Director of Technical Quality & Systems
Posted on: April 3, 2021
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This role directs and manages laboratory and technical operations
to meet client expectations and business objectives.
Responsibilities include technical program planning, organization,
operations, and staffing in compliance with contract requirements,
the quality system, and applicable laws, regulations,
accreditations, certifications, and licensure requirements.
Oversee company laboratory facilities, equipment, personnel, and
related quality systems to ensure effective and efficient lab
operation to meet client expectations, business objectives, and
applicable accreditation requirements.
In coordination with the Chief Operating Officer and management
team, develop and implement plans for the technical infrastructure
of systems, processes, test methods, equipment, and personnel
designed to meet the short-term and long-term growth objectives of
Develop, implement and maintain the technical controls, laboratory
administrative and reporting procedures, and resources needed to
effectively and efficiently meet contract requirements.
Achieve financial objectives by preparing applicable budgets;
managing expenditures; preparing reports; analyzing variances; and
initiating appropriate corrective actions.
Represent with clients, government and industry representatives,
and business partners as applicable. In coordination with the
management team, pursue business development opportunities with
potential new clients or additional/increased business with
--Prepare and issue accurate cost proposals and contracts, conduct
appropriate follow-up, and build client trust and rapport.
Oversee proactive client communication and project management
within the area of responsibility, taking care to ensure clients
are updated regarding the status of projects and/or potential risks
to meeting applicable quality, cost, and/or schedule
Develop, implement, and maintain Quality System manuals, policies,
procedures, and training to meet business objectives and applicable
accreditation requirements in the areas of product certification,
third party inspection, and laboratory testing.--
Under the Director of Technical Quality & Systems performs the
duties of Quality Manager for BMI and Deputy Quality Manager for
BCI. This role also serves as Deputy Signatory for ISO/IEC 17020
Lead internal and external quality system and accreditation audits,
prepare accurate and complete audit reports, and oversee corrective
and preventive actions. Report to management on quality issues,
trends and improvement needs.
Serve as the primary point of contact for internal accreditors for
the purposes of achieving and maintaining accreditations and/or
relevant approvals by government agencies, regulators, industry
associations, and others as applicable.
Provide for the competence, awareness, and training of internal and
external personnel operating within the defined area of
Ensure that personnel are aware of their responsibilities for
assuring impartiality, confidentiality, freedom from conflict of
interest, and the relevance and importance of their roles in
effectively implementing the Quality System.
As an active member of the operations team, the Manager, Assessment
Services must be computer literate and able to be trained and
perform audits, inspections, and/or tests as needed in varying
The responsibilities and requirements described in relevant company
quality system procedures and the "Field Auditor/Inspector" job
description (such job description hereinafter incorporated by
reference) will apply.
All other duties as assigned.
Requires a bachelor's degree in a business, engineering, or
technical discipline and 5+ years of related experience. An
equivalent combination of education training, and/or experience is
acceptable in lieu of degree or experience requirements.
Master's degree or Licensed Professional Engineer is preferred, but
Must possess direct knowledge or experience managing quality
systems within the framework of an ISO/IEC 17065, ISO/IEC 17025,
ISO/IEC 17020, JAS Law, and/or related accreditation/management
Demonstrated training and/or experience leading or performing first
party, second party, or third party management system audits in
accordance with ISO 9001, ISO 19011, or similar auditing standard
Must exercise sound management and technical judgment, superior
ethics, and compliance to applicable policies and procedures in the
conduct of job responsibilities.--
Must demonstrate a solid grasp if data analysis and performance
metrics, be able to diagnose problems and define solutions quickly,
and have foresight into potential issues.
Must be computer literate.--
Directly supervises work of management or technical personnel as
Travel up to 30% may be required to fulfill the responsibilities of
Successful candidates must be willing to travel both domestically
and internationally, sometimes with little or no notice.
Individual must possess or have the ability to obtain a valid US
passport, visa, or other foreign travel documents as required.
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professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been
successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the
Pacific Northwest and nationwide. Our recruitment teams are highly
specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting
and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building
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VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in
E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race,
color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any
other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or
federal civil rights laws.--
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