QMS Co-ordinator

  • Permanent
  • Anywhere

About the role

As QMS Coordinator you are in charge of the Quality Management System and all related projects.

It is your responsibility to assure all audits on site are managed properly so the plant is compliant to legislation and assuring Kuraray’s standards live up to the functional requirements as defined in the scope. In order to achieve this, you will coordinate dedicated (management) meetings and motivate your stakeholders to participate in quality related assignments.

You will be based in our production plant in Zwijndrecht (Antwerp), Belgium.

In this role you report to the Senior TS Lab Engineer who is responsible for the Antwerp Technical Center and Quality Assurance

Your internal peers are the Production Engineers, QC Engineers, SHE manager, Lean coordinator.


  • In charge of the Document management system of the site
  • Prepare, facilitate and follow up Quality related assignments, such as:
    • Yearly external audits
    • Internal audits
    • pFMEA
    • Stakeholder and Context Analysis
    • Management Review
    • Customer Specific Requirements
  • Follow up on Quality Assurance related activities
  • Provide support and expertise towards your peers

Requirements; Skills & competences:

You hold a Master’s degree in engineering and you possess first-hand experience in a number of aspects within the domain of Quality, either from a quality contractor background or from an end customer position in a sector that is familiar with ISO 9001 and IATF 16949.

Kuraray is looking for an open-minded team player that is willing to deal with the challenges and opportunities that a growing organization and production facility brings.

  • Planning and organizing: you have a talent to combine multiple assignments at the same time and prioritize your activities as needed for the situation at hand.
  • Communication: you manage to build good contacts (internal and external) and you can easily communicate with your peers as well as with customers and if required government staff.
  • People management: you understand the role each team member plays in order to achieve the business goals and you ensure that everyone can perform at their best.
  • Prioritizing & Structure: you can bring structure and have a straight forward approach in pinpointing and tackling the highest needs first.
  • Analytical and process focused: you enjoy a well-documented environment and want to take the lead in maintaining the highest standards possible.

 About the company:

Kuraray / EVAL Europe, located in Antwerp, is manufacturing and selling EVOH (ethylene vinyl-alcohol copolymer) resin under trademark EVAL™.  EVAL Europe is fully owned subsidiary of Kuraray (Japan – employing 10,000+ people globally) and world leader and trendsetter in EVOH production, development and sales. EVAL™ is one of Kuraray’s core businesses and is produced globally in Europe, America and Asia-Pacific.

EVAL™ (EVOH) polymers are characterized by their unique gas barrier properties and excellent extrusion processability.  High technological innovation has led to an extended range of different grades of EVAL™ resins for food packaging, building & construction, automotive and industrial applications.  EVOH is a material capable of replacing non-recyclable polymers in many applications, making final products using EVOH recyclable and in this way live up to requirements of circular economy requirements the future brings.

The innovative high-tech production plant in Antwerp started up in 1999 supplying the European, Middle Eastern and African markets with EVAL™ resin and has currently more than tripled the initial production capacity in order to meet the EVAL market demand.

From a people-perspective, a unique feature is that the EVAL Europe team is highly entrepreneurial – supporting initiative and creativity – while obviously remaining compliant to the expectations stakeholders have in terms of safety, engineering standards and high customer expectations.

In recent years, an investment program has been started with the purpose of making the plant fit for  circular economy application and producing EVOH that is recycle-ready.

Our offer

Kuraray is a growing and dynamic organization based on the following principles: respect for the individual, co-operation to common goals and creation of values.

As an QMS Coordinator, you will be part of a highly challenging work environment and you will become part of an enthusiastic team of professionals of all ages and backgrounds. You will get the opportunity to build a long-term career within a successful team.

In return we offer an excellent salary package that includes extralegal benefits and a company car. You’ll have the benefits of working for an international company that provides full support for training and development. Kuraray respects their Human Capital and strives for a balanced work-life for all employees, we give executive staff the option to work from home up to 3 days a week.

Together with the Senior TS Lab Engineer you have the opportunity to further develop and systemize the Quality Assurance strategy for the future as well. You have the autonomy to fulfill your responsibilities in the way you assess most suitable.

For more detailed information on this vacancy, please contact our recruitment partner Liesbeth Eynatten from Flowtec Solutions.

+32 (0) 468 07 18 81

[email protected]

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