Group Leader Quality I.O

Rate: £20.00 per hour

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Contract

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 28679-jh

Expiration date: 08 April 2018


Job Purpose: This is a new position that will be responsible for coaching and mentoring of all direct reports. You will be responsible for achieving volume, quality and cost targets through the combined team effort of direct and indirect departments. You will be required to maintain and develop Inspection Operations to continually improve processes to deliver a consistently high level of inspection in support of plant DPV and AMCPA deliverables.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Continuously improve all areas of operations including quality, inspection, standardised work, cost and people development
  • Plan and Co-ordinate inspection operations within areas of responsibility
  • Monitor, control and maintain the quality level within the areas of responsibility to the company quality standards ensuring that the customer (internal and external) is protected
  • Ensure that the departmental area of responsibility can function at all times in terms of labour, consumable materials and maintained equipment in order to achieve the required quality levels and support plant volume requirements.
  • Motivate, support and lead the team through coaching and mentoring.
  • Maintain housekeeping, waste management, and compliance to safety and environmental legislation.
  • Plan labour requirements and where necessary ensure procedures are followed to recruit labour.
  • Maintain an effective level of communication at all times across all areas and levels of the business escalating issues as required
  • Assist and facilitate training to develop team members and minimise impact of labour shortages.
  • Manage PPS level one / 8D problem resolution and facilitate team efforts in PPS level zero / 8D investigation.
  • Ensure data collection is up to date and accurate.
  • Audit all visual management in area of responsibility ensuring any corrective action plans are put in place
  • Develop and implement robust problem containment and resolution to protect the customer (internal and external) at all times.
  • Monitor team local budgetary spend on overtime, tooling and other consumable type items.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Good general knowledge of a plant operating procedures to ISO9001, (or equivalent recognition).
  • Proven ability of team development and team motivation.  Able to work as an effective team member.
  • Good general PC applications knowledge – Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to influence others.  Enthusiastic and determined, highly self-motivated.
  • Supervisory experience in a ‘World Class’ manufacturing environment, preferred but not essential.
  • Requirement to work shifts.