Quality Assurance Manager



Our client are a leading defence organisation engaged in the design, development integration and sustainment of complex systems into the Defence and Aerospace sectors.
The Mission Assurance Department is increasing the Quality staff levels and are now seeking quality professionals to join their team.
The successful candidates will be responsible for ensuring that your team drives quality and continuous improvement into the processes and products. You will partner with the assigned Project Manager to ensure the project objectives are achieved on programmes ranging from development programmes, supplier quality assurance activities as well as build to print contracts and in service support.
The tasks will involve development and management of contract requirements capture and flow down matrices, participation in peer inspections & reviews as part of the Product Development Processes, leading process and product audits, leading failure investigations and root cause analysis, both on site and at key suppliers facilities.
You will be a highly motivated self-starter, and a dedicated team leader who is customer focused, detail orientated and Ideally experienced in Project Management processes and skills. You will possess good written and communication skills at all levels of the supply chain.
The successful candidate will engineering degree qualified and will demonstrate:

Proven track record in team leadership and managing change.

Membership of the Chartered Quality Institute (MCQI)

Professional experience in a similar position.

Conversant with requirements of AQAP 2105 for deliverable quality plans

Conversant with requirements of BS EN ISO 9001, AS9100 series

Good IT skills in Microsoft Office: Excel, Word & Access

Shall have excellent interpersonal skills and extensive experience of dealing with suppliers.

Participate in product design reviews, testing, configuration control, problem reporting and resolution, and change control.

Conversant with root cause analysis tools and techniques

Utilize measurement and statistical methods to identify quality trends and potential risks.

Provide results of independent assessments and status of quality activities to management.

Provide quality management metrics, presentations, reports and schedules.

Liase with customers and suppliers on quality matters

Desirable Experience

Have a background in Defence / Aerospace product development

Familiar with Lean & Six Sigma Principles of continuous improvement.

Previous experience in a research, development and manufacturing organisation on MoD contracts would be highly desirable

Familiar with Configuration Management processes as defined by Def-Stan 05-57

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