Quality Manager

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Date: Nov 10, 2023

Location: Ammerzoden, NL

Company: AkzoNobel

We supply the sustainable and innovative paints and coatings that our customers, communities – and the environment – are increasingly relying on. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from a pioneering paints company that’s committed to science-based targets and is taking genuine action to address globally relevant challenges and protect future generations.

For more information please visit www.akzonobel.com.

© 2023 Akzo Nobel N.V. All rights reserved.

In short:

The Quality Manager role at AkzoNobel is responsible for creating and maintaining an SMU-wide quality management system, ensuring that our products and services meet internal and external requirements, including legal compliance and customer expectations. This role contributes to achieving the sales, expense, and profitability targets established by the SMU.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement the SMU specific quality strategy to secure customer certification, product quality, and process quality.
  • Create and maintain an SMU wide quality management system (ISO based).
  • Review customer requirements and ensure they are met.
  • Lead, support, and participate in quality-related activities such as business improvement projects and customer satisfaction activities.
  • Support procurement to set quality requirements from external suppliers and participate in supplier audits.

What do you bring?

The ideal candidate for this role will have a high level of organizational skill, strong interpersonal skills, and a keen eye for detail. The candidate should have experience in Quality Management and continuous improvement in a production environment. Knowledge of quality systems and audits is essential.

  • HBO/ WO work/think level and education in (technical) business administration, engineering, or quality.
  • 3-5 years experience with Quality Management (QC, QA) and continuous improvement in production environment.
  • Knowledge and experience with quality systems (such as ISO 9001 or product/market specific systems) and quality audits.
  • Knowledge of Lean Six Sigma (Black Belt is a pré).
  • Experience or demonstrable affinity in a managerial role and management role.
  • Professional level English
  • Fluent in Dutch OR Professional level of Dutch, minimum C1/C2 level (speaking, writing, reading, listening) 


At a personal level you will also benefit from:

  • A competitive salary with an above-average number of annual holidays.
  • Participation in the AkzoNobel pension plan.
  • Travel expenses to and from work.
  • Opportunities for education that will help you to grow beyond this role.
  • Become part of an outstanding company AkzoNobel is consistently rated as one of the top employers in The Netherlands.
  • Hybrid way of working.

More information and how to apply We welcome your online application via https://www.akzonobel.com/en/careers. Only online applications including resume will be considered. If you have any questions, please contact Bobby Heideman, Talent Acquisition Partner. E-mail TalentResourcing.NL@akzonobel.com.

At AkzoNobel we are highly committed to ensuring an inclusive and respectful workplace where all employees can be their best self. We strive to embrace diversity in a context of tolerance. Our talent acquisition process plays an integral part in this journey, as setting the foundations for a diverse environment. For this reason we train and educate on the implications of our Unconscious Bias in order for our TA and hiring managers to be mindful of them and take corrective actions when applicable. In our organization, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 33929 

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