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Sr. Manager - QA- Auto Electronics

Job Description

Strategy and Development 

Overall responsibility for Quality activities across the business  Create and implement best practice quality vision, strategy, policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve business performance  Ensure that quality strategies and processes are in place to meet business objectives and operational needs in terms of price, quality and delivery targets and which enables the company to function and compete effectively in the market and in a sustained manner  Evaluate the challenges faced by the business and take action to mitigate risks and develop opportunities  Contribute to overall business strategy and annual budget process

 

General and Task Management

 Lead and manage the quality function from new product conception through to warranty analysis to ensure a proactive culture so that customers receive the product to the highest standard of quality possible  Drive any necessary culture change and improvement in business performance to deliver strategic goals  Establish quality and reliability standards by studying industry benchmarks and the requirements of customers and research/design and development, and define the metrics required to assess performance against standards required  Actively lead the reduction of Customer PPMs (Parts Per Million), Warranty, Cost of Quality and in-house scrap and waste  Implement new quality processes and systems where appropriate  Assist in continuous improvement activities throughout the business ensuring that problems are prevented and that customer requirements are met with any problems resolved effectively and economically  Work to prevent non-conformances, customer complaints, concession and rework alongside Manufacturing/ Engineering and Operations to develop corrective and preventative actions within required time-frame  Develop the Quality Management System, updating procedures and train team members where required  Maintain procedures and processes to TS16949, ensuring companywide compliance to UK, legal and customer specifications and standards  Ensure effective internal and external audits happen as well as assessment and audit of subcontractors to minimise non-value added  Ensure that corrective actions are delivered and non-compliance issues are resolved on time  Develop improvement and communication protocol within all systems and processes across the business  Review all new potential business for feasibility and profitability, and any SDS (System Design Specification) project management milestone reviews to ensure successful on quality, cost and timing  Support project management to cross functional activity required for project execution  Report on Quality activities on a regular basis to the Senior Management team, ensuring accurate and timely reporting of the relevant Key Performance Indicators  Drive and develop Environmental, Health and Safety processes and procedures within the organisation implementing a behavioural approach to safety and a zero tolerance culture

 

People Management 

Provide leadership to departments under their control and coach, mentor and develop direct reports and manage a high performing team that delivers continuous improvement, added value and cost reductions  Set department objectives and monitor ongoing progress and performance in a timely manner  Ensure strong communication between teams under leadership to facilitate exchange of information and in order to implement change and improvements  Ensure that the function operates in accordance with any health, safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of staff and visitors and any other organisational and ethical requirements  Responsible for developing the appropriate organisational structure, resource plans and culture to support the business objectives and customer deliverables  Knows and develops the team  Provide leadership, coordination and coaching to the team, ensuring they are trained enabling them to achieve the operational and financial metrics within their areas of responsibility and succeed in their roles  Complete regular performance reviews, and manage any other people issues in conjunction with HR

 

Financial Budget & Control

 Input and hold responsibility for quality budgets  Prepare the annual Quality budget and forecasts and all Capital Expenditure proposals as well as ensuring compliance with legal standards. Manage the budget from identification to completion of projects

 

Relationship Management

 Coordinate with engineering to ensure repeatable manufacture of product while maintaining quality, safety and environmental standards and achieving cost targets in a timely fashion  Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure optimal performance  Work collaboratively, negotiate and engage with key stakeholders to facilitate delivery and compliance with the quality strategy  Communicate with stakeholders the impact of technology change and potential effects on supply. Recommend solutions without compromising quality or service while optimising cost  Contribute to new business initiatives and projects and review and communicate the impact on manufacturing activities

 
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