Project and Quality Theme Lead

# Permanent

Baker and Baker Recruitment are recruiting for an exciting opportunity for a Project and Quality Theme Lead, for a start-up based in the Warwickshire area.

Job Title: Project and Quality Theme Lead

Salary: £50,000 - £60,000

Duration: Permanent

Department: Business Operations


  1. Tracking status of the project against the deliverables to acheive each milestone (e.g nomination, tooling GO release, maturation status, quality and volume verification).
  2. Create project status reports for gateway evaluations, readiness for pre-production build events, and concern closure.
  3. Progress quality themes with engineering and quality to ensure targets are acheived.
  4. Provide a communication link between the project team, engineering and quality to the supplier engineers.
  5. Confirmation for the impact timing and cost of design changes.
  6. Provide support to the supplier engineers teams with their activities, including activites at suppliers.
  7. Traning and development of the supplier engineers.
  8. Any other tasks as assigned by a line manager.


  • Decision-making authorities
  • Judgement for supplier capability to supply parts (quality and delivery).
  • Agree root cause analysis and countermeasure proposals.
  • Implementation and improvement of process to meet the needs of the client.
  • Make judgement at gateways for the progress of the project.
  • Agree quality theme strategies to achieve quality deliverables.
  • Managerial authorities
  • Arrange project reviews with the supplier engineer teams.
  • Ensure tasks and deadlines for the project are cascaded to the team.
  • Summarise and report the status of the project for supplier engineering.
  • Quality themes are progressing to plan with the stakeholders



  • Continual tracking of the project status and escalate and resolve issues to meet the requirements of the client.
  • Identification of quality themes and key methods to ensure quality requirements are achevied at product launch
  • Identify project risks and ensure appropiate actions in place to minimise occurence of risk.
  • Take a supporting role with the development and maturation of the complex commodities.
  • Confirm supplier capability and feed into the supplier nomination process.
  • Development of suppliers where gaps exsist against the client requirements .
  • Reporting project status to internal stakeholders at the required gateways.
  • Development and maintenance of the PLM system to enable efficient project tracking, documentation approval and storage.



  • Design for Manufacture, Significant Characteristics, DFMEA, PFMEA, Control Plans, Process Capability, and Measurement System Analysis.
  • OEE and Run at Rates.
  • Read engineering drawings and understand measurement method and production validation requirements.
  • Appeciation of manufacturing processes and key controls used in the automotive industry supply base.
  • Demonstrate good project management skills (Prince 2 or Agile qualification desirable).
  • Qualified engineer (ideally to degree level).
  • Excellent leadership skills and cast a postive shadow.
  • Build and foster relationships with internal stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Have integrity when making decisions.
  • Enjoy problem solving and have a logicial approch to understand root cause and apply appropriate countermeasures.
  • Effective communication skills in both written and verbal.
  • Be able to negotiate to overcome and resolve obstacles.
  • Achieve deadlines, work under pressure and remain resilant when faced with challenges.
  • Willingness to learn, adopt new ideas and challenge existing methods.
  • Take ownership of the project and provide solutions to problems.
  • Act in a timely manner to prevent risks from the project impacting project milestones


SENIORITY LEVEL: Medium (5 years+)

Reference ID: 403078


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