• 14 oktober 2019
  • Vacaturennummer lv-71783
Grodan Logo Grodan, as an integral part of the Rockwool Group, focuses on the professional horticultural sector. The company supplies growers with innovative cultivation solutions that consist of clean and controllable stone wool substrate, advice and support services. This environmentally friendly cultivation method provides higher yields and better quality as well as savings in nutrients, water and energy. The solutions provided by Grodan are used in vegetable and flower cultivation. Grodan is active in over 60 countries worldwide. The head office is located in Roermond, the Netherlands.


Can you ensure top quality across factories, products and systems? Do you have quality experience in production set-up and also in analyzing and solving quality complaints. Ready for a next step in your international career? Check the challenge below!

The more you know, the better you grow
By making it possible to grow on stone wool, Grodan played a foundational role in sustainable horticulture. Throughout our 50 year history we’ve worked continuously to advance this way of growing and have since enabled our customers to grow in the most efficient and sustainable way possible. We do this by helping our customers reduce the use of valuable resources like water, space and nutrients and at the same time achieve better yields and quality. Grodan believes in bringing the most innovative solutions to market and as a testament to that we have recently launched a new software platform that integrates greenhouse data and provides growers better cultivation insights. You will be part of the Grodan Supply Chain department, with 3 colleagues in Quality in Roermond and report to the Supply Chain Director.

Your challenge
Your overall objective is to ensure optimal quality management and on-going improvement of product quality for all Grodan products produced by Rockwool/Grodan – in the Netherlands, Poland, Canada and Russia. This includes 3rd party supplies used in Grodan products. In overview your primary tasks will be to:
  • Complaint handling, including individual complaint handling (for quality complaints), reporting & analysis, agreeing on countermeasures, follow up, judgement and communication to sales.
  • Quality System; maintain the documented system, perform internal audits, support external audits, maintain ISO 9001:2015.
  • Specifications; ensure customer requirements are translated into specifications, harmonize between factories, initiate continuous improvements.
  • Projects; carry out quality improvement projects and support major (investment-) projects on quality matters.
A vital part of your road to success is based on your co-operation with a wide number of stakeholders and especially with our Product Manager & Supply Chain Managers. In this job you are expected to visit the producing factories at least 2 times per year (10-15%).

Your profile
You have a technical degree at minim HBO/B.Sc. level and several years’ experience from working with quality management within industrial companies known for their strong QA culture and practice. As such, you have a solid understanding of systems and processes in a production setup. On a personal level creating measurable results motivates you, and you have the overview, analytical skills and passion to reach your ambitious goals – without compromising the high-level ethical standards and values in Grodan. As you will be working in a complex international organization, you will also need all of your communication, cooperation and stakeholder management skills. This requires an open and pragmatic attitude across cultural and professional differences – and the ability to understand a given situation from different angles. Finally, you must have a solid command of English, written and spoken.

Best of both worlds!
We offer you a challenging role within a professional and ambitious company with high quality innovative products, systems and services. There is plenty of room for entrepreneurship and the communication lines are short.

If you recognize yourself in this profile and challenge, we kindly invite you to apply, using the button below. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our recruiter Jacky Timmermans via jacky.timmermans@rockwool.com