Quality and Engineering Manager_Porvair Sciences
08 Oct 2020
We Are Hiring: Quality & Engineering Manager

Main purpose of the job role:

  • Manage the Porvair Sciences Quality Management System (QMS) in line with ISO:9001 accreditation.
  • Develop, implement, and oversee process, QA/QC & engineering improvements to drive profitability
  • Establish continuous improvement and change control culture across the business

Main Duties and Responsibilities:


1. Manage the Porvair Sciences QMS in line with ISO:9001 accreditation

  • Maintain all relevant QMS documents and procedures compliant with the ISO standard
  • Coordinate and manage all audit requirements for the QMS including internal audit schedule, BSI certification/routine audits, supplier audits and customer requested audits 
  • Manage the Customer Service Query (CSQ) compliant process to ensure all stakeholders are involved and corrective/improvement actions are implemented
  • Provide detailed metrics and performance data to management team with associated improvement actions to ensure targets are met
  • Line management responsibility for the Quality dept

2. Continuous Improvement:

  • Evaluate existing and developing manufacturing processes to identify engineering, QA/QC and operational improvements, including FMEA
  • Apply process improvement tools to effect changes & own associated Capex budget
  • Support New Product Introduction (NPI) process
  • Ensure compliance to cGMP standard is implemented and maintained
  • Set and achieve improvement targets for production capability, capacity, and profitability o Act as continuous improvement champion for the PSL business
  • Work across all stakeholder groups to deliver productivity improvements for the business


Accountable for:

  • Compliance of the PSL business to the ISO:9001 standard
  • Satisfactory resolution of all customer issues & reduction of CSQ targets

  • Delivery of productivity improvements in line with annual operating plan

Experience Required:

  • Experience working in a high volume manufacturing business

  • Managerial experience within the Quality/Continuous Improvement section of a business

  • Management & inter-personal skills for influencing/driving results in a matrix environment


Essential Qualifications:

  • BSc in a scientific or engineering discipline
  • Experience within a high volume, multi-disciplined manufacturing environment and 5+ years working in a senior role focussed on quality management, QC and continuous improvement

Personal Skills Required:

  • Interpersonal skills to engage with all business functions (development, operations, senior management)

  • Strong leadership, organisational and time management skills

  • Methodical and thorough to ensure compliance with detailed regulations

  • Good analytical skills and the ability to draw actionable conclusions


Desirable Qualifications:

  • Six Sigma (or similar) training

Interested? Drop Faye Farrar an email with your current fully updated C.V. to faye.farrer@porvairsciences.com