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Head of Quality

  • Location: England
  • Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 27 days ago

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Function: Quality Director
  • Contact: Jonathan Birbeck
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  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 30 July 2021
  • Job Ref: 28761/002_1625067223

Head of Quality / Permanent / Manufacturing / West Yorkshire

We are currently looking for a driven Quality Director for a Manufacturer employing an Automotive outlook - the business is based in West Yorkshire, paying between £75,000 and £80,000 dependant on experience.

The Role

Reporting to the President you will have full autonomy for the management and leadership of a team of around of Quality Engineers. The responsibility covers everything from; achieving productivity targets, quality levels, ensuring exemplary health and safety of your team and delivering all this at the minimum costs. The main focus for this role is to be responsible for driving Lean and Continuous Improvement activity across the business. To do this you will need to train, coach and engage employees in lean thinking and methodologies, in order to deliver business improvements and ensure key deliverables are met and exceeded wherever possible.

The Person

It is essential that candidates have:

  • Experienced in working in a JIT supply environment and used to dealing with demanding customers

  • Experience of working in an automotive supply or fast paced manufacturing environment

  • At least 5 years of managing Quality teams.

  • A driven, can do and motivational attitude to work

  • An understanding of basic improvement techniques

  • Experience of using LEAN tools

  • The ability to prioritise workloads and volumes

  • ISO9001 / IATF16949 Experience

  • Must be expereinced in core Quality tools APQP / PPAP

  • Improving Quality Systems