Quality Director/Manager (DOE)

£TBC pa | Blantyre, Glasgow, G72 0BN | Permanent

Company Brief

Sivers Photonics (a subsidiary of Sivers Semiconductors AB) is the world’s most advanced supplier of customised III-V compound semiconductor laser devices, which are critical to high growth optical communications, sensing and wireless markets.  Our photonic laser devices are enabling next generation applications including artificial intelligence, data-centres and quantum technology.

We are a key strategic supplier to many Fortune 100 and Silicon Valley customers and collaborate with leading academic institutions and industry research centres throughout the world.

From our UK based foundry near Glasgow, Scotland, we provide end-to-end design, manufacture and qualification for early phase prototypes and high-volume production, supporting up to 100mm wafer sizes on InP, GaAs, GaSb and GaN substrates.

We currently employ 77 staff across roles in R&D, wafer fabrication and backend assembly & test, as well as in various commercial roles.


As the Quality Director/Manager you will oversee the strategic delivery of quality improvement pivotal in our business operations transformation.

The role will interact extensively across internal functions, external suppliers and the global customer footprint; setting the agenda for excellence in a complex, heavily regulated, safety critical product environment. The role requires an operationally and commercially strong leader who can develop people and processes to ensure Sivers Photonics sets the quality standard in their industry. The ability to anticipate and identify where there are opportunities for significant improvements and then to create the environment for all teams to make the improvements happen is essential. Quality improvement will be delivered through standard work, auditing, corrective and preventative action and through the selection & deployment of appropriate Quality and CI tools. The role will ensure coordination of activities, consistency of process and consistent and effective management of applicable quality standards, sharing methods and best practice. Close working with the Leadership team to embed quality standards and share best practice will be essential.

Key attributes of the successful candidate will include the drive and resilience and experience to act as a change agent at all levels of the business, operating in a matrix environment and be able to collaborate, influence and persuade at all levels. S/he will also have the experience and background to work within the highly regulated.



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