Leading defence contractor seeks ISO9001 Quality Manager. Lead team that implements Quality Initiatives.
What the person must be able to do :
This role is in the military R&D and manufacturing sector. As such, the person must be able to execute all job tasks in a cutting-edge military R&D and manufacturing environment.
The ideal candidate must be able to understand advanced instrumentation and to ensure effective calibration procedures. A strong background in setting up Quality Management Systems such as ISO 9001 is required.
This person will also have management experience, and be able to lead a quality team.
Champion the Quality Cause in the business :
Manage the internal (10 person) quality team to ensure achievement of quality goals
Collaboratively work with stakeholders to improve quality in the organisation
Support the larger organisation in attaining quality goals
Drive organisational continuous improvement initiatives
Monitor quality metrics to find and act upon improvement opportunities
Liaise with external quality certification organisations to ensure the organisation complies to international quality best practices such as ISO 9001
Manage all internal quality processes to ensure :
Customer expectations are met and even exceeded
Regularity requirements are adhered to
Operational requirements are met and exceeded
Strategic quality objectives are met
Create and Maintain the following :
Quality Management Policies
Quality Management Systems
Quality Management Processes
Supporting documentation for all of the above
Key Job Deliverables :
Ensure that the organisations Quality Management System (QMS) is effectively established, implemented and maintained
Drive effective Continuous Improvement Initiatives
Report to top management on the performance of the QMS and any need for improvement
Ensure the promotion of awareness of quality throughout the organisation
Ensure the Customer Agenda is promoted throughout the organisation. Help build a culture of customer focus
Liaise with external assessment bodies to ensure quality accreditation and implementation of quality best practices
Manage, motivate and inspire your team to drive the Quality Cause .
Background work experience
At 5+ years exposure to ISO 9001
At 5+ years management experience, preference for this time being spent managing a quality team
Background in instrumentation and calibration strongly advantageous
BEng / BSc (pref with Physics major) or equivalent qualification
3+ years experience working in an organisation that designs, develops, manufactures and supports high tech products
Project Management experience strongly advantageous. Preference for project management of strategic initiatives
Strong leadership skills Leads as a member of the team
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong communication and presentation skills
Natural coach and mentor
Strong project management and facilitation skills
Focuses on numbers and forgets about people
Introverted Not a people person
Wants to be spoon fed
Confined to Analysis-Paralysis
Personality Summary :
You will be an action orientated person who takes initiative. You will be a strong leader who naturally earns the respect of your team.
You will be success driven, and be someone who like to accomplish positive results. You may also be a competitive person.
You will have strong people skills. You will be good with reading emotions. You will be able to persuade people to following you using your natural charm.
You will be strong with analysis and understanding opportunities to improve the way the business is run. You will enjoy working with facts and figures.
You will have a natural talent for designing effective, efficient business processes.
You may also have strong administrative capability. You may be very strong with running administrative processes.
Benefits of this Role :
One of the world’s leading Defence Contractors
Cutting edge R&D and Manufacturing firm (The place you want to work)
Opportunity to work in a cutting edge environment
Technical challenge and growth
New project challenges to overcome
Reports to : Head Business Support Services
Location : Pretoria
Salary : R500K to R600K per annum negotiable. Dependent on experience. .
Reference : DT 89