Advanced Quality Manager
£Competitive + 27 Days Holiday, Bonus, Pension, Free Onsite Gym
The Advanced Quality Manager will ensure that all risks to supply chain and manufacturing quality are understood, mitigated and performance proven to defined targets. You will own and drive alignment of product design to supply chain and manufacturing capabilities. This is a technically focused role, which will give you the opportunity to work across Research, Design and Development (RDD), procurement and external suppliers.
- Driving / supporting the identification of NUDDs (New Unique Difficult Different) early on in the product design phase.
- Translation of NUDDs in to CTQ’s (Critical to Quality) that identify design or manufacturing (including test) critical control points
- Relate design or supply chain and manufacturing risk to cost of poor quality and poor reliability
- Understanding and influencing design/performance requirements to align/meet supplier or contract manufacturer’s capabilities
- Guide/influence Dyson generated specifications (including drawings) to include all necessary requirements to control the identified and agreed CTQs.
- Identified CTQ control points are reviewed, understood and agreed with receiving teams
- Ensure that all supply chain risks and actions have accountability, timely delivery and closure of all risks and actions prior to ramp
- Coordinate the generation of technical checklists to be used in conjunction with related supply chain selection/assessments and development
- Coordinate communication of manufacturability and supplier readiness status to all key stakeholders
- Delivery of the above and measured through key SC&M Quality metrics
- Supplier audits, assessments, conclusions and recommendations
- Supplier quality development relating to gaps identified during audits / assessments
- Support the supplier selection process by providing technical capability and quality audits of potential suppliers.
- Significant experience managing/leading technical and quality change programmes / projects in similar industries.
- Effective influencing skills across the wider business including all functions within Dyson.
- Clarity of communication – both upwards, peers and across multiple countries and both 1:1 and in small group interactions at all levels
- Strong background in either operations, engineering or quality and project management – to provide the fundamental understanding of day to day business operational and manufacturing risk
- The ability to balance the day to day challenges of multiple projects, progress reporting, working across time zones and cross-functional teams.
- Tenacious approach to working – balancing technical performance requirements, quality and manufacturing risks, problems and root cause solutions are rarely straightforward and involve people, processes and systems – their effective systemic resolution is unlikely to be trivial.