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Breda HBO Secondment via YER, Temp-to-perm
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Quality & Safety

QA Associate

Breda Quality & Safety Pharmaceutical HBO Secondment via YER, Temp-to-perm


Breda Pharmaceutical HBO Secondment via YER, Temp-to-perm
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Quality & Safety
About this vacancy

We are looking for an Associate QA for an international pharmaceutical company based in Breda.

In this role you will be part of the Product Complaint Inspection team.


  • Perform QA assessments in support of complaint investigations by means of product inspections. (e.g. Reserve sample inspection, Return sample inspection and Safety Features verification)
  • Perform triage on received product complaint units and if required support process for shipment of the return units to external (Amgen) sites
  • Partner with corporate product quality surveillance, assessors from other Amgen sites and contracted partners to resolve tasks in product complaint investigations
  • Prepare monthly departmental metrics
  • Assist in Amgen Breda projects and improvement efforts as needed

The company is one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. The company is a values-based company, deeply rooted in science and innovation to transform new ideas and discoveries into medicines for patients with serious illnesses.

Doing the right thing is central to our mission to serve patients. At the company, doing the right thing means more than just following our compliance policies. It also means truly living the companies values – being ethical, trusting and respecting each other, ensuring quality and being science-based.

The company fosters a culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging. Our Diversity is a representation of everything that makes our staff unique, including gender, ethnicity, age, religion and thought. Our Inclusion is involving and empowering our staff and our Belonging is valuing the inherent worth and dignity of staff, so they feel authentic, safe and invited to thrive at work.

YER Technology offers you the possibility to join as Engineering Professional and to combine challenging assignments with extensive application and career guidance. The following conditions are applicable for this role:

  • Salary of €3400 - €3750
  • 25 holidays per year and the option to buy more holidays
  • A temporary or permanent contract with YER
  • The possibility to join (y)our client directly after one year
  • Travel expense reimbursement
  • Good pension scheme according to STIPP
  • Every hour of overtime will be compensated
  • Free Dutch classes
  • Personal career coaching from our occupational psychologists
  • Broad technical and softs skills training opportunities
  • A Service Desk ready to answer all your practical questions


The knowledge and skills necessary to perform the duties of this position are typically acquired through the following combination of education, experience and knowledge, or the equivalent.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences or related field or the equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  • Typically, a half year of related experience.
  • Fluent in English language.

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience with pharmaceutical industry


  • Logical and linear analytical skills to evaluate and interpret complex situations/problems using multiple sources of information.
  • Understanding and application of principles, concepts, theories and standards of technical/scientific field
  • Accurate mindset and eye for detail
  • Keeps overview but also deep dives when appropriate
  • Effective communication skills at multiple levels and areas (inside and outside of Quality).
  • Good attention to detail and sufficient writing skills.
  • Good decision making skills and ability to apply risk-based approach.
  • Teamplayer, constructively working together towards solutions. 

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Initial interview

If the fit is right on both sides, there will be a first-round interview with your potential new employer in the next two weeks.

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Follow-up interview(s)

Depending on the process, the consultant will invite you to the next round(s) of interviews and possibly an assessment center.

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If you are selected for the position, you will receive an attractive job offer. We will be happy to advise you on realistic terms of employment.

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