QA Specialist

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Date: Sep 19, 2023

Location: Wapenveld, 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.

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In Short:

We are seeking a highly motivated QA Specialist to join our team at our major site in Wapenveld, the Netherlands. In this full-time role, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring quality and compliance with international standards within our organization. This autonomous position requires a diverse range of skills and responsibilities, as outlined below.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Preparing our site and employees for IATF 16949 certification by December 31, 2024.
  • Independently establishing, expanding, and maintaining an efficient and effective quality management system in accordance with the IATF 16949 standard.
  • Equalizing the level of quality management across different departments.
  • Facilitating workshops for the development of pFMEAs, control plans, and MSA studies.
  • Preparing, coordinating, and guiding internal audits in line with the IATF 16949 standard, including monitoring the execution of action plans.
  • Enhancing knowledge of the norm among employees within the scope of IATF 16949 through presentations and training sessions.

What Do You Bring?

To excel in this role, you should possess:

  • A Bachelor's / HBO degree in a technical field.
  • Extensive knowledge of international standards, with a strong preference for ISO 9001 certification; IATF 16949 certification is a plus.
  • Proficiency in risk management tools like pFMEA, including the ability to develop, implement, and adjust them.
  • Familiarity with IATF (AIAG/VDA) Core Tools such as MSA, SPC, PPAP, and APQP is advantageous.
  • Significant experience conducting (internal) quality audits.
  • Knowledge and experience in Lean Manufacturing principles.
  • Demonstrable project management skills.
  • Strong teamwork and customer-oriented mindset.
  • Excellent social and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in both Dutch and English, both spoken and written.
  • Proven experience with quality methodologies and problem-solving techniques (e.g., 8D).
  • Analytical thinking and persuasive abilities.
Become part of an outstanding company

AkzoNobel is consistently rated as one of the top employers in The Netherlands. You will join a company that is committed to achieving real sustainability. 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
More information and how to apply

We welcome your online application via Only online applications including resume and cover letter will be considered. If you have any questions, please contact Joost Smies, Talent Acquisition Partner. E-mail 

The recruitment process includes a selection of the best applications received through the system, interview rounds and further steps. An online assessment might be part of the selection process. 

An employment screening may be part of the selection process.



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 33099