• Certification Manager - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

    Product Certification
    Contract Type
    Fixed Term Full-Time
    Closing Date
    up to £35k pro rata
  • The Opportunity

    The purpose of the position is to manage certification schemes for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) products to both the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and also BSI Kitemark schemes for PPE and Medical products. The PPE schemes will involve a number of different activities including the initial assessment of products and client’s technical files as well as managing the on-going surveillance requirements of for product certification.


    The majority of the work will be office/home based, but there will be a requirement for the successful individual to be able carry out factory assessments on their own, though there will be training for this, as well as interface with a global base of customers by email, phone and face-to-face both on BSI and clients premises. The position will also require the successful candidate to attend trade shows, trade and technical committees and there will be the requirement for occasional overseas travel both within and outside the EU.

    About BSI

    Do you believe the world deserves excellence?

    BSI (British Standards Institution) is the business standards company that equips businesses with the necessary solutions to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence. Renowned for its marks of excellence including the consumer recognized BSI Kitemark, BSI’s influence spans multiple sectors including Aerospace, Automotive, Built Environment, Food, Healthcare and ICT. With over 81,000 clients in 180 countries, BSI is an organization whose standards inspire excellence across the globe


    About You


    Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

    • Manage PPE CE certification schemes
    • Manage PPE and Medical Kitemark schemes
    • Carry out on-going surveillance visits and on-site testing where required
    • Attend technical meetings and committees where required
    • Contribute to the departments income and regulatory requirements
    • Be able to read and understand product specifications and directives and discuss at a technical level
    • Participate in, maintain and develop BSI activities for UKAS accreditation


    Key Dimensions:

    • Self-starter
    • Able to problem solve quickly and effectively
    • Have a technical ability and be able to understand the workings of life dependant products
    • Be able to understand manufacturing processes and the inputs that they require
    • Be able to organise their own workloads and schedules with minimal supervision


    Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:


    • Knowledge of product certification processes
    • Knowledge of the PPE Regulation or European Directives in general
    • Background in mechanical engineering and/or plastic technologies
    • Able to work independently and as part of the team when necessary
    • Able to use Microsoft applications and be able to use BSI specific software
    • Able to understand systems and processes
    • Preferably a Lead Auditor
    • Able to discuss technical issues with customers
    • Be able to devise complex test programmes for multiple product projects
    • Able to read and understand product specifications


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