Quality Manager


Ref: 559Monday 6 April 2020

Quality Manager, Quality Lead, Head of Quality, Senior Quality Engineer, Quality Specialist, Quality, Engineering, Aerospace, Motorsport, F1, Automotive, Nuclear, Oil & Gas, MOD, Defence, AS9100, Machining, CNC, Position: Permanent, Location: Northamptonshire, Salary: Negotiable, depending on experience


Quality Manager - Permanent, Northamptonshire


EMBS Engineering is currently working in partnership with a reputable, well established, growing, precision engineering company that specialises in the design, development and manufacture of complex, detailed, critical components for a number of leading industry sectors.

This organisation employs 100 people at their UK site and has other sites situated in the US. 

Located in Northampton, our client is actively seeking a Quality Manager to join their business on a permanent basis with a view to sustain and improve their quality department. Quality is the linch-pin to every successful company when manufacturing safety critical components and with over 25 years experience, this business understands the importance of a strong quality department. The successful individual will have worked in a challenging, fast paced precision engineering environment with modern, up to date machining capabilities.

Following multi million-pounds worth of investment, our client boasts some of the most fascinating, high end machinery on the market in order to keep ahead of their competition and ensure they deliver the best possible parts / service to their customers. Regular investment is applied and as such they can offer full turnkey solutions from concept through to delivery.

Multiple CMM’s and a 3D scanner are amongst the various state of the art equipment invested within the quality department.


The role: As Quality Manager you will be tasked to lead, guide and support the existing quality team, identifying new opportunities for improvement and development within current processes and procedures, as well as growing and developing current personnel.

You will have full support of senior stakeholders within the business and will use this to drive change and improvements.

Working with a team of Quality Inspectors, Engineers and Administrative Support staff, a hands on approach is advised in order to make significant impact to the day to day quality management systems and ensure customer demands are met.

The business supports world class industry leaders & OEM’s therefore working to the highest standards including ISO9001 and AS9100 Rev D.


Responsibilities will include:

  • Maintain, develop and implement an AS9100 QMS
  • Ensure all products are delivered in accordance with customer requirements - Aerospace, Motorsport, Defence
  • Champion problem solving and continuous improvement activities
  • Drive and improve quality performance using appropriate Lean & Quality improvement tools - 8D, 5Y, Ishikawa, PFMEA, PPAP, APQP, MSA, SPC, 5S, etc. and implement corrective actions
  • Manage the quality inspection function
  • Create / update skill matrix for quality personnel and clearly define roles and responsibilities
  • Use KPI’s to monitor performance, report / analyse data and identify trends and patterns 
  • Carry out internal and external audits in accordance to industry and customer standards


Successful applicants MUST be able to demonstrate:

  • Previous Quality Management background would be ideal (Senior or Lead Quality Engineers will also be considered)
  • Ability to manage up to 10 - 15 people is essential
  • Sound understanding of working with complex machined components
  • Experience of precision engineering / manufacturing environments where parts are manufactured for high end industry markets including: Aerospace, Motorsport, F1, Defence, Oil & Gas, Nuclear etc.
  • Adhered to AS9100 Rev D is desirable 
  • Ability to lead and develop / train others
  • Proven track record of achieving quality related targets - reduce scrap / waste, reduce non conformances, improve efficiencies etc.
  • Previously worked to KPI’s 
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing - SQDC

In return my client is offering:

  • Stability / Longevity - strong relationships across multiple customers
  • Competitive salary 
  • Unrivalled benefits including - Bonus scheme, pension scheme (up to 15%), holiday entitlement, death in service etc.
  • Modern, clean working environment with canteen / kitchen facilities
  • Additional training and support throughout your career / journey 


If you are interested in applying and feel you meet the above criteria, please submit your most up to date CV to james@embstalent.co.uk


Please ensure you are able to provide your right to work in the UK.