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Vice President Quality

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Date: Mar 11, 2019

Location: Alken, BE Altdorf, BE Altdorf, BE Altdorf, BE Alken, BE Altdorf, BE

Company: Datwyler

The Sealing Solutions division is a leading supplier of custom sealing solutions to global industry segments, such as the health care, automotive, consumer goods, oil and gas, general industries, as well as civil engineering. We are always looking for talented, highly qualified employees at all levels of our organization. Datwyler offers the opportunity to join exciting industries and to be part of a highly esteemed brand. From production staff to client advisors, from technology experts to design engineers, from China to Mexico: at Datwyler, our employees will experience diversity in a way that only an international company can provide. We focus on helping talents reach their full potential – professionally and personally. Our working environment is shaped by our values and beliefs: we are entrepreneurs, we bring value to our customers, we excel in what we do and we have respect for others. With more than 20 global operating sites and more than 7,000 employees, Datwyler Sealing Solutions generates an annual revenue of approximately CHF 900 million.



Drive innovation through the Quality division as Global Lead

Datwyler Sealing Solutions, one of the world’s leading component suppliers, is looking for their new head of the Global Quality division. A role to initiate an innovative the Quality strategy with international collaboration and decisional power.

About the role


Global Quality Lead – People Management – Continuous Improvement

  • You act as the main representative on Global Quality matters and drive a proactive, agile and innovative quality strategy with a continuous look on process improvements.
  • You develop, implement and maintain a global process oriented Quality Management System based on corporate strategy, customer needs and international standards and regulations.
  • You oversee the department’s day-to-day operations, define human resource needs and ensure training and development of the team.
  • You define and introduce Quality related Key Performance Indicators while translating the strategy in key projects and objectives.
  • You define global processes for all manufacturing sites worldwide and monitor performance to assure a decent implementation of the processes.
  • You participate in conferences, customer meetings and relevant quality, technical and trade organizations while proactively following and reviewing trends in quality.
  • You promote a company-wide understanding of the key elements related to the Quality management system via ongoing training for employees.
  • You build a good internal and external network with e.g. the Datwyler sites, global functions,  customers, suppliers and certification body.
  • You participate in the Management Team with the other Vice Presidents to represent the Quality department.
  • You work from the Belgian (Alken) or Swiss (Altdorf) office while traveling around the world about 50% of your time.
  • You report to the CEO of Datwyler Sealing Solutions.


Global leading role – World’s leading manufacturer – Freedom to innovate

  • You join one of the world’s leading component suppliers active for over more than 100 years.
  • You take the lead in the global Quality strategy and build forward on an already implemented and innovative Quality Management System.
  • You work closely together with the Executive Management and deal with a very capable and autonomous senior team of Quality professionals.
  • You operate in a global working environment. You will meet people from many different cultures, countries and continents.

Your profile


  • You hold a (technical) Master’s degree and preferably add a post-graduate business qualification (e.g. MBA) to this.
  • You ideally have significant experience in the automotive and/or health care industry with at least 5 years in an international managing quality role.
  • You have thorough knowledge of International quality management system standards (preferably related to the Healthcare and Automotive industries), Problem Solving and Continuous Improvement tools.
  • You are attracted to the “quality of the future” and are an inspiring and coaching leader to share your vision to your team and the entire organization.
  • You are fluent in English.

We look forward to hearing from you


We are working in collaboration with Mercuri Urval, specialists in Executive Search, Professional Recruitment and Talent Advisory.

Please send your CV and cover letter through ( BE-04927).  For additional information please contact Maxim Swinnen via  or +32 11 28 78 28.

We are working in collaboration with Mercuri Urval, specialists in Executive Search, Professional Recruitment and Talent Advisory.

Please send your CV and cover letter through ( BE-04927).  For additional information please contact Maxim Swinnen via  or +32 11 28 78 28.


We Offer a Diverse and Global Working Environment
As a globally operating company, Datwyler offers a broad spectrum of job profiles and career opportunities. We offer ambitious individuals who approach their task with dedication and enthusiasm the right environment to excel and grow. This gives every employee the opportunity to influence the way we work. At Datwyler, we enable our employees to bring their talent to a global context and grow it steadily over time. Our employees are therefore at the very heart of Datwyler – we interact with respect, trust and loyalty. Mutual consideration and appreciation are key.