Quality Coordinator

Quality Coordinator

Published Deadline Location
11 Jun 8 Jul Wageningen

Job description

Do you want to work as a Quality Coordinator in a dynamic environment where societal impact through scientific research is central? And do you want to contribute to a safe and healthy working environment? Do you enjoy challenges and variety in your work? Then this position within Wageningen Economic Research is the perfect job for you!

Wageningen Economic Research holds the ISO9001:2015 certificate. This ISO standard is based on risk-based thinking and developing and potentially implementing improvements. Quality management contributes to achieving the institute's strategic objectives: delivering impactful products that meet the requirements of existing and new customers while addressing risks and opportunities. Research within the primary process is conducted according to various procedures and work agreements based on the Plan-Do-Check-Act system; acquiring, executing, delivering results, and providing aftercare for research assignments. Additionally, supporting activities, such as the Human Resource policy and the review process, determine the high quality standard of our research.

The Centre for Economic Information Provision (CEI) is a functional part of Wageningen Economic Research but is independently certified. As a Quality Coordinator, you support the director of the CEI in preparing for recertification and follow-up visits. The tasks align with those of Wageningen Economic Research.
On January 1, 2025, Economic Research will merge with another research institute, meaning there is a challenge to get the new institute certified as one entity by January 1, 2026. The Quality Coordinator reports directly to the Business Unit Manager, Olaf Hietbrink. The delegated supervisor is Brigitte van Oord, Secretary of Operations and also Head of the Secretariat Group.

As a Quality Coordinator, you work closely with the Secretary of Operations, and your tasks include:
  • keeping (documented) processes and procedures up to date;
  • conducting internal audits;
  • making improvement suggestions regarding processes and procedures;
  • sending external customer evaluations and processing the results;
  • sending internal project evaluations and processing the results;
  • preparing a draft management report;
  • preparing for external audits (organizing, content preparation, ensuring follow-up).

Emergency Response (BHV)
Working in a safe and healthy work environment is highly valued at Wageningen UR and is also an essential part of quality. The institute has various work locations across the country. As a coordinator, you ensure a well-organized emergency response organization (BHV) at all externally rented WEcR locations (8). You do this in close consultation with the KAM coordinator, together with a group of trained and educated emergency responders and location managers. Additionally, as a coordinator, you are responsible for keeping documentation and all communication lines (including meetings) up to date, internally recruiting emergency responders, organizing training and exercises, evacuation drills (and follow-up), and arranging sufficient tools/materials at the location.

Other
In this challenging coordination role, contributing to the advice and implementation of various relevant projects within operations is part of your tasks. Think of housing or the implementation of new systems or procedures.

Within Wageningen UR, you can collaborate with colleagues from other departments in the field of quality and safety and participate in expert groups to learn from each other.

Specifications

Wageningen University & Research

Requirements

  • thinks and works at a higher professional education (HBO) level;
  • is strong in communication;
  • has knowledge of and interest in quality systems, preferably ISO9001:2015, or is willing to train in this area;
  • maintains the quality system and emergency response (BHV) and advises management both solicited and unsolicited;
  • has a keen eye for details and can analyze numbers and processes well;
  • can identify risks and develop improvement plans based on findings;
  • works results-oriented and is committed to employee well-being and safety with a warm heart, and knows how to connect with others;
  • has sufficient knowledge and/or affinity with emergency response (BHV);
  • is willing to travel annually to all locations of the institute;
  • has excellent knowledge of the Dutch and English languages (level B2) in both spoken and written form.

Conditions of employment

Wageningen University & Research offers excellent terms of employment. A few highlights from our Collective Labour Agreement include:
  • working hours that can be discussed and arranged so that they allow for the best possible work-life balance;
  • the option to accrue additional compensation hours by working more;
  • sabbatical leave, study leave, and partially paid parental leave;
  • there is a strong focus on vitality and you can make use of the sports facilities available on campus for a small fee;
  • a fixed December bonus of 8,3%;
  • excellent pension scheme.

In addition to these first-rate employee benefits, you will of course receive a good salary. We offer, depending on your experience, a competitive gross salary of between €3.166,- and €4.520,- for a full-time working week of 36 hours, in accordance with the CLA Wageningen Research (scale 9).This position is available for 28-32 hours per week. You will initially receive a one-year contract, which will be extended to an open-ended contract upon in mutual enthusiasm

Wageningen University & Research encourages internal advancement opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy. There are plenty of options for personal initiative in a learning environment, and we provide excellent training opportunities. We are offering a multi-faceted position in an international environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere.

Employer

Wageningen University & Research

The mission of Wageningen University & Research is “To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life”. Under the banner Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen University and the specialised research institutes of the Wageningen Research Foundation have joined forces in contributing to finding solutions to important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment. With its roughly 30 branches, 7,600 employees (6,700 fte) and 13,100 students and over 150,000 participants to WUR’s Life Long Learning, Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading organisations in its domain. The unique Wageningen approach lies in its integrated approach to issues and the collaboration between different disciplines.

Read the 5 reasons why your future colleagues enjoy working at WUR and watch the video below to get an idea of our green campus!

We will recruit for the vacancy ourselves, so no employment agencies please. However, sharing in your network is appreciated.

Additional information

For more information about the procedure, please contact Jouke van Oostenbrugge, Corporate recruiter, via recruitment.ssg@wur.nl.

Do you want to apply?
You can apply directly using the apply button on the vacancy page on our website which will allow us to process your personal information with your approval.

This vacancy will be listed up to and including July 8th, 2024. We have reserved dates for job interviews, with the first interviews taking place on July 15 in The Hague or July 18 in Wageningen. The second round of interviews is scheduled for July 24 in Wageningen

Procedure
As part of our selection process, an assessment may be incorporated within the procedure

Equal opportunities
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) employs a large number of people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who inspire and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organisation and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment.

Specifications

  • Policy and staff
  • Economics
  • max. 32 hours per week
  • €3166—€4520 per month
  • Higher professional education
  • P1542028-1

Employer

Wageningen University & Research

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Droevendaalsesteeg, 6708 PB, Wageningen

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Application procedure

For more information about the procedure, please contact Jouke van Oostenbrugge, Corporate recruiter, via recruitment.ssg@wur.nl.

Do you want to apply?
You can apply directly using the apply button on the vacancy page on our website which will allow us to process your personal information with your approval.

This vacancy will be listed up to and including July 8th, 2024. We have reserved dates for job interviews, with the first interviews taking place on July 15 in The Hague or July 18 in Wageningen. The second round of interviews is scheduled for July 24 in Wageningen

Procedure
As part of our selection process, an assessment may be incorporated within the procedure

Equal opportunities
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) employs a large number of people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who inspire and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organisation and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment.

Application procedure

Application procedure

For more information about the procedure, please contact Jouke van Oostenbrugge, Corporate recruiter, via recruitment.ssg@wur.nl.

Do you want to apply?
You can apply directly using the apply button on the vacancy page on our website which will allow us to process your personal information with your approval.

This vacancy will be listed up to and including July 8th, 2024. We have reserved dates for job interviews, with the first interviews taking place on July 15 in The Hague or July 18 in Wageningen. The second round of interviews is scheduled for July 24 in Wageningen

Procedure
As part of our selection process, an assessment may be incorporated within the procedure

Equal opportunities
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) employs a large number of people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who inspire and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organisation and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment.

Make sure to apply no later than 8 Jul 2024 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).