• Careers

    Find out from some of our valued team members about what it's like to working with us and what makes SFM so great.

Careers

Find out from some of our valued team members about what it's like to working with us and what makes SFM so great.

SFM is a leading supplier of substrates and products to the advanced wound care market

Graeme Kettlewell

"SFM's world leading technical capabilities are the foundation of our approach to innovation as we develop and enhance existing and new products to satisfy the requirements of healthcare professionals."

Kevin Graham

"I get a real sense of achievement working with my colleagues at SFM with the aim to provide products and services to satisfy our customer needs and also meet quality, safety and reliability expectations."

Irina Savin

"I like working at SFM because I love helping people and I know that what we’re doing here is to make patients' lives better and less painful with our products.”

Current Vacancies

Financial Director
Summary

The role is responsible for all of SFM's financial planning, forecasting and reporting and for reviewing all strategic or tactical decisions in the Company that require financial analysis. The Finance Director is a member of SFM’s board. The Finance Director’s role is part time, 3 days per week.

Key Roles and Responsibilities
  • Identify and introduce opportunities to enhance the economic performance of the Company.
  • Review and approve monthly management accounts prior to forwarding to the Group.
  • Prepare budgets and forecasts in conjunction with the leadership team and in accordance with internal or Group timetables.
  • Support and advise the leadership team on any decision or issue which requires financial analysis.
  • Regularly review company cash flow, aged debtors, stock levels and other key indicators to assess performance.
  • Remain well informed of relevant financial policies and regulations and lead the Company’s engagement with its external auditor.
  • Develop, implement and monitor systems and procedures necessary to the smooth operation of financial functions and managing of financial risk as it relates to the business.
  • Maintain internal controls of systems and procedures necessary for compliant operation of financial functions.
  • Manage the Company’s banking, insurance and company secretariat relationships.
  • Ensure that taxation calculations are carried out in accordance with HMRC submission and payment deadlines, including but not limited to VAT returns.
  • Ensure that statutory accounts and other statutory returns are appropriately prepared and submitted on time.
  • Defined as a member of SFM’s “top management” under SFM’s ISO13485 certified Quality Management System
  • Responsible for activities as defined in ISO13485:2003 section 5
  • Ensure compliance of any financial activities to General Data Protection Regulation so that those activities are performed in accordance with approved internal policies and procedures including but not limiting to Data Protection Policy HRSOP-22
  • Attend SFM’s Quality Management Review
  • Support HSE activities.
  • Ensure awareness and compliance with all relevant HMRC regulations including but not limited to those relating to VAT.
The ideal candidate will have:
  • Considerable Financial Leadership experience in industry
  • Strong familiarity with management accounting as well as financial accounting techniques employed in a multiproduct environment.
  • A record of successfully working in leadership teams and managing financial activities and projects is essential.
  • Great communication skills, backed by evident gravitas, credibility and integrity.
  • Demonstrable ability for flexible and creative thinking.
  • Able to get on with and influence people both internally and externally to achieve objectives.
  • Able to work with minimum supervision and as part of a team.
  • Flexible attitude and capable of working to tight deadlines under pressure.
  • Relevant Financial Qualification e.g. ACA.
Senior RAQ Executive-RA
Summary

This role is responsible for supporting the company’s regulatory function. This will be achieved through leading SFM’s product submissions for key global territories and also supporting SFM’s customer’s regulatory requirements.

Key Roles and Responsibilities
  • Lead the provision of regulatory affairs/QMS/Quality compliance input into product development and regulatory change projects, including coordination of RAQ function resources
  • Undertake the role of the RPL in business projects supporting the delivery of relevant outputs from the project and managing the regulatory project, with clear leadership
  • Support the development of global regulatory strategies for SFM’s and its customers submissions for new and modified products
  • Support the delivery of the vigilance programme for SFM and provide relevant support for its customers
  • Support the delivery of the regulatory requirements of the SFM QMS including managing CAPAs, document change controls, process audits
  • Maintain compliance and improvement to the business compliance and quality systems including the risk management programmes
  • Support the management of communication with Regulatory Authorities, and Notified Bodies to address RA questions and submission issues
  • Support the management of the SFM training and awareness program to provide the company with enhanced knowledge of regulatory requirements
  • Assess the impact of global regulatory and standard changes on the products and Quality Management Systems of SFM Limited and that of its customers
  • Contribute to create and maintain a proactive leadership style and quality culture throughout SFM to achieve the standards of excellence as set out in the company’s quality policy, and share best practice where possible.
  • Any other duties as required by the Director of RAQ
  • Lead the preparation of regulatory filings, achievement of product registrations and accreditations with such filings and the management of compliance of such registrations.
  • Provide Lead Auditor support to Quality Assurance once training is complete.
The ideal candidate will have:
  • Regulatory, science or engineering degree or equivalent
  • Knowledge of the Medical Device Directives 93/42/EEC, 21 CFR 820, Regulation EU 2017/745/EEC
  • Ability to gather, analyse and interpret regulatory information and changes in the regulatory landscape
  • Understanding of device classification MDR for Europe, for the USA
  • Pragmatic team member and flexibility to work within the dynamics of a cross-functional team
  • Awareness and appreciation of the need to influence in a business

