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Req ID:  87101
Function:  Supply Chain
Posted:  Mar 18, 2023

Ashford, KEN, GB, TN25 4AQ

Quality Engineer





Our purpose is to celebrate and liberate the diversity of beauty. We challenge convention through invention, expanding our horizons to enrich your reality with possibility. We build brands to inspire and enable our consumers to experience the confidence and joy of expressing their beauty, their way.




This position is a key role in implementing, monitoring and sustaining the quality policy, standards and procedures in Coty operations.  The role involves a direct involvement from design to shipment of high quality products in a FMCG environment.

  • Adherence to HS&E, Quality, GLP, GMP (ISO 22716) and Hygiene Policies.
  • Knowledge of ISO 22716
  • Quality Management Systems, sampling, inspection, suppliers, tooling, manufacturing methods and techniques, lean.
  • Responsible for timely and effective quality testing and batch file review.
  • Provide a strong and effective support to the supply chain concerning all matters in quality. 
  • Review and analyze quality results for quality improvements e.g. RFT
  • Create, edit, approve, review and maintain quality control procedures
  • Partake in internal and external quality/H&S audits.
  • Present and share information on processes or practices with external auditors or visitors.
  • Provide quality advice and guidance to manufacturing & assembly departments.
  • Conduct Quality training.
  • Work with Value streams to investigate quality failures to determine root causes and suggest solutions or process changes.
  • Work closely with global suppliers, subcontractors and inter-company departments, including within the lines in the factory, as well as a variety of distributors in order to achieve and monitor the specified quality levels and performance.
  • Support the Line Certification programme and continuously develop/improve systems and procedures to improve Right First Time (RFT) and minimise quality risks.
  • Contribute to and participate in continuous improvement activities as required (Lean Events) , FMEA’s, Projects, Problem solving (8D).
  • Perform Supplier Audits using the appropriate Corporate Audit Questionnaire.
  • Take part in supplier assessment and approval.
  • Contact and develop relationships with suppliers and production to determine root causes of any failures.
  • Assist with monthly reports, trending and monitoring of key performance indicators
  • Work in partnership with IC/TPD
  • Continuously look at ways to drive waste reduction. 
  • Partake in Product recall/traceability simulations
  • Represent department at key meetings, projects or working groups, delegate for Quality Manager where necessary.




  • Private medical insurance (taxable benefit)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Life Insurance
  • Critical illness insurance
  • Staff shop (up to 75% off RRP)
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, plus a day off for your birthday
  • Enhanced maternity (6 months) and paternity pay (4 weeks)
  • Life event leave (3 days per year for significant events- marriage/ moving house etc)



  • Minimum 10 year experience in international cosmetic or pharmaceutical industry specifically in good manufacturing practices (GMP) quality assurance
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in an international company in the consumer goods industry
  • In depth understanding of the cosmetic industry and European and US legal requirement, knowledge of ISO 22716/ISO9001 is a plus


Functional/Technical Skills:

  • Language skills as well as fluent written and spoken English skills required; knowledge of other languages such as French, German, Italian, Spanish is an asset
  • Good IT knowledge of MS Office applications and Lotus Notes
  • Strong sense of individual accountability
  • Committed to deliver results
  • Auditing experience/qualification desirable
  • SAP, quality Module
  • Customer-/Service orientation
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • Able to motivate & positively influence others
  • Strong Analytical skills
  • Proven organizational skills
  • Accuracy
  • Team player
  • Able to travel abroad as required



  • Makes innovation happen within real-life constraints
  • Thrives on challenges and keeps a healthy attitude under pressure
  • Takes responsibility for the quality of all deliverables, contributes to doing things better and faster
  • Escalates issues before they become problems and offers solutions
  • Takes advantage of processes and work systems, follows them with discipline
  • Collaborates easily with others and adapts to different working styles
  • Is committed to deliver results, goes after the stretch target
  • Takes conscious and calculated risks



  • Bachelor’s Science Degree or equivalent experience required
  • A’ Level’s or above in a relevant scientific or engineering related discipline.
  • Background in Quality Management Systems
  • Quality Assurance Certification is highly desired
  • Statistical Process Control Certification is a plus







Country/Region:  GB
City:  Ashford