Quality Manager

Jackie Kerr Recruitment Ltd
Bath, UK
17 Aug 2019
25 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Quality Manager


£50,000 Per Annum

Our client's Quality Assurance Teams are responsible for all or part of an organisation's Quality Management System, including conformance and continuous improvement initiatives. They work on systemic evaluation of products, services, facilities, manufacturing or business processes, to ensure that standards of quality are being met. Develop and implement quality plans, programs and procedures using quality control statistics, lean manufacturing concepts, and six-sigma tools and analyses. They reviews, analyse and report on quality discrepancies, investigate problems and executes quality audits, and develops disposition and corrective actions for recurring discrepancies. The team works closely with manufacturing, engineering, customers, or suppliers and subcontractors to ensure requirements are met.

What your background should look like:

Quality Manager Job Responsibilities
  • Lead and coach the Quality Assurance and Quality Control Teams to ensure maximum team performance which includes hands-on leadership and development / coaching of direct and indirect reports.
  • Member of Plant Leadership team that determines plant direction.
  • Lead and oversee the deployment and execution of Quality policies objectives, targets, goals, and Quality Initiatives.
  • Lead and maintain the global Quality Management System covering ISO 9001 and AS9100 ensuring that it meets all customer, statutory and regulatory requirements. Which will also include a strong external and internal Audit Program.
  • Drive and engage cross functional teams to conduct root cause analysis on both internal and external quality issues and formulate resolutions in a timely manner. Also, to ensure the implementation and effectiveness of actions and prevent problem from reoccurring.
  • Maintain a statistically stable measurement system for products in accordance with accepted industry standards.
  • Provide training and leadership in the application of statistical methods and quality tools throughout the business. Principle resource for quality methods, statistical process and quality control.
  • Be an active participant and advocate of our client's Lean methodology (TEOA), driving the Quality teams. Identify gaps and opportunities and drive continuous improvement throughout the organization.
  • Be a key interface with Sales, Product Marketing, and Manufacturing to meet customer's needs through customer contact.
  • Positively communicates Quality philosophy to customers.
  • Partner with support staff and matrixed reports to ensure the support and resources provided align with the needs of the operation.
  • Regularly compile and report out on Quality metrics within the organization including Senior Management.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Quality Manager Key Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain or Business required.
  • 5+ years of experience in a Quality management role.
  • Minimum 5 years' experience working in a manufacturing plant environment with a proven record in improving Quality and associated Quality Systems.
  • Experience working and developing strong relationships with multiple customers and suppliers in a low volume, high mix industry.
  • Working knowledge of ISO9001/AS9100 and appropriate experience.
  • Proven six-sigma and lean experience is highly desirable.
  • Strong leadership and managerial skills to drive and lead change.
  • Strong business acumen, excellent time management skills to manage multiple projects and demands.
  • Must have the ability to manage a diverse group of employees.

Quality Manager Technical Competencies
  • Strong knowledge and practical experience of quality tools including, but not limited to, APQP, FMEA, SPC, 8D, 5W problem solving tools, PPAP and FAI's.
  • Experience in complying with customer, statutory and regulatory requirements in a manufacturing environment.
  • Successfully worked in a team environment, aiding various departments requiring consistent quality assurance systems to succeed.
  • Ability to direct identification of root cause, drive improvement actions and resolve problems.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to influence and drive cross functional teamwork, ability to work well with internal and external customers, and with other cultures.
  • Willingness and ability to work outside normal working hours to accommodate a 24/7 operational facility.

Quality Manager Competencies
  • Building Effective Teams
  • Managing and Measuring Work
  • Motivating Others
  • Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation
  • SET : Strategy, Execution, Talent (for managers)

Jackie Kerr Recruitment is an independent agency that has been established for 22 years.

We strive to provide the ultimate consultancy service to all our candidates. Whether you are looking for permanent or temporary work we pride ourselves in understanding our candidate's requirement's to ensure that we place you in your ideal role.

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