QA Manager

GPW Recruitment
12 Jan 2018
13 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to a significant growth from 300 to 550 employes this year, my client is looking to recruit a QA Manager. This role is ideal for somebody looking for a chellenging opportunity. In return you will receive a generous salary, 15% annual bonus and job security. Job purpose * To deliver best in class product quality and reliability that exceeds market expectations * Maintain certification against the IMS and continually improve quality standards to customer expectations, continual improvement and business adoption of the management system by deployment of Quality toolboxes and philosophies. * To support the overall culture transition to one that ensures process owners build Quality into their processes and designs. Duties * Ensuring that internal or external customer requirements and expectations have been identified and that the organisation is meeting or exceeding these customer expectations. Champion, support or lead multi-disciplined quality improvement initiatives that support product or process improvements * Ensuring that all managers, process owners and supervisors develop and maintain their part of the quality management system by development of their awareness within the management system. * Monitor and advice on how the management system is performing, which often includes the publication of statistics to the senior leadership team regarding company performance against set measures. * Continual enhancement of the quality culture and use of quality tools within the business to increase the rate of improvement. * Determining how customers' expectations will change over time (internal and external) and what the organisation needs to do to meet these changing expectations. Additionally he/she will be responsible for supporting the development and maintenance of a customer-focused culture within the organisation. * Development of key business processes that drive quality into the design e.g. Product Lifecycle Management process. * Generation of test plans / testing to support new product developments. * Challenging engineering changes ensuring effective risk reviews take place. * Development of suppliers both for existing parts and introduction of new parts. * Involvement in developing the quality goals and targets in the organisation's strategic plan. * Manage / develop Q KPI's across the business examples; * Out of box failures, warranty failures, CoPQ, RFT, CCN, QCR, CAPA responsiveness, audit schedules, audit deficiencies, supplier quality, PPAP, internal yield. * Management of departmental objectives to support business goals. * Any other reasonable & relevant duties as requested by the Head of Quality. Knowledge * Strong knowledge of root cause problem solving and process control techniques. * Strong working knowledge of mechanical engineering principles. * Strong working knowledge of engineering production techniques. * Strong working knowledge of ISO 9001& 14001 fundamentals * Knowledge of machining. fabrication, welding, sand/die casting etc * Knowledge of SPC * Lean Manufacturing techniques * Awareness of electrical design, pneumatic system design Experience * At least 5 years' experience within a complex design to order organisation * At least 5 years' experience working as a Quality professional at Managerial Level * Internal & External auditing experience * Experience of driving high impacting initiatives through an organisation. * Experience of NPDI process * Experience of an organisation going through a culture change. Skills * Degree qualification in a Mechanical Engineering or related discipline or equivalent experience * Formal Quality training / development e.g. CQI * IRCA certified trained auditor * Ability to read / interpret engineering drawings * Microsoft Office computer literacy, pivot tables etc. * Ability to diagnose and identify causes of manufacturing faults * Report writing e.g. justifications, initiatives etc. * Able to be agile based on changing priorities - strong team player. If you are interested in this role, please press apply now