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Compliance Engineer / Manager

Compliance Engineer / Manager

Job Title: Compliance Engineer / Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Southampton
Salary: 40-45k
Start Date: asap
Reference: GF4155
Contact Name: Gemma Feist
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 04, 2018 11:45

Job Description

Company Background:
Our client is a leading designer and manufacturer of fiber lasers for use in cutting, welding and marking applications in a wide range of industries.They sell its products globally and has its major business operations, including Research and Development, Manufacturing and Product Marketing located in both Rugby and Southampton, UK, with additional Sales and Customer Support locations in Asia and North America. The business is introducing key new products at pace and this role is critical to the success of these implementations and growth plans.
Job Purpose:
To ensure the business operates in compliance with the relevant legislative and non-legislative product-related envelopes
Export Control 
Product Directives not covered by the above
National and International Standards applicable to our products
Ideally the role will be based in Southampton,Hampshire but Rugby, Warwickshire as a base would be a possibility with weekly trips to Southampton.
Key Areas of Responsibility:
To identify the applicable product related legislation in the technical, export control and other areas with the exception of Finance and manage the development of strategies, policies and procedures to ensure compliance with legislation, including UK, USA, EU, China and elsewhere.
To ensure compliance tests are specified correctly, then oversee the process for verifying product compliance, documentation for same, and for achieving Third Party product certification and labeling. Certify the product as technically compliant and issue certificate. 
To build and manage product compliance documentation and records for relevant applicable National and International Standards
To support the Quality Manager to oversee configuration management, product documentation and change control processes ensuring well defined and controlled product and documentation configuration for same.
To manage the compliance documentation for corresponding (branded) products for Third Party customers
To monitor activities to ensure compliance with policies and procedures
To provide a regulatory advice function within the Company within the above areas
To ensure product design and process changes maintain relevant product compliances with regard to the competition and market needs
To interface with Compliance bodies, UK export control organisation, test houses, customers and audit bodies
To ensure that pre sales samples are appropriately documented from a compliance perspective
To be the Administrator / Coordinator for company access to UK Export Control System (SPIRE). 
Required Experience:
Highly developed technical skill base, either high level science or engineering qualifications or possibly qualified by appropriate experience 
Experience of working within a highly regulated environment especially export controlled.
Experience of compliance testing, preferably in an electrical/electronic industry
Good working relationship with compliance bodies, test houses, customers and audit bodies
Proven project management skills to ensure policies and procedures are developed
Engineering or Science degree is preferred
Personal Profile:
Capable of analysing complex legislation or regulations and development of commercially feasible strategies to ensure compliance
Excellent communication, relationship building and negotiation skills
Highly commercially aware
Hands-on with creative and practical approach to problem solving and the ability to translate problems into working solutions. 
Is logical & methodical and a proven ability to question others.
Good team player with ability to engage others across functional areas, and with Third Party representatives.
Additional info:
The role is permanent but can be full or part-time. If part-time, they would be looking for the candidate to do a minimum of 3 days per week.
Although the current employee is Southampton based, they would consider candidates whose preference would be to work from their Rugby site, although weekly trips to Southampton would be required
o Pension
o Health Insurance
o Life Assurance
o Medical Insurance
o Dental/Vision
To apply please send a Microsoft Word version of your CV