Quality Manager

£37k – £48k per annumEstimated

Merck Gruppe – MSD Sharp & Dohme

Stanley, County Durham

Job Description

The Quality Manager supervises all manufacturing, operational and service activities to ensure the best quality. He/She develops and implements quality approaches (ISO certifications/audits, etc.) while ensuring consistency between the different structures and management. This position is integral to building a collaborative, high-performance culture and work team.

  • Ensures that Safety culture is embedded in the day-to-day work as a first priority
  • Owns full Budget responsibility and ensures proper reporting is delivered with maximum transparency
  • Defines the site quality policy in alignment with the group and the site strategy
  • Ensures communication of the quality policy to all employees
  • Ensures that the quality system is compliant with the policy guidelines and properly updated
  • Ensures process review and their improvement
  • Guarantees the quality certification of the site
  • Guarantees monitoring of supplier, production and customer quality
  • Manages claim customer data base for both internal & external
  • Manages technologies transfer
  • Builds a culture of Continuous Improvement with Global Quality support to improve production KPIs
  • Manages compliance to VCA including site COP audits
  • Manages site SOP database and training records on-site
  • Support site complaince on PQC reporting
  • Manage site PAS approval for livestock tags with authorities
  • Ensure compliance with local government agencies for livestock identification requirements

Qualifications, Skills & Experience Required

  • Knowledge of the quality tools (monitoring plans, quality system, etc.)
  • Knowledge of the Quality certification standards
  • Expertise in Continuous Improvement techniques (Kanban, Kaizen, Lean 6 sigma, TPM, SMED, etc.)
  • Growth & Results oriented mindset with problem solving abilities
  • Adaptable, open-minded and quick to respond with ability to plan ahead
  • Transparent communication skills with good emotional intelligence
  • Pragmatic, organised and methodical
  • Proven Project management & Change management capabilities
  • Fluent English

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Employee Status:Regular


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Job Category: Others
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: County Durham Stanley

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