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Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.  


Senior Lab Technician Microbiology 


As a Senior Lab Technician Microbiology Quality Testing, you will be performing quality testing activities in our laboratory in Bergschenhoek. The overall responsibility is managing day to day activities and securing our data defensibility. You will also be supporting continuous improvement projects and ensuring implementation of test changes through Management of Change procedures. You will work in close collaboration with the other Lab Technicians and your Lab Coordinator. You will report the lab performance to your direct management and propose improvement opportunities.


Your team

Your Team is passionate for Quality and feels the need for optimization and empowerment. We will be looking for an optimal team composition to ensure customer satisfaction and future developments. The great thing is that you will work in a diverse team, get a lot of freedom in your job and will be interacting with the Global Bayer community.


Your tasks and responsibilities.

  • Perform laboratory activities and service assignments together with corresponding administrative work based on short to medium term planning
  • Perform continuous improvement projects and ensure correct administration
  • The employee is responsible for compliance with regulation regarding quality- and phytosanitary policies
  • Carrying out various tasks to maintain the quality of equipment and quality certification
  • Proactive approach towards process improvement
  • Supporting and/or supervising co-laboratory workers during execution of activities
  • Train co-laboratory workers when a Management Of Change has occurred
  • Secure a safe, compliant and positive work environment which is compliant with all HSE, Business Conduct and HR.

Who you are.

You are ambitious and have a customer-minded attitude. You can keep your head cool, define your priorities and keep track of all ongoing matters. Special attention goes to the soft skills, you are comfortable in situations where you need to take the lead and make decisions. You will follow up on your tasks and are able to bring structure where needed.

  • HBO (Higher Profession Education and Training) knowledge and intellectual capacity and/or MBO Level 4 (Senior Secondary Vocational Education) with proven experience.
  • Domain knowledge:
    • Quality organization and processes
    • Customer centric mindset
    • Demonstrates care and concern for stakeholders and team
    • Leading in continuous improvement
    • Agile to work in cross functional environment and cooperatively with others
    • Results oriented and cost conscious
  • QMS and HSE:
    • Apply approved Standard Operation Procedure
    • Apply NAL/ISO, Phytosanitary and Safety rules to all sample flows in the lab
    • Provide the right results at first time
    • Ensure result availability in SAP on time
  • Soft skills:
    • Excellent relationship and networking skills
    • Ability to work in a Team based environment
    • Excellent communication in Dutch and English, written and verbal
    • Strong feeling of responsibility, flexible attitude and mentality to finalize work
    • Take ownership of your tasks and will inform the senior level in case something goes wrong
  • Technical skills:
    • Quality Testing knowledge and mastery in sample management tools
    • Experience with SAP and Microsoft Office applications
    • Subject Matter Expert in Microbiological testing activities
    • Point of contact for test technical issues


Key working relations

  • Lab Technician Quality Testing
  • Lab Coordinator Quality Testing
  • Support & Compliance
  • Planning & Reporting
  • OnePSS


What Bayer offers you
At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.
Bayer Crop Science employees benefit from good employment conditions, such as:

  • Excellent competitive salary.
  • An additional 8,33% holiday allowance and a yearly bonus.
  • 25 days of annual leave.
  • A good pension.
  • Plenty of challenges and opportunities to learn and to develop yourself.
  • An inspiring and demanding setting. 
  • (International) career opportunities.
  • An informal and friendly atmosphere.


Interested in this position?
Reach out to us by sending us your cv and motivation letter by clicking the ‘Apply’ button! In case of any questions you can contact Jose van de Beek:

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