Quality Team Leader

Quality Team Leader

  • Location

    Milton Keynes

  • Sector:

    Pharmaceutical & Chemical

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  • Salary:

    £30000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits: plus holiday, pension, private health

  • Contact:

    Chris Jones

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  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8999

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  • Published:

    12 months ago

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Quality Team Leader
Milton Keynes
£30-35k plus holiday, pension, private health

A fantastic opportunity to join a multi site, world leading manufacturing business with a presence in the world market for over 40 years and a manufacturing presence in 6 countries. Our client is looking for an Quality Team Leader to lead and motivate their quality team on site. The role is ideal for someone who is senior in a quality department and is looking to take on more leadership, or has some supervisory experience but no opportunity in their current role to go into management.

Our client produces products that are used within the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and packaged goods industries, and boast over 10000 customers worldwide. Should you have a solid background within a chemical, pharmaceutical or adhesives background then this role might be of real interest.


  • Supervise and  manage the quality team technicians and provide guidance and feedback
  • Understand   customer  needs   and   requirements  to  develop effective quality control  processes                                                          
  • Completion  of  complaints  and  other  reports  where  needed, running   technical   performance   testing  above   and   beyond standard quality testing
  • Approve  the  right  products  or  reject  defectives  and  provide corrective actions with support from the technical and production teams to resolve and prevent future re-occurrence
  • Dealing with day to day running  of quality and associated tasks to include,  complaint investigation,  both internally and externally   and communicating corrective actions
  • Keep accurate documentation and perform statistical analysis on all produced  batches                                                                                  
  • Monitor staff absences and conduct return to work interviews
  • Plan resources to meet internal KP l's and customer expectations
  • Complete   periodic    Quality   Control   checks   to   implement improvements
  • Maintain QC specifications for finished goods and incoming raw material
  • Measure  performance   and  identify  any  areas  of  weakness, recommend,  and implement improvements
  • Actively  participate  in  weekly  production  meetings to discuss solutions to quality issues
Technical & Personality Traits
  • Technical Background - The ability to learn and understand the chemistry of the adhesives being  manufactured  to find  root causes and to implement  corrective actions
  • Problem  Solving  -  Proposes   ways to  do  things  differently.
  • Provides  workable  solutions  to  solve immediate  work problems.  
  • Actively  supports new initiatives and tries different ways of doing things
  • Decision  making -  Gathers information from a  variety of sources to reach  a satisfactory conclusion.
  • Asks others for input and help.    
  • Understands when to pass unresolved queries and issues to others.
  • Teamwork and Leadership - Helps others with their daily tasks in a spontaneous manner. 
  • Challenges the norm and accepts all explanation with respect.
  • Influencing
  • Checks own understanding  by asking  questions for clarification.
  • Uses and builds on initiative to gain support for ideas.
  • Motivating and engaging
  • Proactively and reactively helps customers in a timely and  professional   manner.     Consistently  meets company standards  and  any service level agreement.
  • Developing  Self  and  others  -  Looks for  learning  opportunities  to  meet  the requirements of current role, in any format.  
  • Makes suggestions  and implements  improvements  to  personal work processes.
  • Communication  -  Communicates confidently  and checks for  understanding. Understands how differing teams work together


Chemistry background desired to understand process and product being manufactured
Leadership/Supervisory or desire to lead/supervise a quality team/department
QC experience in ISO9001 certified laboratory
Strong communication and excellent IT skills.




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