Quality Manager

Location
Berkshire
Salary
Up to £45K + Target Bonus 5% + 25 Days Holiday (Plus 4 flexi days) + Pension + Private Health
Posted
19 May 2017
Closes
19 Jun 2017
Ref
PK4578
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

PK4578 - QUALITY MANAGER

BERKSHIRE

Up to £45K + Target Bonus 5% + 25 Days Holiday (Plus 4 flexi days) + Pension + Private Health

Our client is a market leading packaging manufacturer currently looking to recruit a Quality Manager to join their team.

Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Carry out safety reviews and risk assessments on quality procedures.
  • Manage the Quality Department and ensure Quality Management systems are in place for products to meet product specifications.
  • Manage the customer complaint system.
  • Manage an efficient Process Improvement system.
  • Train key individuals in operations, technical, administrative and finance areas on how to conduct Root Cause analysis and develop and implement corrective and preventive actions.
  • Establish and maintain Quality Systems to the latest industry thinking.
  • Rigorously analyse quality trends using SPC and use to determine current process capability and quality control procedures.
  • Develop, implement and maintain raw materials specifications.
  • Devise and improve plant quality plan including evaluation of raw materials, evaluation of first off production, establishment of quality control parameters, final sign off of production, etc.
  • Build relations with Key Customers through effective Quality/Technical dialogue.
  • Ensure Quality System is effective through the maintenance of ISO9000 registration through internal, Supplier and Customer Audits and corrective action plans.
  • Compile and present weekly/monthly reports.
  • Work with Suppliers to resolve Quality concerns and initiate improvements where needed.
  • Raise claims on Suppliers for defective materials. 
  • Lead the BRC system on site.
  • Provide quality training where required.
  • Line manage the quality technicians and the Laboratory & Materials Manager.
  • Make sure that GMP practices are followed in the lab.

Person Specification: 

  • Educated to Degree Level (BSc in a relevant field).
  • Quality qualification (QCF 5).
  • Proven management skills.
  • 5 years+ experience in a quality/ TQM environment.
  • Competent use of computerised statistical analysis tools (Minitab).
  • Experience of using SPC system such as SPC Light or Infinity.