Role: Programme Supply Chain Quality Assurance Manager (QAM)
Contract: 3-year Fixed term contract
Salary: £50,000 per annum
The Quality Assurance Manager (QAM) is responsible for contributing to the effective delivery of supply chain services to the programmes of Sightsavers focusing on ensuring that the products that are used in our programmes are safe for end beneficiaries in line with international standards and regulations.
The successful QAM will ensure the Quality Management System (QMS) applicable to Sightsavers’ programme supply chain and associated standard operating procedures are followed consistently in line with organisational policy and product requirements, propose enhancements and provide solutions to a wide spectrum of complex issues related to quality management, supply chain, medical logistics and procurement.
The primary focus of the role will be ensuring compliance with the UK regulation for Wholesale Dealers’ of Medicinal Product (WDA (H) licence) and the EU guidelines on Good Distribution Practice (GDP) in support of our eye health, neglected tropical diseases, education and social inclusion programmes across the world.
You will be required to have a very good understanding of global supply chain processes, as well as strong knowledge of medical products, preferably in the relevant thematic areas, and good knowledge of medical suppliers. In addition, the ideal candidate will have good knowledge of quality assurance applied to supply chain management and of Good Distribution Practice (GDP) standards in particular. You will promote a collaborative, client-focused, quality and results-oriented approach within the department, across international offices and organisational projects.
The successful candidate will demonstrate extensive experience in all of the above in addition to medical logistics, products with “cold chain” requirements, recall directions and procedures and will be regularly engaging with and visiting colleagues and suppliers on an international basis, therefore it is essential that you are available to travel approximately 14 weeks a year. Additionally, French and /or Portuguese language skills would be highly advantageous as would experience and knowledge of international development and humanitarian programmes.
This is a highly involved and varied role and this is not an exhaustive list of responsibilities or required skills. Please see the Job Description for complete details.
- Closing date: 4th October 2020
- Interviews week commencing: 12th October 2020
Sightsavers works to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote the rights of people with disabilities. Our vision is of a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes, and where people with disabilities participate equally in society.
We are truly committed to creating an inclusive culture which values and recognises diversity as something that will only ever make an organisation better. We encourage anyone to apply who possesses the qualities and behaviours outlined or who believes they have the propensity to learn them fast. You will be joining an inclusive and supportive team who welcome people from all backgrounds.
Sightsavers does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.