Working in the Quality Assurance team your role will be to manage the QA, safety and compliance of products. You will need to ensure that product technical files are complete and maintained as appropriate. You will also manage re-shipment approvals. The role will also require you to deal with external suppliers, labs and internal departments. You will be an experienced QA professional with a toy industry background, and possess a natural ability to communicate and articulate ideas clearly. You must also hold a full UK driving license with a minimum of one year’s driving experience.
This is a 6 month contract with the possibility to go permanent .
Assist with the QA strategy for assigned products.
Critical path management to ensure shipment dates are met.
Managing approval of pre-shipment inspection reports and necessary corrective actions.
Product technical file management; collation and approval of key documentation. Ensuring test reports are valid within set criteria.
Where necessary conduct Design Reviews and Risk Assessments; identify potential quality and safety risk and ensure they are accurately documented and appropriately communicated.
Support the QA Manager in high risk products through product review and technical file maintenance.
Support internal teams by providing advice on the quality, safety and compliance of toys.
Communication with suppliers in a timely, appropriate and professional manner.
Skills & Experience
Technical QA or engineering qualification and relevant experience, preferably gained in the toy industry.
Full understanding of the Toy Safety Directive and requirements.
Previous experience in critical path management.
Good general understanding of the wider toy industry and the production processes involved.
Strong investigative skills with ability to identify risk and implement effective solutions.
Ability to work with and protect confidential information.
Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.
Logical thinker with ability to analyse numerical and written data.
Strong organization and time management skills to achieve effect use of time and resources.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills to ensure quality communication and information are provided to all levels of management.