Quality Manager

Location: Waterford
Specialisation: Engineering & Manufacturing
Salary: €70000 - €80000 per annum
Reference: BBBH11722_1674471466
Contact: Geoff King
Email: email Geoff
Permanent Quality Manager position - Waterford, Ireland - €70,000-80,000

I am currently partnering with a client who are recruiting for a Quality Manager for a permanent position based in Waterford, Ireland. This position will be full time based onsite in Waterford and therefore candidates will need to be based within a commutable distance or happy to relocate.

Position overview:

Quality Manager will be responsible for the development, implementation and continuous improvement of the quality management system. Co-ordinate the activities of workers engaged in testing in order to control quality of manufacture and to ensure compliance with corporate standards. Ensure the processes needed for the quality management system are established, implemented and maintained. Promote awareness of customer requirements throughout the organisation.

Key responsibilities:

To develop and manage a team capable of delivering and improving the Quality System for the organisation
Provide a framework for the design, implementation and maintenance of a consistent, integrated and sensible Quality System
Monitoring and control of customer complaints utilising trend charting and problem solving analysis
Manage vendor improvement programme to ensure the system used by the vendor guarantees quality of material supplied to manufacturing including the periodic auditing of proposed or current suppliers
Development of annual budget plans in addition to preparation of capital expenditure projects that are required to improve the quality of the product or process
Organisation and control of Quality Documentation system in addition to leading the Internal Audit Schedule for the plant to ensure compliance with GMP
Implementation of equipment and process validation with a successful integration of the application of TPM
To lead the production quality, food safety and food defence improvement program
To participate in the implementation and/or maintenance of the quality and food safety systems and certification within the plant.
To Co-ordinate and validate problem solving (PDCA/ 8D), following internal and external non - conformances.
To engage employees in the deployment and embracing of relevant Six Sigma and Lean tools (PCDA / 8D / DOE / FMEA /5S )
To Train and coach personnel in Hygiene and Quality Expectations
To reach industrial excellence and cost reduction and customer satisfaction by through the systematic elimination of "7 wastes"

Experience and skills required:

Third level technical qualification, preferably in production, manufacturing or quality engineering
Proven managerial experience in high volume manufacturing in addition to knowledge of and implementation of Quality Systems
At least 5 to 10 years' experience in a similar role, ideally in Automotive, Electronics, food packaging or similar sectors
Excellent presentation skills
Excellent technical skills
Good numerical skills and an understanding of statistics
Strong leadership skills