QA Compliance Manager

Location: Gloucestershire, England Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Defence Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: James Giblin

Quality Assurance Manager


Quality Assurance Manager needed for a leading Defence and Ae organisation based in Gloucestershire who are looking to employ an experienced Quality Assurance Manager with an in-depth knowledge of Quality Management systems and Process Mapping Tools.

The successful Quality Assurance Manager will want to work for this client not just because it's a great opportunity but also because they will give you a wealth of benefits including:

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 day's holiday + bank holiday's
  • Career Progression
  • Health insurance
  • Life assurance
  • Car allowance
  • And many more
  • On target bonus

What the role entails:

Some of the main duties of the Quality Assurance Manager will include:

  • Proactively lead by good example and manage all direct reports to achieve business strategy and departmental objectives
  • To deliver the audit calendar covering product, process and design audits required to satisfy the requirements of the company quality approvals and our customers
  • To ensure effective and timely issue of status and audit reports, supporting evidence and KPI's for the QA/Compliance function
  • To regularly conduct performance reviews including PDRs with direct reports, providing constructive and positive feedback, agreeing SMART objectives and addressing underperformance
  • Identifying training needs, coaching and developing direct reports, sharing appropriate information and knowledge to enable others to grow and develop in their role and progress their careers
  • Effectively managing all resources (including recruiting new staff) to ensure on time delivery within budgets and according to quality standards. Producing reports as required with this information
  • To be responsible for the maintenance of company requirements and approvals e.g. EASA, FAR, ISO etc. to maintain airworthiness
  • Ensure all required quality plans are in place and adhered to
  • Provide an independent monitoring function for compliance with airworthiness and customer requirements to ensure product and design assurance
  • Ensure that the latest customer & approval quality requirements are understood and flowed down the business
  • Coordinating the quality aspects of the Source Inspection and Conformity activities
  • Ensure a self certification and inspection programme for manufacturing and service staff is maintained including control of inspection Stamps and Certifying staff
  • Manage the First Article Inspection, Material Review Board (f'1RB) andequipment calibration processes
  • Identify and co-ordinate investigations arising from Quality issues through to their documented conclusion, with supporting root cause analysis and effective solutions to prevent re-occurrence
  • Ensure adequate and appropriate Quality records are maintained
  • To provide guidance with the preparation and certification of product release documentation
  • Develop and implement company processes and documented procedures to ensure a robust Quality Management System is in place throughout the business
  • On completion of audits, proactively ensure corrective and preventive actions are followed up to completion
  • Identify training needs and be responsible for training employees in Quality, process improvement and airworthiness matters as required
  • Be prepared to meet reasonable requests to travel to support current and future products on customers sites around the world
  • To encourage development and improvement in our business processes.
  • Provide support to department managers in developing elective processes and procedures
  • Ensure QA participation in product/process change and safety reviews
  • Effectively manage relationships with customers and suppliers on Quality issues
  • Take an active part in the development and review of departmental measures
  • To ensure the departmental objectives are achieved in line with the job holders' individual objectives
  • Perform duties in accordance with company policies, procedures and processes

What you need to be the successful Quality Assurance Manager:

In order to be the successful Quality Assurance Manager and have a chance to gain such an exciting opportunity you will ideally need to have the following:

  • Has worked in an Aerospace Organisation and has experience across the various Quality disciplines i.e. Product, Design, Process & Design
  • Experience in Aerospace standards (e.g. EASA Part 21, AS9100, etc)
  • Has a proven and broad experience in Quality/Business Improvement functions meeting on-going requirements in relation to the authorities and customer
  • Experience in managing Quality Investigations using RCCA tools
  • Experience in managing and meeting Product Source Inspections and Conformity requirements
  • Proven experience working within an Aerospace quality management system
  • Trained Auditor
  • Good communication skills demonstrated both verbally and in writing in the form of presentations recommendations for improvement
  • Demonstrated experience in building good working relationships and gaining trust and respect with internal and external customers
  • An understanding of costs and financial implications within the quality department
  • Self-driven and able to monitor own performance effectively to ensure deadlines are met
  • Effectively able to manage own time according to the role requirements
  • Experience of liaising with internal and external customers

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Quality Assurance to progress their career. If you are interested please apply as soon as possible as this position will be filled quickly so don't miss out!

This advert was posted by Gold Group - one of the UK's leading niche recruitment consultancies. We span a variety of specialist industries and are the recruitment company to help you find your next career opportunity. We pride ourselves on our commitment to candidates and stick to our ethos of finding the right role for the right person. Visit our website or get in touch today to discuss this role, find out what else we've got or just for a chat about the state of your industry. Services advertised by Gold Group are those of an Agency and/or an Employment Business. Please be aware that we receive a high volume of applications for every role advertised and regularly receive applications from candidates who exceed the job credentials. We will only contact you within the next 14 days if you are selected for interview. A copy of our privacy policy can be found here: Gold Group is an equal opportunity & diversity employer. A copy of our equal opportunity & diversity policy can be found here:

Similar Jobs

Compliance Engineer

West London, London Negotiable

Compliance Inspector

Ealing, London Negotiable

ILS Manager

Dorset, S. W. England, England Negotiable

Project Manager

Bedfordshire, England £50000 - £60000 per annum

Project Manager

Portsmouth, Hampshire £38000 - £48000 per annum