Head of Quality

Head of Quality

Ref: JO-2112-109713 | £55000 - £65000 per annum + Additional Benefits | Location:Bedford, Bedfordshire, England | Added:18/12/21

Quest Search & Selection are currently partnering with a UK bedroom furniture & home retailer and supplier with over 50 stores, concessions and online presence.

This role will be responsible for leading the Quality team in the UK in the delivery of the product development, technical and quality aspects including the safety, legality and sustainability aspects across all their own-brand products.

Your responsibilities of this Head of Quality role includes-

  • To help formulate the strategy of Quality within the business and to implement changes
  • Oversee supplier performance & getting new businesses on board whilst monitoring the development new and existing suppliers.
  • Support the business in areas relevant to product design, product engineering, product development and quality and sourcing.
  • Daily contact with the buying, design, customer services and supply chain teams
  • Leading monthly meetings to assess quality, damages and feedback
  • Work closely with supplier factories in the Far-East and Europe offering technical support when required
  • Ensure all products are well executed in terms of construction, finish, components and packaging to the agreed quality and customer standards
  • Responsible for assessing product suitability
  • Ensure all products are compliant with current legislation such as UK and EU legal regulations and environmental standards
  • Review factory evaluations, factory quality management systems, audit and corrective action
  • delivery of safe, legal products that meet quality requirements and are delivered in line with critical path.
  • Decreasing Incident numbers (withdrawals, recalls, customer and enforcement issues)
  • Regular communication with the Global Sourcing Office, Trading Standards & Compliance & Laboratory Partners etc

To be successful in this Head of Quality you will have-

  • Extensive Quality experience from a non-food, furniture, or homewares background
  • Led a high performing team, by setting clear direction, coaching and provide clear objectives for team in the UK.
  • Indepth technical experience of the bedroom market across mattresses, divans, headboards, bedframes and furniture is desirable
  • An understanding of industry standards and regulations such as British and European Standards
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to make confident decisions based upon the information and data being processed
  • ISO’s, furniture and hard goods performance criteria and REACH and UK/EUTR
  • Has experience within working in the Far-East form a sourcing and supplier perspective.
  • Takes proactive actions that set out new industry standards.
  • Has worked in a leadership capacity
  • Inspires the function through effective communication, puts plans in place to ensure collaborate working across all functions

Benefits of the Head of Quality position –

  • This business is increasing their market share in all areas and pride themselves on offering a positive and commercial working environment that offers longevity for your career.
  • Hybrid working, 1-2 days in manufacturing office
  • Flexible working policy

If this role sounds like you please quote the reference JO-2112-109713

We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible.

Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible.

Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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