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Head of Compliance, Quality, Ethical & Sustainability


Corby, ENG, GB, NN17 9FH

Brand:  RS
Function:  Product & Supplier Management
Work Location:  Hybrid

Location: This role is offered on a permanent basis. It is a hybrid role, offering a combination of being able to work remotely and from our offices at Corby.


As we enter an exciting period of change and growth for our Quality and Compliance function, we are seeking a dynamic individual to lead an experience team of experts. You will ensure we meet our ethical and sustainability goals.


You will be accountable for all New Product Development compliance, quality, and ethical requirements under the Own Brand RSPRO.


RSPRO works on simple, yet effective key strategic principles of quality service, quality products, and quality content underpinned by brand governance.


A bit about you

  • Compliance - Experience and an understanding of compliance within a complex product environment.
  • Strategic planning and delivery - Experience of moving a function forward, through active planning and implementation of a strategy.
  • Able to inspire, guide and develop a team towards success.
  • A collaborative team player across a business with fast moving, customer driven markets
  • Understands the needs of the customers, engineers and buyers and industries in which they operate.
  • Ability to take complex legislative information and provide simple actionable solutions for a wider community understanding.


RS – who we are

At RS we’ve been solving engineering problems for over 80 years: big ones, small ones, easy and difficult ones. We turn the ‘what ifs’ into the ‘why nots’, the impossible into the possible. 


Our purpose? Making amazing happen for a better world. 


We offer service and product solutions. We send out a parcel every 2 seconds, to over 130 countries. We provide over 700,000 in-stock and over 3 million unstocked products to more than 1.2 million customers. 


We want people like you, as you are curious about things, you like doing things differently and in a human way with empathy. Because that’s exactly how we partner with people – our customers, suppliers, colleagues, and communities – to solve problems. 


We’ll also invest in your development and wellbeing – because building a more diverse and inclusive culture, being ethical, responsible, and committed to our Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) action plan is at the heart of everything we do.


Come and join us and over 2000 colleagues here in the UK – and we’ll help you to think big, do more and unleash your brilliance, so you do amazing things too.



At RS, as well as the usual employee benefits you’d expect from a FTSE listed company, we’ve just introduced several new Family Friendly Policies including:


- Help for people to take control of ongoing Health conditions such as diabetes or asthma

- Support for Neurodiverse colleagues and families with neurodiverse members

- Support for Women at different life stages from streamlined fertility support through to diagnosis and monitoring of both endometriosis and menopause

- Helping our LGBTQ+ community through enhanced coverage for trans colleagues


Are you ready to explore the possibilities?



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