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R&D Quality Manager

R&D Quality Manager

Job Title: R&D Quality Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
Salary: Up to €75k + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: DW1562
Contact Name: David Watts
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 15, 2021 11:12

Job Description

This start up designs and manufactures next-generation battery systems for automotive, industrial, marine, aerospace and defence applications. It’s an exciting, fast-paced, growing company and you’ll have chance to create and develop their R&D quality function from the ground up.



  • Lead the R&D Quality management function across the company, with potential to take on the Production Quality function. This will involve working across the business to drive improvement in all areas relating to quality.
  • Creation of a coherent Quality system that embodies the values of Automotive Quality that will link all areas of product development and production, including: Voice of the customer, Critical Parameter Management and Using Lean six sigma tools to enable: Robust Design, Performance Verification and Production Scale-up.
  • Creating company standards and processes and ensuring companywide compliance of quality systems, internal processes, procedures, and applicable standards / regulations.
  • Support, coach and facilitate in the application of these processes in all projects, both internal and customer specific.
  • Evaluate and report on the quality status of all projects, and where necessary, define and assist in tracking corrective actions.
  • Support the project team with all questions relating to Quality.
  • Coordinate customer interactions related to:
  • Complaints – nonconformities
  • Status of reports such as 8D
  • Filing of relevant PPAP or similar systems
  • Give project feedback & improvement suggestions on the development process.
  • Develop, lead, and maintain a comprehensive audit readiness program to ensure internal and external compliance. Support of internal and external audits (e.g., Automotive SPICE©, IATF 16949 etc.)
  • Ability to communicate in an effective manner with internal employees, regulators, and suppliers/consultants and contractors.



10+ years in Quality systems with a minimum of 5 of those in R&D Quality Management.



Experience with automotive SPICE, FuSa, SoTiF, IATF, CERT C, MISRA, etc.

Familiarity with C or other programming language(s).

Knowledge of Battery management systems.


The offer:

  • Healthcare plan 
  • Income protection
  • Life Assurance, Company Pension Scheme 
  • 23 days holiday
  • Excellent working conditions
  • Development and growth opportunities that comes with working for a start up
  • Nice, friendly team
  • A fast-paced environment with an informal atmosphere
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Visa & Sponsorship available if needed