Process and Quality Control Manager

Fulltime, Integrated Supply Chain

Arnhem, Netherlands Apply Now Apply until: 1 Jun 2023

As Process and Quality Control Manager you will focus on leading the Process Technology and Quality Control department. Do you have outstanding analytical and problem-solving skills and are you willing to drive change? And do you have ‘process engineering’ experience in a technical environment preferably on a chemical production site? If so, then we have a challenging opportunity for you!
Process and Quality Control Manager
Fulltime, Arnhem
Salary per month: EUR 5.400 – 8.100 before tax
Your challenge as a Process and Quality Control Manager
You are responsible to enable the Arnhem site to produce more efficiently through (CAPEX) process improvements and recipe optimizations, hence ensuring short term and long term (technological) competitiveness. Moreover, you are a ‘Sustainability Champion’ that drives the site operational eco-efficiency plan. In addition, you are responsible for process safety as site responsible engineer. Thereby you ensure the site complies with corporate HSE&S standards and legislation. You have 3 direct reports (2 Process Engineers, 1 QA/QC Manager) and 4 indirect (4 QC Analysts). In this position you are Member of the Site Management Team and you report to the Site Manager Other responsibilities: 


•Manager PQC department: develops plans in alignment with business strategy, prioritizes work and allocates workload.
•Site support: Supporting production department, e.g. by leading and/or supporting trouble-shooting and debottlenecking activities. Moreover, providing technological input to QHSE&S department and maintenance department. Furthermore, you support finance through recipe/BOM management. 
•Continuous (process) improvement: Identifying performance gaps and improvement opportunities with respect to QHSE&S, production cost and/or production capacity. Generating improvement ideas and implementing of quick wins. Defining and prioritizing projects based on business case and QHSE&S impact. Furthermore, you lead multidisciplinary projects from initiation to realization and act as Champion for L6S initiatives. 
•Product and recipe development: Optimizing product recipes with respect to production cost and product characteristics. You represent the site in international and multidisciplinary discussions on raw material mix and cellulose sourcing. 
•Quality Assurance and Control: Checking and verifying product quality and manage food/feed safety. You manage product specifications and specify and manage requirements for raw materials and auxiliary materials to ensure compliance of (business) processes with relevant standards. This includes ensuring that the site has adequate managements systems to operate according to the defined quality systems. Last but not least you facilitate external audits. 
•Capital investments: Providing technological input/advice. You also prepare “authorization requests” and manage/coordinate commissioning & start-up activities. 
•Emergency response team: member of the site Emergy Response team in case of (HSE) incidents. 
•MOC coordinator: Coordinates the Management of Change process. 


We are a global specialty chemicals leader and supply industries worldwide with essential chemicals for the manufacture of products such as paper, plastics, building materials, food, pharmaceuticals, as well as cleaning and personal care items. Over the course of our nearly 400 years of existence, we have built up a wealth of expertise, forged long-term customer partnerships, and earned a place among the best performing companies in our industry in terms of safety, sustainability, and reliability. Nouryon operates in over 80 countries around the world.


Nouryon Arnhem
CMC is a versatile product that is applied in diverse markets worldwide, varying from food and pharmaceuticals to oil drilling. It is produced from cellulose, caustic and MCA. The plant in Arnhem is flexible and capable of producing a large number of product types, of both technical and pure grade. The production process is complex, consisting of multiple lines that are operated semi-continuously. A large part of downstream processing consists of solid material handling. The site is classified as “PBZO” (Prevention Policy Severe Accidents), meaning that there is an increased (high) HSE risk stretching beyond site boundaries. The facility is EX-zoned due to the presence of explosive chemical vapors and dusts. Furthermore, the handling of MCA is considered extremely hazardous due to its corrosive and toxic nature. All this results in a strong focus on HSE. The site is certified regarding quality management (ISO 9001), environmental management (ISO 14001), labor safety (OHSAS 18001) and food safety (FSSC22000, GMP+, Kosher, Halal). Maintaining these certificates is vital for the business.


Have you got what it takes?
Is this a challenge that matches your skills and ambitions? Do you have a strong interest to work in a specialty chemicals environment? Moreover, you like to drive change for supply chain and business processes. Furthermore, we consider experience in the chemicals business as a plus.
Additionally, you also bring the following:


•Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering or equivalent
•At least 6 years of working experience in in production/engineering.
•Knowledge/experience in Continuous Improvement techniques preferred.
•You own competences such as: Result orientation, Customer focus, Quality commitment, Innovation, Teamwork, Commitment to values, Managing performance, Developing others, Stimulating open climate, Response to change and Multitask orientation.
•Fluent in Dutch and English. 


This is our offer
When you join us, you will be part of our fascinating and ambitious international environment with highly skilled and motivated colleagues. A company that develops, produces and sells products that are essential for everyday life. Where employees aim high, take ownership and do it right. Our employment package comprises:
•A permanent contract.
•A competitive salary, between EUR 70.000. and 105.000, based upon the experience.
•An attractive bonus scheme.
•35 vacation days.
•An excellent pension plan.
•The option to participate in a collective health insurance.
•Training opportunities.
Internal networks enable valuable personal and professional development. And through challenging projects with like-minded people, you will help us become first choice for our customers and employees, all over the world.
Are you eager to start your career at Nouryon as Process and Quality Control Manager?
Then we are looking forward to receiving your online application via our website. Please use the ‘apply’ link on this page and upload your CV and job specific cover letter.  


Any questions? Please contact Marco Hoet, Recruiter,
Note: applications via email will not be taken into consideration.

Vacancy data
Closing date
1 Jun 2023
Vacancy number
Integrated Supply Chain
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Job area
Logistics and Supply Chain
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Full time/part time
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