Quality Manager

31 Jul 2019
28 Aug 2019
Engineering, Defence
Contract Type
Full Time
Quality Manager

A Quality Manager is required to work on a twelve-month contract (with the possibility of extension) for our defence client based in Cumbria.

This is a 12-month contract with a leading UK defence company.

Overview of the Quality Manager Contract role

Lead the development and deployment of the Quality Policy and Quality Objectives and ensure compliance with company, national and international standards
Manage, maintain and improve the Quality Management System and ensure the effective deployment of the quality function policies
Establish and implement effective Quality Assurance plans which provide for and ensure compliance with company and contractual requirements
Establish and maintain effective governance and control of all authorities and approvals granted through the Quality framework

Provide effective leadership and management to discharge all quality requirements through the full lifecycle of the business in areas which include:

Quality Assurance
Internal & External Audit
Continual Improvement
Customer Satisfaction
Provide professional guidance and direction across all functions to ensure processes and practices are discharged effectively and efficiently by the business, its suppliers and Customers
Ensure that quality planning is embedded into all new business and that processes are developed to effectively complement the quality framework
Liaise and co-ordinate with different disciplines across all levels, in areas such as design, project management, production, procurement and the Customer to provide Quality direction, guidance and support
Identify, review and agree product specification(s) and customer requirement(s) and define and embed the organisational QA processes and procedures in conjunction with operating staff
Effectively manage resources to efficiently discharge all quality requirements through the full product range and lifecycle of the Weapons Systems business
Working with Procurement and the Vendor Assurance Manager support and maintain the supplier quality engagement and performance criteria and monitor supplier performance through the external audit programme
Act as key contact with customers' auditors and be responsible for ensuring the execution of corrective actions and ongoing compliance with customers' specifications

Key skills required for the Quality Manager

Leadership and Project Management
Networking, Interpersonal and Enabling
Quality Management, Control, Assurance and Governance
Sub Contract Management, Supplier Evaluation and Supplier Selection
Production System Development and Deployment
Production Planning, Scheduling and Delivery
Product Development and Transfer of Technology
Configuration Management, Change Management and AuditingThe role is based in Barrow in Furness, Cumbria - commutable from Carnforth, Milnthorpe, Lancaster, Morecambe, Penrith, Workington, Whitehaven and The Lake District.

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