Key Tasks/Responsibilities * To provide strong leadership and to develop a culture of defect prevention and waste elimination. * To develop and maintain world-class levels of Quality Engineering in all manufacturing processes. * To act as the Company representative to ensure during Product development adherence to Safety, Legal and Customer Specific Requirements. * Ensure compliance to existing company Systems and Procedures to support TS16949. * To lead cross functional team projects and activities, especially those targeted on zero defect prevention to target and achieve excellent levels of First-Time-Through, scrap and rework. * To develop and maintain Quality Plans for all project phases through to series production and ensure Lessons Learnt have been incorporated. * Provide directional guidance during Design, DFM, PFMEA and Control Plan reviews. * Ensure that all the requirements of APQP and PPAP are documented, maintained, reviewed and meet Customer expectations. * Manage and assist in concern investigation, countermeasure implementation and countermeasure confirmation audits during development, build phases and into series production. * When required, assist Purchasing with supplier APQP processes including supplier site visits and audits to establish Quality requirements of external suppliers. * Provide relevant quality data to New projects / Manufacturing team members. * Compilation of Customer / Initial Sample inspection report documentation to support pre-production builds * Compilation of Customer Build Appraisal to assist operational teams. * Manage and deliver a seamless handover of Projects to the Operational team.