BAE Systems Quality Director I in Merrimack, New Hampshire

Job Description

BAE Systems is looking for an experienced, professional leader in quality management who:

Would be excited to join a leading top tier global aerospace & defense enterprise

Has a long standing passion for electronics and software technology innovation

Enjoys managing & coaching quality professionals to continuously improve execution success across portfolios, programs and projects

Is motivated by staying on the leading edge of innovation and best practices in quality science and Lean Six Sigma and can guide an enterprise on how best to incorporate changes in products and processes as value driving activities

Is at ease with travel across the US and selected international locations for quality activities

Will locate at the Optical EW Systems (OEWS) Product Line in Merrimack, NH, one hour from Boston, MA.


The role is responsible for the effective quality performance of Optical EW Systems (OEWS) (OEWS) Product Line (quality assurance, continuous process improvement, and lifecycle management) technology, applications, process, and people resources with the Survivability, Targeting & Sensing Solutions (STS) Business Area.

In this position you will work closely with Product Line Managers, other Program Quality Professionals and BAE Systems counterparts to provide value-added solutions in concert with Zero Defect plans and support toward achieving near term goals, longer term strategic objectives, and compliance to federal, state and local statutes.

Primary duties include:

  1. Provide direction, supervision, and guidance of program quality team to ensure alignment with customer requirements, quality policy, strategic objectives and organizational goals

  2. Collaborate with management for planning, execution, and oversight of process improvements, projects of special interest, and Product Line or Business Area related initiatives.

  3. Formulate and approve policies and procedures in lifecycle management, customer satisfaction, quality assurance, and process improvement.

  4. Lead quality product line teams to determine strategy and tactical deployment, improve performance (using Six Sigma tools), lower costs, and generate innovative solutions within the Product Line and Business Area.

  5. Interface with internal and external customers on root cause and corrective actions.

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 12 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

Bachelor's Degree and 12 yearsproject, program, portfolio quality leadership and management in commercial, automotive, or aerospace & defense hardware and software technology

Green Belt Trained/Certified

Preferred Skills and Education

Technical MS and MBA degrees

APQP Experience

Familiar with AS9100 / AS9102

Black Belt Trained/Certified

About BAE Systems Electronic Systems

BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services.

The Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defense electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions primarily in the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

Quality Director I


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