Quality Manager

Recruiter
Premier Recruiting Services Ltd
Location
Gravesend
Posted
03 Mar 2019
Closes
23 Mar 2019
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
There is now a vacancy for a Quality Manager to join a successful manufacturing company in north Kent. Salary package for the Quality Manager is up to £45,000 + benefits including 25 days holiday, pension. The Quality Manager reports to the Managing Director.
JOB FUNCTION:
Responsible for fulfilling the role of company quality expert; this is a hands-on position. Ensuring the quality of the parts produced meet all customer expectations; quickly and effectively taking action when non-conformances are found. Maintaining the most recent interpretations of the quality system requirements and therefore ensuring that documented practices meet the true interpretation of the QMS standards. You will be responsible for maintaining the integrity of the certified quality system requirements with lean, cost effective strategies that meet the organisation’s needs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Leadership of the Department and Team
* Implement and manage team KPIs
* Develop, maintain and supervise the QM system
* To analyse root cause of internal and external quality concerns.
* Effectively communicate and reinforce company commitment to improvement efforts
* Determine when process stability and capability studies should be performed on existing processes. Review and analyse results. Recommend changes to processes based upon findings and perform follow up to verify effectiveness.
* Participate in the development of Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA).
* Facilitate and promote use of appropriate problem solving techniques for effective root cause analysis and successful corrective action.
* Coordinate with Sales, Materials Purchasing, Engineering, Production, and Packing to resolve customer complaints and concerns
* Lead PPM improvement plan for strategic customers.
* Apply appropriate use of statistical techniques.
* Determine and apply appropriate Measurement System Analysis tools.
PERSON REQUIREMENTS:
* Bachelor degree or equivalent in Engineering
* Experience of working within a certified QMS (e.g. ISO).
* Previous experience in leading and managing a Quality Department
* Exceptional process aptitude (i.e. intuitive understanding of manufacturing processes)
* Proven track record of driving continuous quality improvement in a manufacturing environment.
* Customer quality assurance experience
* Previous audit experience
* Experience and practice of 8D problem solving disciplines
* Measurement systems analysis and Statistical process control
* A strong communicator at all levels, good analytical and leadership skills

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