Quality manager

Posted By: Kye Smiles
Salary: £45,000 to £55,000
Location: Stockton-on-tees
Job Type: Full-time
Category: Quality Control

Central Employment is proud to partner with a leading SME plastic injection molding business dedicated to delivering high-quality products to clients. Our client is committed to innovation and excellence, striving to meet and exceed industry standards while fostering a culture of continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.

Position Overview: We are seeking a highly skilled Quality Manager to join our client’s team. The Quality Manager will play a crucial role in ensuring that manufacturing processes consistently produce products of the highest quality. This position is pivotal in maintaining our client’s reputation for excellence in the industry.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Regulatory Compliance: To guarantee product quality and compliance, ensure strict adherence to regulatory standards such as ISO 9001, IATF, and internal auditing requirements.
  • Quality Management System (QMS): Develop, implement, and maintain a robust QMS that aligns with industry standards and regulatory requirements, facilitating effective quality control and continuous improvement processes.
  • Communication: Act as a primary point of contact for quality-related inquiries and issues, fostering clear and efficient communication channels between internal teams and external bodies to address quality concerns promptly.
  • Laboratory Management: Oversee the maintenance and review of laboratory scope to accurately reflect organizational capabilities and ensure compliance with quality standards, facilitating reliable testing and analysis processes.
  • APQP Coordination: Assist in coordinating Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) activities, including documentation, reviews, and implementation of quality planning processes, to ensure product quality and customer satisfaction throughout the product lifecycle.
  • Process Optimization: Use expertise in developing process flow diagrams to visualize and optimize manufacturing processes, identify inefficiencies, and implement improvements to enhance productivity and quality outcomes.
  • Part Approval Planning: Manage and compile part approval planning processes, including gathering necessary documentation, conducting reviews, and obtaining approvals from stakeholders, to ensure product conformance and customer satisfaction.
  • Capability Studies: Support in conducting process and machine capability studies, analyzing data, and implementing corrective actions to improve process capabilities and enhance product quality and consistency.
  • Analytical Skills: Demonstrate strong analytical abilities for data interpretation and process improvement, utilizing statistical tools and methods to identify trends, anomalies, and opportunities for optimization.
  • Project Management: Apply effective organizational skills to manage quality-related projects, ensuring timely completion, resource allocation, and alignment with organizational goals and objectives.

 

Requirements:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Quality Management, or related field.
  • Experience: Minimum of 5 years of experience in quality management roles within the manufacturing industry, preferably in plastic injection molding.
  • Skills:
    • Strong understanding of quality management principles, methodologies, and tools, with specific knowledge of ISO 9001, IATF, and internal auditing standards.
    • Proficiency in quality management systems (e.g., ISO 9001) and regulatory requirements.
    • Experience in coordinating external audits and certifications related to ISO 9001 and IATF standards.
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to lead and motivate cross-functional teams.
  • Additional qualifications: Certification in quality management (e.g., Six Sigma, ASQ) is desirable but not required.

Key Competencies:

  • Attention to detail and a commitment to excellence.
  • Strong leadership and decision-making abilities.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Results-oriented with a focus on continuous improvement.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
  • Comprehensive benefits package including health insurance and retirement plans.
  • Opportunities for professional development and advancement within the company.

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