Quality Assurance Manager - Yarns

09 Feb 2017
09 Mar 2017
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an opportunity to join an award winning UK textile innovator, independently owned, specialising in the design & manufacture of contract upholstery fabrics for commercial interiors and mass passenger transport. The company is based in West Yorkshire's textile heartland, with additional manufacturing in Lithuania and Nottingham, where it extends global reach into some 80 countries worldwide via established offices, warehousing and distribution channels in Europe, North America, China and Australia.


The purpose of this role is to ensure that this company meet established quality standards and specifications, working closely with the supply base to ensure all incoming goods and suppliers are assessed for capability, reliability and performance.


- Effective day to day management of the Quality Assurance team. Manage, motivate, coach and develop your team to enable them to succeed in all aspects of their role.
- To provide training and technical support to both internal and external stakeholders.
- To develop and maintain a robust quality assurance procedure for fabrics and raw materials.
- To execute technical approvals and validation of inbound materials specifications and standards.
- Working closely with the Product Development and Supply Chain teams, identify and mitigate product risk for new materials.
- Contribute to the development and implementation of the company Technical Governance Strategy in relation to non-conformances and quality assurance.
- Lead cross functional project teams to investigate the root cause of non-conformances, identify and ensure implementation of corrective / preventative actions to continuously improve quality.
- Monitor the effectiveness of corrective and preventative actions, and take action as appropriate.
- Audit new and existing suppliers to ensure their quality expectations are clearly communicated, measured and met.
- Manage and reduce their cost of poor quality by reporting issues, chairing monthly meetings, implementing cross functional project teams and setting improvement measurable targets.

Education / Skills / Knowledge / Experience

- Minimum of Degree level in Textile Technology, Engineering and / or Chemicals.
- Extensive technical knowledge of production techniques and testing standards within the yarn / fabric manufacturing industry.
- Minimum of 5 years management experience.

Personal Competencies

- Strong communication and influencing skills
- Confident and assertive when dealing with internal and external suppliers/customers
- Decision making skills
- Problem analysis and problem solving
- Planning and organisational skills
- Highly developed oral and written communication skills
- Self-motivated and ability to work on own initiative
- Adaptability
- Ability to prioritise tasks and apply urgency as needed
- Friendly, calm and professional
- Able to handle pressure

Additional requirements
- Full, clean driving licence as some driving will be required in this role.

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