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Plant Quality Manager

  • Competitive
  • Wiltshire, South West,
  • Permanent
Plant Quality Manager (Onsite)

Are you an experienced Quality Manager? Do you have experience working in a Manufacturing or Production environment?  If so, keep reading!
The role:
The Plant Quality Manager ensures development and proper application & deployment of quality activities and internal/external quality standards within the plant, working closely with relevant B&I stakeholders, suppliers, and customers to support operations delivering products and services right first time. The focus of this role is the direct responsibility of the plant quality organisation and plant quality performance, the quality activities and quality standard processes application within the whole plant value chain, the internal and external plant quality representation, the applicable products and processes quality standards and certification compliance, the management and improvement of the quality management system, and the efficient management of quality issues and associated improvements.
Duties include:
Plant quality management
  • Safety compliance for all quality related activities. Demonstrate active leadership for whole plant safety compliance and improvement
  • Leading Overall Quality plant management (Q team mgt, competence mgt, recruit, budget, capex, Q processes application)
  • Plant Quality Representative (Plant mgt reviews, feedback/feedforward with team, Q strategic plan, Q KPI’s monitoring (CoPQ, CPPM, SPPM, internal defects, Claims, audits CAR/PAR)
Quality Laboratory management
  • Internal and external audits/certification management (Products) + relevant certificate(s)
  • ISO 9001 and Plant QMS (Process & internal – external audits) management
  • Management and improvement of the Quality Laboratories processes and activities, including accredited laboratories as appropriate
Quality Operations management
  • Q inputs for relevant projects/products development.
  • Quality and Control plan creation and implementation for new products/transferred products (including PFMEA realisation)
  • Systematic application and improvement of Quality activities in the plant (First part right, Capability management, hydra application, SPC monitoring, defect dictionary, QES maturity improvement, Q KPI’s monitoring and improvement, global quality processes, 8D)
  • Quality claims management and associated root cause analysis (8D/RCA)
  • Supplier quality performance monitoring/coordination
  • Coaching site for proper deployment and usage of Quality and continuous improvement fundamentals: PDCA, Routines, escalations, Problems solving (8D/RCA), 5S, SMED, TPM, idea management (including best practices), support to Engineering Change Request & local product development implementation/industrialisation activity
  • Work closely with plant CI leaders & plant managers to ensure CI standards implementation through coaching, training and project delivery support.
About you:
  • 3-5 years of experience in relevant role Site quality or lab responsibility experience (ISO auditor preferred)
  • Strong knowledge and experience of quality standards and quality checks
  • Strong knowledge and experience Quality methodologies (quality assurance and quality controls)
  • Problem-solving experience (6 Sigma green belt or equivalent preferred)
  • International working experience in an industrial organisation is also preferred
This is a full-time position offering a competitive salary (depending on experience) fantastic benefits and the opportunity to part of an exciting and growing business in North Wiltshire.
Please contact Gemma at Meridian on 07876 250 477 or glawrence@meridianbs.co.uk to apply and find out more.
Gemma Lawrence Senior Recruitment Consultant 07876 250447

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