Quality Manager

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Salary Description
Dependent on experience - up to £45k per annum
Contract Type
Contracted Hours
37.5 / per week - Full-Time
Job Description

Unity Doors is a specialist in the design, manufacture and supply of composite and timber door sets and accessories.  We supply cost-effective, high-performance products, with a strong focus on safety and quality. As well as investing on our manufacturing operations we continue to invest in the development of innovative products and services and we are one of the first manufacturers to launch a range of fully compliant and CE marked external Firedoors (Website: www.unitydoors.com)

We are now recruiting for a Quality Manager to join our Newent team.

Reporting to: Director, HR & Compliance

Reports: 2 x Quality Coordinators

Location: Based at our Head Office in Newent, Gloucestershire

Hours work: 37.5 hours per week – Monday to Thursday, 8.45am to 5.00pm and Friday, 8.45am to 3.45pm

Salary:  Dependent on experience – Up to £45k per annum

Benefits: Up to 23 days holiday (plus bank holidays), contributory pension scheme, life assurance, discount on products

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and ensure the Quality Management Systems are administered correctly in line with the relevant policies and procedures
  • Manage and implement audit schedule working with QC’s and line management
  • Provide advice and recommendation on Quality related activities within the business
  • Liaison with customers and suppliers on Quality related issues and implementing solutions and corrective actions
  • Responsible for the regular review and management of all Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and ensuring that appropriate training is provided to staff, when required
  • Coordinate and manage a programme of external assessments and accreditations throughout the year – ISO 9001, Kite Mark, Secured By Design, IFC Fire Third Party Scheme
  • Manage, lead and mentor Quality team members and develop flexibility in team skills and experience
  • Provision of monthly reports on all Quality related activities and the delivery of KPI information to senior management
  • Liaison with local management team on all quality assurance issues and delivery of solutions for continuous improvement
  • Setting the level of guidance for the Rig Inspectors and line managers on acceptable standards
  • Co-ordinate with the production line management on the QA testing of materials and calibration of equipment
  • Support Director with H&S Compliance matters such as audits, administration and training
  • To assist the business in any other activities designated by the senior management, as and when needed, to support the delivery of customer expectations and service.

Skills, abilities and characteristics:

  • Significant experience in managing a successful Quality function within a manufacturing environment
  • Trained in auditing processes and skills
  • Clear and concise communication skills (written and verbal)
  • PC Literate able to create simple flow diagrams, manage data on excel/charting
  • Analytical approach to work
  • Strong self-belief and an ability to challenge and question individuals
  • Good understanding of manufacturing processes
  • Passionate and driven approach to work and desire to succeed
  • Full driving license and willing to travel on occasion to customer sites
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