Ocado UK Jobs – Quality Manager

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“We are on a mission: to transform the future of online grocery through cutting-edge technology innovation.”

Ocado Technology is changing the way the world shops using advanced Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics, Big Data, Cloud and IoT. We develop the innovative software and hardware systems that power Ocado.com, as well as the unique ‘Ocado Smart Platform’ which is being implemented by ambitious retailers across the world from Europe to America, Asia and beyond.

About our team

Our Engineering Services function is responsible for aiding the design, testing and manufacture of our automated products relating to our hardware and software products. We have a brilliant opportunity for a Quality Manager to join our mission and help support the next phase of our products.

How you’ll spend your days…

As Quality Manager you will be responsible for managing, improving and developing the quality management system and underpinning processes that support Product Development.

Other responsibilities might include;

  • Supporting the implementation of the Quality Management System

  • Defining the Quality System scope and strategy for the wider business

  • Preparing and presenting performance reports for senior management

  • Completing internal project quality audits to ensure compliance with project quality standards

  • Managing the internal audit system and corrective action reporting system

  • Creating documentation for the Quality Management System

  • Providing training on Quality topics and raising awareness

  • Developing quality procedures to ensure that content is appropriate

  • Coordinating reviews of quality procedures relating to continuous improvement activity

  • Hosting external Quality System audits

  • Interpreting and implementing quality assurance standards

  • Recommending preventative and corrective actions to achieve quality assurance standards

  • Promoting the use of process improvement techniques (e.g. Six Sigma)

  • Developing and maintaining processes and documentation to achieve business objectives

  • Initiating a Quality calendar of events and engagement plans

You may be asked to perform tasks as required by management deemed as a reasonable request. This job description is a summary of the typical functions of the role, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of possible role responsibilities, tasks and duties and is subject to review.

We’d love to talk to you if you have…

  • Knowledge of ISO 9001:2015

  • Comprehensive command of SDLC and PDLCs

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Knowledge of Quality Systems

  • Understanding of engineering drawings and manufacturing processes

  • Ability to communicate with and present to senior management

  • Experience in a dynamic environment

  • High attention to detail

  • Ability to work on own initiative

Bonus points if you also have…

  • Knowledge of CMMi, Six Sigma, Continuous Improvement OHSAS 18001, ISO 27001 plus ECR/ECN processes

  • Proficiency with software tools for document management such as Cognidox

  • Comprehensive command of SDLC and PDLCs

Please don’t worry, this is not an exhaustive list! If you feel you’d be a good fit for the role there are some things we can teach you, so we would still love to hear from you.

What we offer you…

Our employee benefits are designed for you, we care about people and we’ve ensured we have a wealth of benefits that focus on your well-being. We regularly review our benefits to ensure we are supporting our employees appropriately. Currently, we offer technically stretching work, a competitive salary and;

  • A Work from Home policy that sees you in the office typically 40% of your time.

  • 30 days ‘working from anywhere’ policy

  • Equity Plan (10-15% of salary) for eligible roles

  • Wellbeing support through Apps such as Unmind and an Employee Assistance Programme

  • 25 days annual leave, rising to 27 days after 5 years service (plus optional holiday purchase)

  • Pension scheme (various options available including employer contribution matching up to 7%)

  • Private Medical Insurance

  • 22 weeks paid maternity leave and 6 weeks paid paternity leave (once relevant service requirements complete)

  • Train Ticket loan (interest-free)

  • Cycle to Work Scheme

  • Free shuttle bus to and from Welwyn Garden City Train Station to the Welwyn Garden City offices

  • Opportunity to participate in Sharesave and Buy as You Earn share schemes

  • 15% discount on Ocado.com and free delivery for all employees

  • Income Protection (can be up to 50% of salary for 3 years) and Life Assurance (3 x annual salary)

We also have regular divisional socials, sports clubs not to mention the Ocado Technology Academy for a packed schedule of courses, conferences and events. If you think you have what it takes to make a difference, please submit your application below.

Be bold, be unique, be brilliant, be you. We are looking for individuality and we value diversity. We are an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to treating all applicants and employees fairly and equally. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive work environment. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.

We are thrilled to welcome applicants from across the world. Whilst we are able to offer visa sponsorship, please note that we are only able to cover costs relating to the Certificate of Sponsorship and the Immigration Skills Charge only. For all employment offers made for UK roles, it is expected that you will be based in the UK in commutable distance, ready for your first day of work, so please keep this in mind. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Due to the energising nature of Ocado’s business, vacancy close dates, when stated, are indicative and may be subject to change so please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. If you have applied and been rejected for this role in the last 6 months, or applied and been rejected for a role with a similar skill set, we will not re-evaluate you for this position. After 6 months, we will treat your application as a new one. All benefits information is subject to change and the terms of the individual arrangements. Please assume you have been unsuccessful if you haven’t heard from us within 4 weeks.

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