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QA Engineer Liverpool United Kingdom

QA Engineer

Wellington House, Physics Road | Liverpool | United Kingdom | L249HP

About us

Imperial Brands PLC is a dynamic FTSE100 FMCG company headquartered in Bristol with a global workforce of around 32,000 people. Borne out of a strong tobacco heritage, we have continually evolved to embrace changing market dynamics and our purpose is to create something better for the world’s smokers.  Our high-quality cigarette brands include Davidoff, Gauloises Blondes, JPS and West and we are increasingly focused on developing a leading portfolio of next generation products built around the vaping brand blu

Acquired by Imperial Brands Plc in 2017, Nerudia is a young and dynamic business which is wholly owned by Fontem Ventures, the NGP (Next Generation Products) arm of Imperial Brands

The role

Liverpool

Permanent, Full time

Competitive Salary + Benefits

We have an exciting opportunity for a QA Engineer to join Nerudia.  In this role you will be responsible for maintaining the overall technical quality of product from design to commercialisation ensuring all Innovations R&D and Operations activities are conducted to the agreed GxP, regulatory standards. 

Key accountabilities

  • Participating in New Product Development (NPI) initiatives by providing quality engineering support to assigned projects, and developing NPI quality plans.
  • Overseeing the Product Development Process ensuring defendable practices & scientific analyses are employed
  • Participating in product Risk Reviews during product development and post-launch activities as well as maintaining product Risk Management files
  • Leading process definition and improvement activities and training within the Innovations Operations and R&D functions
  • Providing QA oversight on validation and performing document review and approval of all validation documentation i.e. qualification/validation protocols, validation plan, supporting documentation e.g. URS, DQ
  • Providing data analysis, trending of processes, products characteristics and other feedback on current product issues or developments
  • Maintaining and complying with the requirements of ISO9001 and other applicable regulatory requirements
  • Identifying areas for improvement through active participation in internal audit program, and scheduling and supporting audit activities.

Skills & experience

  • In-depth knowledge of GxP i.e. GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices), GDocP (Good Documentation Practices) and TPD (Tobacco Products Directive)
  • Good understanding of statistical methods, six sigma methodologies, design of experiments and lean
  • Ability to read technical drawings and experience in writing procedures to QMS requirements
  • Strong ability to manage and prioritise multiple projects while maintaining accuracy and meeting deadlines with the capability to balance short-term, urgent needs with long-term strategic initiatives
  • Strong technical, analytical, and writing skills to identify and solve problems and document them appropriately
  • Excellent oral & written communication skills for effectively interfacing with all levels of management and departments within the internal/external business
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment & comfortable with continual change
  • Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel) and other quality tools (Minitab, FMEA, SPC, etc.) and their application
  • Exposure to/ experience with validation is highly advantageous
  • Certification in Six Sigma green/ black belt is an advantage

What we offer

Nerudia offers a competitive package of salary, pension and 25 days holiday, as well as onsite parking.

Next steps

Interested applicants should apply with their CV highlighting their suitability for the role. 

Opening date:16th April 2019
Closing date: 16th May 2019

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