(Senior) Quality Release Officer - Haarlem

Vacancy information

Publication date:January 06 2021
Employment type: Permanent
Sector: Pharmaceutical
Function Group: Quality/RA

Function Group: Quality/RA / QA Officer


For an international pharmaceutical organisation, we are looking for a (Senior) Quality Release Officer. The Quality Assurance department ensures that all the products are produced, processed, tested, packaged, stored, and distributed according to very high-quality standards as well as the applicable rules and laws. By creating close collaboration between the in-house manufacturing facilities and external partners and suppliers, we ensure a global manufacturing network dedicated to providing validated and reliable delivery to customers and patients around the world.


As a (Senior) Quality Release Officer, reporting to the Quality Release Manager, you are responsible for:

  • Supporting departments in implementing changes to guidelines
  • Investigating the direction and support of deviation
  • Checking and authorising GMP documents, such as SOP’s qualification / validation documentation and change control documentation
  • Contributing to a growing quality awareness within the business environment of the production location in Haarlem, propagating the quality system
  • Quality within different systems
  • Participating in the introduction of new products, within these projects you are responsible for the quality aspects
  • Quality Assurance responsibilities for a number of products
  • Reviewing and approving artwork, components bill of materials and bulk bill of materials
  • Prepare regulatory compliance activities, such as registered country table management, QP statements, and analysis certificates
  • Assessing quality standards and setting up the correct software systems (GLIMS and SAP)
  • Participating in projects as a representative of quality


The ideal candidate has the following profile:

  • HBO / WO pharmaceutical, process engineering or chemical background, supplemented with 3 years of relevant work experience in the field of quality
  • You have gained this experience as a Quality Assurance Officer, Quality Release Officer or similar and you have experience with GMP
  • Experience with (setting up) SAP and LIMS is an advantage
  • Experience with packaging technology is an advantage
  • Experience with registration of medicines is an advantage
  • Persuasiveness and result-oriented
  • Accurate, flexible, and independent
  • Good communication skills in both the Dutch and English language


The organisation can offer you:

The opportunity to work together on health in an international working environment with dedicated colleagues. You are given the freedom to develop yourself and to show who you are. You can also count on attractive terms of employment:

  • A competitive salary of 50k – 70K based on experience
  • 35.5 vacation days
  • 8% holiday allowance and 3% year-end bonus
  • Incentive plan
  • An excellent pension
  • Free use of the gym
  • Travel allowance
  • Different training modules


If you are interested in this job, or in similar ones, please feel free to contact me directly.

Daniel Donker
Principal Consultant | Biotech & Pharma




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