Quality & HSE Manager

Buckinghamshire
Posted 1 month ago

Location: Office based in Long Crendon, Buckinghamshire (Circa 3 days a week & circa 2 days WFH)

My client is an industry leading manufacturer and distributor of Life Science laboratory equipment and consumables, with a product portfolio that supports almost all scientific research applications to include Cell Research & Sterilisation.

They have now become one of the industry’s fastest growing companies to watch and have a high performing and motivated team where you can really make a big impact on the whole company’s success and be truly valued and rewarded for your hard work.

Day-to-Day of the role:
Quality Management:

  • Develop and implement quality management strategy, including resources, systems, timescales, to support, contribute to, and integrate within, the organisation’s strategic plan
  • Review, maintain, sign & issue Quality Policy as agreed with Head of Operations
  • Develop and maintain systems to measure performance against established standards
  • Monitor performance (in relevant areas) according to agreed standards and take necessary action to communicate/advise/assist according to performance levels
  • Monitor and inform/communicate/apply standards created/maintained by external bodies and integrate within internal quality management systems
  • Arrange and document management reviews with Senior Management to establish risk and opportunities for each department within the business
  • Report findings of senior management reviews back to Head of Operations
  • Arrange and document management reviews with the EMEA Management Team (EMT)
  • Establish and implement necessary communication strategy for the improvement and awareness of quality issues across all departments
  • Report as necessary on changes in standards (internally and externally initiated) and on performance against standards
  • Liaise and co-operate with quality management and standards bodies (e.g., BSI, UKAS etc)
  • Liaise with customers and suppliers where necessary (where impacting/affected by quality issues)
  • Approved signatory for company’s UKAS17025:2017 calibration certificates
  • Quality sign off for work instructions & reviews
  • Review budget of uncertainty in results with the Head of Operations
  • Close liaison with the Product Specialist (Sterilisation) regarding results for UKAS calibration
  • Updates of UKAS technical documents (TPS and LAB)
  • Handle all customer appeals and complaints on behalf of the company
  • Line Manager responsibilities for direct reports in line with company policies

HSE Management:

  • Providing timely and accurate information and advice on Health & Safety issues and act as the ‘competent’ person in liaison with external bodies under the requirements of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations
  • Ensure company health & safety policy is current & agreed with Managing Director
  • Ensure H&S at work standards are being upheld within Head Office & on site
  • Carry out annual H&S Audit for the company & report findings & recommendations to the Head of Operations
  • Maintain H&S records for RIDDOR and RAMS
  • Ensure appropriate PPE is available for all staff at all times
  • Health & Safety file, work instructions, risk assessments, drawings, and manuals to be prepared within the agreed time scale
  • Ensure company environmental policy is current & agreed with EMT
  • Maintain records around environmental impacts of work completed
  • Respond to customer queries around the HSE policies and activities completed by the company
  • Ensure compliance with regional legislation for HSE
  • Promote positive H&S Culture and set a personal example

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Several years’ experience in a similar role, ideally in a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with people at all levels
  • Current knowledge of Health and Safety legislations with experience of creating and undertaking risk assessments.
  • H&S qualification (eg. NEBOSH) is desirable
  • Experience of managing an ISO 9001 compliant QMS System
  • Experience working to ISO 17025:2005 or ISO17025:2017 standards is essential
  • Experience of managing direct reports
  • Strong attention to detail and a high level of accuracy with ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Negotiation and Influencing Skills
  • Problem Solving skills; Analytical thinking
  • Strong Leadership skills
  • IT literate – able to use MS Office tools
  • Experience within the Animal Laboratory Research, Healthcare or Life sciences markets is beneficial

Benefits:

  • Base Salary Circa: £32,500 – £40,000 (DOE)
  • Health Cover
  • 3x Death in Service Life Insurance
  • Discounted Shopping Vouchers
  • Pension (5% Matched Contribution)
  • Laptop + Mobile Phone
  • 25 Holidays + Statutory Public Holidays

For more information about the role or to apply send your CV now to olivergill@langtonhowarth.com or call Oliver Gill today on +44 (0) 113 243 3499.

You must have the right to work in the UK.

Langton Howarth also operates a recommend a friend referral scheme. So, if you know someone would be good for this role, email your nominated candidate’s name and contact details in confidence via email too, and we will ensure you receive £100.00 (o/e) of vouchers from a high street retailer of your choice once we have successfully placed the person referred by you

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