Quality Manager - Automotive

Job Title: Quality Manager - Automotive
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Sunderland
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Start Date: 2019-04-25 00:00:00
Reference: 025419406
Contact Name: Robert Wigley
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 27, 2019 08:19

Job Description

Part of a major international group, this organisation is setting up a new manufacturing facility on a 'green field site' to produce complex high value components for the automotive industry. As Quality Manager your role will be to develop quality control plans and process improvements to facilitate successful product launch and quality management systems integration for the new production facility.

Job title: Quality Manager
Industry: Automotive Tier 1 manufacturer
Location: Sunderland
Salary: to £60000 + benefits

Reporting directly to the Plant Manager, you will be responsible for all plant quality activities to ensure customer satisfaction. Planning, directing and controlling quality assurance and quality control functions through product launch and series production.

Key Responsibilities:
o Develop and manage the Quality Management System in line with IATF16949
o Drive, maintain and continuously improve customer quality deliverables & Warranty metrics
o Principle liaison with the customer in order to resolve customer enquiries, facilitating 8D/root cause analysis; review and analyse customer quality data
o Establish departmental goals, objectives and KPI's
o Provide coaching, guidance and development to immediate and cross-functional teams
o Manage Project quality deliverables
o Support continuous improvement of quality performance.
o Maintain and improve quality systems in line with ISO/IATF16949 and customer specific requirements
o Support ISO14001

Qualifications and Aptitudes:
To be successful in this role you will already have several years experience working in a Plant Quality Manager or possible Group Quality Manager role and will see this a tremendous opportunity to establish and influence the quality direction within a new plant.
o HNC/ Degree level or equivalent in Manufacturing / Mechanical Engineering/ Quality and ideally audit trained
o Automotive experience ideally gained with a 1st tier or OEM environment
o Lean Manufacturing experience ideally Lean Sigma trained.
o Previous experience on a senior management team and proven experience of managing a quality function
o Proven knowledge of IATF16949 QMS and quality metrics, able to define and implement new standards
o Problem identification and problem solving tools
o Must have excellent customer service and presentation skills
o Proven negotiation skills with verbal and written communications

About Our Client:
Our client is an international market leader in the manufacturing of high value automotive components supplied directly into a major automotive OEM. The plant is currently under construction with significant investment in order to establish a World Class Manufacturing facility.
In return our client is offering a very competitive salary, performance related bonus, car allowance, pension, life assurance, health care plan and corporate discount schemes.
More importantly this is a fantastic opportunity to set up a new manufacturing factory and lead a team to become world class operation.

Please apply on-line or call Robert Wigley for a confidential discussion on 0121 450 5020
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