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Quality Manager- Engineering / Manufacturing - Dartford, Kent

Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Location: Dartford, Kent
Job type: Permanent
Sector: General Automotive, Aerospace

Description

A market leading engineering / manufacturing company are now looking for an experienced Quality Manager to join their Operations Team at their brand new facilities in Dartford. This is an excellent opportunity for a strategically thinking QM to lead the transition of the ISO9001:2008 to the ISO9001:2015 standard and lead, guide and manage the quality function.

Within this role you will:

  • Transition of the ISO 9001 : 2008 to the ISO 9001 : 2015 standard.
  • Maintain and continually improve the quality management system.
  • Advising on QA system changes and their implementation when necessary and provide training, tools and techniques to enable others to achieve the required levels of quality.
  • To be a leader and mentor of APQP and PPAP requirements and implementation.
  • Maintain the Quality KPI and implement corrective actions where there are issues.
  • Drive customer PPM value down to tight targets. Improve communication of quality issues.
  • Manage and support a small team of engineers and inspectors.

Experience and skills required:

  • Confident, enthusiastic, pragmatic and proactive approach to delivering quality improvements across all functions.
  • Extensive experience related to quality methods, tools and techniques and formal quality systems.
  • Sound understanding of ISO 9001 2015.
  • Line management experience.
  • Good knowledge and application of best practice methodologies eg. Six Sigma, SPC and root cause analysis.
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) to liaise with staff and customers.
  • Good practical experience of metrology, CMM and first principles inspection. (not essential)
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