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QA / QC Manager


(£) Competitive
permanent Job Ref: 6665


A leading speciality chemical manufacturing business based in Essex is currently seeking a QA/QC Manager to join their quality team on a permanent basis. You will take a primary focus on supervising the management of the QC and Analytical resources of staff and equipment – whilst having the ability to maintain systems to confirm compliance to ISO 9001.

The successful candidate must possess a strong analytical and quality background in the hydrocarbon industry – coupled with a successful track record leading & supporting site accreditation to ISO 9001.

QA/QC Manager responsibilities

  • Supervise the management of the QC & Analytical resources of staff and equipment.
  • Manage the QM systems within SAP and in LIMS for current & new materials for the Life Science, Energy & Industrial business units.
  • Maintain systems to confirm compliance to ISO9001. Supervise the compliance to the site’s Environmental Agency permits.
  • Line Manage 2 separate teams consisting of QC Shift Chemists and (Senior) Analytical Chemists.
  • Ensure all Staff are testing materials to international standards (ASTM, IP, EN ISO, etc.) / in-house test methods are trained and competent.
  • Support and manage the CAPEX programme for lab for equipment replacement and capability enhancement. Procure approved CAPEX equipment spends.
  • Provide technical support for data / investigate complaints for the business units / product lines when requested.

QA/QC Manager requirements

  • You must possess a degree level qualification in Chemistry or closely related field of study.
  • Extensive experience working in the hydrocarbon industry – undertaking analysis of raw materials and managing quality systems (ISO 9001).
  • Full understanding of ISO9001 requirements.
  • Competent to manage the develop analytical methods &/or commission new analytical equipment.
  • Ability to supervise, mentor and manage a group of multi-disciplined staff.
  • Strong focus on executing/delivering agreed objectives.
  • Any knowledge of LIMS/SAP would be a distinct advantage.

In return the company can provide an excellent opportunity to take a leadership role and offer the potential to progress into a technical expert management position within the near future. 
Competitive Salary + Excellent Company Benefits

Job Ref: 6665