Quality Assurance Lead / Manager

Quality Assurance Lead / Manager
Location: Sussex ( Hybrid working pattern )
Salary: £45,000 - £65,000 ( depending on experience )

Due to continued success this global Defence Aerospace business are seeking a Quality Assurance Lead / Manager to take responsibility for development , implementation , leadership & measurement of Quality Assurance plans to ensure excellence is achieved across the businesses portfolio of highly complex electro-mechanical airborne systems

Role of Quality Assurance Lead / Manager

  • Developing , implementing , and managing QA for the Product Group for design & manufacture of mechanical , electrical , and electro-mechanical systems & associated documentation

  • Facilitating the implementation of standards , methods and procedures for ensuring quality of products & documentation

  • Lead the preparation and execution of internal audits for the Product Group within established design , manufacturing, and production process controls to ensure compliance with internal and external specifications , requirements and standards

  • Liaises with the teams , auditing groups and inspectors to develop formal written reports , and where required recommend corrective actions

  • Identify trends in discrepancies and collaborates with process owners on the refinement and optimisation of business processes.

  • Participate in identifying root cause for discrepancies and nonconformities to develop disposition and recommend corrective action plans

  • Lead material review board and Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis ( PFMEA ) activities

  • Interfacing with manufacturing , engineering , customer , vendor and subcontractor representatives to ensure requirements are met and conducting program quality cost account management

  • Ensuring internal , customer , regulatory and 3rd party requirements are defined , measured , and continuously improved

  • Drive early cross-functional engagement initiatives to ensure quality throughout all phases of the product lifecycle and associated processes , including project execution through review of proposals & completion of gate reviews

Skills required for Quality Assurance Lead / Manager

  • Senior level experience with strong knowledge of quality assurance project management

  • Experience managing Supplier Quality Assurance , Quality Engineering and Quality Control personnel within a matrix management environment

  • Substantial experience in a high complexity design , engineering & manufacturing environment , preferably in the aerospace / defence industry

  • Experience working in an ISO9001 / AS9100 environment

  • Previous experience in leading solutions for product realisation including for example AS9145 , driving APQP , PPAP , customer interaction , supplier interaction , VAVE support , supplier development , approval and cost improvements would be beneficial

Note: The successful candidate will need to either hold SC level Security Clearance or be eligable to gain SC level Security Clearance

I you feel you have the required skills to take on this role then please APPLY NOW!!