Job Title: Quality Manager
Location: Blackburn, UK
Job Type: Full-Time
About CoolKit Ltd:
CoolKit Ltd is a leading vehicle conversion company based in the UK, specialising in the design and manufacture of temperature-controlled and bespoke van conversions. We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality, innovative solutions to meet our clients’ unique requirements. As part of our commitment to excellence, we are looking for a dedicated and experienced Quality Manager to join our team.
CoolKit Ltd is seeking a Quality Manager to lead and oversee our quality assurance initiatives. The Quality Manager will play a critical role in maintaining and improving our product and process quality to meet ISO 9001 standards, UK Type approval requirements, COP (Certificate of Conformity) and N1e schemes. This role involves ensuring that our vehicle conversions adhere to the highest quality standards and compliance with all relevant regulations and standards.
ISO 9001 Compliance:
– Manage and maintain the ISO 9001 Quality Management System.
– Develop, implement, and continuously improve quality control processes and procedures in accordance with ISO 9001 standards.
– Conduct internal audits to ensure compliance and identify areas for improvement.
– Coordinate external audits with certification bodies and regulatory agencies.
UK Type Approval:
– Ensure all vehicle conversions comply with the UK Type Approval regulations.
– Collaborate with design and engineering teams to make necessary modifications to meet Type Approval requirements.
– Maintain accurate records and documentation to demonstrate compliance.
COP (Certificate of Conformity) and N1e Schemes:
– Manage the COP and N1e schemes, ensuring that all vehicle conversions meet the required standards and obtain the necessary certificates.
– Stay updated on the latest changes and updates in COP and N1e regulations.
– Develop and maintain quality assurance policies and procedures.
– Establish and monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure quality performance.
– Lead root cause analysis and corrective action processes to address quality issues.
Supplier Quality Management:
– Collaborate with suppliers to ensure the quality of materials and components used in vehicle conversions.
– Conduct supplier audits and performance evaluations.
Training and Development:
– Provide training and support to staff members regarding quality standards and processes.
– Promote a culture of continuous improvement and quality consciousness throughout the organization.
– Stay current with changes in relevant regulations and standards affecting vehicle conversions and ensure company compliance.
– Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., Quality Management, Engineering, or a related discipline).
– Proven experience in quality management and ISO 9001 compliance, preferably within the automotive or manufacturing sector.
– Strong knowledge of UK Type Approval, COP, and N1e schemes.
– Experience in conducting audits and leading quality improvement initiatives.
– Excellent communication and leadership skills.
– Proficiency in quality management software and tools.
– Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
– Salary £45,000 – £50,000 per annum
– Health Cash Plan
– Death in Service & Critical illness cover
– 6.4 weeks per year/ 29 days including bank holidays
– Professional development opportunities
– Hours 7:00 to 4:30 Monday to Thursday. 7:00 to 11:00 Friday. Alternatives will be considered as appropriate.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit their CV and a cover letter outlining their relevant experience and qualifications to [email protected]
CoolKit Ltd is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences.
*Note: This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the position and is not an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities, or working conditions associated with it. We may amend or modify this job description to meet the needs of the organisation.*
“CoolKit’s customer service and aftersales is excellent. They kept us up-to-date with the build progress, and even loaned us a freezer van until we could collect.”Justin HardmanBakery Manager at Rink Bakery
“Our fleet will be the most technologically advanced pharmaceutical vans on the road, having been built exclusively for AAH by CoolKit to ensure product is delivered within GDP 2013 guidelines.”Steve AndersonOperations Director at Celesio UK, AAH Pharmaceuticals’ parent company
“We have contracts with food manufacturers and suppliers and use the refrigerated vans to collect samples for microbiological, chemistry and molecular analysis. We collect from countless locations across the UK, delivering samples back to our nine food testing laboratories – and CoolKit did an excellent job. One thing they did was source a bespoke flooring for us that’s hygienic and easy to clean. Rather than having trays and boxes sliding around in the back it has given us a more stable load area.”Susan PrattALS UK Logistics Manager