Quality Manager

Recruiter
Carbon 60
Location
Towcester
Posted
31 Mar 2018
Closes
20 Apr 2018
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Quality Manager

· Define, develop and manage all aspects of the strategic & tactical Quality and EH&S operation and support the efficient / controlled manufacture and transition of Quality assured, regulatory compliant product into finished goods.
· Lead AS9100 & EHS compliance, maintenance and growth of all relevant site Certification(s). Ensure ALL QMS policies are accurate and maintained to the highest standards.
· Maintain compliance with leading PCBA / product build & test processes (incl. IPC-A-610 Class 3 and J-STD-001).
· Responsible for delivery and analysis of key manufacturing Quality metrics (to incl. RTY, FPY, Return Rate, Cost of Quality / Lost Cost, Customer Scorecards, and RMA Cycle Time).
· Support DFMEA / PFMEA reviews with respect to new & existing product manufacture, ensure NPIs are released to time and budget, and all products can be produced in a reliable; Quality assured; scalable; and repeatable manner (removing process variability). Work cross functionally to ensure all products are designed to the highest Quality standards (incl. MTBF, yield trend and relevant data analytics, to deliver robust CI and Quality performance).
· Ensure all EH&S audits, compliance requirements and personnel safety protocols are adhered to across the business. Lead a companywide safety culture and deliver best in class performance.
· Act as a cross functional business advocate to address internal; manufacture; process; product; and Customer Quality issues - utilise problem solving techniques to drive root cause and deliver robust corrective action. Act as the primary Customer interface with regards Quality.
· Conduct internal audits; lead applicable RCCA; I-CAR, S-CAR & C-CAR investigations.
· Ensure department in-process CI activity across the full product development and manufacture / test life-cycle. A change agent, combined with the ability to work cross functionally and at all levels.
· Ensure all Quality activities are aligned with the internal & external needs of the business to maximise performance against; Safety; On-time/On-Cost/On-Quality (OTOCOQ); Security; Inventory; and Net-Working Capital objectives. Establish and deliver cost savings, lead-time reduction, and VA through effective engineering Quality strategies.
· Ensure all product leaving site meets the highest standards with regards Quality, compliance and safety.
· Enforce a robust system for Stop Build/Stop Ship in relation to non-conformance (or as directed by the wider business in relation to Customer or product concerns).
· People: Train, develop, mentor and coach the department and wider business to maintain the highest levels of competency, efficiency and agility (conduct regular PDRs / maintain skill matrices).
· Cost: Control all costs to agreed budgets (identifying and realising opportunities for cost savings at all stages).
· Inventory Management / NWC: Support effective inventory management solutions.
· Customer Focus: Work cross functionally to maintain a Customer focussed mind-sets with regard Quality & Service.
· NPI: Act as an interface between suppliers, Manufacturing, Engineering, and Design Engineering to support NPI (ensuring Feasibilities and FAIRS for drawn parts), rapid prototyping, sustaining and EOL programs.
· Risk Management: Identify and remove business risks using appropriate risk mitigation tools.
· Continuous Improvement: Act as champion for Quality Assurance CI activity - ensure industry leading tools and techniques are employed as appropriate (such as; JIT; VMI; DLF; FOD; 5S; ESD; RCCAs; etc.).
· Quality: Ensure compliance to all relevant Quality Management Systems (QMS), processes, procedures & controls. Establish a Quality culture, focused on prevention not detection (incl. counterfeit avoidance).

Secondary Purpose of this Position:
· Lead, influence and inspire a multi skilled department to continuously innovate to deliver Customer excellence, utilisation/productivity/efficiency improvements and reduce lost cost.
· Support RFQ; bid; contract reviews with regards Quality and compliance requirements.
· Lead the development, monitor, management of department / business KPIs, policies and procedures to maintain the highest level of performance and provide closed loop feedback to deliver sustained CI activity (improving throughput and growth of the one objective without compromising Quality).
· Attend NPI and design reviews; provide product, manufacture and test development recommendations for new, existing and emerging products and technologies [ensure Dfx is considered re: Quality; Delivery; Inventory; Cost; Service; Lead-time; Manufacture; Test (debug; yield; coverage); Reliability; Agility; etc. is considered always throughout the development, NPI and sustaining process].
· Support supplier assessments; selection; approval; contract negotiation; performance management, exit; and Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), maximising credit terms as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
· Degree in Quality Management / Business Management; (and/or suitable technical equivalent). Strong capability in the use of Microsoft Office applications.
· High level of competency in use of MRP and ERP systems (including use of SAP).
· Expert in IPC-A-610 Class 3, J-STD-001; AS9100, developing a compliant Quality Management Systems (QMS), EH&S; ISO14001; OHSAS18001
· Significant experienced in implementing, developing and working with ISO9001 and AS9100 QMS systems.

· Source Inspections; FAIRs; FRACAS, MRB, and Product Readiness Reviews as they relate to product Quality.
· Expert understanding of modern electronic circuit card assembly techniques and embedded product testing requirements (with high-level experience in modern manufacture processes & technologies). Knowledge of high performance embedded computing; I/O; Graphics and Video; Advanced RF and DSP.

The recruiter has stated that all applicants for this job should be able to prove they are legally entitled to work in the UK. Carbon60 is a trading name of Carbon60 Limited an Employment Business/Agency

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