Complex Systems & Support (CS&S) Quality Leader

Job Description

Complex Systems & Support (CS&S) Quality Leader - Supply Chain

Would you like to play a key role in leading the delivery of quality activities for the Submarine programme for the Royal Navy? We currently have a vacancy for a CS&S Quality Leader at our site in Frimley, Surrey.

As a CS&S Quality Leader you will be ensuring the quality team deliver a common quality capability across CS&S to enable the achievement of quality of service to meet stakeholder's needs.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to liaise with different interfaces within the business, to work with suppliers, and work across a variety of locations.

Your main responsibilities as a CS&S Quality Leader -Supply Chain will involve:

Understanding and applying the Quality and SHE Management System documentation e.g. Process Instructions, Workmanship Standards, Risk Assessments etc. applicable to your particular work scope

Undertaking the day to day Quality activities, including undertaking product quality inspections activities both onsite and at suppliers premises and providing quality inputs to engineering design and project teams

Deploying and understanding the quality process improvement techniques to ensure that continuous improvement is maintained

Managing and taking responsibility for all quality related activities (QA, QC, Inspection) without daily supervision and have the ability to deputise for the Quality Manager when the need arises

Understanding and highlighting adverse trends

Recommending and initiating corrective actions and ensuring effective closure

Mentoring and leading a small group of Quality professionals as and when required

Developing, maintaining and managing key relationships in the business both internally and externally

Your skills and qualifications:


Chartered professional through relevant management institute e.g. CMI, CQI

HND level or can Demonstrate suitable experience

Proven ability to re-engineer and improve processes

Holds a valid driving license

Quality background and understanding of ISO 9001:2015

Understanding of Electro-Mechanical Systems / Products in Defence or Marine sector is highly desirable

What we're looking for in you:

You will be an effective communicator with good interpersonal skills and the ability to lead a team.

Location: Frimley
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, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Maritime - Submarines

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.

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