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Birmingham, UK
Product development and compliance manager
at J Adams & Co.

J Adams & Co is seeking a product development and compliance manager to join its team based at its Birmingham factory.

We are a fast-growing luxury lighting manufacturer, producing all of our products in-house – from machining and laser cutting of components, to finishing, wiring and assembly.

The successful candidate will liaise with the design team in London and lead a small team of junior product developers in Birmingham, providing the link between design and manufacture.

The role:

  • manage the creation of manufacturing documentation, including but not limited to: bills of materials, manufacturing drawings, build manuals, QC documents, packaging designs and user instructions
  • oversee the creation and maintenance of product technical files for each luminaire type
  • ensure products are compliant to the relevant CE / UKCA standards
  • manage the implementation of UL certification for products sold to North America and Canada
  • assist in the development of new and custom products for manufacture
  • implement a quality manual to apply to all areas of the factory and assembly areas
  • oversee the implementation of a training structure for mechanical assembly, electrical assembly, finished goods inspection and electrical testing
  • lead the implementation of a new MRP system to enable accurate stock keeping of parts, components and raw materials
  • help to solve manufacturing problems and quality issues, on the fly
  • manage drawing packs and keep all part drawings up to date

The ideal candidate has:

  • a strong understanding of design and engineering for manufacture
  • has experience within lighting and/or product compliance, including CE, UKCA and UL
  • has strong CAD/CAM skills – experienced using SolidWorks to create parts, assemblies, and drawings
  • experience using Access FactoryMaster or similar MRP system
  • experience with SolidCAM or similar CAM software beneficial
  • fluent English and good communication skills essential.

Hours: 7am to 4pm, Monday to Thursday, 7am to 1pm on Fridays

Salary dependant on experience.

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