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Quality Director

Hudson, NH, USA | BAE Systems

  • Industry:
    Airlines/Aviation/Aerospace
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Engineering
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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BAE Systems is seeking a Quality Director I as part of the newly formed Precision Strike Sensing Solutions (PS3) Business Area in our Hudson, NH site. The Quality Director will support to the Precision Guidance Sensing Solutions (PGSS) product lines in the areas of quality assurance, continuous improvement and lifecycle management. The Director will be responsible to drive permanent irreversible corrective actions using quality science tools via 8d methodology. She or he will help integrate APQP/PPAP for key products utilizing PF, PFMEA, Control Plan, Capability Studies, and MSA In this role, you will work closely with senior leadership to provide value-added solutions and support. The successful candidate:


Enjoys working with and coaching quality managers and business leaders to continuously improve execution success across portfolios, programs and projects


Has the ability to influence in a dynamic environment and respond to changing customer and market demands


Possesses strong communication and presentation skills to facilitate effective communication at all levels of the organization and across multiple cultures as well as into the customer or partner community- able to effectively coordinate across multiple sites


Needs to be a hands-on leader willing to take responsibility for resolving technical challenges, ensuring successful tactical execution, as well as creating and implementing the strategic vision


Has an agile leadership style and able to adjust one’s approach to fit the situation as a driver, coach, mentor, or teacher


A visible leader who takes a collaborative approach with others and comes across as approachable


Relates well with individuals at all levels of the organization, builds appropriate rapport, constructive and effective relationships


Establishes a positive and collaborative relationship with customers


Can diffuse even high-tension situations effectively


Key responsibilities include:


Support establishment of a new manufacturing facility and receipt of AS9100 certification


Provide direction, supervision, and guidance to ensure alignment with quality policy, strategic objectives and organization goals that drive to Zero Defect plans and Strategy


Collaborate with senior leadership for planning, execution, and management of process improvements, projects, and other initiatives


Develop, implement and improve program quality plans and procedures


Ensure performance and quality products conform to established company and regulatory standards


Review, analyze and report on quality discrepancies and data related to production


Lead integrated senior management teams to determine strategy and tactical deployment, improve performance, lower costs, and generate innovative solutions


Investigate problems and develop disposition and corrective actions for recurring discrepancies


Interface with stakeholders to ensure requirements are met


Recommends corrective actions, dispositions, process optimization and modifications


Collaborate with cross functional teams


Organizational skills – can marshal resources to get things done, orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal, use resources effectively and efficiently, and arrange information in a useful manner


Exhibits a high degree of technical credibility and communicates highly technical information in a simplistic and easily understandable way


Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires US citizenship status.


Required Education, Experience, & Skills


10 Years of project, program and portfolio Quality Leadership and management experience in automotive or aerospace, commercial and defense hardware and software technology risk management


5 years of experience with Best in Class Manufacturing Principles, techniques, and Zero Defect tools and processes


Demonstrated mastery of the functional domain in Quality Science, strategy, standards and controls.


Strong written, analytical and verbal communication skills


Excellent Collaboration skills, project management skills


Capable of influencing a wide range of audience, and having demonstrated leadership skills to win support without direct reporting structure


Formulate strategic vision, define implementation plan of action to achieve success


Track record of building teams and turning program salient from Red to Green


Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills


Technical BS/MS degree (in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering)


AS9145 APQP/PPAP, prefer CQM/OE certification from ASQ.


LSS Green Belt, prefer Black Belt certification from ASQ.


Quality 4.0 implementation experience preferred


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