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Quality Engineer

Country : United Kingdom United Kingdom

Region : South East

County : Kent

Town : Ashford

Category : Production - Quality

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description




We are Coty, a global leader in the beauty industry. Over a century ago, Coty began a journey that helped transform beauty into the global industry it is today. Since 1904, a legacy of innovation and excellence has guided the business and driven our mission to enable and empower all visions of beauty, from our very first fragrance to the newest portfolio launch. It is a history we are proud to own and build upon. Coty's iconic portfolio of cosmetic, skincare, and fragrance brands are sold in over 150 countries around the world. We believe in beauty with a purpose and brands that inspire.

Our manufacturing site, located in Ashford, is the home of engineers, scientists, planners, technicians, and product developers to name just a few. Being the starting point of the UK&I supply chain, it's where the magic happens! From weighing and mixing raw materials to filling and packing product components, Coty Ashford is proudly manufacturing and producing all coloured cosmetics for some of the global leaders in the beauty industry, such as Gucci, Burberry, Rimmel, Max Factor, and Bourjois. We are a company driven by fearless kindness and that's what makes us committed to creating beautiful experiences in everything we do!


The Quality Engineer plays 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 Fast-Moving-Consumer-Goods environment. This role involves providing a strong and effective support to the supply chain concerning all matters in quality.


  • 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.
  • Create, edit, approve, review, and maintain quality control procedures.
  • Partake in internal and external quality/Health & Safety 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.
  • Be responsible for timely and effective quality analysis and batch file review / release of finished goods.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Adhere to Health Safety, Quality, Good Laboratory Practice, Good Manufacturing Practice (ISO 22716), and Hygiene Policies.

  • High standards of Quality maintained on all products and materials.
  • Improved Good Manufacturing Practice standards.
  • Building effective relationships with relevant stakeholders.

  • Online and on-site staff shop (up to 75% off RRP).
  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays + a day off for your birthday.
  • Pension Scheme, with 8% employer contribution (subject to enrolment)
  • Income Protection Plan.
  • Life Assurance Program (8x your salary).
  • 6 months paid gender-neutral parental leave (after 1 year of service).
  • Enhanced paternity pay (4 weeks full pay).
  • Gym discount.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • WeCare GP service.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Life event leave (3 days per year for significant life events, i.e. moving houses).
  • Private Medical Insurance Scheme (taxable benefit).

  • 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.
  • Open to a diverse workplace and loves to work in a team.
  • Strong communication and leadership skills.
  • Excellent understanding of customer expectations and deliverables and the desire to produce good quality products.
  • Ability to build morale among the teams and promote continuous improvement.
  • Able to make fast decisions balancing intuition and facts.
  • Demonstrates creativity, flexibility and uses innovative approaches.
We are Coty - and our people make us who we are.

Interested in this opportunity? Please apply via https://careers.coty.com/.

If you have questions regarding the role please contact [email protected].

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