Site Quality Lead Bulgaria
Sofia, Sofia, BulgariaR&D Quality
Our mission at DRONAMICS is to democratize air freight and enable same day shipping for everyone, everywhere. To achieve this, we are developing a new type of cargo airplane, one that is small, remotely-piloted and extremely fuel efficient. It can transport up to 350 kg over 2,500 km for a cost that's 50% lower than other airplanes. It flies autonomously, can be monitored and managed remotely via satellite, and can land and take off anywhere with at least 400m of landstrip This is the kind of technology that can transform whole economies. At first, it didn't sound possible, but we keep proving it is, which is why we've called it “The Black Swan”. It can land on short and unpaved runways, enabling on-demand point-to-point flights and speedy same-day delivery even to the most remote locations that would otherwise take days to reach over ground or sea.
We are starting with domestic air networks in Europe and Australia with fleets of the Black Swan, taking advantage of the multitude of small airfields that are often unused, training local personnel as drone and logistics operators, and partnering with local industry to provide a valuable lifeline of getting goods in and out of small, remote, mountainous and/or island communities within hours at a cost that is often below even that of road transportation. We believe that rapid and reliable shipping has enormous socio-economic benefits , and our goal is to enable same-day deliveries for every single person on the planet at a cost that they can afford.
This role will be based at our Sofia aerospace manufacturing plant. As the site Quality Manager you will be responsible for leading the execution and deployment of the defined Strategic Quality Plan. You will also lead continuous improvement activities in targeted areas and manage the Quality strategy to ensure product flow consistent with established industry standards, agency regulations and manufacturing requirements.
Manages Quality to proactively ensure requirements are understood and satisfied, including assisting in complaint resolution and root cause and corrective action determination
Ensures appropriate product quality management throughout the manufacturing and support activities and compliance towards the associated manufacturing requirements
Supports the development, implementation, and improvement of the appropriate Quality Management Systems and processes whilst providing quality leadership and support in the development and launch of new products, processes and services
Participates in, and may lead, the auditing of internal Quality Systems and completes part approval documentation to assure that internal and external requirements are met in new or modified products and processes
Analyses quality metrics and performs managerial reviews to evaluate results and recommend action plans to close gaps
Develops and implements a Quality structure capable of supporting strategic business plans and initiatives
Supports any relevant quality assurance training programs and conducts training in quality-related topics
Ensures functional participation in product development and launch activities including identification of customer expectations, manufacturing and test support, reliability analysis, design reviews, evaluation of test programs, material testing.
Leads improvement teams in the development and evaluation of process capability, process control plans, analysis of out-of-control conditions and process audits
Ensures development, implementation, and audit of complex inspection and test plans, standards and acceptance criteria, and procedures/work instructions
Coordinates with senior management to prepare consolidated plant, customer, and product status information and action plans
Qualifications and Experience
- Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant subject
- Previous experience in a Quality management role in Aerospace industry
- Demonstrated knowledge of quality assurance and continuous improvement methods, approaches and tools, including strategic management and project management.
- In-depth experience with the practical application of Quality tools, Six Sigma, and Lean Manufacturing methodologies
- Ability to drive process improvements
- Effective oral and written communication skills as well as planning and organizational
- Ability to manage by influence through solid relationships and process focus
What We Offer
A competitive compensation package for a Series A company
Lots of opportunities for personal and professional growth on a global level
Tons of work, zero office politics - we are here to impact the lives of millions of people around the world
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to frame the future of how the world moves goods
This role is based in Sofia, Bulgaria.