Product Assurance Manager - Stevenage

Ref: 992 Date Posted: Tuesday 21 Sep 2021
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Product Assurance Manager
Location:               Stevenage
Salary:                   Up to £55,000 + Bonus, Flexible working options & more
Working within a world leading, technical engineering organisation, we currently have an excellent opportunity for aProduct Assurance Manager who will be responsible for managing a small Product Assurance team and its associated activities on a new multi-national System development programme. This is an exciting time to join the team as they launch the programme into the next phase of the development lifecycle.
You will be the Quality Authority, ensuring the Product Assurance team provides assurance of the project development processes and activities across our worldwide Supply chain and internal Engineering teams, while leading the Project Quality network to provide aversion strategies for quality related risks within the Project.
You will provide the focus and co-ordination of Business Improvement activities across the project as well as being the formal interface with the Customer for all Quality related issues to minimise impact of customer concerns on project teams. Leading and co-ordinating all activities devoted to achieving and improving Customer Satisfaction on quality related issues.
Product Assurance Manager additional activities
  • Establish, review, and maintain quality planning documentation for the contract.  Support the Project team in developing cost-effective project planning in support of all contractually required conditions, whilst meeting company policy and process. Develop local processes and procedures to optimise project control. Assure Project Directorate continuous control on product quality targets achievement, by means through an independent periodical reporting.
  • Ensure adequate flow-down of Quality requirements to sub-Contractors according to programme requirements. Instigate surveillance planning and monitoring to provide ongoing assurance.  Be the project Quality Authority in dealings with supplier issues.
  • Identify Project Quality issues/risks within the Engineering teams and Suppliers as potential risks for the project milestone achievement, and for quality of deliverables. Act as Quality Authority to provide potential solutions and lead aversion strategies for quality related risks within the Project.
  • Deliver measures of process compliance to the project management team and the customer, providing assurance in meeting or exceeding contractual conditions.
  • Implement the PLC Gate process across the Project, ensuring generation of an annual gate plan, and facilitation of reviews and timely closure of actions.
  • Manage and implement the Project non-conformance process including facilitation of the System Level NCR Panel and generation of supporting metrics.
  • Provide assurance of the processes supporting Industrial Validation of Supplier and in-house equipment.
  • Provide Quality inputs into Design Reviews, Fit for Trials and Fit for Fire reviews.
  • Advise bid managers/win team leaders of acceptable quality requirements in the preparation of tenders or in response to customer enquiries.  Negotiate Quality-related conditions of contract with all customers.
Product Assurance Manager skills and qualifications required:
  • Preferably degree educated, or substantial experience in Engineering and Quality Management.
  • Practitioner of current QA problem solving methods (8D, Six Sigma, DMAIC, etc.) with a logical approach to solving problems.
  • Systems engineering background desirable with an understanding of the DOORs tool
  • Knowledge of the Quality Tools and an understanding of non-conformance management using SAP would be an advantage
This is a fantastic opportunity for you to secure a Product Assurance Manager role where you will be able to add value and make a real difference to the success of the business. You will be rewarded with opportunities for growth and development as well as a strong remuneration package.
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