Quality Manager (UK)

An expanding UK scientific accessory manufacturing company is looking for an experienced Quality Manager to take the lead in developing the compliance department. This is a strategic position that will be involved in helping the company achieve its long term strategic business plans.  

Key Responsibilities

The Quality Manager as head of the Compliance Department will oversee, quality assurance, health and safety and environmental procedures within the organisation.  
The Quality Manager will be working with all the departments across the organisation and will have a high level of interaction with different personnel.  As part of the role they shall:-

• Ensure Quality Standards are fully supported and legally compliant to ensure the capability of the organisation to produce products to the correct specification.
• Keep managers and team leaders up to date with current legislation and standard requirements.
• Oversee all production activities regarding quality assurance.
• Ensures that the organisation operates within the company’s and HSE’s guidelines.
• Ensure all employees adhere to HSE stipulations within the environment they work and all processes are completed to these standards.
• Ensure all key stakeholders are aware of quality issues in their infancy and maintain updates via systems correctly and effectively.
• Ensure that departments are aware of set objectives and these are attained, and continually assessed to ensure achievement of departmental KPI's and Company Standards.
• Ensure robust and fully compliant audit processes are established and adhered to by all department managers.
• Champion the cultural change towards Total Quality.
• Provide monthly management reports for the department.
• Responsible for the maintenance of the company management systems for ISO9001, 14001 and OHSAS 18001.
• Work closely with Customer Service on feedback from customers and warranty returns.
• Interfacing with internal stakeholders as well as customers
• Conduct quality management evaluations and approvals.

Required Experience and skills

• A minimum of 5 years in a quality support role.
• The ideal candidate will have an engineering background and experience with machined components, otherwise needs to have worked in a manufacturing organisation.
• Qualified Lead Auditor.
• Able to interpret engineering drawings
• Knowledge of lean and six sigma methodologies
• Good knowledge of quality tools and techniques.
• Experience in H&S and Environmental management

Person Description

• Must be able to positively influence others, to challenge and persuade them to change their views, intension or actions, or to adopt a particular course of action.
• Effective communication and strong interpersonal skills
• A commercial attitude
• A strong customer service ethic
• A systematic approach to processes
• Willing to take bold steps
• Ability to work on own initiative
• Competent in Microsoft Office
• Good team player
• Willing to travel internationally.

Salary and benefits on application. 

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