Quality Manager (Pharma or product testing)

Vacancy Title: Quality Manager (Pharma or product testing)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Greater Manchester, England
Salary: Negotiable
REF: J915444_1659018987
Contact Name: Maisie Harvey
Contact Email:
Vacancy Published: 20 days ago

Vacancy Description

The role - Quality Manager (Pharma or Product testing)

Location - Central Manchester

Russell Taylor has an opportunity for an experienced Quality Manager. Reporting to the Head of Quality and a member of the management team.

You will over the implementation and maintenance of the quality management system (QMS) whilst maintaining and developing relationships with internal and external customers and enabling continuous improvement of processes. The ideal candidate will have previous experience of working to GMP/GLP and ideally from the Pharmaceutical or Product testing industry.


  • You will be responsible for managing the QA team and will work closely with the Head of Quality to ensure that quality policies, processes and procedures are effectively implemented.
  • Build a positive and proactive quality culture that drives employee engagement and makes this company a fantastic place to work.
  • Maintain and implement the QMS to ensure they meet the specific standards and requirements.
  • Promote continuous improvement activity.
  • Build and lead a high performing QA Team- helping to grow the team from strength to strength.
  • Work closely with various teams across the business (QC, Sales etc).
  • Effectively manage QA resources to support both commercial and operational activities.
  • Lead client, accreditation and regulatory audits and inspections.


  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent qualification) in a Life Sciences discipline
  • Previous experience in a similar role (Manager or Lead level) within pharmaceutical manufacturing or product testing.
  • Team leadership / managerial experience required
  • Direct quality assurance experience, preferably in a fast-paced analytical laboratory or similar environment is preferred. Ideally with direct experience in setting up/maintaining a Quality System.
  • Experience of working in an GMP or GLP regulated environment
  • Experience in leading/reviewing/approving quality investigations, undertaking root cause analysis, developing CAPA , and ensuring the effectiveness of actions undertaken
  • Requirement to keep up to date with changes in the quality landscape and maintain personal professional development

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