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    Oxfordshire £80k - 85k per year Permanent

    Elevate your career in the heart of Oxfordshire with a pivotal role in a state-of-the-art, high-volume manufacturing facility in Banbury. As a Plant Quality Manager, embrace the chance to lead and enhance the Quality function, shaping the team and strategies that will launch and sustain the plant’s production excellence.

    Reporting directly to the Head of Manufacturing, it calls for a dynamic individual to spearhead the Quality capability, ensuring the successful rollout of the factory launch and subsequent production targets. The chosen candidate will be instrumental in developing and managing the organisation’s quality assurance strategy, aligning it seamlessly with the broader business objectives.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Develop and manage the organisation’s quality assurance strategy to support the overall business strategy 
    • Plan the effective deployment of SQA, Quality Engineer and Quality Technician resource to support the needs of the business 
    • Manage internal and third-party audit programmes and compliance to certification / standards 
    • Support the development of PFMEA, control plans and work instructions 
    • Manage and drive resolution of customer and supplier quality concerns and improvement activities. 
    • Carry out staff appraisals of all reports and develop action plans to develop staff competence and capability 
    • Promote the use of cross-functional team approach between engineering, purchasing, manufacturing and quality functions in project management problem resolution and continuous improvement. 
    • Develop and implement a robust quality management system to sustain ISO9001 / 14001 / ASpice etc certification into Fortescue ZERO. 
    • Plan and develop a strategy for the business certification of further quality standards as required such as AS9100, TS16949


    The ideal candidate:

    • Technical education to a minimum of HND level in either a mechanical or electrical discipline 
    • Proven track record as a Quality Manager in an automotive OEM, tier one supplier or related business 
    • Strong practical problem-solving skills with the knowledge and experience to mentor others in the use of disciplined problem solving tools such as 8D 
    • Must have practical hands-on manufacturing experience in related industry – likely to be automotive, but complimented by defence / aerospace sectors 
    • Knowledge and experience of implementing lean methods (5S, Six Sigma, Kaizen) 
    • IRCA trained Lead auditor, and experienced in planning and leading both internal / external audits and supplier audit programmes 
    • Experienced in implementing APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning) and PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) 


    This role offers not just a job, but a career-defining chance to influence and drive quality within a forward-thinking manufacturing environment. The successful candidate will benefit from a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, and the chance to work within a collaborative and innovative team.

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