Head of Quality - Worcester

09 Mar 2018
22 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Quality - Worcester

The Head of Quality will be responsible for leading and managing our Clients' quality engineering and systems approach in supporting for their continuing growth in the manufacture and supply of aerospace components.

The Head of Quality will further develop the strategy and culture for Quality across our Clients' organisation as well as focus on sustained quality product and systems management. As a key member of the Executive Team, you will also help develop and set the wider Company quality strategy and policy focus for all aspects of a manufacturing organisation with a global customer base within the aerospace sector.

As specialists in the manufacture and supply of cast and machined/processed components, our Clients' extensive facilities and experienced personnel provide a strong engineering and manufacturing focused base.

Reporting to the General Manager, your outline responsibilities will include:

  • Manage the quality department in support of accurate product delivery performance and problem resolution
  • Manage, develop and confirm the quality strategy and systems for the organisation
  • Support customer liaison and management
  • Ensure the integration of Quality as a focus into daily business operations
  • Help develop and set Company strategy and policy as part of the Executive Team

Key success factors will involve: reduction in cost of non-quality; manage and deliver the highest possible level of product and service quality; maintain and develop Quality systems; maintain customer and sector recognised accreditations; identify and implement key business milestones to measure people performance against quality criteria; customer satisfaction.

To support this role, the Head of Quality will need to have comprehensive knowledge of 8D, FMEA, APQP, control plans and other quality tools and techniques; good understanding of ISO 9001:2008, AS9100 and NADCAP; experience in auditing.

Wherever possible, you will have a background in Aerospace or Automotive Manufacturing preferably with in a similar engineering environment. Experience of auditing and operating at an executive level would also be desirable for this role.

Suitable and relevant qualifications would be sought along with a focus on delivery.

If you feel you have the skills and expertise to improve the overal quality culture, then please apply directly or contact Matthew Heath ()