Supplier Quality Engineer

Location Leiden, Gemeente Leiden, South Holland
Discipline: Pharmaceutical
Contact name: Sayf Idais

Contact email:
Job ref: 13492
Published: 2 months ago

For one of the biggest leading pharmaceutical companies worldwide, we are looking for a Supplier Quality Engineer. You will have a lot of interaction with the procurement department (supplier, budget control, ad hoc escalation, supplier issues, non-conformance, supplier performance, reports every quarter, preparing date, assessment of suppliers) and managing the engagement with the team management in the US and NL. The job offers a 12-month contract with extension. The company is in Leiden.


  • Provide timely business support for the assigned CSS Supplier Quality Management (SQM) function globally.
  • Lead, develop, and implement supplier/purchasing controls and associated activities including Approved Supplier List management.
  • Lead the deployment of the SQM strategies and associated standards, policies, procedures, programs, systems, processes, and initiatives for suppliers of the CSS supply chain.
  • Actively leverage talents and lead teams (SQEs and others).
  • Collaborate with Strategic Sourcing/Procurement, R&D, Engineering/Technical Operations, Quality, Operations, business partners/stakeholders, and external suppliers to implement solutions and improve suppliers’ quality and overall service and performance.
  • Proactively identifies, develops, and leads the investigation and resolution of supplier-related challenges, and implements appropriate Quality Engineering methodologies, statistical techniques, process capability analyses/improvements, DOE/process optimization, and other technical or Process Excellence (PEx) tools in support of supplier-related changes, risk management, product/process transfers, innovations, and continuous process enhancements to improve supplier reliability, minimize risks, and ensure sustainable sources of material supply capable of meeting or exceeding Quality, Compliance, and Business requirements.



  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, an Applied Science or a related technical and quality field is required.
  • A minimum of 6+ years of experience in Quality Engineering or Quality Assurance, including data analysis, risk assessment and risk mitigation is required.
  • Prior manufacturing, plant or technical background is required.
  • Working experience in GMP regulated environment (Medical device, pharmaceutical, etc.).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of manufacturing principles and practices, and procedures.
  • Direct experience in plant and/or supplier GMP auditing is preferred.
  • Broad experience with quality systems, including but not limited to validation, nonconformance, CAPA systems and investigations, laboratory controls, production and process controls, is required.
  • Experience with documentation and technical writing skills, in a regulated compliance
  • environment, is required.
  • Component Qualification/Process Validation experience is preferred. New product
  • introduction experience is desired.
  • Prior experience with FDA inspections is desirable.
  • Broad knowledge of Quality System Regulations and Supplier Quality Management principles are desired.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify compliance risks and assess business impact, is required.
  • English is a must have, Dutch is a nice to have.
  • Able to work 1-2 days on site.


Project start date:

Short notice preferred

Project duration:

12 months


If you are interested in the above description, please apply with your CV and a letter of motivation.


PS: Did you also know that we offer a generous referral scheme, because great people know other great people, right?


For further information, please contact Sayf Idais at +31 (0)20 20 44 502 or by email at