Specialist - Quality

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Date: Apr 3, 2024

Location: Bangalore, IN

Company: AkzoNobel

About AkzoNobel

Since 1792, we’ve been supplying the innovative paints and coatings that help to color people’s lives and protect what matters most. 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 use our expertise to sustain and enhance the fabric of everyday life. Because we believe every surface is an opportunity. It’s what you’d expect from a pioneering and long-established paints company that’s dedicated to providing sustainable solutions and preserving the best of what we have today – while creating an even better tomorrow. Let’s paint the future together.


For more information please visit www.akzonobel.com 


© 2024 Akzo Nobel N.V. All rights reserved.

Main purpose:

Manages the processes and team to ensure that the products delivered to the customer meet the agreed quality standards.  Maintains and deploys the ALPS Quality Management System, assesses its adequacy and proactively improves it.  Conducts internal audits.


Specific tasks:

  • Manages the processes related to the raw materials and final batch testing of all relevant products by using standard (quality) procedures to meet specifications.
  • Coordinates all QC resources to ensure internal and external customer needs are met.
  • Ensures processes and standards are in place, and followed by QC employees to ensure the number of batch adjustments/hits are kept to an optimal level.  Manages the escalation process if RFT and adjustments/hits go beyond a certain level.  
  • Promotes the quality system within the team, adhering to the elements and being familiar with the philosophy, quality statement, quality manual and procedures
  • Ensures retained sample control and administration including related document collection, filing and disposal.
  • Ensures that technical information is maintained and verification / calibration procedures are in place
  • Liaises with RD&I to ensure New Product Introduction procedures are followed
  • Promotes, develops and implements quality assurance procedures and systems to improve and maintain quality within manufacturing
  • Ensures that all manufacturing employees are thoroughly familiar with the philosophy, quality statement, quality manual, and are trained in the appropriate procedures.
  • Maintains quality equipment by monitoring performance, calibration and conducting preventive maintenance.
  • Supports customer audits and internal audits, and ensure team works to the (e.g. ISO) implement quality standards and systems.
  • Supports in the process to maintain quality certifications (e.g. ISO).
  • Generates quality information by preparing required reports and maintaining relevant records.
  • Provides assistance, gives advice and distributes information to customers, suppliers, sales and internal departments related to product quality.



Specific tasks (continued):

  • Actively deploys ALPS foundations and ALPS Quality Management primary processes, with high priority. Promotes the quality philosophy throughout the organization by setting a positive example and positively participating in cross-functional problem solving activities.
  • Is familiar and complies with all the applicable corporate as well as site and laboratory policies/procedures with regard to personal conduct, HSE and Product Safety & Regulatory Affairs (PSRA) standards.




Main Management Responsibilities:

  • Inspires commitment to AkzoNobel’s purpose, vision, strategy, core principles, values and leadership behaviors.
  • Acts as an ambassador and creates an open environment in which the team as a whole and its members individually can perform at their best.
  • Sets objectives for team members, reviews development and provides clear, open and constructive feedback on performance combined with the appropriate actions.
  • Ensures reporting line is fully informed and acts in line with HSE and Compliance regulations.
  • Proactively manages costs.
  • Reports on progress on a continuous base.


Internal relations:

External relations:

  • RD&I
  • Support Labs
  • ALPS/CI Manager
  • Procurement
  • Planning Manager
  • Production Manager
  • Maintenance & Engineering Manager
  • Logistics & Warehousing Manager
  • Customer Service
  • HR Business Partner
  • HSE Business Partner
  • Quality equipment- and service providers
  • Tolling sites
  • Suppliers
  • ISO Accreditation/certification providers
  • External warehouse(s)
  • Customers



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.

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