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Quality Manager

A Quality Manager is sought for a site-based, permanent role in West Suffolk. Salary on application, + Bonus, pension, life & health Insurance.

Joining a successful and financially stable manufacturing organisation within the engineering division, the Quality Manager is responsible for leading and managing the quality function to achieve the required standards and controls in the production process to ensure all products meet customer needs and legislation.

The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining compliance, driving process improvements, and promoting a quality-first culture.


  • Align the Quality Team objectives with the wider business strategy
  • Develop and maintain all quality documentation, standards, tools, and training to enable production staff to effectively control processes.
  • Ensure that quality problems are effectively managed.
  • Respond to changes or variances in quality to fulfil customer´s SLAs and KPIs
  • Collaborate with suppliers to ensure raw materials and finished goods meet standards
  • Manage, monitor, and respond to changes in supplier quality that do not meet agreed specifications.
  • Control returned products, faults, replacements etc to ensure cost-effective decision making
  • Manage and maintain the (QMS) Quality Management System

Who we are looking for:

  • Suitable applicants will be existing Quality Management professionals
  • Career success to date will have been gained in an engineering led business that manufactures and supply complex products.
  • Engineering degree or equivalent industry-specific qualification
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001
  • Awareness of mechanical and electronic products
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Certified Quality Management is beneficial
  • Six Sigma is desirable
  • You will be based in the UK and are eligible to work on a permanent (indefinite) basis. Overseas applicants, and/or those who require sponsorship will not be successful.


What’s on offer?

Competitive salary, bonus, pension, life & health insurance.

Head of Engineering

A Head of Engineering is sought for a technology manufacturing company. Permanent role, to be based on-site, in West Suffolk, on a full-time basis. Competitive salary with excellent benefits including car allowance, pension, bonus + more

The Head of Engineering Leads Hardware and Software engineering teams to deliver the group NPD (new product development) strategy, develop their capability to meet key deliverables, and act as a change agent for innovation, bringing a commercial and customer-centric mindset to the function.

Collaborating with Customers to understand their needs so they can be engineered into automated and manual product ranges and with Product Managers, you will ensure that the company's and customers’ objectives are aligned with, and built into the technology strategy.

As an expert in manufactured hardware and software engineering, you will help drive long-term automated manufacturing solutions that support increased sales and growing market share.


What you’ll be doing

  • Leadership and management of multi-disciplined, hardware and software Engineering teams,
  • Global new process technology development and implementation for manufacturing sites
  • Identify automated technical product improvements
  • Partner with manufacturing sites and third-party suppliers to manage new technical developments
  • Identify and resolve technical engineering problems that arise in manufacturing facilities
  • Manage Software Test as a function, ensuring high quality for all New Products
  • Management of the NPI programme in line with cost and quality targets
  • Define the annual Engineering budget, manage expenditure
  • Train employees to engage with customers and develop key client relationships
  • Assure that all safety, regulatory and ESG measures are met


Whom we are looking for:

  • Successful applicants will have a proven record of senior-level accomplishment within a similarly high-value, low-volume complex engineering and manufacturing operation.
  • Success in leading hardware and software Engineering teams
  • Proven ability to manage complex, multidisciplinary engineering projects
  • Up to date with engineering innovations including Automation, Robotics, AI etc.
  • Demonstrable history of successfully developing and motivate teams
  • Extensive NPD and NPI management, able to develop relationships with customers and suppliers
  • Ideally possess a relevant engineering degree
  • You will already be based in the UK, are eligible to remain on an indefinite basis
  • Willing to work onsite, full time.


What’s on offer? Competitive Salary, + car allowance, Bonus, Medical Insurance, Pension etc

Langley is exclusively retained to manage this process on behalf of our client, full disclosure of salary and package will be provided to those applicants who are verbally contacted during shortlisting.  

Procurement Specialist, Direct Materials

A new opportunity has become available with an award-winning Procurement Team.  This is a very innovative company, and this latest vacancy presents an incredible opportunity for the right individual to make a serious impact on their career. 

The position benefits from hybrid working (3 days office/ 2 days home per week), a generous contributory pension scheme, season ticket loan, 25 days annual leave plus a host of other more flexible benefits.

You will be an experienced procurement specialist, purchasing manager, or buyer with a direct works, materials-focused background.  We are seeking applications from energetic, self-motivated, and ambitious procurement professionals looking to join a progressive team where personal development is actively encouraged.  The business is in a very strong position with some big projects on the horizon and you will have the opportunity to work alongside some fantastic mentors with responsibility for a varied spend portfolio.

The role:

  • To support the Category Manager on a variety of procurement projects, developing clear and detailed sourcing plans within your assigned areas of spend. 
  • To draft, negotiate and agree clear, concise, and complete contractual documentation.
  • To inform and support the development of category strategies through extensive internal and external research and analysis to support the wider organisational strategy. 
  • To ensure market developments and innovation are monitored and considered to continually align and update sourcing and category strategies, identifying opportunities which can create a competitive advantage for the organisation. 
  • To work with cross functional project teams to deliver projects on time and with the best outcome for the organisation. 
  • To establish an effective network and influence internal stakeholders, to support procurement objectives and decision making. 
  • To maintain full compliance with all contract governance activities within agreed processes and timescales, ensuring all appropriate parties are consulted and informed. 

About you: 

  • An organised and efficient purchasing specialist who can demonstrate credible, trusted stakeholder engagement at all levels. 
  • An analytical thinker with the proven ability to navigate and interpret multiple data sources to inform commercial, legal / contracting and supply decisions. 
  • An individual with strong, professional, and refined negotiation skills coupled with sound commercial acumen and understanding of complex organisational issues. 
  • An excellent project manager committed to providing high levels of service. 
  • Ability to spot opportunities from an existing client base.  

For further information please apply or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting the job reference.

Langley Search & Selection Ltd is a diverse, minority-owned business and we are passionate about promoting diversity and equality. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, disability status or gender and particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented backgrounds.

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