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Manufacturing Quality Manager

Manufacturing Quality Manager

We’re looking for a highly experienced, driven, manager for our manufacturing quality group within manufacturing engineering. We’re looking for someone with a passion for detail and quality to help us execute world-class manufacturing and so help us to bring the next generation of surgical-assist robot to market.

If you’re an inspiring and motivating leader, who enjoys driving a quality team to achieve high priority objectives and goals, this could be the right opportunity for you! You’ll need to be a forward thinker who will thrive in a fast paced, developing and ever-changing high-tech environment.

Reporting to the Head of Manufacturing Engineering, you will take a hands-on approach to managing the day to day running of the manufacturing quality group within the manufacturing engineering team and taking responsibility for the in-process inspection processes for the line and assisting the CMR quality department with root-cause investigations of manufacturing issues.

You will have the skills to:
efficiently deploy a small team of quality inspectors to the various manufacturing processes active on the line;
through tracking metrics and KPIs ensure the efficacy of the quality inspections and tailor the inspections for maximum quality gains;
plan, review, approve, and validate quality inspection processes;
mentor the manufacturing technicians in production quality;
participate in root-cause analysis and technical assessment of manufacturing quality issues.

Through providing direction as part of CMR’s manufacturing engineering team, you’ll be able to make a real impact on the output quality and efficiency of production.

Why join us? 

CMR is one of the UK’s most exciting companies to be joining right now.  The scale of our ambition to build a world-class medical devices company in Cambridge is matched only by the breath-taking innovation that underpins our next generation of surgical robot. We’re an award-winning company that plans to significantly disrupt the way surgery is performed for the benefit of millions of patients all around the world.   

Our values are ambitious, humble, people focused and fair and responsible. If you share these values, our passion for improving lives, and have the skills to make a real difference to the way minimal access surgery is developed and delivered, then it’s a great time to join us. 

Responsibilities  

Every day will be different and that’s the beauty of joining our rapidly growing team! As we grow roles will also change and evolve, and as a result, we’d expect you to be willing to turn your hand to anything within the manufacturing quality remit that helps the team deliver high quality product off the line. Some of your primary responsibilities will include: 

  • Managing a team of quality inspectors working alongside the production staff on the line to provide quality checkpoints throughout manufacturing 
  • Identifying appropriate in-process quality checks to ensure high quality LEAN manufacturing 
  • In conjunction with the Manufacturing NPI Manager agreeing a manufacturing inspection plan that delivers high quality product to the customer having responsibility for the validation of the quality processes on the line 
  • Establishing strong links with the CMR quality team to ensure consistency of approach is applied to manufacturing inspection 
  • Establishing KPIs and visualisations for the quality inspection process 
  • Delivering regular management reports on the progress within the manufacturing quality team to upper management 
  • Managing the interfaces between the manufacturing quality team with the wider manufacturing function and design function within the company  
  • Mentoring the team and assisting with recruitment of high-quality candidates for the team
  • Clearly communicating the company’s vision and values. 

About you 

You will have experience of running a manufacturing quality team, preferably in a highly regulated manufacturing environment: medical devices, automotive, or aerospace. It would be ideal if you had experience of manufacturing within ISO 13485 certification and FDA GMP. 

We anticipate you will have: 

  • Excellent communication skills with a significant background in the day-to-day running of a manufacturing quality team
  • A good understanding of manufacturing quality issues in a high-value, low volume, complex mechatronic system 
  • An innovative approach to problem solving combined with a solid understanding of systems engineering, able to span engineering disciplines of mechanics, electronics, and software 
  • A detailed understanding of what it takes ensure high quality product is produced by manufacturing in a regulated environment 
  • An understanding of root-cause analysis 
  • Experience of validating inspection processes in a regulated environment 
  • Good experience of mentoring and developing teams, having successfully led small teams in the past 
  • A responsive approach with the ability to differentiate and prioritise between multiple conflicting priorities without losing sight of long-term strategic goals 
  • A good degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience combined with a successful track record of manufacturing engineering in a high-tech, low volume, high quality environment 

The package 

We offer a competitive salary and a great benefits package (including non-contributory pension scheme, cycle-to-work scheme, life assurance, and our legendary monthly BBQs). On top of that, you’ll be joining a company with a fabulous culture of ambition, creativity and teamwork, and where fun is just as valued as our commitment to make surgery better for millions of people.   

Interested? We’d love to hear from you! 

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