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Quality Manager

Ref no. BHN559404
Location Andover, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

a leading company in the designing and manufacturing of ballistic equipment catering to the military, police, and security sectors across the globe seeking Quality Manager

Key skills required for this role

Quality, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, Manufacturing, Lead auditor, H&S, Inspections, NPI


Quality, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, Manufacturing, Lead auditor, H&S, Inspections, NPI

Job description

Quality Manager
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000
Location: Andover
Permanent (on-site)

Our client is an established company that design and produces Protection equipment for the Military, Police, and security sector.

They have an exciting opportunity for a Quality / Safety Manager to join our team to manage and co?ordinate all quality activities to ensure that our products and services meet the needs of our clients (internal and external), are fit for purpose, and comply with our industry and relevant international standards. Continuously review our quality control process, procedures, and capabilities to sustain cost effective and efficient methods for meeting our quality requirements. We are looking for someone who is hands on, likes getting involved and can roll their sleeves up.

Brief Overview of duties: -

  • Day-to-day management of the Quality system and measuring of Quality Performance internally, with customers and suppliers.
  • To take ownership of the QMS and quality team to maintain best-practice quality across the company.
  • Improve the Quality, efficiency and effectiveness of the manufacturing process and the supply chain by liaising with staff, management, customers, and suppliers.
  • Co-ordinate and implement improvements of the quality management system to assure compliance with customer and regulatory requirements and the standards set by our policies.
  • Maintain effective forms of corrective actions and methods.
  • Work with leadership team to ensure that departments and individuals affecting quality are trained and have appropriate skills and deliver the required performance results.
  • Develop and drive internal, suppliers and third-party quality system audits.
  • Collaborate with Procurement, Operations and Design & Eng. on the quality management of suppliers.
  • Assess supplier capabilities and monitor supplier quality to ensure desired levels of performance are achieved and maintained.
  • Work closely with Design Engineering on new product development and design changes to ensure Quality conformance and make suggestions for improvements to Manufacturers.
  • Implement NPI processes into company procedures.
  • Carry out inspection of production, process and quality programs within the national and international supply chain.
  • Monitor and report company and suppliers KPIs

The above is a synopsis of the duties included within this varied role. This role will suit someone who has a keen eye for investigations and detail.


  • Knowledge and experience with manufacturing, inspection and quality standards.
  • Background in quality management and knowledge of ISO9001:2015, ISO 14001
  • At least 4 years' experience in a Quality Role.
  • Fully conversant with drawings for manufacture.
  • Experienced in a wide range of materials and manufacturing techniques.
  • Experience of international manufacturing
  • Experience of a small to mid-size company
  • 2:1 University Degree (Equivalent to bachelor's degree) in related discipline.
  • Recognized Auditor qualification.
  • H&S management and experience within a H&S role.

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