Senior Supplier Quality Engineer

  • Inkoop
  • Gorinchem

About Us

At Damen Workboats our goal is to develop, design and construct a portfolio of tugs, dredgers or workboats in the most effective and efficient manner, primarily based on series production of smart-customized standard designs.

Damen Workboats offers a range of innovative, standardized and smart-customized designs. These fulfil current and developing market demands, with well-balanced levels of quality, service, price and delivery time thereby providing optimal solutions for our clients.

Quality of our products and services is of utmost importance for Damen Workboats. Our mission is to deliver sustainable value to our clients, with reliable and durable maritime solutions. Development of our vessels is the result of customer focus, market orientation, and technical know-how. Building of our vessels focusses on operational excellence, safety, efficiency, and doing things first-time-right. Damen stands for entrepreneurship, craftmanship, stewardship, and fellowship; these values are reflected in our products and in how we work at Workboats. We operate as one team, and we stimulate everyone at Workboats to constantly improve products, processes, and personal skills.

The Role

In your role as Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) you will be responsible for setting up, analyzing, monitoring, reporting and guiding the Quality performance of our Suppliers. This in such a way that Continuous Improvement is fact based and the Cost of poor Quality is visible and in control throughout the whole Supply Chain. The work field is within our whole International Supply Chain.

Key Accountabilities

In this role you will be:

  • Setting up with our Supply Chain team a supplier management system for selection, defining requirements, following on performance, escalations and continuous improvement;
  • Taking ownership and actively participating in the solution of Supplier Quality issues;
  • Striving for and promoting a Data Driven approach to problem solving with the usage of Root Cause Analysis tools;
  • Setting up, Maintaining and effectively using the Suppliers Scorecard Process to drive performance improvement;
  • Implementing and managing continuous improvement programs with our suppliers to drive measurable and lasting improvements;
  • Implementing and managing a measurable Supplier Audit program/assessment (incl ad hoc process audits)

Skills & Experience

To be successful in this role you bring:

  • A Bachelors degree in Engineering (electrical, mechanical, industrial) or equivalent experience;
  • Green or Black Belt / Lean Six Sigma experience including tooling (e.g. SPC, FMEA, 8D;
  • A minimum of 10 years experience in manufacturing or supply chain management in a complex and dynamic technical environment;
  • Self-directed, confident and analytical logical thinking and people person;
  • A good oral and written command of both Dutch and English;
  • Enthusiasm and good communication and presentation skills;
  • Strong analytical capabilities by using e.g. Lean Six Sigma tools;
  • The ability to act on one moment as a coach and at another as a judge based on facts;
  • The ability to travel internationally on a regular base.

What we offer

We want to make sure you are a successful Supplier Quality Engineer, so we will support you to develop yourself in this position. We are a growing organization where innovation is the driving force. Entrepreneurship is in our DNA, and that’s why we continue to grow and innovate and offer plenty of opportunities. All you have to do is grab them.

We offer you:

  • Personal guidance, freedom, varied work and a work environment where your opinion counts;
  • An excellent benefits package tailored to your experience and education level; With a Salary rising to €6.831,-
  • A dynamic international working environment focusing on technology and innovation;
  • An open, informal, no-nonsense culture with short communication lines;
  • An active social environment in terms of business culture, events and sports. An assessment and pre-employment screening could be part of the selection procedure


For further information, please get in touch with Michiel Daamen via 06-29422744

Dienstverband: Vast
Uren: Full-Tmie
Opleidingsniveau: HBO
Carriereniveau: Senior
Trefwoorden: Shipbuilding, SQE, Supplier Management, Quality Performance, Supplier Audits