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REQ ID: 63541
JOB TITLE: Lead QMS Engineer
SALARY: £40,900 - £50,000
POSTING END DATE: 27/10/2021
LOCATION: Solihull
Beyond Property, Purchasing, HR and IT, more than being part of our Finance or Marketing teams, beyond even Sales and Service, every role in every business area offers unique opportunities to make an impact on the future of mobility and the automotive industry.

We’re re-examining our vehicles and what a vehicle means in the emerging world of automation, connectedness, electrification and the shared economy. New ideas, new technology, and new approaches to mobility are our business. Join a team of next generation thinkers.

Perfection can always be perfected - that’s the mantra of our pioneering quality teams. Join us you’ll refine our customers’ ownership experience, driving the global success of our business by leading the technical enhancements of our already world-class vehicles.

Your role as Continuous Improvement Engineer helps our Quality teams to lead the way, focussing on the continuous development of the Quality Management systems and Manufacturing Quality Operations systems within our frameworks. Working collaboratively with our Quality Management System (QMS) Team, you’ll help us to ensure conformity for the certification IATF16949 meaning we meet the high standards we set for our products. 


The Quality Management System (QMS) team provides service to all Jaguar Land Rover functions by managing the certification to TS16949 and ensuring conformity to its requirements. As QMS Engineer you’ll be responsible for the development, organisation, and management of new process development and procedure activities - liaising with plants, scheduling procedure development workshops, and ensuring all functions and plants buy-in.

You’ll support the timely and robust action for closure of internal audit findings, and report status. In your role you’ll sustain, develop, and improve the QMS as required and report QMS performance, ensuring management review and action. 

To keep our production moving, you’ll support the timely and robust action for closure of internal audit findings and report status to key stakeholders. Communication will be key as you’ll be liaising with plants, scheduling procedure development workshops, and ensuring all functions and plants buy-in to any advancements.
You’ll be: 
•    Developing, organising, and managing new process development and procedure activities
•    Leading successful audit for non-conformance closures processes and will provide follow-up as required
•    Driving quality improvement projects across manufacturing and non-manufacturing areas.

You’ll need Auditor certification to ISO9001/IATF16949 along with experience of process auditing and investigating within a manufacturing and engineering environment. Logical, adaptable, and quick to react under pressure, you’ll have the ability to advise people at all levels, with reference QMS Procedures, auditing, and the wider process quality activities. However, we would consider any experienced Quality Engineer working in an automotive environment.  

Strong written and communication skills are imperative for procedure writing, presentations and non-conformance responses, and you should also have a good understanding of core tools (PPAP, APQP, MSA, FMEA & SPC) and problem solving tools. You’ll have a logical approach, and be adaptable and quick to react under pressure to tight timelines. 

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic individual who can support the core QMS procedure development and review activities for the continuous development and improvement of the Jaguar Land Rover QMS. 

As you’ll be interacting with different teams on QMS procedure-related matters, you’ll need strong written and communication skills for procedure writing, presentations, and non-conformance responses.

Finally, you should be an enthusiastic individual who can support the Core QMS procedure development and review activities for continuous development and improvement. 

You’ll be: 
•    An experienced auditor certified to ISO9001/IATF16949
•    Knowledgeable in QMS Procedures, manufacturing, and quality processes
•    A strong communicator with exception stakeholder management skills



Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you’ll find the opportunities to further your career with a world-class team, a discounted car purchase and lease scheme for you and your family, membership of a competitive pension plan and performance related bonus scheme. All this and more makes Jaguar Land Rover the perfect place to continue your journey.


Please be aware that we may close this vacancy for applications before the stated deadline if we receive a high volume of interest. We strongly advise you to submit your application as early as possible.


Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportunity for all.


At Jaguar Land Rover, we are passionate about our people. They are at the heart of our business. We are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive culture that is representative of our global customers and the society in which we live; a culture in which every one of our employees can bring their authentic self to work, and reach their full potential.


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