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Quality Assurance Manager
Reading (Full Time, Permanent)
£35,000 - £40,000 / Year (Company car)
Quality Assurance Manager - Reading
Do you have experience in setting up Quality Assurance Systems? We have an exciting opportunity to join a worldwide leading in the supply of laboratory equipment and consumables.

The Quality Assurance Manager is responsible for overseeing all Quality Assurance Activities and applicable regulations and standards for which the Company is certified to, across several locations within the UK.

Liaising with other Quality Assurance staff and management, you will provide guidance, support and make improvements to ensure all systems and processes are in-line with the Company’s overall strategy and quality policy.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
- Oversee and ensure Quality Assurance programme, Quality Assurance leadership and associates. Attend to and guide inspections as required;
- Oversee systems that effect quality of product;
- Direct CAPA programme and support Lead Auditor to ensure CAPA and audit programmes (internal and external) are sound;
- Oversee the application of business Quality Management Systems;
- Identify training needs and provide training as requested. Prepare, conduct, and advise necessary training on quality assurance concepts and tools;
- Set team goals and develop a strategy the team will use to reach its goals. -
- Delegate tasks and set deadlines. Oversee day-to-day operation and recognise high performance and reward accomplishments;
- Conduct team meetings to update members on best practices and continuing expectations;
- Lead Complaint Investigation efforts;
- Oversee responses to customer questionnaires, quality agreements and specifications;
- Guide Management Review preparation and lead meetings;
- Conduct periodic review of complaint process, audit program, and related quality programmes.

THE EMPLOYER

The Company is a worldwide leading supplier of laboratory consumables and supplies, providing an extensive portfolio of high-quality products from a wide range of manufacturers. Principal customers are major pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, technology, clinical, food processing and consumer product companies, universities, education and research institutes, governmental and environmental testing agencies.

THE CANDIDATE
- An HND/degree or equivalent qualification in a scientific or engineering discipline;
- ASQ CQM – OE, ASQ CQA or equivalent, would be preferred;
- Working knowledge of ISO 9001, ISO 13485, cGMP’s and regulations applicable to the Company’s businesses and comparable international regulatory agencies;
- Working knowledge of ISO 14001 would be beneficial;
- Working knowledge of Cleanroom operations, certifications and environmental monitoring acc. ISO 14644. Understanding of sterilisation methods/processes;
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
- Ability to interact with all levels of the organization;
- Ability to prioritise the department’s work and ensure deadlines are met;
- Functional knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel, (or equivalent), highly desired;
- Previous exposure and experience with automated inventory control systems strongly recommended;
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience with software systems and integration with the quality system;
- Full UK driving licence;
- Home location: Berkshire or West London area preferred

PACKAGE
- £35,000 salary;
- Company car.