Head of Quality

Job title : Head of Quality
Location : Manchester
Job type : Permanent
Salary : £80000 - £90000 per annum + 10% bonus, private healthcare
Contact name : Cameron Simpson
Contact number : +44 (0) 207 255 6655
Contact email : cameron.simpson@seclifesciences.com
I'm currently working with a global pharmaceutical company, who are looking for a Head of Quality Assurance who will lead a highly skilled QA team that ensures all of their projects are delivered to the highest standard. You will be responsible for defining QA strategy and approach, and ensuring these are adhered to during the delivery of development projects.

In addition the role will provide mentorship and leadership to a number of direct reports inspiring the best work from each. You will shape the future of Quality Assurance within the company, ensuring we are aware of the latest developments, innovation and tools to ensure we continue to succeed.

The ideal candidate will be a collaborative and proactive team player, a confident communicator that is equally comfortable in front of clients and our internal colleagues.

Skills And Experience

* QA Management experience across multiple projects, off-shore and in-house
* Experience using Karate Framework for Test Automation is highly desirable
* Be a strong leader with experience in implementing and shaping the company's QA processes and strategies
* Have strong technical skills, both functional and non-functional, manual and automation, ideally with experience in continuous delivery environments
* Strong communication skills with all the key stakeholders to ensure QA vision is understood and implemented correctly
* Be an advocate of Quality Assurance, Continuous Improvement and industry recognized Best Practices
* Excellent knowledge of Risk Management, Risk Identification and Risked Based Testing
* Experience managing testing departments or testing functions, managing large and complex activities and processes
* Flexible with the ability to and work under pressure
* Proactive, strong-minded, quick thinker and assertive
* Able to manage and motivate a team, recognize good talent, bringing out the best in each individual
* A mature and professional individual who is self-motivated and enthusiastic
* Excellent communicator, influencing skills and negotiation skills to get management buy-in on ideas and concepts
* Able to communicate with all levels of management and peers within the organization
* Providing leadership
* Building and maintaining relationships
* Ability to handle conflict effectively
* Ability to build, implement and direct quality assurance principles and maintain the quality of delivery

Your Benefits
* Competitive Salary
* 25 days holiday per year
* Pension scheme, Life Assurance, Permanent Health Insurance
* Progressive training and development initiatives
* Gym discounts, hobby fund, and lots more benefits to help you achieve a work-life balance