Programme Supply Chain Quality Assurance Manager (maternity cover)

  • UK, Flexible/remote

Location: UK flexible/remote with occasional travel when restrictions allow

Contract: 9-12 month fixed term contract

Salary: £47,000 per annum

Sightsavers are currently seeking a Programme Supply Chain Quality Assurance Manager (QAM) who will be responsible for contributing to the effective delivery of supply chain services to the programmes of Sightsavers focusing on ensuring that the products that are used in our programmes are safe for end beneficiaries in line with international standards and regulations.

The successful QAM will ensure the Quality Management System (QMS) applicable to Sightsavers’ programme supply chain and associated standard operating  procedures are followed consistently in line with organisational policy and product requirements, propose enhancements and provide solutions to a wide spectrum of complex issues related to quality management, supply chain, medical logistics and procurement.

The primary focus of the role will be ensuring compliance with the UK regulation for Wholesale Dealers’ of Medicinal Product (WDA (H) licence) and the EU guidelines on Good Distribution Practice (GDP) in support of our eye health, neglected tropical diseases, education and social inclusion programmes across the world.

You will be required to have a very good understanding of global supply chain processes, as well as strong knowledge of medical products, preferably in the relevant thematic areas, and good knowledge of medical suppliers. In addition, the ideal candidate will have good knowledge of quality assurance applied to supply chain management and of Good Distribution Practice (GDP) standards in particular. You will promote a collaborative, client-focused, quality and results-oriented approach within the department, across international offices and organisational projects.

The successful candidate will demonstrate extensive experience in all of the above in addition to medical logistics, products with “cold chain” requirements, recall directions and procedures and will be engaging with and visiting colleagues and suppliers on an international basis when possible, therefore national and international travel will be required a couple of times per year. Additionally, excellent written and spoken English is essential with French as an added advantage, as would experience and knowledge of international development and humanitarian programmes.

The above details are not an exhaustive list of principle accountabilities or requirements, for the complete list please read the full Job Description of this position.

Role location:

There is flexibility around the location of this role (within the UK) as we are happy to the post to be conducted remotely, however, we will require the successful candidate to travel nationally and internationally for audit purposes.


In addition to being an easy 20-minute train journey from Brighton or 45 minutes from London, we offer some fantastic benefits.  Our comprehensive benefits package includes generous annual leave allowance, pension, season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, discounted gym memberships and wellness discounts.

Next steps:

Closing date: 31st October 202

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please complete an application form via our recruitment portal. We are particularly interested in learning of your motivations for applying.

We are truly committed to creating an inclusive culture which values and recognises diversity as something that will only ever make an organisation better. We encourage anyone to apply who possesses the qualities and behaviours outlined or who believes they have the propensity to learn them fast. You will be joining an inclusive and supportive team who welcome people from all backgrounds.

Sightsavers does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

Closing Date: 31 October, 2021

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