Are you looking for a new challenge in the metal stockholding industry? We currently have the following position available.

Quality/Technical Manager

An opportunity has arisen for a Quality Manager with a metallurgical background to join the company at our Head Office in Bedfordshire. This is a senior level role that will lead the company’s activities in quality assurance while providing strong levels of technical support to our extensive customer base. It would suit a detail-focused individual with experience in maintaining quality systems in a manufacturing or distribution environment.


- Maintain and administer the company’s quality assurance system

- Ensure currency of existing accreditations and seek new customer approvals

- Conduct audits and translate outcomes into continuous improvement opportunities

- Drive and develop supplier quality performance and relationships

- Carry out root cause analysis of failures in product or service quality and implement robust solutions

- Lead the company’s technical support function to customers and suppliers

- Maintain awareness of material specifications, product applications and emerging product trends

- Provide regular support and training to internal sales teams on quality and technical matters

- Promote the company’s reputation for technical excellence


- Experience in driving the practical application of quality control activities within an organisation

- Track record of conducting audits and implementing change to bring about quality improvements

- High energy culture of execution (implementation) of quality functions with root cause resolution and results a top priority

- Ability to constructively challenge the status quo

- Strong metallurgical background in a manufacturing or distribution environment

- Experience of conducting training and disseminating knowledge in a manner tailored appropriately to the audience

- Ability to combine technical skills with commercial awareness

- Excellent analytical ability

- Strong communication skills, both verbal and written

To apply for this position, please send your CV and covering letter to careers@columbiametals.co.uk.