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Vacature Manager Quality and Knowledge Management

in Amsterdam

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals
  • AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals
  • Universitair of hoger
  • Senior niveau
  • Vast contract
  • 36 - 40 uur p/w
Functieomschrijving Help to drive the success of our new company via future focused and far reaching new standards and methods

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals (SC) provides a wide range of high quality and sustainable ingredients that are integral to numerous key industrial processes worldwide. Thus we serve high profile customers in sectors including paints, detergents, foods, plastics, cosmetics, construction, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, electronics, agro and oilfield applications. 

SC's Industrial Chemicals (IC) business unit (BU) produces salt products, chlor-alkali products, chlorinated hydrocarbons (such as MCA), energy and DME. Within IC, the Advanced Manufacturing Department implements new and innovative technologies and methods to continuously improve operational processes. 

Central to this process is a Management System that forms the basis for certification against internationally accepted standards such as ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS18001 (ISO45001). Documents for the Management System are managed in the Controlled Document Management System (CDMS). 

Within this context, your mission in this role is to lead and support in order to establish a standardized integrated Management System at a Company and Business Area level, and to make this available to subsidiary companies and sites. In doing so you also promote the highest standards of Knowledge Management (KM) in terms of creating, sharing, using and managing knowledge and information across the organization via a multi-disciplinary approach. 

Is this a challenge that matches your profile as a motivating and results-focused leader and project manager with knowledge of Quality, Environmental and Health & Safety Management Systems? Can you demonstrate a deep knowledge of Controlled Document Management Systems and the use of outsourced IT services? Have you acquired expertise in the area of Knowledge Management, along with a strong knowledge of production site operations? Above all, can you make a real difference within our dynamic, multinational and multicultural business environment? 
If you offer all this and more, we invite you to apply for the position of

Manager Quality & Knowledge Management

The role and its responsibilities

This complex and high profile role is based at our Global Center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. From here you are responsible for a number of key activity areas:

Quality Management policy 
You define and implement the overall QM system strategy, policy and practices, aligning closely with corporate standardized work processes (ALPS) and ensuring compliance with international (e.g. ISO) standards. In doing so you create a system that will track, manage, familiarize and store (digital) documents relevant for managing our business processes. 

Further, you continuously improve the system by setting up dashboard evaluation, make the System available to sites, and support the selection of, and ongoing relationships with, external auditors.

Functional management of QA managers
You give direction to QA managers on the production sites and other departments, challenging them to maintain, measure and improve the performance of the QM system. In doing so you organize knowledge transfer activities, seek synergies between sites, and drive a mutual and standardized approach to QM. You also guide the site/functional QA managers with modifications in the Management Systems after changes in certification standards.

Manage the Controlled Document Management System 
You secure the availability of an adequate CDMS, maintaining its operation and developing and implementing a replacement if necessary. Thus you specify functional criteria for the system and maintain contacts with internal and outsourced system support.

Develop the Knowledge Management policy 
You define and implement the KM strategy, policy and framework. In doing so you secure and define functional knowledge development needs for selected functions e.g. technology, thereby contributing to the development of company standards in KM.
Further, you ensure the structures and IT support necessary to transfer and make available critical knowledge at the right time and place to the right person.

Project management 
You initiate, lead, collaborate in or support projects in the field of Quality and Knowledge Management. 
You report to the BU Director Advanced Manufacturing and have a functional relationship with the Site QA managers among a wide range of internal and external contacts.

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Functie-eisen To apply for this position you must possess all the following attributes:
  • MSc degree or higher;
  • You have worked on at least two sites;
  • You have worked in an operational management function or higher, and led a functional project within your own unit;
  • You have been a hierarchical manager to a team of at least five employees for at least two years;
  • Member of a Management Team for at least two years;
  • Powerful communication and interpersonal skills including fluent written and spoken English.

Application details
For further information, please contact Anne Marte van der Vossen, Talent Resourcing Partner, +31 (0)88-010 6789, option 3. Only online applications will be accepted, please go to the vacancy section on, reference 1800001O or via this link Please apply via one of those two links and not via the apply button.
A pre-employment screening may form part of the selection process.

Agency or sales calls are not appreciated

Keywords: Vacancy, full-time, Amsterdam, Quality Management, Functional management.

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Bedrijfsomschrijving Industries worldwide rely on our essential chemistry in the manufacture of everyday products such as paper, plastics, building materials, and personal care items. Building on the dedication of our employees and our shared commitment to safety, sustainability, and open innovation, we have established a world-class business and built strong partnerships with our customers. We operate in over 80 countries around the world and our portfolio of industry leading brands includes Eka, Dissolvine, Trigonox, and Berol.

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