QHSE Manager

QHSE Manager

  • Location

    Birmingham, West Midlands

  • Sector:

    Engineering and Manufacturing

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  • Salary:

    Up to £60000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Tim Cross

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

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We are currently recruiting for a brand leader in lenses, who offer premium and pioneering products; where innovation is at the heart of everything they do. Their brand enhances the lives and vision of millions of people around the world. In fact, 2 people every second put their trust in their products.

We arealso proud of their heritage and they have been at the forefront of scientific discovery and innovation since our creation in 1846. They are a foundation; which means they reinvest 12% of their revenue to fund research and education, supporting progress within the optical industry and across the community.

Key Requirements of the role include:

Strategy and Development

  • Lead the UK business strategy in delivery of systems that both meet and exceed the requirements of ISO management systems (9001, 14001, 45001, 50001)
  • Manage changes in legislation for the requirements of the relevant ISO standards and embed any required changes into the business.
  • Develop and embed suitable risk management processes in the business alongside the Company's Programme Management team.
  • Identify business improvement opportunities within the organisation and make recommendations for implementation
  • Introduce new systems and procedures where appropriate

General and Task management

  • Represent the UK business to the global QHSE functions: Leading QRQC meetings, liaising with Group Regulatory Affairs team, and ensuring all relevant matters of the UK Quality Management System ("QMS") are represented and actioned accordingly.
  • Provide detailed analysis of QHSE KPIs to Senior Management on a regular basis, along with any recommendations to address emerging trends/issues.
  • Coordinate all QHSE related issues across the UK Business (operational and non-operational, product and non-product related) and ensure appropriate escalation both within the UK and Group functions. Propose, plan, implement, and Track remedial actions, escalating where appropriate/necessary.
  • Coordinate the UKBusiness' response to Occupational Health and Safety requirements.
    • Leverage the relationship with third parties to ensure all health and safety matters (including required audits and inspections) are appropriately performed, documented, and controlled.
    • Drive the health and safety agenda within the UK business, coordinate points of escalation and implement remedial action as necessary.
  • Provide the relevant quarterly and annual reporting required by Corporate and local statutory requirements (energy, quality, compliance, environmental etc)
  • Determine how the UK business is contributing to the Groups sustainability targets and ensure there is a local sustainability strategy for the UK Company.
  • Coordinate with audit providers (both internal and external) and ensure any corrective actions are resolved on a timely basis
  • Manage the Company's certification in accordance with the document control system from third party bodies as appropriate.
  • Coordinate (and in some instances provide directly) relevant training to wider business on the relevant areas of responsibility.

Relationship Management

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure optimal performance and delivery of required objectives
  • Work collaboratively, negotiate and engage with key stakeholders to facilitate delivery and compliance with the quality strategy
  • Communicate with personnel at all levels, internally and externally to the Company, in relation to Quality matters

Required Knowledge & Experience

Must have:

  • Proven academics: Degree qualified or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated experience and proven track record of delivering ISO standards.
  • Continuous improvement mindset.
  • Affinity with Health and Safety and general compliance matters.
  • Proven track record of managing and delivering performance excellence.
  • Ability to manage a variety of cross-functional stakeholders.
  • Competent in problem solving, team building, planning and decision
  • Excellent coaching and staff engagement skills.
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Resilient, self-aware, and open to change.
  • Experience of auditing/managing other ISO systems.


  • Membership of an industry related professional body.
  • Experience of working within a regulated industry.
  • Experience of MDD / MDR.
  • Experience of project management.
  • Experience working with dangerous goods.


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