Head of Quality

BAE Systems
Shropshire, Telford, England / Usk, Wales, Monmouthshire
06 Jun 2018
20 Jun 2018
Jonathan Patton

Head of Quality

Would you like to work in an exciting and critical role within the newly formed Land (UK) business area? We currently have a vacancy for a Head of Quality which can be based from any of our Land (UK) sites namely Telford, Glascoed, Radway Green or Washington.

As the Head of Quality, you will be working with the MD and Senior Leadership Team for the Land (UK) business with responsibilities for setting the direction of the function as well as leading Quality strategies across the business. The role will assume responsibility for identifying and making significant cost saving improvements across the manufacturing and service sites, supporting achievement of world class manufacturing and delivery streams.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work in a complex and rewarding environment.

Your main responsibilities as the Head of Quality will involve:

Delivery of Land (UK) Quality and Product Safety Improvement Plan

Conduct learning from experience and benchmarking reviews for Quality and Product Safety to seek best practice both within BAE and externally and embed within the business

Establish metrics and performance monitoring systems to provide management with quantifiable results from improvement initiatives.

Provide assurance that the Quality Management System is effective and protects Land (UK)s certification and Internal Audit Programme.

Optimise the Quality organisation, including roles, responsibilities and competencies in the department, providing leadership and direction to achieve progress from diverse teams.

Establish and maintain appropriate guidance and support on quality policy, including identifying process improvement and risk management.

Support and drive the quality management strategy and plans, including planning, resource, systems, timescales and financial aspects.

Your skills and qualifications:


Demonstrable experience in Continuous Improvement within a Quality environment

Proven experience of implementing best practice across multiple sites

Experience of operating at a Senior level within a complex business with Quality as a key focus area.

Highly motivated and a robust character


Member of the CQI - Chartered Quality Institute

Six Sigma and lean manufacturing experience

What we're looking for in you:

You will possess excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels.

Location: Flexible across our Land (UK) sites, preferred location at Telford or Glascoed

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, childcare vouchers, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

Employee Referral Scheme bonus = (if applicable)

BAE Systems Land (UK)

Supporting the Armed Forces with the most advanced vehicle and munitions products in the world is one of the most exciting career moves you could make. Join us and be part of a team that gives our customers a strategic edge on the battlefield by designing, building and maintaining some of their most vital equipment - everything from battle tanks to engineering vehicles; artillery through to advanced missile systems.

We are looking for people with the passion, drive and determination to give the best they can every day, to make sure our troops get only the best. In return, we offer you a role you can be proud of, that lets you grow and develop in the UK's leading defence company.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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