Navtech Radar

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Quality Manager

The position - quality manager (in South Oxfordshire)

Navtech Radar is looking for a Quality Manager to join the Production team, and support the company through ongoing growth. 

This role will ensure that all parties involved in the manufacturing process are held accountable for the overall quality of both our current and future products so that we keep our promises to our customers.

Company overview - Navtech Radar 

Navtech Radar is a world-leading innovator, and multi-award-winning designer and manufacturer of commercially deployed radar solutions.  Our ground-breaking technology is utilised by clients worldwide, across many industry sectors, from Perimeter Security Surveillance and Industrial Automation to Traffic Incident Detection on Smart Highways and as part of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS).  

As part of Halma plc, a FTSE 100 company, you will be joining a group of companies whose mission is to make the world cleaner, safer, and healthier.

Our work headquarters and new production facility

Our offices are nestled in a wonderfully tranquil AONB location, at the edge of Ardington in South Oxfordshire, within an easy commute from areas of Reading, Swindon, Newbury and Oxford.

Our production facility is located in a new building on the recently developed Grove Business Park.

Our culture and benefits 

Here at Navtech, we help create the right environment for our focused staff by providing a flexible, fun, friendly, and family feel. We are dog friendly and enjoy family, friends and group events. We have plenty of free parking for our employees and provide you with options to join colleagues on lunchtime walks, biking and other pursuits. We care about our staff, in fact, our culture is developed by them, for them!

As part of Halma plc, a FTSE 100 company, you will be joining a group of companies whose mission is to make the world cleaner, safer, and healthier.

Key responsibilities:

As our Quality Manager, you will implement and manage the processes of detecting, reducing or eliminating errors in manufacturing and the supply chain. You will solve quality issues where they arise, bringing together cross-functional teams that use best practise tools (e.g. 8D) to identify root causes of issues and correct them.

You will drive prevention of quality issues through proactive involvement with R&D, Supply Chain, Production Engineering and Production.

You will monitor and report against quality KPI’s across all aspects of manufacturing to proactively identify areas of risk and improvement, working with the production engineering team to prioritise the implementation.

Reporting to the Head of Manufacturing, you will manage a dedicated quality team including:

  • A quality inspector to ensure all supplied materials, production operations and final product meet our standards
  • A quality engineer to manage non conformance reporting, engineering change requests/orders and internal/external audits

Key competencies

Our Quality manager will have a high technical capability, the ability to prioritise, excellent communication skills and a drive to exceed customers quality expectations. You will champion a quality mindset throughout the manufacturing team and ensure that it pervades. You will exhibit strong leadership skills and be a key member of the Senior Management team. You will have a passion for quality and possess an acute level of attention to detail, whilst being able to make commercial decisions based upon an understanding of the overall business strategy.

You will also have:

  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to build, manage and motivate teams.
  • Good knowledge of Quality Control and problem-solving techniques (Process FMEA / Control Plans / 8D problem solving / root cause analysis).
  • The ability to confidently and accurately analyse data and make sound decisions based on it.
  • A track record of delivering results within a challenging environment & able to provide problem solving leadership.
  • The ability to influence others to achieve goals.
  • The ability to be flexible, decisive, and quick-thinking.
  • A self-motivated, proactive mindset to be able to take responsibility for delivery of own and teams results

Knowledge and experience

Essential:

  • A degree or relevant equivalent experience in a scientific or technical discipline
  • At least 5 years’ experience with demonstrable success in a quality focused technical role within a manufacturing industry.
  • Formal training in at least one issue resolution methodology

Desirable:

  • Experience of CE, RoHS, WEEE, REACH, LVD, EMC
  • Member of the CQI
  • Valid UK driving license

Salary

We offer competitive salaries, a generous profit-sharing bonus scheme, and our employees can access discounted rental properties in the village in which our main office is based (Ardington in Wantage).

Other benefits include plenty of free parking, pension contributions and holiday loyalty scheme.

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