Desirable:

  • Significant experience within regulatory Affairs in a Medical Device environment
  • Able to demonstrate a broad understanding of medical devices and regulatory affairs
  • Able to get on with and influence people both internally and externally to achieve objectives.
  • Able to work with minimum supervision and as a part of a team
  • Strong communication skills, flexible attitude and capable of working to tight deadlines under pressure.
  • Combination product (drug-device) experience desirable
Financial Controller
Summary

The role is responsible for managing all finance and accounting operations. Being part of a vibrant and reputable manufacturing business, it is an exciting time to help guide the business through continued growth and success.

Key Roles and Responsibilities
  • Manage the finance team so that all financial transactions are appropriately recorded and documented in a timely manner.
  • Support the development, documentation, implementation and monitoring of systems and procedures necessary for the smooth and efficient operation of financial functions.
  • Maintain internal controls of systems and procedures necessary for compliant operation of financial functions.
  • Support the Finance Director in managing the financial risk as it relates to the business, in particular by implementing appropriate controls and ensuring that they operate and considering appropriate segregation of duties.
  • Ensure that financial processes are trained out to and understood by all staff involved in them.
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts and commentary for review and approval by the Finance Director prior to forwarding to Group.
  • Prepare budgets, forecasts and relevant commentaries by working with managers and budget holders in accordance with internal or Group timetables.
  • Support month-end and year-end close process.
  • Prepare weekly and monthly cash flow forecast and analysis.
  • Provide analysis to support and advise the management board on key decisions or issues which require financial analysis.
  • Ensure that appropriate information is available in a timely manner to enable the Finance Director to review profitability compared to budget and latest forecast, actual and forecast company cash flow, aged debtors, stock levels and other balance sheet items.
  • Remain well informed of relevant financial policies and regulations and be the main point of contact for day to day dealings with the Company’s external auditor.
  • Identify and drive cost savings and revenue opportunities throughout the business by working with managers and budget holders.
  • Support the Finance Director in managing the Company’s banking, insurance and company secretariat relationships.
  • Carry out taxation calculations in accordance with HMRC submission and payment deadlines with support from the Company’s tax advisors, including but not limited to VAT returns.
  • Ensure that statutory accounts are appropriately prepared with a clear audit trail.
  • Support the Finance Director in managing insurance arrangements and outsourced IT provision.
  • Support HSE activities.
  • Ensure compliance with UK GAAP and HMRC regulations.
  • Ensure compliance of any data processing done as a result of staff management to General Data Protection Regulation so that those activities are performed in accordance with approved internal policies and procedures including but not limiting to Data Protection Policy HRSOP-22
  • Ensure compliance of any financial activities to General Data Protection Regulation so that those activities are performed in accordance with approved internal policies and procedures including but not limiting to Data Protection Policy HRSOP-22.
The ideal candidate will have:
  • Experienced Financial Controller 5+ years.
  • Experience of managing a small team.
  • Strong familiarity with management accounting as well as financial accounting techniques employed in a multiproduct environment.
  • A record of successfully delivering process improvements, efficiencies or cost savings is essential.
  • Good communication skills, with the ability to translate financial requirements for managers and budget holders.
  • Experience of working with managers in a business partnering role.
  • Experience or working with an overseas group where local statutory accounting policies are not necessarily the same as group reporting requirements.
  • Experience of ERP implementation would be an advantage.
  • Demonstrable ability for flexible and innovative thinking.
  • The ability to work within a Quality / Compliance environment.
  • Able to get on with and influence people internally to achieve objectives.
  • Able to work with minimum supervision and as part of a team.
  • Proactive attitude and capable of working to tight deadlines under pressure.
  • Commercial awareness.
  • Essential Financial Qualification: ACA, ACCA or CIMA.

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