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Quality Manager - ISO17025 & GMP - England

Scientific and Drug Discovery - Regulatory Affairs & Quality
Ref: 1082 Date Posted: Monday 15 Oct 2018
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Quality Manager – Groups UKAS IS0 17025 and GMP

Location – Manchester 

Entrust are currently supporting an impressive, growing science led business who are focused on delivering a comprehensive platform of services to clients requiring innovative science based solutions.

The role is offered on a full time permanent basis and you will join the Analytical and Development Services Division in the role of Quality Manager for the Groups UKAS IS0 17025 and GMP divisions.

General Responsibilities:

  • Lead the existing QA team across the company’s locations, at sites across the UK, to provide compliance oversight of GMP and ISO regulated activities.
  • Fulfil the role of Group UKAS Quality Manager, in accordance with 17025 requirements
  • Work with the other Quality Managers within the company to ensure a consistent approach to Quality is maintained across the company.
  • Host Accreditation and Regulatory Inspections
  • Develop auditing strategies to ensure the company meet the requirements of the regulations & accreditations held
  • Ensure that the systems and resources in place currently, and those that are developed, make efficient use of employees and are compliant with all regulatory and accreditation demands.
  • Monitor the performance and develop your QA team, and ensure that they have adequate training to complete their duties.
  • Lead customer audits, where it is appropriate, to ensure the best possible outcome for the business in maintaining the customer’s confidence in the company’s services.
  • Work with business development and operational staff to ensure that data quality and integrity is embedded into all the business does.
  • Work in harmony with all employees to keep them engaged with the quality objectives of the company and foster effective communication between departments.
  • Work with existing and developing systems to be able to report on quality related matters to the board in a timely manner.
  • Remain current with compliance related developments and ensure that potential impacts are communicated to all relevant departments.
  • Aid with the implementation of electronic QMS
  • Assess problems pragmatically and assess risk and escalate as appropriate.
  • Advise Management of any deficiencies in Accreditation or Regulatory requirements


Ideally you will have a strong background in the following:

A graduate with substantial experience in the testing and contract research/pharmaceutical industry working to ISO 17025, in a Quality Management role. Experience in a high throughput environment would be an advantage.

  • Thorough knowledge, skills and abilities in managing ISO 17025, GMP Standards, guidance and regulations.
  • Proven knowledge and experience of scheduling and performing audits.
  • Experience in hosting/supporting customer, accreditation and regulatory agency inspections, in particular, understanding the requirements of UKAS.
  • Excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Competent at preparing and delivering presentations to employees, customers and regulatory bodies.
  • Strong management skills and ability to lead a team through change.
  • Proven ability to challenge and drive quality and a compliant culture forward.
  • Experience in influencing, impacting and leading QA operations through developing audit schedules, training initiatives, QA recruitment.
  • Ability to investigate and review information and draw conclusions in support of CAPA, customer complaints etc.
  • Travel within the UK is required

My client offers:

  • A great working environment
  • Great Career Progression
  • Market Leading Staff Salary
  • Outstanding Company Benefits  

If you are interested in discussing things further then please contact me on 01224 608988 or email

Entrust People are a specialist European life sciences resourcing partner who is dedicated to finding the best talent in the niche disciplines which our business supports.