Operations & Quality Manager

Operations & Quality Manager
  • £50,000 - £55,000 per Annum
  • Permanent
  • Cheshire, England, UK WA4 4FS Cheshire Cheshire UK WA4 4FS
Job Ref: J2160467
Sector: Science
Sub-sectors: Biotech/Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals, Food & FMCG, Chemicals, Medical Devices
Date Added: 01 June 2021
Operations Manager required, based in Cheshire. Must have experience of managing manufacturing projects in the science/chemicals/healthcare sector.

Operations Manager required, based in Cheshire. Must have experience of managing manufacturing projects in the science/chemicals/healthcare sector and operational experience of ISO 9001 or 13485.

Title: Operations Manager

Location: Cheshire

Salary: £50,000 - £55,000 per annum (dependent on experience)


SRG is working with a small, but very exciting start-up company in Cheshire who combine chemistry and biotechnology, making impressive progress in the 5 years since their inception. Starting with just one product, they have expanded their portfolio in recent years to include innovations which benefit healthcare and therapeutics all over the world. They are now looking to hire an Operations Manager to coordinate national and international projects for small scale production with global partners. This will mean managing supply chain, logistics, project teams and maintenance of quality throughout to ISO 9001. The role would be a brilliant opportunity for someone with a background in managing production or projects relating to manufacturing operations, to take this innovative company forward into the next stage of their growth.

Benefits: Reporting to the COO, you will join a forward-thinking, ethically motivated business who have significantly exceeded their growth targets year on year and are genuinely passionate about their vision and values. High degree of autonomy with opportunities for international travel and growing the operations team in due course. Working hours: 9am - 5pm with flexibility. 24 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays, share options.

Role / Description

  • Managing collaborations with partners all over the world for small-scale, localised production projects
  • Developing and delivering effective project planning and execution for major business initiatives
  • Managing the supply chain including customer order processes, procurement, logistics and inventory
  • Ensure excellent delivery of products and services to customers
  • Coordinating operational infrastructure including IT, facilities and equipment
  • Managing the Quality Management System to ensure ISO9001 compliance and certification is maintained for all operations
  • Ensure that quality management processes are embedded in new projects, operations and localised partner-run production
  • Representing the business at a high level with significant partner organisations.
  • Developing operational standards for multi-partner collaborations.
  • Building a Special Projects team to enable efficient operational capacity and capability in a highly responsive and effective manner.
  • Managing contractors and partners in a project management capacity
  • Project budget management for set-up, logistics, supply chain, delivery and distribution


  • Hands-on experience in a role managing technical operations or manufacturing in the consumer goods, chemicals, medical devices, wound-care or pharmaceutical sectors
  • Strong project management skills, working with multiple stakeholders
  • Experience in managing a quality management system; ISO 9001 or ISO 13485
  • Operational understanding of supply chain and commercial activities
  • Experience working with international partners/colleagues beneficial
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills, with a strategic mind-set

If you would like to apply for this position, please use the link provided. Alternatively please email a copy of your CV to Faye Allison at faye.allison@srgtalent.com For more information regarding this position or any others, please call Faye on 0161 868 2218. If you have a scientific background and this position is not relevant / suitable for you, please feel free to get in touch or visit www.srgtalent.com to view our other vacancies.

SRG is the UK's number one recruitment company specialising in the scientific, engineering, clinical, pharmaceutical, food/FMCG, energy & renewables, biotech, chemical and medical device sectors. As scientists ourselves, our specialist sector knowledge and our passion are second to none. It's this combination that makes us different. We're committed to providing outstanding temporary, contract and permanent career opportunities of all levels for our candidates and a comprehensive range of expert strategic recruitment services for our clients.

Keywords: operations, manufacturing, production, science, innovation, STEM, quality, ISO 9001, ISO 13485, chemicals, consumer goods, consumer healthcare, medical devices, woundcare, FMCG, personal care, cosmetics, diagnostics, manager, project management

01/07/2021 10:30:52
GBP 50000 55000 Annum
Contact Consultant:
Faye Allison

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