Quality Assurance Manager

Location
Huddersfield
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
11 Jan 2019
Closes
08 Feb 2019
Ref
00090710
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Sector
Public Sector
Function
Production
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Purpose

To ensure that company products meet established quality standards and specifications, working closely with both Customers & Suppliers to ensure yarn delivered is fit for purpose, had the required tests carried out and is within acceptable parameters.

Responsibilities

- Effective day to day management of the Quality Control Team. Manage, motivate, coach and develop your team to enable them to succeed in all aspects of their role.
- Develop and maintain a robust quality control procedure for yarn and raw materials to ensure the highest quality standards are consistently met, including executing technical approvals and validation of yarn before dispatch to customers.
- Provide training and technical support to both internal and external stakeholders.
- Identify and mitigate materials outside of specification by working closely with the Production Managers and Suppliers.
- Ensure testing schedules are met and logged on the database to allow easy retrieval.
- Manage non-conforming material reports for internal and external parties, ensuring the best outcome. Inform supplier and ensure appropriate action is taken and validated.
- Contribute to the development and implementation of the company quality assurance system 9001:2008.
- Lead cross-functional project teams to investigate the root cause of non-conformances, identify and ensure implementation of corrective and preventative actions to continuously improve quality. Monitoring the effectiveness of these actions.
- Audit new and existing suppliers to ensure the businesses quality expectations are clearly communicated, measured and met.
- Manage the businesses cost of poor quality to reduce the cost per kilo of yarn produced and improve customer satisfaction.
- Work closely with the businesses Quality Management team to ensure their expectations are met in full.

Education / Skills / Knowledge / Experience

- Degree in Textile Technology or related subject
- Technical knowledge of production techniques and testing standards within the yarn manufacturing industry.
- Experience in a quality assurance management role

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

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