Our client, a leading global Aerospace and Defence engineering and Manufacturing company are urgently seeking a Quality Systems Transfer Lead (Project Manager) to undertake a five month contract assignment based in Whiteley (near Fareham, Hampshire) with frequent travel to Blackburn, Lancashire and Kelso in Scotland. The purpose of the role is to manage the product transfer and the successful completion of the agreed product re-verification program to change the manufacturing location from Blackburn to the Whiteley site. To establish an appropriate quality system at the Whiteley site in support of the existing product line, in line with the requirements. - To develop and implement an appropriate and approved product quality system at the Whiteley site to gaining customer and regulatory approval. - To ensure the Whiteley site becomes an approved source for the products. - To generate all required quality plans to support the transfer and the continuation of quality approval through their transfer from Blackburn to Whiteley, with no loss of quality controls. - To define and deliver the process and product validation audit programs. - To ensure no reduction to the product First Time Pass Rate performance and no project delays resulting from the transfer into Whiteley. - To audit and validate the workforce competencies for performing the work in Whiteley. - To audit and validate the supplier management, stock transfer and stock management and all other critical processes for the work in Whiteley, including post transfer performance to demonstrate maintenance of KPIs. - To develop and deliver the supporting goods receipt and product dispatch process. - With the Quality Assurance Engineer, work closely with the outsource provider to ensure that process and configuration controls are in line with the business requirements. - To develop and deliver the supporting Customer Return/RMA (Returns Management Authorisation) process in conjunction with the Whiteley system and the approved subcontractors. - IPC-A-610 & J-STD-001 qualified. - 6 Six Sigma Green Belt certified desirable or equivalent experience. - Project Management via MS Project. - ISO9001 Lead assessor desirable but not necessary. - Computer literate with good working knowledge of Microsoft Office. - Understanding of relevant standards/best practice standards associated with Quality Management - ISO 9001:2008 or equivalent. - Experience in the processes to perform product and technology transfer. - Project Management experience. - Demonstrated effective team management and leadership. - Collection and analysis of performance data, identifying best practice and lead change programs. - Able to demonstrate a successful record in maintaining and improving product quality levels in both an engineering, high volume and high mixed electronics manufacturing environment. - Good understanding of relevant standards/best practice including standard Quality Tools. - Demonstrate knowledge of Health and Safety and Environmental Management systems and ideally possess or be willing to gain relevant qualifications in these areas. - It is essential that the applicant has strong interpersonal skills and is able to work as part of a multi-disciplined group.
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