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Quality Manager

Michael Page Engineering & Manufacturing
Closing date
24 Dec 2021

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Contract Type
Full Time
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A Quality Manager / Engineer is required for a 3 year + contract paying c£45k based in Darwen however travel to other sites may be necessary. This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to influence processes and ultimately impact volume outputs.

Client Details

This manufacturing business in Darwen is definitely on the up and is currently struggling to keep up with a growing order book! They have sites across the UK and are currently looking at a number of significant acquisitions.


As the Quality Manager your duties will include however will not be limited to:
  • Managing all quality-related tasks within the manufacturing team (e.g. internal, supplier, customer and customer warranty)
  • Working with appropriate team members, internal and external stakeholders, to identify root cause and instigate permanent corrective & preventive actions for product quality issues
  • Carrying out audits
  • Ensuring Control Plans and associated documentation are implemented effectively and maintained
  • Monitoring and reporting on KPIs including managing appropriate action implementation
  • Ensuring compliance with the Business QMS
  • Developing and implementing appropriate processes, procedures and work instructions to support overall business quality goals / targets. Ensuring that training is provided to all colleagues where necessary
  • Actively participating in NPI / Change management including sampling processes & PPAP approvals
  • Promoting the use of preferred techniques for CI such as, but not limited too, Poka-Yoke (Error Proofing), Measurement System Analysis, Process Control etc


The successful Quality Manager will have:
  • previously worked in a similar Quality role within manufacturing - ESSENTIAL
  • strong written and verbal communication skills - ESSENTIAL
  • good problem solving and analytical skills - ESSENTIAL
  • the ability to travel to other sites across the UK when necessary - ESSENTIAL
  • knowledge of Quality Engineering tools, including APQP, PFMEA, PPAP, Control Plans, SPC, Process Capability, MSA, Root Cause Analysis - ESSENTIAL
  • a relevant engineering qualification or equivalent - DESIRABLE
  • worked in the automotive industry - DESIRABLE
  • trained as an internal auditor - DESIRABLE

Job Offer

This is a 3 year contract based in Darwen with some National travel (ad hoc) paying c£40-45k plus benefits.
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