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EPO hiring Quality Expert

Munich, Germany, 07 February 2014


Principal Directorate Quality Management (PD QM) is dedicated to the design, implementation and maintenance of a Quality Management System (QMS) for the patent granting process and its supporting processes. It involves DG1, DG2 including Patent Administration (PA), and other areas throughout the Office which support the EPO's core work. Directorate Quality Analysis and Policy is concerned inter alia with the management review procedure which is one of the cornerstones of the QMS. It is also responsible for strategic projects defined in the Quality Roadmap, including the implementation of a QMS based on the ISO 9001 standard.

The post advertised is a permanent one, but candidates should note that rotation may occur after 3 to 5 years, in line with PD QM HR practice.

Main duties

  • Assisting with the implementation of a QMS based on ISO 9001:2008, which is being run as a project under the Quality Roadmap.

  • Working on QM-related projects being undertaken in co operation with other offices in the European Patent Network, with PCT authorities and with IP5 offices.

Additional duties

  • Giving presentations on the QMS to in-house and external parties

  • Preparing reports for senior management based on the analysis of results

  • Any other tasks as assigned.

Deadline: 4 March 2014

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