QUALITY INSPECTOR (MATERNITY LEAVE COVER)

TEMPORARY CONTRACT
FULL TIME 37.5 HOURS
LOCATION – PEACEMARSH

We have an exciting opportunity for a full time Quality Inspector in our Quality team. This is a temporary contract to provide cover for maternity leave which is expected to commence mid May 2017.


Role Responsibilities:


  • Inspection of incoming goods and components.
  • Sorting of goods and components if required to remove defective units.
  • Inspection of outgoing goods for Japan.
  • To report on all defects and issues to the QC Manager and Head of Quality.

Person Specification:


    Essential:

  • Keen eye for detail and ability to stay focused on routine tasks.
  • Good communication, written/spoken English and numeracy skills.
  • Confident to work under their own initiative, yet take direction well.
  • Ability to manage their own time effectively.
  • Preferable:

  • Experience with Sage 1000.
  • Knowledge and experience of QC/QA systems including ISO 9000.
  • ISO 17025 and ISO 11930.
  • Experience of GMP requirements.

SENIOR MICROBIOLOGIST

PERMANENT CONTRACT
FULL TIME – 35 HOURS
LOCATION – PEACEMARSH

The purpose of the Senior Microbiologist is to protect customers and the Neal’s Yard Remedies brand by ensuring all goods released for sale meet the necessary microbiological quality standards and comply with all relevant legislation. In addition, to manage their team to ensure all members are operating as efficiently as possible, and that an ethos of continuous improvement is driven through the team.


Key Responsibilities


  • Microbiological testing of incoming materials, manufactured bulks and finished goods.
  • Investigation into contamination issues.
  • That all testing, inspection and record analysis processes are carried out as prescribed and that regular review of processes is carried out for continuous improvement.
  • Advise on cleaning validation protocols.
  • Ensure samples are tested in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that all testing equipment is used and calibrated in the appropriate manner.
  • Advise Head of Quality on capex requirements for the laboratory to enhance and improve service and testing quality.
  • Train staff in sampling, swabbing and testing methodologies.
  • Ensure compliance with internal quality system requirements to ISO 17025 standards.
  • Ensure compliance with all externally audited systems including ISO 22716, MHRA, FDA, GMP and HACCP.
  • Assist Head of Quality with audits from external bodies and feedback reports relating to those audits.
  • Assist Head of Quality with corrective and preventative action plans.
  • Carry out GMP audits internally and at suppliers/third party manufacturers
  • To carry out challenge testing for the development team in accordance with ISO 11930

Special Characteristics


  • Experience within cosmetic, pharma or food/drink FMCG industry
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in microbiology
  • Knowledge and experience of QC/QA systems including ISO 9000, ISO 17025 and ISO 11930
  • Experience of GMP requirements
  • Demonstrable experience in a similar role
  • Able to demonstrate excellent organisational and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills and written/spoken English
  • Understanding of and empathy with Neal’s Yard Remedies’ values
  • Confidence to work under own initiative, yet take direction well
  • Able to plan and manage own time effectively
  • Experience with Sage 1000 is preferable

JUNIOR FORMULATION TECHNOLOGIST

PERMANENT CONTRACT
FULL TIME – 35 HOURS
LOCATION – PEACEMARSH

We have an exciting opportunity for a full time Junior Formulation Technologist based in the NPD Department in our laboratory. This role will champion the introduction of new and innovative products. The role of Junior Formulation Technologist reports directly to the Formulation Manager. This is a permanent position.


Role Responsibilities


  • To develop/assist in developing formulations according to briefs set by NPD.
  • To stability test all developed products and ensure their stability and safety on the market.
  • To assist with collation of data for preparation of Product Information Packs on all developed formulae.
  • To carry out/assist with the preparation of samples for volunteer and clinical trials
  • To assist in introducing the new formula to Quality Control team prior to launch.
  • To assist QC Technician/Technical Department Coordinator in solving manufacturing quality control issues.
  • To maintain laboratory stocks of raw materials.
  • To liaise with internal and external contacts regularly to ensure timely delivery of New Products to the market.
  • To participate in in-house training and workshops.
  • To act as a reference point for Purchasing in pursuing cost saving/alternative raw materials/alternative suppliers strategy

Person Specification


  • Chemistry related Degree
  • Good communication, written/spoken English and numeracy skills,
  • Confident to work under their own initiative, yet take direction well
  • Ability to manage their own time effectively.
  • Experience of working within the cosmetic manufacturing sector or related FMCG industry is desired but not essential.