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  • Electrical Category Technical Manager (Quality Assurance)

  • Business: Travis Perkins PLC
  • Sector: Supply Chain & Distribution
  • Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
  • Salary: £Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits
  • Hours of work: 40 Hours P/W
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 16-Aug-2018
  • Job reference: 16851

Job Description

Category Technical Manager - Electrical (Quality Assurance)

Location: Northampton/Watford/Crick

Group Quality Assurance - Travis Perkins plc

Are you looking to utilise and develop your electrical category technical management experience within a fast paced, marketing leading business? Do you take pride in ensuring Products and Suppliers meet quality, safety and environmental requirements and UK/European legislations? Whether you are operating within a retail and/or for a supplier who manufactures for big retail/brands, you will get to utilise your Chartered Engineer/Technical qualification and previous multi-site estate experience.

We are looking for you to join us as an experience Category Technical Professional - specialising in electrical to join us, reporting to the Group Head of Quality to help shape and support with the Group Supply Chain strategy to ensure we have Easy Supply of Product (ESP) to both our businesses and customers, while meeting product and supplier regulations and specifications. At a strategic level you’ll be responsible for product evaluation and approval, including risk assessment and benchmarking, to ensure that only compliant products enter the business. You’ll be carrying out supplier evaluation and approvals as appropriate, ensuring necessary improvements are identified and actioned. This will work hand in hand with seeing the improvements release financial benefits.

It would be great if you had…

  • Professional/Technical Qualification in an appropriate field (Degree equivalent) i.e. Chartered Engineer. Chartered Quality Professional with the Chartered Quality Institute (MCQI).

  • In-depth knowledge of QA Practices/Methodology and be able to demonstrate practical experience of Supplier, Factory, CSR (Ethical) and ISO9001 audits and respective International standards.

  • In-depth detailed knowledge of British & European product safety, legal & technical standards and associated compliance certification/conformance.

  • Persuasive approach to problem solving at all levels.

  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to relate to a broad spectrum of individuals

  • Own Transport and UK Driving Licence

What can we offer you?

You may not know much about Travis Perkins plc but if you look a bit closer you might be surprised. We are the UK leader in the building materials and home improvement markets. Recognised as one of Britain’s Top Employers since 2010, we offer our employees access to extensive career opportunities across 20+ leading businesses including Travis Perkins, Wickes, Keyline and City Plumbing Supplies. We operate out of more than 2,000 outlets nationwide (and Ireland) and have over 28,000 colleagues.

Our strong family values and 'cornerstones' lie at the heart of the success of our journey. If, like us, you put customers at heart of everything you do, then we’d love to hear from you.


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