Quality Manager

Job Title: Quality Manager
Job Reference: HQ00054302

Location: Shrewsbury
Job Type: Permanent

Salary:
£45000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits: Plus Benefits Package
Sector: Science & Research

Posted 10 days ago

As the Quality Manager within this international product & materials testing consultancy, you will report directly into the UK Managing Director and be an integral part of the UK organisation’s leadership team.

With effective quality standards core to the ongoing success of their business & Client services across Laboratory Testing, Analysis & Calibration of materials, through to providing Consultancy & solutions to industries as diverse as Automotive, Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, Oil & Gas and many more, the Quality Manager will lead a team of 4 internal Quality Management specialists and will be the de-facto Quality Champion across the group’s two UK sites.

With a focus on driving process improvements and operational efficiency, you will be continually seeking ways to improve customer satisfaction and ensure the maintenance of existing quality accreditation's and regulations including ISO 17025.

Other major projects include developing internal FDA compliance to cGMP, together with leading the coaching and training of staff in these new requirements.

Skills & Experience:

The Quality Manager will need:
  • In-depth experience of working with Scientific or Manufacturing quality roles, ideally within Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices, Chemistry or similarly related industries, preferably with a mix of development and manufacturing / QA operations.
  • Possess excellent communications skills and the experience of managing & leading a small team of Quality Management specialists.
  • Good experience of introducing & managing change, driving all necessary actions to realise growth in line with the company objectives.   
  • Have experience of Calibration & Testing Laboratory environments and the ISO 17025 quality standard.
  • Preferably also have demonstrable experience of implementing or managing cGMP.
  • A Scientific or Materials Science degree or equivalent, together with relevant experience in the operation of quality systems, including audits and regulatory disciplines.
Candidates seeking a world-renowned Employer who offers interesting & ongoing challenges should apply now and can expect initial feedback on their application within 72 hours.

 

Trevor  Lee

Introducing...

Trevor Lee

Managing Director

Having been in recruitment for 15 years, in 2006 I decided to form Jenrick Commercial (a new division of The Jenrick Group) and I have to say, it’s been one hell of a ride. Recruitment has changed drastically over the last 15 years, however, I’ve learnt that if you keep things simple, work hard, be honest and really understand your clients and candidates then you will do well.

My loves in life are my wife (Miriam) and my son (Toron). I’ve been married for nearly 20 years, so I was snapped up early (my wife clearly has good taste – or at least I like to think so!).

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2018 wasn’t a particularly straightforward year for many businesses around the UK, however despite this 2018 was another steady year for us as a business. We saw our business thrive and peak in 2017, with it being our best year ever, and 2018 saw us level on par with that. So for us as a business having this continuity in strength was reassuring and gave us confidence despite the media advertising otherwise due to Brexit.

 

In Quarter 4 we did see the usual reduction of volume of candidate’s applications. We do find this to be the norm prior to Christmas, many candidates often put aside looking for a new role in November until the New Year so this wasn’t a surprise. Although we did see a lull in candidate movement at the back end of the year, a point to note is that not one candidate we spoke to advised that they were staying put until after Brexit.

 

What has been a surprise is that normally we do see higher response of volume on applications and candidates looking for work at this point of the year, following the theme ‘New year, new career’, however applications have been far lighter compared to the start of 2018. This highlights that the war on good, quality talent is becoming even more difficult.

 

On the flip side the volume of new jobs has been very steady, even rising slightly, since Jan 1st. This is based on our client growth as well as the strong relationships we have formed with our current clients – around  91% of our business is referred of repeat. January and February have been a great start to the year with both placement of permanent and contract positions increasing so we are seeing no slow down with new business.

 

Where’s the future at?

 

It goes without saying that Brexit will no doubt shape and define where the market goes. The likelihood is increasing that we will extend the negotiations and not leave as planned on the 29th March. While we are unsure as to how long the delay will be, it could dominate through to the end of 2019 meaning a steady and cautious, if not unpredictable, year.

 

Whatever the outcome is; a deal as planned, a delayed deal or even a no deal then we do foresee the market to the cautious throughout 2019. Obviously the sooner the decision is made then the more likely it will be that we will see stability in our industry and the overall market conditions of the UK bringing confidence back in and normality taking hold.

 

As most of our clients tend to sit within either; Technology, Professional Services, Financial Services we definitely haven’t seen any change with new opportunities, however the market is all around confident and if confidence is high then opportunity will flow.

 

If you are looking for exceptional staff or your next career move then contact us on 01932 230868 or commercial@jenrick.co.uk

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