Supplier Quality Manager

Chippenham | Full-Time

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing date:

Reference: VN914

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As Supplier Quality Manager, you will be helping enhance our world-class supplier quality model for a growing, global organisation, in the healthcare industry.
If you’re an ambitious quality professional, who is looking for a full-time opportunity to make a real impact, this position could be a great opportunity for you.
About the role

As Supplier Quality Manager, you will lead engagement across all categories of suppliers (Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices, Drug-Device Combination products and services), enhancing our capabilities and mitigating risks.

Your continuous improvement mind set will ensure that we consistently meet quality and regulatory standards, and minimise defects, variations, waste and cost.
You will be in a highly visible role, providing guidance and support to a cross-functional team from QA, Lifecycle Development, Supply Chain, Purchasing and Procurement departments.

Key responsibilities include, but aren’t limited to:

• Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure optimal performance
• Perform on-site supplier visits for root cause analysis and verification of corrective actions of supplier quality issues
• Support on-boarding of suppliers by assessing manufacturing/technology, Quality and Regulatory capabilities and compliance risks
• Lead supplier development strategy, designing & reporting on the metrics for both function and supplier performance
• Provide direction, coaching and development to the Vectura QA teams
• Review and evaluate supplier quality data to identify process improvement opportunities within the supply chain
• Support, manage, coach and develop a high performing Supplier Quality team that meets agreed objectives and which delivers best practice results, added value and continuous improvements
• Prepare the annual Supplier Quality budget and forecasts and all Capital Expenditure proposals as well as ensuring compliance with legal standards. Manage the budget from identification to completion of projects
• Support new product launches to ensure suppliers are capable of delivering to the required quality standards as well as maintaining continual compliance to applicable regulations and standards

Does this sound like you?

You are an experienced quality professional from a pharmaceutical or medical device background, with demonstrable supplier auditing experience. A lead auditor certification is desirable.

You will have significant experience of working around GMP suppliers with good MHRA and FDA exposure.
Naturally, strong interpersonal skills are essential to this role. You will be a strong communicator, who can guide internal and external stakeholders, to deliver consistent best practice.


This role will give you a platform to influence change and make a difference across an entire organisation. If you want your next role to be the foundation for the rest of your career then we’d love to hear from you.



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