Deputy Quality Manager - Analytical Services

Date Posted: 10/1/2018 Reference: VAC-1196244 Salary: £35000 Location: Manchester Job type: Permanent Sector: Science | Speciality: Pharmaceuticals Contact: Robert Frame

My client is a knowledge based, science led business focused on delivering the expertise and capabilities their clients demand. They have a broad scope and focus their work in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, food, environmental, agrochemical, petrochemical, chemical and consumer products sectors. My client works in supporting drug discovery and development in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology markets.

The Role

The role of the Deputy Quality Manager is to work with the Quality Manager to manage and maintain the day to day running and compliance of the Quality Management Systems within the Environmental Testing Laboratories in Manchester. The Laboratories are currently accredited to the ISO 17025 Standard by UKAS.

Main Duties to:

Work with the Quality Team in implementing and maintaining the quality systems and processes within the Laboratories.
Maintain the site audit schedule reporting any deficiencies to the Quality Manager.
Perform and review audits of systems, processes and records.
Assist with audits by customers and regulators/accreditation bodies.
Assist with reviewing quality control charts, proficiency testing scheme results and appropriate follow ups as required.
Assist with the control, issue and maintenance of documents within the quality system.
When required, working with Quality Managers in monitoring of customer complaints and items of non-conforming work.
Modify quality system documentation and Laboratory Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) under supervision of the Quality Manager.

Qualifications/Role Requirements:

A science graduate with experience in ISO17025 testing industry. Experience in a high throughput environment would be an advantage.
Thorough knowledge, skills and abilities in managing ISO 17025 guidance.
Proven knowledge and experience of scheduling and performing audits.
Experience in hosting/supporting customer accreditation inspections.
Excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills.
Competent at preparing and delivering presentations to employees, customers and regulatory bodies.
Ability to challenge and drive quality and a compliant culture forward.
Experience in developing audit schedules and training initiatives.