Certification Decision Maker

SGS Group Belgium




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Company Description

At SGS, you can choose. First of all, out of our various vacancies. However, SGS also gives you another choice. Do you choose to expand or to enrich? We are not only looking for colleagues who can go in to depths of their discipline. We are equally as much looking for colleagues who we call ‘connectors’, people who can connect our diversity to our services. To each other. And this way, enrich our business.

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. We’re also the benchmark worldwide for quality and integrity. And that makes us very proud. This can only happen thanks to almost 100 000 colleagues worldwide, with more than 1750 employees in Belgium only. Our employees give 110% of themselves every day, divided over all expertises, branches and cultures. Our coworkers build their own way inside the company, the services and the expertise.

Job Description

We are currently looking for a Final Reviewer/Certification Decision Maker for the SGS Notified Body 1639 in Antwerp.

The main responsibilities will be to provide third party certification review and decision prior to certificate issue in line with SGS policies and procedures and support Notified Body activities.

You establish:

  • whether the audit (assessment) activity has adequately covered all relevant SGS management system aspects and processes (as well as all relevant the technical documentation reviews)
  • whether the audit (assessment) activity has been conducted by a team with appropriate competence
  • that the certification recommendation is consistent with the documented audit findings

Furthermore you ensure that all Notified Body procedures have been complied with and the appropriate documentation completed satisfactorily and guard that the technical review activities have been carried out satisfactorily prior to making a final decision as to whether a certificate should be issued. You enable delivery of client certificates promptly whilst maintaining the integrity of NoBo1639 and SGS Belgium NV.

In this challenge you remain informed of certification, accreditation and regulatory requirements and provide a rapid responsive service to both internal and external clients ensuring customer satisfaction as a high order of priority.

In your role as a final reviewer you ensure that the business complies with the processes for maintaining robust certification decisions in line with accreditation requirements and make sure effective specialist advice is delivered on a timely basis.

To conclude you timely solve certificate issues, provide accurate reporting and maintain he high profile of the department by effective interaction with other parts of the business

You assist the Global Medical Device Certification Manager to effectively manage all applicable accreditations.

From this role you van grow into the position of Certification Manager, Technical Expert or into another key subject matter Expert.


Our new colleague has an academic or technical qualification such as Engineering, Sciences, Biomedical sciences with qualifications and/or equivalent industry experience within quality assurance in the required industry sector. (Approved reviewer of audit packs and approved to make certification decisions). You are organized, efficient and methodical in approach, with high attention to detail. You are able to communicate and influence effectively at all levels thanks to you demonstrated high level interpersonal skills.

You have a good understanding of management systems and/or product even as a good understanding of the application of certification systems and/or product standards and (EU and local) regulatory requirements

You have a comprehensive understanding of quality systems, philosophies and principles and internal auditing principles and practices and of assessment techniques, preferably with experience as a lead assessor.

You have an understanding of national and international developments in certification and testing standards.

Besides your general knowledge of business principles and operating practices (commercial awareness) you are computer literate and have experience of a wide range of business software

In this role as a Final Reviewer or Certification Decision Maker you are fluent in English and preferably in Dutch (any other EU language is an asset)


Additional Information

We are looking forward to hearing from you! Send us your story and your resume via the apply button and maybe you will soon join us. For further information, please don’t hesitate to mail to [email protected]

SGS Group Belgium


SGS Group Belgium