Manager Quality Nordics

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As ZEISS is currently increasing its focus on meeting the highest quality standards, they are establishing a new role as Manager Quality Nordics. You will have a large extent of freedom in shaping the role in order to meet the expectations of the organisation, and prioritize the most urgent tasks.  The Manager Quality Nordics will report directly to the Management Board and be part of the extended management team. You will also train and support managers in taking their Work Environment responsibility.

About the position

  • Responsibility as the Managements Quality representative of ZEISS Nordics
  • Responsible for the maintenance, further development, control, evaluation, as well as reporting on the performance and effectiveness of the ZEISS Management System (MS) of ZEISS Nordics
  • Report directly to the Management Board on matters relating to the management system and quality management. In this position, you are the local “Management System Officer” for ZEISS Nordics and all its sites, even if you are not a member of the Management Board in the company law sense.
  • Quality Case management and tracking in conjunction with the BGs
  • Lead improvement projects with focus on process & systems improvements/adoption and customer satisfaction
  • Drive and control the complaint handling process
  • Identify updates in the ZEISS QM system, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 17025 and implement for ZEISS Nordics
  • Take part in regular Quality meetings with all BGs
  • Inform Nordic organization in updates of new needs and progress in Quality topics
  • Guiding Extended Management in need of additional Quality system implementations & improvements
  • Execute internal and support external audits at all Nordic sites/ departments



  • Member of the Nordic Extended Management team.
  • Act accordingly to the ZEISS Leadership principles.
  • Be the overall sponsor of quality systems thinking and systematic continuous improvement in the company and motivate, influence the organization to promote it.



  • Agree targets and plan the ongoing work in short and long term with direct supervisor.
  • Plan and drive work within area of responsibility to deliver targets
  • Plan Audits for ZEISS Nordics and External audits aligned with Q Mgmt at ZEISS AG.
  • Plan yearly Mgmt review and all quality related continuous improvement activities



  • As needed and in agreement with Direct Supervisor, take responsibility for other tasks within the area of competence.
  • Understand the company strategy and culture


Compliance with Corporate guidelines

  • To follow corporate guidelines such as Processes, Use of templates, Compliance, Code of Conduct, Sustainablity and Quality standards ISO 9001:200, ISO 14001 and ISO 17025
  • Assume the rights and obligations arising from the relevant legal requirements with respect to the management system and all applicable documents of ZEISS Management System.


About you

You have a background from working with Quality in a larger organisation, and are able to quickly grasp the complexity of how Quality applies to all parts of the business. You enjoy working with continuous improvements and shape state of the art Quality focus throughout the organization.  Extensive knowledge with ISO 9001 is required and a background with ISO 13485, ISO 14001 and ISO 17025 is a plus.

Personal skills:

  • Good communicator in written and oral communication
  • Highly structured and supportive
  • Observant, high level of detail focus and proactive
  • Interested in Quality and continuous improvements


To apply

We are looking forward to receiving your application as soon as possible. For more information about the position, please contact Daniel Kremer  Moveup Consulting AB, 0733 – 87 27 24.

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About the company

With 35,000 employees, ZEISS is one of the global leaders in the optical and optoelectronic industries and has been contributing to technological progress for 175 years. ZEISS develops and distributes lithography optics, measuring technology, microscopes, medical technology, eyeglass lenses, camera and cine lenses, binoculars and planetarium technology. Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company now has its headquarters in Oberkochen in southwest Germany. Carl Zeiss AG is fully owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation (Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung). ZEISS Nordics, which includes Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, has about 175 employees.

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