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JOB DESCRIPTION

PLANT QUALITY MANAGER IN CO DURHAM

Location Type Salary
Co Durham Contract Up to 42ph
  • Reference: 009062
  • Contact: Lee Dodd
  • Tel: 0121 230 1070

As an experienced Plant Quality Manager, you will be responsible for managing a team of 30-35 people and be responsible for daily coordination of the engineers, inspectors, auditors and technicians.

Your tasks include but are not limited to: reacting to production issues, reacting to supplier quality issues, managing the measures associated with general process capability, maintaining compliance to IATF16949.

Plant Quality Manager Role:

Responsible for the execution of all or a subset of a key process in the New and/or Current Product Quality space. For example, in current product quality this could be the PQC and/or GPRP process, or in VPI this could be the PPP, VPI or assessment process. In the Corporate function this could mean leading improvement initiatives relating to these processes; people capabilities, processes, and tools. This role advocates for product quality and is an internal champion on behalf of the customer. This role partners very strongly with the Customer Quality role.

Management of team work plans and objectives; Process capability and calibration; Corrective Action Management; IATF16949 compliance; COPQ; Budget management in line with Annual Plans.

Daily management of the Plant Quality Team (Engineers, Auditors, Technicians and Inspectors) to: Ensure process capability; Drive continuous improvement; Maintain compliance to IATF16949; Liaise with internal and external suppliers; Liaise with SQI / Purchasing teams; Manage containment of internal issues.

Responsible for the capability of the process within the business unit or entity. Ensure the process is operational and capable of meeting the needs of the business Escalate any gaps in resources, requirements that prohibit operation of the process .Ensure key process indicators are visible to the right stakeholders and that process performance is clearly communicated.

Lead and/or sponsor improvement work that improves the capability of the process and define a roadmap for future improvement. Ensure the process is delivering value to customers through effective measures and voice of customer (VOC).

Assess the effectiveness and capability of the process by leading and/or sponsoring resulting improvement work. Ensure users of the process are trained and capable Coaches best practice for execution of the processes Where necessary, ensure users have pre-defined escalation paths to quickly eliminate road blocks.

Plant Quality Manager Requirements:

Bachelors` degree or equivalent experience required Certified Green Belt preferred (Can be General, PPS, or 6S stats)
Significant relevant experience required (5+ Years). Areas of Experience Preferred: Customer Facing, Cross Functional, Service or Product Engineering, Quality.
International Automotive Task Force Accredited (IATF) site experience is required.
Trading Standards Accredited (TSA) site experience is required.
Previous experience in a manufacturing environment is required.
Must have good interpersonal skills and communications skills.
Very familiar with Microsoft software package.
Must have some level of technical engineering knowledge.

Applications:

Applications are welcomed from Candidates who possess the relevant skills and experience as detailed in the job description. Recent Graduates who do not have the required level of skills and experience need not apply.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK before making an application and it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide evidence of such eligibility.

In order to apply for this position, we require your National Insurance number and date of birth. Please include this information with your application.

If you are interested in this position, please contact Lee Dodd lee@gentecrecruit.co.uk