SQA Manager - New Projects

Location: Woking, GB


McLaren Automotive is growing from strength to strength, we are producing more cars than ever before, and it all comes down to the hard work and dedication of our employees. With unprecedented growth comes opportunity, this is a chance for you to join us and build upon your skills and experience enhancing and growing within your area of expertise and career with an iconic brand.  You will be joining us at an exciting time, where you will be an integral part of our Track25 business plan.


You will be part of our business plan to launch 18 new models or derivatives of our vehicles, expanding our retailer network into new markets with an aim of having 100 retailers globally. To ensure McLaren Automotive continues to be at the forefront, we invest heavily into our employee’s development and this could be an exciting step within your career in a fast-paced growing team where there are possibilities of progression.


The Role

We are currently seeking a number of Supplier Quality Assurance Managers to join our onsite Woking SQA team.

This is a fantastic role for an established SQA Manager or Senior Engineer looking for a set-up into a project management role. This role will be fast-paced with a focus on managing a number of projects at the same time.

Reporting in to the department manager, you will be responsible for co-ordinating all aspect of the new model activities within the department, across each of the function areas, and representing the department cross-functionally for new model programmes.


Principal accountabilities:

  • Working with principals and department manager establish initiatives to deliver model programmes.
  • Development and management against department top level plan.
  • Establishing budget requirements to delivery project. 
  • Generation of supplier audit plans and results. 
  • Development of KPI to support model development activity. 
  • Manage KPI progression to ensure activity is on plan including; PPAP, Change control, Concern resolution, Supplier Risk.
  • Analyse and summarise large volumes of data.
  • Facilitate part and supplier concern resolution through to closure.
  • Represent department at project meetings. 
  • Report department status at to wider project teams (Periodic & Gateways).


Knowledge, skills & experience:

The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • Engineering/Automotive Degree or relevant experience.
  • Experience of building close working relationships internally. 
  • Experience of project co-ordination for new product introduction following Advanced Product Quality Planning. 
  • IT literate (competent user of MS products e.g. Word, Excel and PowerPoint). 
  • Experience of generating and delivering project status reports. 
  • Understand and have experience approving parts using PPAP (desirable).
  • Highly proficient in using problem solving techniques in a production environment (eg PPS) (desirable).
  • Detailed understanding of lean techniques to support problem solving (desirable).
  • Supervisory experience would also be an advantage (desirable).


Personal attributes:

We are looking for a highly motivated, team player who can lead by example. You will need to be extremely organised and delivery focused, with a demonstrable track record of on-time delivery in a high-pressure environment. You will have exceptional communication skills; verbal and written and be able to communicate at all levels.

The ideal candidate will have worked within a SQA background either in automotive, aeronautical, commercial/industrial vehicle, rail, or defence engineering.

This role requires you to  be flexible as there is travel required either within the UK or abroad.


Remuneration Package:

We offer a range of benefits and discounts with our partner organisations, below is just a few of the incentives of working for McLaren.

  • Salary: Competitive.
  • A structured Career Development Framework to support your development.
  • 25 days annual leave plus public holidays.
  • Provision of a regular shuttle bus to and from Woking station at key commuting times.
  • On-site subsidised restaurant.
  • Life assurance to the value of 4 times base salary (statutory cap applies).
  • Eligibility to participate in our preferential lease car scheme.
  • *Eligibility for company funded individual private healthcare; this also comes with the opportunity to extend to partner or spouse and/or dependents at a discounted rate.
  • *Auto enrolment on to the company’s pension scheme.
  • *Enhanced company maternity, paternity or adoption leave and pay.
  • Group activities forum which organise a range of activities from sporting competitions to museum visits and family events.
  • *Travel incentives such as Ride to Work scheme and Season Ticket Loans.
  • Break out refreshment areas and a coffee bar with wi-fi facilities.
  • The opportunity to become a member of the on-site McLaren Fitness and Wellbeing Centre.

* Qualifying period applies

We recognise that to be as good at people as we are cars, we can only achieve our vision with the dedication and collaboration of our world class employees.  It is our aim to become the employer of choice within the global automotive industry.

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