Quality Engineers/Managers

Recruiter
Vectura
Location
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Salary
Highly competitive salary
Posted
08 Nov 2018
Closes
06 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

This is your opportunity to use your quality engineering skills to deliver advanced inhalation products that could have a positive impact on patients’ lives around the world. Working alongside industry experts, you’ll enjoy the chance to ensure the quality of a range of vital products and play a key role in the development of innovative medical solutions. 

Your role

We’re looking for experienced quality engineering managers to join a new team at our Cambridge site, supporting the development of a range of smart inhalation devices through the full process from initial concept to manufacturing, including the supply chain. You’ll work closely with our device design engineers and suppliers to ensure all products meet industry standards and regulatory requirements, as well as the needs of our customers and partners. 

Supplier Quality Manager - Medical Devices. With knowledge of quality engineering tools such as AQQP, SPC and SCAR, you'll manage a quality team supporting our supply chain and device industrialization teams to ensure devices are manufactured to all relevant industry standards and regulatory requirements. You'll also need experience of electro-mechanical medical devices including Class I and Class IIa devices and PCB Testing.

You'll work closely with the production line to identify production trends, carry out audits and recommend quality standard updates. This will include overseeing incoming materials, reducing scrap and improving supplier quality, as well as maintaining our quality systems and supporting ongoing ISO certification. 

Quality Manager - Device Development. You'll manage a team ensuring that our devices are designed and tested to meet relevant industry standards and regulatory, customer and Vectura requirements. This will include guiding quality engineers and technicians and implementing strategies to improve product quality. You'll also be involved in packaging development and risk management, as well as maintaining our quality systems and supporting ongoing ISO certification. You'll need an understanding of relevant regulations, such as FDA Quality System Regulations, ISO 13485 and the EU Medical Device Directives. 

Our work culture is based on a set of behaviours that encourage our people to clarify, plan, deliver, share and improve. In line with this, you could be guiding and advising on quality improvements, analysing existing processes and recommending changes, risk management planning, carrying out quality audits and working with the production line to ensure relevant ISO compliance. You’ll enjoy the variety and challenge of dealing with everyone from engineers and suppliers, to device manufacturers and Vectura partners.

What you need

You’ll be a proven quality engineer, ideally with experience of working with medical devices, or strong knowledge of ISO standards and quality systems. Liaising with different Vectura teams, as well as our partners and suppliers, you’ll need to be a confident and persuasive communicator, with the ability to get people at all levels on your side. You’ll also be working closely with our quality teams at other sites, so you’ll need to be prepared to travel internationally.  

About Vectura

We’re global leaders in the development of innovative formulations and devices for inhaled medical products and our specialist technologies helped over seven million patients in 2017. Working collaboratively, we combine technical, engineering, clinical and regulatory expertise to design, develop, industrialise and deliver a unique range of innovative products, from smart nebuliser technologies to innovative formulations. 

With a healthy pipeline of new products in development, as well as partnerships with major international pharma companies, we’re introducing a new quality team in Cambridge. Join us and you’ll find it’s an ideal place to develop a stimulating and rewarding quality engineering career. 

Apply

To find out more about the role, Vectura and to apply online, click on the Apply button. You’ll be taken through to our dedicated Engineering microsite, where you can also hear from some our current Engineers. We look forward to hearing from you. 
 

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