Director Global Quality Systems

Director Global Quality Systems.

Director Global Quality Systems





Quality Assurance

I have an urgent requirement for for a Director of Global Quality Systems for a Biotechnology company in the Netherlands.

Job Overview:

The Global Quality Systems Director is tasked with envisioning and implementing a cutting-edge quality framework across all entities. The role involves strict adherence to regulatory standards (EMA, FDA, etc.) and the provision of top-tier quality systems for GxP departments.

Job Purpose:

Global Unit Management:

  • Ensure the implementation of financial and personnel policies for Quality Systems.
    • Organize activities and workload across all entities, maintaining optimal staffing levels.
    • Foster a motivated workforce with low absenteeism and a vibrant knowledge exchange.

Short-Term Plan Execution:

  • Develop and manage departmental budgets across various legal entities.
    • Translate short-term company plans into actionable departmental plans.
    • Guarantee plan implementation within budget, meeting financial, safety, operational, and GMP requirements.

Contribution to Long-Term Plans and Strategy:

  • Align department functioning with the organization.
    • Influence unit plans and strategy, contributing to overarching plans.
    • Ensure implementation and support of long-term plans, fostering optimal alignment and cooperation.
    • Initiate innovative organizational development and drive change processes.

Quality System Department Results:

  • Coach business owners on compliance processes.
    • Lead and monitor audit plan implementation, identifying control gaps and opportunities.
    • Prepare timely audit reports for executive management and the Board of Directors.
    • Establish efficient and compliant quality governance structures.


  • Recruit, lead, coach, and appraise employees.
    • Develop effective departmental structures with a positive culture.
    • Ensure effective career and education paths for department employees.
    • Foster good cooperation between department members across entities.

Stakeholder Management:

  • Act as the point of contact for authorities on quality matters.
    • Ensure timely and accurate communication with authorities and third parties on quality matters.

GxP Expertise:

  • Possess a broad understanding of regulatory GxP requirements.
    • Make decisions on GxP matters, manage SOPs, deviations, and change control.
    • Follow mandatory GxP training and maintain appropriate training records.


  • Academic master's degree.
  • 10 years of relevant GMP quality environment experience.
  • Expert knowledge of QMS, GMP legislation, and regulations on a national, FDA, and EU level.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective social and leadership skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English; knowledge of French and/or Dutch is a plus.

If you are interested in applying or this position, click apply and give me a call!

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James Prentice


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