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Director Quality Control department (80+FTE)

  • Location:

    Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Contact:

    Robin van Amersfoort

  • Job type:


  • Contact phone:

    +31 (0)20 406 97 50

  • Industry:

    Pharmaceutical , Biotechnology

  • Contact email:

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to fill the position of Director Quality Control. You will be responsible for the entire QC department and function as a subject matter expert.

Job Description

For our client with a high-tech and very specialized product, we are looking for someone that can not only manage the QC department properly, but who can also function as a subject matter expert coming to Biochemical and/or Microbiological assays. As director you will lead staff and processes that have direct impact on the swift release of the high-tech and specific product. Next to that you will foremost be stabilizing and building the team. Another important part is implementing continuous improvements to keep up with constantly changing regulations, a growing demand and competitive markets.


  • Lead and direct the QC analytic, microbiological and services teams;
  • Recruit, select, develop and training of all QC staff;
  • Be part of global meetings and represent the department;
  • Lead, consult, interact with agencies in case of inspections.


  • MSc or PhD degree in Biological sciences or related fields;
  • 5-7 years experience in a QC Management position;
  • SME for Analytical/Microbiological/Biochemical techniques (Flow Cytometry, ELISA, PCR, enzyme assays and other methods);
  • Management/leadership experience of at least 3 years;
  • Experience in applying GMP in conformance to global standards;
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced company with minimal direction;
  • Strong communication skills.


  • Contract directly with our client;
  • Salary: €90-130.000;
  • Holidays: 25;
  • Working hours: full-time, 32h is possible but not preferred;
  • Region: Amsterdam.

Vacancy number: 17984

IMPORTANT NOTE: Unlimited EU residence permit is required. Please do not apply if you do not have a residence permit to live and work in the Netherlands. If you do not have an unlimited permit, your application will not be processed.