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Job Reference: 170460BR

Nottingham Support Office

Permanent

Full-time

Head of Global Quality

Boots and No.7 Beauty Company are committed to developing leading Health and Beauty products for our customers and patients in the UK and globally. In this newly created role as Head of Global Quality you’ll be accountable for all aspects of quality for our own product brands. You’ll set the overall strategy for the quality, lead and develop the Quality Management system, develop policies & procedures, best practice and monitor performance to ensure a culture of quality and continuous improvement across Boots and No.7 Beauty Company.

About the opportunity

Reporting to the VP Commercial Services, Boots and VP Technical No.7 Beauty Co. this role is a great opportunity to optimise the quality management system, processes and operational quality teams supporting both Boots Retail & retail brands and No7 Beauty Co. Brands (No7, Liz Earle, Soap & Glory etc). This will include:

  • Leading the Quality team to ensure all business, regulatory compliance and team development requirements are met.
  • Owning the development, deployment and maintenance of the GQMS ensuring compliance with all global & WBA requirements and the regulatory requirements for a wide range of products classifications including Medicines, Medical Devices, Monograph and Cosmetics and ensuring all appropriate audit standards are met.
  • Ensuring the effective triage, investigation & management of consumer complaints & feedback ensuring any required improvement activity is managed & communicated effectively
  • Leading the management of serious-incident investigation and manages the product recall process, ensuring appropriate business escalation & stakeholder management as required.
  • Ensuring appropriate on-boarding, development and risk management of supplier base to quality policies and requirements.
  • Ensuring market insights drive continuous improvement to product quality and enable product maintenance activities
  • Providing expert quality guidance across the business coaching and mentoring to own team and partners with business units to ensure quality is embedded across all product related activities.

About you

The ideal candidate will be a highly experienced and inspirational quality leader with in-depth knowledge of the systems and operational activities required to support the marketing of medicines, medical devices, food supplements, cosmetics and general products. Key attributes are:
  • A highly effective Quality leader with a proven track record of leading and developing a team of quality professionals and subject matter experts
  • An excellent and impactful influencer with proven senior stakeholder management experience with the ability to remain calm and lead through serious incident investigations and demonstrate pragmatic decision-making skills
  • Strong knowledge of the regulatory landscapes for our retail and CPG brands (MHRA/FSA/BSI/HPRA/FDA etc) and experience of leading audits with regulators.
  • Significant experience of implementing quality management systems, quality reporting mechanisms with a track record of delivering sustainable quality improvement.

Benefits

We have a great range of benefits* that go beyond salary and offer flexibility to suit you:
  • Competitive holiday allowance (with the option to buy more days)
  • Retirement Savings Plan pension scheme
  • Discretionary annual bonus scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity / Paternity / Adoption leave pay
  • £100 gift card for colleagues expecting/adopting a baby
  • Flexible benefits scheme (via salary sacrifice) including financial wellbeing support, gym membership, holiday buying, dental cover, life assurance, restaurant discount cards, activity passes and much more (exclusions may apply, eligible roles only)
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme offering free, independent and confidential counselling and support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Generous staff discount (with enhanced discounts for Boots brands, Boots Opticians and Boots Hearingcare)
  • Access to corporate third-party discounts, including retail, cinema, holidays and more (UK only)
  • Access to a range of learning and development resources and programmes
  • Excellent onsite facilities including: staff shop, opticians, gym, coffee shops, cafeteria, outdoor seating spaces, dry cleaning service and excellent travel links including on campus bus stops
*All rewards and benefits are subject to change and eligibility.

Why Boots

Our mission is to help everyone to feel good. This starts internally – with every colleague and every team. In our stores and pharmacies, our warehouses and our Support Office, we work together, putting our customers first and our colleagues at the heart of everything we do. We aim to attract, develop and retain the best people, with a huge range of opportunities for you to continue to grow with us… just bring your passion and commitment and we’ll do the rest.

Diversity, equity and inclusion is at the centre of everything we do in our business. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, passionate about embracing the diversity of our colleagues and providing a positive and inclusive working environment for all.

We're proud to offer our Support Office team members a hybrid working approach because how we work is central to our ability to compete, innovate and win together. Our hybrid, flexible approach to work is based upon empowerment, accountability, care and trust and includes a balanced mix of remote and office-based working.

What’s next

If your application is successful, our in-house recruitment team will be in touch to arrange an interview and to answer any initial questions you have. If you have not been successful on this occasion you will be notified by email.

If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact chelsea.jenno@boots.co.uk

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