Head Of Quality

Posted 22 February by Search Consultancy

The role will ultimately lead and manage the operational and strategic performance of the Quality department, to ensure successful delivery of Key Performance Indicators, objectives and business strategy, whilst complying with regulation and achieving commercial success. The Head of Quality will also ensure the effective and efficient day to day running of the department.

The role includes but not limited to:
 The creation, implementation and continuously improving documented policies, procedures and risk assessments.
 Being the responsible person for approval of all customer documentation through management of Quality Manager and Document Controller.
 To oversee the external assessment body on all matters relating to the external accreditation process.
 Liaise with internal and external stakeholders regarding risk analysis; Physical, Asset and Quality.
 Oversee and manage the quality of purchased and manufactured parts, and resolution of root cause and implementation of corrective action.
 Oversee the co-ordination and control outsourced calibration of test equipment, maintenance of manufacturing site equipment and building infrastructure.
 You will need knowledge and experience of working with and maintaining management systems accredited to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS18001.
 The Head of Quality will also be responsible for the Health and Safety function as the direct up-line to the H&S responsible person for their manufacturing site and during the construction phase of off-site refuelling stations. Relevant experience and qualifications will be required.
 Directly reporting to Directors
 Management of compliance personnel in relation to production spaces as well as hydrogen production and refuelling

The successful candidate will be driven, pragmatic and able to work without supervision but be able to seek support and advice when necessary.
Essential Experience and Qualifications:
 10+ years' experience in a Head of Quality, Senior Management role or similar.

 Experienced H&S practitioner at an adequate level to be site responsible person.
 BEng or HND with a quality bias would be highly desirable
 Chartered quality professional of the CQI (Chartered Quality Institute)

Desirable experience and qualifications:
 NEBOSH General Certificate in H&S or IOSH equivalent.
 NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate or IEMA equivalent.
 Experience of high pressure gas systems
 Experience of international H&S with deploying products.

 Competitive salary
 Pension payable of 5% contributory after 3 months.
 25 days holiday plus stats

The candidate will report directly to the Chief Technology Officer. Training will be given to the successful candidate before the role commences. Training will include but not be limited to Health and Safety requirements, company policies and procedures, and specific job role training. The successful candidate will be driven, pragmatic and able to work without supervision but be able to seek support and advice when necessary.

Search is an equal opportunities recruiter and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age.

Required skills

  • Chartered
  • Manager
  • Quality
  • Head

Reference: 34536319

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