Quality Systems Manager

Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs

"Quality is vital for a medical device company, and our team has a direct impact on improvements within the company."

Joep about his position at Medtronic

Quite recently, I moved into a Europe Middle East & Africa (EMEA) role as a Quality Systems Manager. In this role, I am responsible for setting up regional market and logistical quality processes and I am managing a team of six quality specialists who support the EMEA region with the setup and implementation of quality processes.

Joep's education and career path

I have I a Master of Science degree in International Business as well as a master’s in Health Policy, Economics and Management. I started at Medtronic as an associate quality engineer in 2011 and I have gradually moved into more senior roles, like a team leader role and not too long ago into a manager’s position.

What I like most in my current job

What I enjoy most in my role, is the fact that we work with a very knowledgeable team. Together, we find solutions to improve our quality system. As a team, we have a direct impact on improvements within the company. Quality for a medical device company is so vital, it is nice to represent this department and be part of the bigger wheel of serving our patients.

What I like about working for Medtronic

The inspiring mission which drives us all, makes me proud to work for Medtronic. I like the feeling of working for a big company that adds value to society.

My most memorable experiences at Medtronic

Attending my first patient event seven years ago, where you could really see what the impact of Medtronic is on the life of an individual patient. This really made a huge impression on me.