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Are you an accomplished Manager with a strong background in QMS (Quality Management Systems) to manage the IRIS (International Railway Industry Standard) Unit at UNIFE (The European Rail Supply Industry Association)?


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  • About UNIFE:
    • Based in Brussels since 1992, UNIFE is the Association representing the European Rail Supply Industry at European and international level. UNIFE gathers more than 120 direct company Members – from numerous SMEs to major industrial champions from all over Europe – active in the design and manufacture of rolling stock (i.e. trains, metros, trams, freight wagons) as well as rail signalling and infrastructure equipment. UNIFE also brings together national rail industry associations from 11 European Members States.
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  • About IRIS:
    • IRIS (International Railway Industry Standard) is a globally recognized system for the evaluation of business management systems, tailored to the specific needs of the rail sector. Supported by operators, system integrators and equipment manufacturers, the IRIS Certification system is based on technical requirements (ISO 22163) and performance assessment (including assessment methodology and a common certification process). The aim of IRIS is to create a culture of quality that brings benefits to all stakeholders in the rail supply chain.
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  • Room for ownership
  • The possibility to enjoy many high level contacts and build up a network
  • Passionate Team
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Your Perfect Job?

Do you want to play a key role in setting the standard for improving quality in the rail sector, increasing efficiency and decreasing costs?

  • You are fully responsible for the IRIS (International Rail Industry Standard) Unit
  • You will lead a multicultural team of 6 Managers and oversee the completion of the responsibilities entrusted to the team
  • You will manage the weekly progress meetings
  • You orchestrate all technical activities including operations, performance and control
  • You both monitor and contribute to the evolving technical regulations and standards which impact the IRIS Certification
  • You represent IRIS at IRQB, ISO and European Union Agency for Railways meetings
  • Travel flexibility worldwide and in Europe
  • You steer the IRIS and IRQB Working Groups
  • You animate the quarterly IRQB webinars
  • In close collaboration with your team, you implement the IRIS Certification Revisions (current version Revision.04)
  • You participate in all the Heads of Units’ meetings with the UNIFE Director General
  • You are responsible for overseeing the correct budget execution.


  • Minimum 5 years of Team Management experience, including 3 years QMS (Quality Management System) management and 3 years of experience in the Rail sector
  • Experience within a Certification Body is a plus
  • Very Good written and spoken English
  • Being accustomed to a multicultural and international work environment is a must
  • You are an analytical thinker who is both pro quality and continuous improvement
  • Being both results driven and Member focused will enable you to flourish at UNIFE
  • Your emotional intelligence enables you to form strong internal and external working relationships
  • You are a fair manager who shares information and expertise, enabling your team to progress and realise their true potential
  • Your sound time management means you will thrive in this busy and varied role
  • Proficient MS Office


Our Offer to you

  • Very competitive salary
  • Broad range of benefits
  • Organic growth
  • Pro training
  • 1 day Teleworking

Hiring Process

  • 1st interview with the Director General and the Chief Finance, Legal and HR Officer,
  • 2nd interview with the IRIS Steering Committee
  • 3rd interview with the UNIFE Chair
  • Decision within 2 weeks

Apply now!

  • If you want to contribute to shaping an innovative, sustainable and competitive rail transport system
  • If transport quality is a priority for you
  • If you would like to work alongside a professional and international team

Placed on:Wed 20 March 2024
Location: 1050 Brussels


For more information:
at the number: 02 738 02 63 GSM 0475 614967
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