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Quality Director

Nashua, NH, USA | BAE Systems

  • Industry:
    Airlines/Aviation/Aerospace
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Engineering
  • Experience:
    12-15 years
Job Description:
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You don’t see it, but it’s there. Our employees work on the world’s most advanced electronics – from saving emissions in the City of Lights to powering the Mars Rover to protecting the F-35 fighter jet. At Electronic Systems, you’ll be among the brightest minds, working on the aerospace and defense industry’s most difficult problems. Drawing strength from our differences, we’re innovating for the future. And you can, too. Our flexible work environment provides you a chance to change the world without giving up your personal life. We put our customers first – exemplified by our missions: “We Protect Those Who Protect Us®” and “We Innovate For Those Who Move The WorldTM.” Sound like a team you want to be a part of? Come build your career with BAE Systems.


BAE Systems is seeking a Quality Director. The Quality Director will provide support to the Tac-Air team in the areas of quality assurance, continuous improvement and lifecycle management. 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

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:

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

Develops a quality assurance staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting and training/developing team

Manage compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and minimize risk to employees and liability to the business

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


Typical Education & Experience.


Required Skills and Education

BS in Mechanical or Electrical Degree (required)

LSS Green Belt, prefer Black Belt certification from ASQ.

12 years of relevant work experience in Engineering and Quality, preferably with 5 years’ experience as a QA Director

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

Demonstrated mastery of the functional domain in Quality Science, strategy, standards and controls. Quality 4.0 implementation experience preferred

Strong written, analytical and verbal communication skills

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

Collaboration skills, Product management skills

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

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

Applicant must have an active DOD Secret Security Clearance at time of application submission


Preferred Skills and Education

Prefer MS degree and/or MBA in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering


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