Head of Quality - Automotive

Optima UK Inc Ltd
£60,000 per annum
29 Jul 2017
25 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title Head of Quality

Location Coventry

Salary £to 70,000

The Role

Role Purpose

To manage the internal quality teams (11 direct reports), ensure robust root cause analysis, process improvements, and adherence to defined Quality requirements.

Main Duties

  • Heading up the quality department with a key focus on leading and supplying direction to a team of Quality Engineers, Technicians and Inspectors

  • Progressing quality operations forward to supplement customer expectation with regards to Automotive quality standards and certification

  • Ensuring robust front end quality processes are in place such as APQP, FMEA and Control Plans are in place to reduce non conformity of products

  • Maintaining and developing the entire quality management system within the company so standards are conserved along with the continued growth of the business

  • Implementing effective problem solving resolution processes which are adhered to throughout the team

  • Develop a reporting structure to main board so all quality operations are broadcast and addressed by senior management

The Candidate

  • Proven experience of working within an Automotive Manufacturer, maintaining a TS 16949 Quality Management System

  • An extremely strong management figure with the ability to coach and develop staff, delegate tasks and get involved with day to day operations where necessary

  • A good knowledge of quality documentation processes and problem solving methodology such as APQP, FMEA, SPC, 8D and Control Plans

Client Overview

The company is a family owned business that, through the ambitious nature of the owners, has secured long term contracts with prestige automotive OEM's by concentrating on high value and margin business. Currently employing over 250 staff, their aim is to further grow the business and secure more long term contracts in their chosen markets

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