Group Quality Director

  • Recruiting for a Quality Director to focus on the development of my clients firmware/software for their electrical products
  •  Establish and maintain comprehensive systems to ensure product safety and quality standards that meet Regulatory and Customer Requirements, delivering a function which engages the business focussed on both quality and continuous improvement. Responsibilities will include:
  • Continual review of the operation of the Quality functions across the business to identify and promote best practice, and deliver continuous improvements to the methods and systems employed to increase product safety, reliability and reduce the costs of poor quality

  • Create, promote, and sustain a product safety and quality culture across all areas of the business
  • Lead the site improvement programmes to improve cost efficiencies and service delivery
  • Prepare governance level quality reports by collecting, analysing and summarising information and trends
  • Meet with vendors, customers, and company personnel to discuss and resolve quality problems
  • Ensure that a suitable programme of internal and external product and process audits are scheduled, completed, and closed out
  • Provide strategic input to the Senior Management Team, for functional areas of responsibility.
  • Provide leadership for the Quality Team, providing direction and supervision, to ensure first-class performance, and assist in the personal development of the Quality Team personnel


About the Company:

An established market leading organisation on the safety sector who are investing heavily in new product development and new technology


Key Skills/Experience Required:

For the Group Quality Director role this ideal candidate will have a background in consumer electronics/consumer goods and be experienced in firmware/software. You will also have:

  • Degree qualified in either operations; engineering or management – engineering preferred, or suitable relevant experience in a related role
  • CQI – highly desirable
  • Experience in establishing a Quality-led culture within a fast-moving business
  • Proven experience; delivering against KPIs, with appreciation for what excellent looks like
  • Minimum of 10 years’ quality experience ideally within a hardware/software design and manufacturing business – low-cost/ high-volume products (experience in sensor-based products is desirable, but not essential)
  • Proven skills in applying change management and driving costs down and improving quality business wide, leading high performing teams with examples of where you have improved the customer experience whilst adding value to the revenue increase
  • Proven track record in Customer Management, associated with quality related issues
  • Extensive experience of leading a quality function, including QMS, in a highly regulated environment
  • Significant background in the day-to-day running of a quality function within a high-quality, high-volume manufacturing business
  • Detailed understanding and experience of what it takes to ensure high quality product is produced by manufacturing and their outsource partners in a highly regulated environment
  • Good experience of mentoring and developing QA teams, having successfully led teams in the past
  • Good working knowledge of SQA processes and implementation
  • A passion for continuous improvement and familiarity with the use of relevant techniques such as CQA, root-cause analysis, CAPA, Lean, Six Sigma, 8D etc


Salary/Benefits Information:

  • £75,0000 – £80,000 salary
  • Car Allowance




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