Sr Quality Director
Nashua, NH, USA | BAE Systems
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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.
The Successful Candidate
BAE Systems is seeking an Operations Excellence Quality Director. The Quality Director will be provide support to the business in the areas of quality assurance, continuous improvement and Quality 4.0 deployment. In this role, you will work customer and factory strategic problems. Improve our Quality Culture using industry leading tools, process and technologies to enhance operating model within the Sector. Work with internal, external and regulatory agencies to drive efficiency and effectiveness of our Quality performance.
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 by evolving Sector Quality Management System.
Exhibit strong risk mitigation skills by facilitating 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
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
Develop, implement Quality Science tools, process and strategies to move Quality organization best in class industry standards.
Manage compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and minimize risk to employees and liability to the business
Develop and implement program quality plans, procedures and management operating system (MOS)
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, prefer MS and/or MBA
Minimum LSS Green Belt required, 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, Data Analytics, and Proficient in leveraging data science and Root Cause Corrective Actions implementation.
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
Preferred Skills and Education
Proficient in leveraging quality science tools, processes and people
Certified Quality Engineer or Auditor from ASQ
Active Secret or higher clearance
Approachable hands-on style with the ability to engage with people at all levels of management. Customer experience and Quality Excellence
Demonstrated track record of recruiting, retaining and promoting talent (executive and managers) and creating high performing teams
Must be able to demonstrate accomplishments in setting strategic direction, prioritizing tasks, and overcoming obstacles
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