04 Jan Signs a Career as a Quality Manager is for You
A Quality Manager is responsible for ensuring the products/services provided by an organisation are fit for purpose, legally compliant and meet customer requirements. You will produce data reporting on performance over the long term. Here are the signs you’d make a good quality manager:
- communication and interpersonal skills
- the ability to solve problems
- organisational and project management skills
- persistence and the ability to influence others
- leadership skills
- Strong numeracy and analytical skills
- attention to detail
You want to…
- design and establish a company’s quality procedures and standards
- review customer requirements and ensure they are met
- work with purchasing staff to establish quality requirements from external suppliers
- set standards for quality as well as health and safety
- ensure that manufacturing or production processes meet international and national standards
- identify ways to reduce waste and increase efficiency
- monitor performance by gathering relevant data and produce statistical reports
- liaise with other managers and staff and provide training, tools and techniques to enable others to achieve quality standards
- assess the effectiveness of changes made
You don’t mind…
- Shift work within manufacturing
While quality management is open to all graduates, a degree or Higher National Diploma (HND) in one of the following subjects may be advantageous:
- engineering and manufacturing
- food science and technology
- physical/mathematical/applied science
- polymer science technology
- textile technology.
Entry into this field is possible without a degree or HND with substantial experience and training. This can be gained through a position as a Quality Control Technician.
Relevant work experience will give you the required knowledge and experience for this role.
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Article source: https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles/quality-manager