Quality Manager

PA Consulting

Location: Cambridgeshire

Job Type: Full time


Company Description

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 4000 specialists in consumer and manufacturing, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government and public services, health and life sciences, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists.

We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Netherlands and Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Job Description

Would you like to work with a high-performing team that builds cool products?

Our Design, Engineering and Science function supports our client base by providing design, rapid prototyping, innovation strategy and applied R&D. Made up of around 200 technologists, the group has the opportunity to work across a wide range of industries such as life sciences, consumer, healthcare and defence and involving software, electronics, hardware engineering, data science and strategy services.

We work with both established and start-up organisations and we'll look towards you to provide leadership for quality to the wider technology group.

You'll have the opportunity to get involved in:

  • Front external audits - from ISO certification bodies and from clients undertaking supplier approval audits for work
  • Developing and delivering the internal audit plan with stakeholders and undertake audits to assess effectiveness
  • Developing quality metrics and assessing performance against and your findings
  • Arranging management review meetings and authoring the summary reports to assess effectiveness of the business and help develop the strategy and long-term plans
  • Supporting client projects, specifically in regulated industries, ensuring activities meet relevant Quality standards / design controls for medical / drug delivery devices

We know the skill-gap and ‘need to tick every box’ can get in the way of meeting brilliant candidates, so please don’t hesitate to apply – we’d love to hear from you.

Apply today by completing our online application


About You

  • You'll be enthused by innovation, competent in quality systems, knowledgeable about regulations and be driven to use your knowledge of product development to ensure that our scientists, engineers and developers deliver a fantastic service that meets the highest standards of quality.
  • You'll be a natural leader and engaging both with our management group and with technology staff performing the work.
  • You aren't expected to have gained experience across all the industries sectors we work in but must have a thorough understanding of ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 quality systems.
  • You'll be a competent Quality Practitioner, e.g. PCQI or equivalent
  • You'll have great leadership skills to help inspire staff and coach where needed in a matrix managed organisation
  • You'll have the ability to develop, learn and broaden out across many industrial sectors to get to grips with best practice and applicable regulations

If you are looking for a challenging role in QA covering a wide range of disciplines and diverse projects, where you will have internal and external-facing duties, and the chance to work across a broad range of industry sectors, then this role might be what you are looking for.

Applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK, and must be eligible to attain Level 3 security clearance, given the nature of the work we deliver.

Additional Information

  • Life At PA encompasses our peoples' experience at PA. It's about how we enrich peoples’ working lives by giving them access to unique people and growth opportunities and purpose led meaningful work.

    We believe diversity fuels ingenuity. Diversity of thought brings exciting perspectives; diversity of experience brings a wealth of knowledge, and diversity of skills brings the tools we need. When we bring people together with diverse backgrounds, identities, and minds, embracing that difference through an inclusive culture where our people thrive; we unleash the power of diversity – bringing ingenuity to life.

    Find out more about Life at PA here.

    We are dedicated to supporting the physical, emotional, social and financial well-being of our people. Check out some of our extensive benefits:

  • Health and lifestyle perks accompanying private healthcare for you and your family
  • 25 days annual leave (plus a bonus half day on Christmas Eve) with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
  • Generous company pension scheme
  • Opportunity to get involved with community and charity-based initiatives
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • PA share ownership
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)

We recruit, retain, reward and develop our people based solely on their abilities and contributions and without reference to their age, background, disability, genetic information, parental or family status, religion or belief, race, ethnicity, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity (or expression), political belief veteran status, or other by any other range of human difference brought about by identity and experience. We are on a journey towards ensuring our workforce is diverse at all levels and that our firm is representative of the world around us. We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

Adjustments or accommodations - Should you need any adjustments or accommodations to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us.

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