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Quality Manager

Reference No:
Co Durham
Up to £42,000
Permanent – Full Time
Date posted:
19 May 2017
Expiry date:
19 June 2017

Company Description

Our client is at the forefront of the niche manufacturing sector. Due to continued growth they are now Quality Manager to manage, lead and coordinate activities relating to both the Quality Management system and the Quality Control of product manufactured.

Job Specification

The Role

  • Manage and oversee all work relating to the UK Quality team.
  • Recognise and maximise individual potential whilst dealing effectively with performance issues that relate to the Quality team.
  • Manage and maintain the Company’s quality inspection and product release programs for incoming and in-process materials and components, processes and finished goods.
  • Ensuring at all times compliance with national and international standards and legislation.
  • Responsible for the completion of internal ISO9001 Audits across all sites. 
  • Produce and communicate quality procedures to Shop Floor employees.
  • Provide training to Shop Floor employees when a change of quality takes effect/including new products.  
  • Setting KPI compliance objectives and ensuring that targets are achieved (departmental and overall Company).
  • Monitoring performance by gathering relevant data and producing statistical reports, for the reporting in the Monthly Manufacturing meeting. 
  • Participate in the Monthly Manufacturing Meeting and Bi monthly OPS meetings.
  • Promoting quality achievement and performance improvement throughout the organization.
  • Effectively interact with Production and Development teams to maintain product supply and help introduce new products.
  • Setting up and maintaining controls and documentation procedures.
  • Investigation of customer complaints for all UK manufactured product and factored product from company subsidiaries and report preparation relating to this.
  • Organisation and management of external audit bodies.


The Person

  • A HNC in Quality systems is essential.
  • Previous experience in a technical domain, within an industrial sector is essential.
  • A thorough understanding of Quality Control systems.
  • An understanding of processes involved in manufacture of Power products, sheet metal fabrication and hot dip galvanisation would be an advantage.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Previous Management experience is essential.
  • A practical hands-on approach to problem solving is required.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with all levels of staff, including external clients.
  • The ability to work well in a demanding environment.
  • Able to work within multifunctional teams, but also able to work effectively alone.
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel and Word packages is required.
  • Attention to detail is required at all times.
  • To ensure discretion at all times.
  • Excellent analytical skills are required to give balanced well considered decisions/advice/solutions.
  • Engage and enthuse others to work towards a common goal.
  • The role will require regular travel to visit other sites in the UK and occasionally abroad.
  • Driving licence essential.

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