Our client is a global consumer goods company with several manufacturing plants and a network of third party manufacturing partners across Europe.
In the context of the creation of a new European Operations HQ in Switzerland, we are looking for experienced professionals in the supplier QA field that will lead from the quality perspective the relationship with several suppliers across the EMEA region.
Our client is a global consumer goods company with several manufacturing plants and an extensive network of third party manufacturing partners and raw materials and packaging suppliers across Europe.
In the context of the creation of a new European Operations HQ in Switzerland, we are looking for experienced professionals in the supplier quality assurance field that will lead from the quality perspective the relationship with several suppliers across the EMEA region.
The hired candidates will report to the Head of Supplier QA EMEA and will act as a business partners or champions, working closely with the suppliers throughout the entire life-cycle, from the supplier qualification to the potential certification as strategic supplier.
They will lead and facilitate improvement initiatives which ensure that all suppliers' materials and processes are capable of meeting the high standards and quality expectations demanded. In addition they will represent the company to the highest level of Senior Management and/or ownership of the supplier to drive cooperation and compliance with corporate policies.
The core aspects and challenges of the position would be the following:
We are looking for mid-senior candidates with at least 10 years of experience in a quality position and at least 5 years of experience in a similar supplier quality assurance role at an international level.
The hired candidates will have experience in partnering with multiple suppliers across Europe. We are selecting candidates with a strong industrial background, ideally in the production of consumer goods (food, beverage, tobacco, cosmetics, hygiene) or similar (pharma, chemical, etc.) with a thorough technical knowledge of and insight in production processes and expertise in GMP.
We are targeting candidates with an educational background in Engineering or Science and additional qualifications and training in quality management.
We expect from the hired candidates a profound knowledge and qualification on continuous improvement methodologies and tools like Lean, Six Sigma or 5S. We expect as well solid skills in project management, knowledge about new product development processes and expertise in quality management systems and manufacturing quality standards across Europe.
In terms of skills we are requesting a strong competence in the following:
The working language of the company is English and we require an absolute business fluent English level for this role. Proficiency in additional European languages would be a plus. The job requires around 30-40% international travel across Europe.
Only candidates eligible to work in Switzerland (Swiss nationals and EU/EFTA citizens) would be considered for this vacancy.
Excellent opportunity to be part of a highly qualified Supplier Quality Assurance team with a regional scope and responsibility, that has not only a close relationship with suppliers, but as well with multiple departments within the organization including Product Development, Operations and Procurement.
Michael Page Switzerland