A fantastic opportunity for an experienced Quality Manager to join a global manufacturing organisation and afford the flexibility to support both ongoing production issues and be involved with strategic programmes.
Head of Quality
Location - Herefordshire
Salary – £50-60000 + benefits
Our client is a specialist manufacturer, supplying complex products for critical engineering applications across aerospace, automotive, power, marine sectors and this year promises to several key product launches and increase in volumes with further growth planned.
o Lead a team of Quality professionals throughout quality assistance and quality control and audit functions
o Be first point of contact for all OEM and internal customer concerns
o Instigation of 8D activity following customer concern and delegation of work to team thereafter
o Audit systems and processes to AS90001, ISO9001, IATF16949 & ISO/IEC 17025 standards
o Lead implementation of AS13100:2021 quality standard
o Utilise data of quality defects to improve quality processes
o Identify area for quality improvements
o Utilisation of six sigma/ lean tools to increase efficiencies and improve site quality
o Maintain and develop the QMS and quality structure
You will already be a competent Quality professional with proven management experience within an complex engineering or manufacturing background, ideally primary metals /material producers or aeropsace/ defence industy sector
o HNC/ Degree in a technical subject or equivalent professional level qualification
o Excellent knowledge of quality systems management and implementation with particular focus on AS9100, NADCAP, UKAS or similar standards
o Strong communicator internally and in liaison with demanding OEM customers
o Excellent grip of quality problem solving tools across APQP, 8D, MSA, 5Whys and root cause analysis
o Excellent grasp of lean six sigma tools - green belt certification preferred
o Demonstrate leadership ability to coach and build self confidence in team
Our client is part of a multinational manufacturing group and the facility is a highly automated plant that has had considerable investment in new capex/ machinery. The role will be part of the senior management team and therefore salary and benefits on offer will be very competitive and commensurate with the scale and responsibility to include excellent pension contribution, performance related bonus, life insurance, health insurance. Relocation support is also available for the right candidate. In addition as a top level employer training, professional development and career opportunities exist for ambitious individuals.
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