Our goals - Your path

Purpose of the Role

You will lead the Preston quality team across two labs and ensure our standards are maintained and continually improved. You will be part of the wider UK quality team delivering Sika’s strategy for quality ensuring corporate requirements are met and where possible exceeded.

What’s In it for You?

The Opportunity:  

  • Control of quality at all stages; raw materials through to finished product despatch. Corrective actions on non-conforming materials. Preventative actions on new products and processes.
  • Group compliance with ISO9001 and relevant product certification and approvals. Process auditing. Management of the site Sika Management System processes and procedures. Promoting the system internally.
  • Project management - leading cross functional groups to facilitate new processes and procedures. Driving through improvement via data analysis and trend monitoring, and "lean" techniques leading to more efficient processes.
  • Formulation maintenance in liaison with Production and R&D to ensure electronic data is up to date and facilitate the introduction of new products and product maintenance.
  • Direct control of the QC staff, identifying training needs.  Ensuring adequate resources are available to maintain an efficient and effective QC operation. Responsibility for EHS management in the department.
  • Focussing on both internal and external customers where relevant, to maintain high levels of communication.

The Rewards:

You will be rewarded with a competitive salary, and a sweep of great benefits. We pride ourselves on our total reward package:

  • Bonus Scheme
  • Holiday 25 days rising to 28 days with service, plus bank holidays
  • A company pension contribution of up to 10%
  • Private healthcare for you, with option to add family
  • Group life cover at 6x your annual salary
  • Global Income Protection (PHI)
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Staff discount platform & Cycle to Work scheme
  • Dedicated Service Awards for reaching key milestones
  • Selected discounted Sika products

The Support:

You will be part of the technical team at Preston with its own R&D department to support on technical issues. We also have quality teams at other sites in the UK who all assist in resolving common issues.

The Skills:

The role would appeal to anyone who has a keen interest in data analysis and the use of data in the management of product performance. Good communication skills are essential as you will be dealing with various departments within the business.

A significant commitment to professional and personal development from day one, including a comprehensive local, product knowledge and leadership development initiatives complimented by a global Sika Business School offering.

The Future: 

The opportunity to progress within a global company across a variety of business areas.

Your expertise - Our strength

  • Degree in Chemistry/Data Science/analytics or equivalent experience in a similar field.
  • Experience of working within an ISO9001 organisation and has managed in the direct process and maintenance of that standard.
  • Chemistry background within the building sector target markets.
  • Experience of working within an ISO9001 organisation and has managed in the direct process and maintenance of that standard.
  • Be analytically minded and have an interest in the use of data as a tool for investigations and issue resolution.
  • Have conducted projects and constructed reports in a logical and informative structured format.
  • Lean Six Sigma Green belt ideal

About Sika

Sika is a specialty chemicals company with a leading position in the development and production of systems and products for waterproofing, bonding, sealing, damping, reinforcing, and protecting in the building sector and motor vehicle industry. Sika has subsidiaries in 101 countries around the world and manufactures in over 300 factories. Its more than 27,000 employees generated annual sales of CHF 9.3 billion in 2021.

The quality team at Preston are dedicated to ensuring our customers receive consistently performing products that they can rely on time and again. Our aim is to bring Quality 4.0 to life across our UK sites by powering the Lean Six Sigma methodology with Data Science.