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Quality Manager

Quality Manager

Title: Quality Manager 

Location: Elland, Halifax

Contract: Permanent

Salary: Competitive

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16 July 2019

This is a hands-on Quality Management role to promote and support our 'right first time' manufacturing culture and quality engagement through best in class quality systems & key metrics. Also, leading & managing a Quality Team to high performance.

You will be the key contact on Quality for all stakeholders. Also leading our quality management systems framework & ISO standards implementation.


The Company

In 2001 we invented the first industrial strength polymer safety barrier, revolutionising workplace safety. We’ve been improving world standards ever since, introducing further advanced safety solutions. Protection, segregation, detection and prevention, with integrated engineering and technological innovation. A-SAFE’s products are used by the world’s largest organisations. Airports like Heathrow and Singapore, the production facilities of BMW and Jaguar Land Rover, and warehouses and distribution centres for DHL and Amazon.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Managing & developing a Quality team.
  • Leading on quality in operations under the guidance of the Head of Group Operations.
  • Setting quality KPIs, analysis & reporting
  • Working with key stakeholders to identify root cause & instigate corrective and preventative actions in line with NCR process.
  • Ensuring quality issues are resolved to minimise compromising quality standards.
  • Promoting & supporting the 'right first time' culture with best in class quality management systems.
  • Managing all quality-related issues within manufacturing (internal, supplier, customer and warranty) ensuring adherence to QMS - ISO 9001 - 2015.
  • Leading & managing quality auditing activities & reporting on quality related KPIs to prevent NCRs.
  • Promoting quality awareness throughout business operations
  • Promoting the use of customer preferred techniques for continuous improvement such as six sigma, Poke-Yoke, Jidoka and other applicable tools
  • Assisting in management of Supplier Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)
  • Continuous improvement and Kaizen activities


We are looking for:

  • A confident & experienced quality professional to drive the highest standards & conformance.
  • Experience in managing & inspiring a Quality Team to high performance is essential. 
  • Setting, analysing & reporting on Quality KPIs, including through Visual Display Boards.
  • Relevant qualification in quality.
  • Track record of leading quality in a fast-moving, leading edge operation
  • Professional & with the credibility to put Quality at the centre of the business
  • Systems implementation, audit & review
  • Good knowledge of quality & measurement systems & application of quality tools
  • Lateral thinker and problem solver
  • Enthusiastic team player
  • Willingness to try new things, pioneering approaches
  • Assertive, resilient and a self-starter able to work on own initiative
  • Engages interest and participation of others
  • Proactively contributes to team
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Good communication, planning & organisational skills

This is a great opportunity to join at a time of rapid growth. We have huge global demand for our products due to our leading-edge safety innovation, with subsidiaries in fifteen countries on five continents. We offer a fast-paced, energetic and creative environment, working with the latest technologies. This is a great chance to grow with us as we develop our core products and platform.

We have a great track record of developing talent. Offering training, professional study support and career opportunities.

Our benefits package includes competitive salary, pension, bonus. Childcare vouchers, cycle to work, free secure parking.

NO AGENCIES PLEASE. We do not accept speculative agency CVs. Any CV received by us from a non approved agency will be treated as a gift and not eligible for any fee.

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