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Global Quality Assurance Manager Food - Belgium  

Perrigo (company)


Posted on : 19 February 2017

Project Description

  • Our company is one of the largest companies in the consumer health and personal care industry in Europe. 
  • Our company  has a wide brand portfolio including top brands.
  • Our company has managed to build a high performance, customer-focused organization which today is directly active in 35 countries, serving a high potential market of prescription-free, consumer-oriented health products. 
  • Its headquarters are based in Belgium. 
  • Our company is currently recruiting for a Regulatory Senior Associate 
  • Our company is a rapidly expanding company constantly looking for dynamic people who are not afraid of a challenge.  
  •  In order to support the Head of Global Quality Assurance Food / Medicines in maintaining a high-performance QA structure for the entire company Group, we are currently looking for a Global Quality Assurance Manager Food 
  • Approximately 25% of our company’s products are manufactured internally (8 plants spread over Europe) while the remainder is outsourced to specialized third-party contract manufacturers, mainly based in Europe. 
  • We are looking for a hands-on Quality Assurance Manager who can lead the Global Quality Assurance Food department in integrating and maintaining the Local and Global Quality Management System.   

  • You will act according to the Global Quality Assurance (QA) vision, strategy and procedures for the integrated Corporate & Country QA group. 
  • You will lead the team in as well as execute the following activities: 
  • You will agree Quality Agreements and Technical Quality files with third parties (mainly contract manufacturers 
  • You will help with due diligence and integration of new product developments / new product introductions. 
  • You will support technical transfers, qualification and validation work. 
  • You will investigate quality incidents, deviations and complaints, identify and follow-up CAPA’s and improvement plans together with third-parties (contract manufacturers). 
  • You will evaluate and follow-up Change Controls together with the Regulatory Affairs team. 
  • You will agree stability programs. 
  • You will be part of third-party qualification and regular third-party auditing. 
  • You will maintain databases and documents according to good documentation practices and record retention procedure. 
  • You are responsible for updating and executing the annual sampling plan. 
  • You are responsible for updating raw material archive. 
  • You will be responsible for executing product risk analysis. 
  • You will maintain licences for organic products (food & cosmetics). 
  • You are responsible for the set-up of a batch control procedure. 
  • You will assist in the GDP administrative batch control procedure. 
  • You will act as data administrator in coordinating the complaints (quality defects, adverse events) across the full company business. 
  • You will directly report to the Head of Global QA Medicines / Food  

  • Master degree in (pharmaceutical/biomedical) sciences, engineering, (bio)chemistry,… or equivalent through experience. 
  • You preferably have 8 years of relevant experience in quality assurance. 
  • Good knowledge of the relevant European and Belgian food regulations and (ISO) standards. 
  • You preferably have experience in botanical extracts and food microbiology. 
  • You possess general knowledge of Belgian and European medicinal regulations. 
  • Good people management skills 
  • Self-starter, capable of working autonomously. 
  • Clear communicator, practical and solution orientated. 
  • Enthusiastic and hands-on. 
  • Strong project management skills & team worker. 
  • Persistent drive for results in a fast-paced environment, utilizing sound project focus, organizational and problem solving skills. 
  • International travelling (1 x months) is inherent in this role. 
  • You speak and write fluently Dutch and English. Other languages are an asset.  

Our offer : 
  • A key QA position in a growing organization. 
  • An appealing career opportunity in a dynamic, strong growing multinational company environment. 
  • Apart from a competitive remuneration pack (including pension plan, hospitalisation insurance,…), we offer you excellent personal development and growth opportunities, depending on your level of education, expertise, skills and experience.