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Job Title: Quality Projects Manager
Location: Basingstoke
When you’re part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do challenging work, and be part of a team that values performance, quality and innovation. As part of a successful, growing global organization you will be encouraged to perform at your best. With revenues of $18 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.
Working within Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Speciality Diagnostic Group, within the Microbiology Division (MBD), our customers worldwide trust our microbiology solutions for the diagnosis of infectious disease and detection of bacterial contamination
Position Summary:
The Quality Projects Manager will be tasked as required with identifying; managing and implementing time bound quality projects partnering with Site Ops Directors and Quality Managers to improve the quality of MBD (Microbiology Division) products and systems, primarily within the media business.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Promote and drive harmonisation, best practice and efficiency within QC/QA/QE activities across MBD manufacturing sites acting as an effective leader improving quality across all aspects of the business.
  • Identify harmonization and core, common, consistent initiatives/projects and manage through to implementation.
  • Apply sound, systematic, problem-solving methodologies in identifying, prioritizing, communicating and resolving quality issues driving the business towards core, common and consistent practices.
  • Work closely with other MBD manufacturing sites around the world in order to ensure dissemination of information and best practices as well as encouraging and promoting inter-site communications.
  • Actively solicit and obtain input from appropriate functions including manufacturing, supply chain, marketing, R&D, QA, Product Performance, H&S, sales, finance and HR.
  • Provide expert Quality input into other Quality / Operations projects as required.

  • Actively promote collaborative relationships between Operations and Quality with the overall focus of raising product and process quality to improve customer satisfaction.
  • Assist Operations in troubleshooting process issues and facilitate inter-department team workshops in the resolution of process issues and quality problems.
Key Requirements:
  • Demonstrated skills in executing several large concurrent assignments with emphasis on project management.
  • Demonstrated technical leadership, adaptability, analytical and problem-solving skills, decision making, trouble-shooting, communications, team management, and interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be a self-starter who can take general concepts and direction and produce desirable results.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to challenge, influence, and build consensus.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks functions effectively in a global, multi-site organization.
  • Respectful conflict resolution skills, negotiating win-win outcomes wherever possible.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a cross-functional, geographically distributed, and culturally diverse team.
  • Perform independently without continual direction and exercise considerable latitude in determining technical objectives and solutions to complex problems.
  • May be required to perform other related duties as required and/or assigned.
  • Strong quality background and problem analysis and decision-making skills.
  • Clear and demonstrated ability to effectively facilitate teams and achieve results.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member.
  • Six Sigma Black Belt qualification desirable.
Qualifications & Essential Criteria:
  • Bachelor’s degree required in science discipline or extensive quality experience in a medical device or pharmaceutical manufacturing environment, preferably with microbiological manufacturing business experience as well
  • Demonstrated experience in managing within a regulated environment e.g. 21CFR, ISO 13485 / 9001 and 17025.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of compliance, quality and scientific principles.
  • Strong working knowledge of quality related tools, such as structured problem solving, FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis), SPC (Statistical Process Control), DOE (Design of Experiments) and Six Sigma/Process improvement methodologies.
  • Extensive project management experience.
  • Extensive experience of using continuous improvement methodologies.
  • Strong working knowledge of various computer software and business systems, such as SAP, as well as Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, and PowerPoint.
  • Will be required to travel within the UK and internationally as necessary.

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