Manager quality and business improvement

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For our companies Demcon production and Demcon metal injection moulding we are looking for a pragmatic and motivating manager quality and business improvement, with experience in a strictly regulated industrial environment.


As Demcon we are working on technological solutions to social challenges. We do this by developing, manufacturing and supplying high-quality technology and innovative products.

Demcon production (DP) specializes in the industrialization and assembly of complex mechatronic products and systems for demanding markets such as medical and high-tech systems.

Demcon metal injection moulding (DMIM) specializes in the metal injection moulding process, a modern production technique that offers great potential for the design and production of complex, metal parts.

Both companies are located in Enschede.

What are you going to do?

As manager quality and business improvement you lead a team of 4 quality (lead) engineers.

You will report directly to the managing director of Demcon production with a functional reporting line towards the manager corporate QA/RA and manager corporate HSE. You will be part of the management teams of DP and DMIM.


  • Primary representative for both companies, externally and internally, for all matters related to quality;
  • Ensure that the quality management system remains compliant with external certification requirements and any relevant internal group policies and procedures;
  • Lead and manage systems related to corrective and preventive actions (CAPAs), ensure these are implemented and closed out within agreed time scales;
  • Lead and manage appropriate systems related to customer feedback;
  • Act as primary liaison for all external and internal audits;
  • Lead and manage the cross-functional business improvement program;
  • Assess, monitor and implement appropriate Key Performance Indicators for the business;
  • Ensuring all activities and undertaken in accordance with corporate HSE policy and practices.

What do you bring?

  • Bachelor degree in a technical direction.
  • Managerial experience in the field of quality management. Experience with ISO 9001, ISO13485 and preferably ISO45001.
  • Experienced in continuous improvement methodologies (policy deployment, 8D, root cause analysis, risk management, etc.). Preferably certified lean black belt with some knowledge of six sigma.
  • Preferably experience in a regulated industrial environment (e.g. medical, high-tech, defence) in combination with new product introduction.
  • Strong leader. Hands-on mentality. Persuasive and able to influence effectively. Focussed on team and personal development.
  • Strong communication skills at different levels and able to build bridges between the department and other disciplines.
  • Good command of the Dutch and English languages, both oral and written.

What do we offer you?

At Demcon we value a nice workplace. For example, we have good coffee and there is free fresh fruit waiting for you every week.

Furthermore, you can count on, among other things:

  • A good, market-based salary;
  • 31 days off and 8% vacation allowance;
  • A good pension plan at Zwitserleven;
  • The opportunity to follow training and courses through the Demcon Academy so you can further develop your knowledge;
  • A laptop and telephone from work;
  • Bicycle plan;
  • Active personnel association (monthly activities such as drinks and an annual Demcon weekend) and annual sporting events.

Do you have any questions about this position?

Do you have any questions about this position? We will be happy to answer them. Call to Marcel Damen (managing director) or Isabelle Dewulf (corporate HR manager) at +31 (0)88 – 115 20 00.

Have we aroused your interest for the position of manager quality and business improvement? Then we look forward to receiving your cv. You can apply via the application button.

Acquisition based on this advertisement is not appreciated.

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application procedure.

Does this vacancy appeal to you and are you curious about the application process? This goes as follows:

1. Apply
You have applied! We will discuss it internally and respond as soon as possible.
2. Phone call
We got acquainted briefly and want to get to know each other better.
3. First call
See if there is a match from both sides and if the expectations are correct.
4. Second call
We investigate a possible collaboration more closely.
5. Offer
We both see the match! Let’s make you a suitable proposal.
6. Contract
Your response to the offer is positive. We are going to finalize the collaboration!