Quality Management Systems

£50000 - £70000 per annum
28 Feb 2017
28 Mar 2017
Abbie Awdas
Contract Type
Full Time
Reporting to the Managing Director, hofer powertrain UK seeks a Quality Systems Manager with extensive experience in the management of the entire business Quality Management System (QMS). The Quality System Manager position is a role within the manufacturing operation, requiring the creation & development of a Quality department, the establishment of the appropriate team, operating procedures and facilities required in the delivery and maintenance of TS16949 accreditation and all aspects of Supplier Quality Assurance.

The key functions of the role:

Setup and manage the quality office within hofer powertrain UK. This will require developing key product designs, suppliers and a production facility

Transfer, update and implementation of hofer’s corporate QMS into the UK operation

To ensure that the procedures, processes, facilities and resources required for the QMS are established, implemented and maintained.

In accordance with the QMS prepare, implement and maintain the process and procedures required to secure and maintain TS16949 accreditation.

Liaise with external assessment body on all matter relating to the TS16949 accreditation process and post-accreditation maintenance.

Report to senior management on the QMS performance measures, and non-conformance rectification.

Prepare, implement, resource and manage the necessary elements in the deployment of a Supplier Quality Assurance (SQA) function, including all processes and procedures.

Reporting of supplier quality key performance indicators to senior management.

Facilitate DFMEA’s and PFMEA’s internally in support of design optimisation.

Facilitate / support 8D problem resolution for both prototype and production components.

Control and monitor special and additional freight costs.

Work within a TS16949 / ISO 14001 environment and Participating in audits as required

Actively promote and champion the use of best practise to ensure compliance with the organisation’s policies and procedures.

Update and maintain SAP management system as appropriate.

To assist, advise, encourage, develop and motivate others as required.

To assist other team members when appropriate.

Qualifications / Education / Experience required:

Degree in business studies/management or process engineering or production engineering.

A minimum of 5 years demonstrable experience in automotive or engineering manufacturing and assembly environment.

Proven track record in TS16949 implementation within a low volume production assembly environment

Proven track record in Supplier Quality Assurance management within a manufacturing and assembly environment.

Experience in global supplier management

Knowledge of manufacturing technologies, process and applications used within automotive powertrain products PC literate and able to confidently use MS Office products.

Experienced user of SAP business management systems.

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