Senior Quality Manager

Barrow-in-Furness

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Quality and assurance

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Job Description

Job title: Senior Quality Manager – Strategic Manufacturing

Location: UK wide (Contracted to Barrow/Liverpool) North West Region. We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role. Frequent travel to Suppliers is expected.

Salary: Competitive 

What you’ll be doing:

  • Competent Quality executive capable of managing and directing a team of junior managers and staff
  • Leading assurance activities across the Senior Management Team to ensure that the Business Unit’s Business Management System (BMS) remains compliant to all internal and external requirements
  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) in specified Quality discipline (Fabrication/Structural/Inspection) providing assurance to the Senior Management Team
  • Is accountable for the budget, performance and results of a medium-sized team.
  • Responsible for the governance processes supporting the management of quality aspects including process audits.
  • Overseeing the delivery of critical and complex Quality Assurance/Quality Inspection (where applicable) activities.

Your skills and experiences:

Essential:

  • Have extensive knowledge and application of Quality Assurance / Quality Inspection (where applicable) end to end processes
  • In depth knowledge and experience of Welding/Fabrication/Machining/Painting Processes.
  • Lead Auditor qualified ISO 9001
  • Knowledge of Quality and its processes of how it operates.
  • Lead and manage Complex Investigations in Root Cause Analysis/ Continuous Improvement activities (Six Sigma/5 Whys/8D’s/FMEA/APQP.
  • Effective stakeholder management and collaboration (across the Business Unit and customer focussed)
  • Effective risk management and identification of associated tools

Desirable:

  • Manufacturing Engineering or Fabrication e.g. NDE or Welding Processes.
  • Knowledge of Project Management & Reporting
  • Knowledge of British Standards BSEN1090/3834/ISO9001/ISO13920
  • CQI member or working towards member status

Benefits:

You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The Strategic Manufacturing team:

As a part of the Strategic manufacturing team, you will be required to travel frequently to suppliers. You will support sites and suppliers in improving quality performance.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals.

We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.”

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

Closing Date: 27th February 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

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    Great work deserves benefits that go beyond your salary. Whether it’s health, wellbeing, or financial security for you and your family – our flexible benefits help you focus on what’s important to you.
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