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International Quality Assurance Officer

Job Category:  Quality
Work Location:  Corbion Site
Office Location: 

Gorinchem, NL

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  2213

At Corbion, we exist to champion preservation in all its forms, preserving food and food production, health, and our planet.



A portion of Corbion’s production is outsourced to carefully selected third party manufacturers (contract manufacturing) within Asia, South-America and Europe. The Corbion Contract Manufacturing (CCM) department is responsible for all operational and quality management related to external manufacturing. A team of 7 operations, quality assurance and supply chain professionals ensure operational excellence and that all processes and products meet the same high and strict quality standards. Corbion’s CCM department is seeking an International QA officer.


Key position responsibilities


As our International QA officer, you will take care of the quality of our products as well as of the quality of our used processes to manage our third party manufacturers.  Finally you will guarantee the quality of our products towards the customers. The International QA officer reports to the QA Manager CCM. The main responsibilities are:


  • Supporting customer questionnaires related to product quality.
  • Coordinating the complaint work flow and root cause investigation  to ensure timely follow-up.
  • Release of all outsourced products, including API (active pharmaceutical ingredients), Food, Feed and Technical related products.
  • Qualification and performing audits of raw material suppliers.
  • Support  the implementation of the quality policy throughout the organization and achieving effective and efficient working processes and control circles.
  • Managing control circles like product release, deviation control, CAPA, audit result and management of change.
  • Performing audits at contract manufacturers in our region.
  • Support of projects related to new product implementation at contract manufacturers.
  • Back-up of QA manager Contract Manufacturing.


Your profile


We are looking for a proactive, decisive and energetic quality assurance professional. In addition, a successful candidate for the position of International QA officer will have:


  • BSc in Chemistry, Food Science or similar.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in a quality assurance role in food or pharma manufacturing.
  • Knowledge of quality systems (HACCP, GMP+, ISO, BRC or FSSC22000).
  • Knowledge of relevant Pharma, Food and Feed legislation.
  • Opportunity to work 2-3 days from home.
  • Ability to work in a small team.
  • Good communication and writing skills in English. Dutch is desirable.       .
  • Ability to travel within an international, complex business environment.




About Corbion 

What makes Corbion truly special is our talented global team of people, who are consciously dedicated to connecting the work we do together with the difference it makes in the lives of consumers, including our own friends and families. At Corbion, innovation is in our DNA; we explore, we discover, we create, and then we do it all over again, finding ever-better ways to help the world solve some of its most pressing challenges. When you come to Corbion, you will find that for us, sustainability is not simply a corporate program, it is at the very heart of our business, giving direction to our work, our investments and our creativity. We exist to preserve what matters.


As a company where day-to-day priorities and decisions are shaped by a shared purpose and vision, we enjoy a working environment energized by empowerment and opportunity. By joining Corbion, you can be part of :


  • A culture open to great ideas wherever they come from, and where your work can make a real difference in the world
  • An organization that values diversity of thought, background and experience
  • A company ready to invest in you, helping you grow toward your personal ambitions
  • A workplace that’s friendly and informal, while being focused and professional
  • An international team small enough to stay agile, but large and talented enough to make an impact today, and for future generations


Our corporate values – Collaboration, Care, Courage and Commitment – define what it takes to overcome obstacles and create the sustainable breakthroughs the world sorely needs. As a member of the Corbion team, you’ll see these values put into action every day, and you’ll have the chance to make your own unique contribution to our collective achievements.


Corbion does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to hiring managers. All candidates must be submitted by approved Corbion vendors who have been expressly requested to make a submission by our Talent Acquisition team for a specific job opening. No placement fees will be paid to any firm unless such a request has been made by the Corbion Talent Acquisition team and such candidate was submitted to the Corbion Talent Acquisition Team.

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