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Job Description:

We are currently recruiting for a QA Category Technical Manager to join our Head Office team.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all TP Group policies relating to both suppliers and products are upheld
  • Minimize any risks associated with both product and suppliers throughout the product life cycle
  • Support the Wickes commercial strategy to ensure we have the right products that are fit for purpose for our customers, including new product development.
  • Provide technical support on product development and customer complaint resolution to Wickes Commercial teams
  • Ensure that Products & Suppliers within the assigned product categories comply with the Wickes Quality, Safety and Environmental requirements. Ensure that UK/European legislation, product information and communication is technically correct and complies with legal requirements.
  • Work with and manage stakeholders across different operational companies to ensure best practice and ways of working are consistent where products or suppliers are shared.

Job Requirements:

Qualification & Experience:

  • Good numeracy skills and conversant in Google and Microsoft platforms,
  • In-depth detailed knowledge of British & European product safety, legal & technical standards and associated compliance certification/conformance.
  • Full UK drivers license and flexibility to travel. Some overseas travel may be required, depending on categories managed.
  • Resilience in following through business critical issues.
  • Professional/Technical Qualification in an appropriate field (Degree equivalent) i.e. Chartered Engineer. Chartered Quality Professional with the Chartered Quality Institute (MCQI).
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to relate to a broad spectrum of individuals
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Detailed knowledge and experience of CE Directives.
  • In-depth detailed knowledge of product legislation and Environmental impact.
  • Well organized with the ability to plan workload to achieve deadlines.
  • Detailed practical experience of factory manufacturing processes and best practice.
  • In-depth knowledge of QA Practices and Methodology and able to demonstrate practical experience of Supplier, Factory, CSR (Ethical) and ISO9001 audits and respective International standards/Audit criteria.
  • Persuasive approach to problem solving at all levels.

Job Details:

Company: Wickes

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Cardiff, GB

Application Deadline: N/A

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