Program Development & Quality Assurance Manager

Program Development & Quality Assurance Manager

Job Title: Program Development & Quality Assurance Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 895533_1548761315
Contact Name: Neil Tovey
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 29, 2019 11:28

Job Description

Your knowledge of Aerospace Engineering and strong experience of Quality Engineering team management, will play a crucial part leading 10 Operations based Quality Managers / Assurance Engineers / Program Engineers, as a Program Development & Quality Assurance Manager.

You will be at the leading edge of technological innovation, working for an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defence markets. They are focusing on Vertical Take-off and landing light jets, UAV's and urban mobility solutions that will revolutionize the way we fly. A corporate benefits package and transparent career development opportunities are on offer within this vibrant environment.

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About the Role:

The client requires a Program Development & Quality Assurance Manager to be responsible for leading a dedicated team and ensuring product integrity and compliance for all design (R&T / NPI), production and release. The role holder also ensures that quality policies are aligned to current and future business and customer needs. The job includes;
*Act as the point of escalation for all quality matters with the customer.
*Direct departmental budget responsibility c £100k.
*Leads a team of approx. 10 Operations based Quality Managers / Assurance Engineers / Program Engineers.
*Point of contact for Twinsburg (USA) site to ensure compliance and customer matters are appropriately communicated and actioned.
*Leads the team in the achievement of program quality, customer satisfaction and quality improvement targets via site policy deployment framework.
*Understand customer needs and requirements to develop and implement effective quality assurance processes throughout the design, initial and continuing airworthiness phases of the product life cycle.
*Support and guide the business in identification / deployment / maintenance of compliant quality frameworks through quality manuals and expositions.
*Has oversight of the performance and maturity of the processes and systems deployed across the organisation and drives corrective / preventive actions, ensuring consistency of application across the teams
*Main point of contact with programs for customer quality interaction for escalation.
*Identify business wide training needs, system weaknesses and opportunities to improve methods of functional and business working through audits and make recommendations (including expenditure) to deliver these actions.
*Ensures compliance with all Customer, EASA/CAA/FAA/TCCA/CAAC (Part 21 & 145), ISO9001 and AS9100 requirements and audits and actively lead the closure of any corrective actions or required improvements.
*Develop and deploy the audit strategy (including training/assessment/resourcing of lead auditors) on an annual basis in conjunction with the Quality Systems Manager.
*Mentor and coach team as needed ensuring annual training plans are in place and team are developed to meet business needs.
*Develop and deploy the Human Factors training program across the site
About You:

To be suitable for the Program Development & Quality Assurance Manager role, you will need proven experience of leading a team with increasing levels of responsibility within an aerospace manufacturing / engineering environment and an understanding of how a business infrastructure works, particularly matrix organisation. You will need Solid understanding of requirements including EASA, CAA, FAA, T CCA, CAAC, ISO9001 and AS9100, along with an ability to lead and mentor others in the process of QRQC, 8D, etc. You will need to be a Lead auditor with effective communication and influencing skills across all levels of the organisation.

Program Development & Quality Assurance Manager
Salary Negotiable

Keywords: Quality Assurance, Quality Manager, Audit, Aerospace, Production, Manufacture, QMS, EASA, CAA, FAA, T CCA, CAAC, ISO9001, AS9100.

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

This is a permanent position.

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.