We are urgently looking for a talented and experienced Quality Assurance Manager to join our very busy Quality & Engineering department at our Grantham facility.
Description of the Role:
You’ll be able to demonstrate a proven track record in developing successful quality strategies, policies, processes, standards and systems for the Company and its supply chain to operate within. This may include auditing to ensure compliance or alternatively, working with third-party accredited bodies to achieve the same. The role includes responsibility for people and budgetary management, so proven leadership and man-management skills are essential.
You’ll be required to further develop and sustain our group Quality Management System (QMS) in line with the required industry standards (including: IATF16949, ISO14001 / ISO 9001 / ISO 45001), accreditation requirements and business requirements across the organisation for both existing and new procedures. You’ll manage the audit program to ensure that all non-conformities raised against certification bodies during audits are effectively corrected and independently verified and closed-off. As a passionate quality professional, you’ll continue to embed a culture of continuous improvement throughout the company.
With a keen strategic mind, you’ll contribute to new business initiatives and projects, and review and communicate the impact on the QMS to the management team.
Your role will be to manage all external registration requirements to ensure they are met. You’ll liaise with external bodies on all matters relating to registration, and ensure that that we maintain, improve and grow these registrations, in line with our business needs.
As a keen and precise communicator, you’ll use these skills in the training and coaching of others, and also in preparing written reports and making presentations internally to management and externally to suppliers, customers and accreditation bodies. You’ll develop departmental objectives and KPIs to review and assess your direct staff, and ensure that your function operates in accordance with any health, safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of staff and visitors.
As a person, you’ll be a confident, rounded thinker, and be open to change. You’ll be focused, target driven and have a can-do attitude that will help to create a good team atmosphere. You’ll be a self-starter, commercially aware, and relish the challenges of problem solving, team building, planning and decision making.
Who are we looking for?:
Qualifications & Experience
- Relevant manufacturing/engineering degree is preferred, or HND, BTec Professional Level 5 Award or equivalent NVQ Level 5 qualifications.
- Membership of an industry related professional body would be advantageous
- Significant quality assurance experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably automotive
- Strong knowledge of the latest automotive quality tools and techniques
- Automotive Quality Management System Auditing experience and managing audit programmes
- A detailed understanding of IATF16949 and ISO9001 is essential
- Knowledge of OHAS45001 and ISO14001 is desirable
- Six Sigma/Lean Manufacturing skills
DOES THIS SOUND LIKE YOU?
Apply today in the box below, or provide your CV with a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org Good luck!