SQA Manager



Our client is part of the PACCAR Supplier Quality Europe Department, the Supplier Quality Team based in Lancashire have responsibility for quality management activities relating to the DAF LF, XD, XF and XG models. This responsibility requires the management of the Supply Base to support projects within our UK, European and South American facilities driving towards zero defect product introduction and supplier processes.

SQA Manager role:

To initiate APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning) multi-functional teams.
To co-ordinate PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) activities at the supplier and manage into plant.
To initiate supplier / launch readiness reviews and quality plans.
To facilitate, prioritise, train and support supplier corrective action meetings and reviews.
To measure and analyse trends and performance at the supplier and the plant to reduce potential issues.
To develop the supplier base by using Six Sigma and Lean techniques.
To liaise with the PACCAR group to develop integration activities with the supply base.
To analyse and audit processes and parts at supplier’s premises.
To complete root cause analysis programmes to plant satisfaction.
To be business aware and predict industry trends.
SQA - Experience and Qualifications

A working knowledge of supplier process management and controls, PPAP, APQP, and supporting programmes.
Undertake measurement system analysis, statistical measurement, and trend analysis (MSA, SPC & PFMEA).
Internal and external experience in auditing systems and capabilities or possess a qualification in such systems.
Capable of effective decision making with client, DAF, and the supplier.
Skilled / experienced in root cause analysis and poka yoke.
Confident to discuss, enforce and recommend any concerns, solutions, and constraints at the highest level.
Degree qualified or studying towards a degree.
Six Sigma aware.
Possess excellent presentation skills, and the ability to see tasks through to a logical conclusion.
PC literate
Willing to travel on a regular basis and prepared to spend time away from home.
SQA Salary

Circa £45k

SQA our client offers:

You will work in a professional, innovative, and safe environment with a lot of autonomy and responsibility. Our client offers you a career with growth potential.

In addition to a good salary our client offers you the following working conditions:

37 hours working week.
25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays.
Defined contribution Master Trust pension arrangement, provided by Aviva.
Medical Scheme, including dental, optical and outpatient provision.
Extensive opportunities for personal growth, such as education programs and training courses.
Professional development is encouraged and supported.

Forward Assist Recruitment is operating as an employment agency. Forward Assist Recruitment is an Equal Opportunities employer; we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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