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Supplier Quality Engineer

De Lier, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands€3,000 - €4,500 per monthProduction & Logistics

Job description

Be part of our growth and become our new Supplier Quality Engineer

Your future ecosystem

The Supply Chain Engineering department has a strong focus on optimally organizing the Supply Chain and ensuring product quality and delivery reliability. The majority of our products are developed by our Research & Development in close collaboration with development partners and are externally produced by our suppliers.

Between Rotterdam and The Hague, you find the greenhouse capital of the world: “Het Westland”, where our campus is located in De Lier. A region with great economic impact to the Netherlands as the second food exporting country, right after the US. In these 100 square kilometers, Priva was founded in the fifties and is still a family business. We emerged from our knowledge in climate control in glasshouses, but we expanded our knowledge to Building Automation.

We enable horticulture to become predictable & scalable and help to grow a profitable crop almost everywhere. By being the most reliable and innovative process automation business partner and offering leading-edge technology and services, we support our customers to realize their business plans and meet their targets.

Priva started as a hardware company and transformed into an innovative software company that grew to become the global market leader in horticulture. Our next step is to conquer the digital domain and become a digital service provider, selling subscriptions to "climate as a service". We enable horticulture to become predictable and scalable and help to grow a profitable crop almost everywhere.

We are proud to be working with over 600 colleagues, in 16 international branch offices divided over 12 countries together with over 400 international installation partners to deliver our sustainable solutions and services in more than 100 countries.

How you add value

As a Supplier Quality Engineer, you are the technical point of contact for our suppliers, and your role comprises three main tasks.

Within product development trajectories, you work closely with Research and development, the purchasers, and your suppliers. You immerse yourself in the technical operation and structure of the new product and focus on Design-For-Manufacturing, logistic setup, and product packaging, and along with your colleagues, you organize the Supply Chain. A LEAN production and distribution process and the setup of the quality process are important components for you.

For implementing necessary product changes, you are the intermediary between the supplier and our R&D. These product changes can originate from the suppliers or our R&D and can be technical or functional in nature or stem from improving product quality. Furthermore, you oversee the impact on the setup of the Supply Chain and various quality controls. For phasing out a product within Life Cycle Management, you work closely with Logistics to efficiently reduce inventories and adjustments in our back office system.

To ensure product quality, you analyze data from our incoming goods process for new deliveries and from the return process of defective products from the market. You work closely with Customer Support and initiate and guide improvement processes at both R&D and suppliers. To ensure a well-functioning Supply Chain, you analyze reports and participate in audits based on the QLTC principle.

Job requirements

Who you are

We are looking for a self-starting, structured and communicative strong Supplier Quality Engineer. Furthermore, we will read your resume to find:

  • Educational background in Mechanical Engineering;
  • At least 2 years of experience in a similar role within a technical environment;
  • Experience with technical administration within an ERP system;
  • Fluent in Dutch and English. Currently living in the Netherlands.

What you get

In numbers:

• A gross salary based on your experience in the range of € 3.000,- and € 4.500,- based on 40 hours a week;

• We find a healthy work-life balance important: flexible working hours combined with 30 vacation days a year and the option to buy more;

• 8% holiday allowance;

• Travel allowance of € 0,23/km with a daily maximum of 240 kilometers or fully reimbursed public transport costs;

For your own sustainability:

• Be secured with our pension plan;

• Feel engaged and join our participation plan;

• Keep on learning with your personal education possibilities and budget;

• Be happy and fit by using our healthy cafeteria, our free on-premises fitness where you can participate in CrossFit, Pilates and Spinning classes or play table tennis or table football.

Our values

Priva's mission is to create an optimal environment where people can work, grow and develop. We offer worldwide solutions for horticulture and building automation. Our ambition is to be known as the leading technology and service provider for sustainable urban deltas. We are proud that our solutions result in lower consumption of natural resources and contribute to some of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Our culture is built around our core values; sustainable, innovation, make it happen and human. In our latest employment survey, our colleagues mainly described our culture as: open, ambitious, innovative, friendly, committed, informal, flexible and down to earth. We aim to be a dynamic, fast-paced, flat and informal organization, where our colleagues have the space to grow and develop.

We believe that in order to be successful, it is important to include people with different perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. Every day, we continue to build our open culture with people who are driven to turn our vision into reality, regardless of who they love, where they are from, or what they believe in. We encourage and celebrate people to voice their opinions and be their authentic selves.


Does this make you smile, and do you see yourself as our new Supplier Quality Engineer? Apply below or contact us for more information. We’ll get back to you within two weeks, we are keen to get to know you!