Quality Control Laboratory Manager – Global Chemicals Leader

Cadishead, Manchester
Up to £35,000 + Full Company Benefits Package
23 Nov 2016
21 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Quality Control Laboratory Manager – Global Chemicals Leader
Cadishead, Manchester
Up to £35,000 + Full Company Benefits Package

Are you looking for develop your career? If yes, we’d love to talk to you... (Gas Chromatography experience is an advantage).

We are serious about safety. Working in a supportive environment, we need a dedicated team worker to join us and lead front-line quality controls on liquid chemicals, while helping build on our continuous improvement culture. Reporting to the Operations Manager you will take a managing role in our quality & service delivery to a high profile customer base, ensuring high product standards & quality system conformance is maintained.

About the Company:

With over 115,000 customers across 100 countries, we are a leading $10 billion global distributor of speciality consumables, food ingredients and chemicals serving the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and manufacturing industries.

The Quality Control Laboratory Manager Role:

Primarily based in Manchester, the manager will lead quality functions across two operational sites along the M62 corridor (Widnes & Manchester), 

80% of the role will involve working a regular, rotating pattern of AM & PM shifts (0600-1430 / 1330-2200) providing front line leadership and analysis at the Manchester site. The site laboratory utilises GC & UV-Vis techniques, KF Titration & RI/Densiometer testing. There will be an occasional but foreseen requirement to work out of hours on bulk shipping operations. Line management responsibility for two direct reports.

This is a position of serious responsibility on two chemicals sites, handling liquid solvents (petrochemicals, alcohols), peroxides, and caustics the role will involve varied duties focused on Analytical chemistry, Quality control. 

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

The successful candidate will undergo a period of training & orientation. With support from the site Operations Manager & central quality team you will be expected to:

+ Line mange the laboratory team and function. 
+ Liaise with central EHS&Q team around Quality system changes and projects. 
+ Manage the site(s) quality programme(s) and champion the quality requirements of key customers including hosting audit visits.
+ Investigate technical issues & document corrective actions. 
+ Support commercial with technical investigations and problem solving. 
+ Drive continuous improvement & self-audit. 
+ Develop, empower and lead direct & indirect reports. 
+ Exercise prudent cost control and thorough KPI monitoring. 

We Are Looking For:

The successful candidate will be personable individual who is interested in developing their career. We will consider applicants at various career stages, though; qualification in Chemistry and/or Analytical sciences would be advantageous. 

The key attributes are: Ability to interact with people, ability to solve product technical problems, confident to make quality decisions. Gas Chromatography experience is an advantage.

What we offer in return:

> 33 days holiday
> Generous pension scheme
> Death in service benefit
> Discounted childcare vouchers
> Discounted private healthcare
> Discounts with 1,000+ retailers

We are a great team of people, a great place to work and offer all the benefits you’d expect from the world leader at what we do. Come and join us in a business with a global focus where your quality can make a real difference!

Interested? Just Apply Below...

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