Quality Manager

Full Time
Job Sector:
Engineering / Technical
Swindon / Wiltshire
Salary description:
£38000 - £43000/ annum To be discussed at interview
Start Date:
Sierra 57 Consult Ltd
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Job Overview: Our client, a plastics high-volume manufacturer has retained our services to appoint a Quality Manager, due to increased production demand and new business gained.


* As a Quality Manager you will be responsible for developing, revising and implementing quality standards and policies within the company. To be successful, you will have a solid and steady career history as a Quality professional with good supervisory experience within a hi-speed manufacturing environment.

* You will have gained expertise & experience as a Senior Quality Engineer or Quality Manager and you will be used to managing & directing a team.

* This is a senior & integral role within the business and therefore man-management expereince is essential.

* This is a great Quality Manager opportunity for an individual looking to work for a growing and stable company who put their people at the forefront of the company.


* Lead, direct, support and manage the Quality function within the company.

* Driving quality levels and continuous improvement through application of structured quality improvement and measurement tools

* To improve the performance standards on all products year on year in line with the continuous improvement programme throughout the business.

* Have the ability to apply good "customer quality engineering" applications and promote communications between the customer and the company.

* Ensure that best practices remain effective and sustainable.

* Strategically manage and develop the staff and department to ensure continuous people development.

* Monitoring quality performance by gathering relevant data, analysing the data and producing statistical reports to enable the production of relevant, timely information to assist in strategic decision making.

* Ensure that traceability is maintained across all functions.

* Facilitate RCA of customer complaints to ensure effective and sustainable corrective action plans.

* You can be required to undertake such other duties, temporarily or on a continuous basis, as may be required of you commensurate with your grade/level in the organisation.

Experience and Qualifications;

* Knowledge of working within a high volume manufacturing environment

* Previous knowledge of plastics manufacturing, injection moulding, plastic extrusion will be an advantage however not essential; good Quality Assurance, Quality Engineering & Quality systems is absolutely key for this role.

* Good level of education within engineering or a technical subject.

* You must have a good aptitude within mechanical engineering

* Good experience & overviews of Quality tools ie SPC, CMM, 8D etc

* MS office proficient.

* Excellent inter-personal and customer facing skills.

Person Specification:


* Accuracy and attention to detail

* Effective communications skills (written and verbal) and good inter-personal relations

* Strategic with a sound logical approach to problem solving

* Strong leadership, management and people development skills.

* A change agent, seeking a challenge with the ability to lead by example, challenging existing preconceptions and driving improvements

* A proven track record in the achievement of results through engagement of people and application of recognised tools is essential

* Self-motivated and confident decision maker

Key Words: "Quality Leader", "Quality Manager", "Senior quality engineer", "Quality Assurance Engineer", "Quality Engineer", "Customer Quality Engineer", "manufacturing", "injection moulding", plastics, extrusion


Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful. Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK


Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist - Plastics & Packaging

"Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult Ltd will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving license, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable".

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