Head of Quality

  • Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
  • REF Number: v-99258
  • Consultant: Naynesh Mistry
  • Contact: 01246 457703
  • Date Published: 08.04.2024
  • Industry: Chemical, Pharmaceutical
  • Location: Durham, County Durham, England
  • Functional Expertise: Research & Development

CK Group are recruiting for a Head of Quality to join a global chemical manufacturing company at their facilities located in Durham on a permanent basis.                         

The Company:

Our client is a leading chemical manufacture, specialising in producing thermoplastic products and exports them globally.  


This Head of Quality position is located in Durham, UK.               

The Role:

Reporting to the General Manager you will be responsible for developing and implementing robust quality assurance processes, systems, and procedures to optimise product quality. This role requires a wide skill set including managing direct reports, coaching, motivating, and influencing other functions including Sales, Manufacturing, Technical and finance.

You will additionally be responsible for:

  • Leading a team of professionals (Quality, QC and process engineer), providing guidance, support, and training.  
  • Driving forward continuous improvement initiatives across the manufacturing operations.
  • Leading efforts to reduce customer complaints and enhance customer satisfaction.
  • Conducting regular audits and inspections.   

Your Background:

  • Degree qualified in Chemistry, engineering or related field; advanced degree preferred.
  • Proven experience in a senior quality assurance role within a manufacturing environment.
  • Extensive line management and strong leadership skills, with ability to inspire and motivate a team. 
  • Strong background in both GMP and REACH.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements and industry standards applicable to PVC compounding manufacturing (beneficial).

  • Pension – salary sacrifice option available. Company pay 9%, employee pays 6%.
  • Death in Service – 6 x salary if have financial dependants, 4 x salary if no financial dependants.
  • Discounted BUPA membership.
  • Employee Discount Scheme. 
  • Employee Assistance Programme. 
  • Free Will Writing / discounted for partners.  


It is essential that applicants hold entitlement to work in the UK. Please quote job reference T56759 in all correspondence. 

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