lean quality systems, processes and test methods verified against specifications, the latest quality standards and regulatory requirements
  • Evaluate, disposition and follow-up on product and/or process deviations; investigate quality issues and respond quickly and effectively to internal/external stakeholders and drive resolution of product defects with a holistic approach and consideration of the Global Value Stream
  • Manage audit plans and quality processes pertaining to both internal and 3rd party audits and start-ups and participate in mock recall, supplier audits and production start-ups within the region
  • Draft, review, approve and follow-up audit reports and corrective and preventive actions; drive changes to ensure quality controls and processes in product manufacturing
  • Work on improvements and/or new processes, tools and methods to increase efficiency and effectiveness of the quality system while staying customer focused
  • Support regional and global projects, as assigned, in collaboration with quality leadership, to improve the customer product experience
must have requirements
  • A Master degree in biochemistry, chemistry, food science or equivalent through experience
  • Minimum 4 - 6 years of experience in manufacturing and quality assurance
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing processes/equipment for one or more product types including food supplements, skincare products or cosmetics and devices
  • Fluent in Dutch and English
  • A profound knowledge and hands-on experience in GMP and HACCP standards, EU regulations and Lean thinking
  • Microsoft Office and Office 365, knowledge of SAP is a plus
  • Experience in creating, implementing, maintaining and auditing quality processes and related documentation and registration management
  • Ability to understand and apply correct quality standards and quality principles and ability to train others to follow procedures and processes
  • Proven experience in auditing quality management systems, manufacturing facilities including in-house laboratory activities
  • Proven ability to innovate change to improve efficiency and alignment across quality systems

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills; able to multitask and prioritize
  • Clear and concise oral and written communication skills, able to communicate at all levels
  • Excellent problem solver and creative, solution driven
  • Accurate and paying attention to detail
  • Curious mindset, pro-active and able to interact and work cross-functional
  • Committed, with high ethical values, diplomacy and high stress resistance
  • Ability to travel internationally up to 10% (mostly within EU), occasionally on short notice. Weekly travel between the Brussels and Venlo office not included
We offer

A challenging opportunity in a dynamic company where you will work close to the business, have international contacts, and where you are able to contribute to the success of the company.


To be considered for this position it is crucial that you have knowledge of the following languages
  • Read C1 Advanced
    Write C1 Advanced
    Speak C1 Advanced
  • Read C1 Advanced
    Write C1 Advanced
    Speak C1 Advanced
minimum required Education
Required work experience in years
3 or more years
Employment type
Contract type
Hours per week

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