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Quality Assurance Manager - Product, Bids & Projects

Job ID: R0143078 Location: Hengelo, Overijssel, Netherlands
Regular Employment, Full time
Location: Hengelo, Netherlands

For Thales Hengelo we are looking for a:

Quality Assurance Manager (QAM / Naval NL)

About your future the job

As a QAM, you contribute to bids and projects through assuring the quality thereof and coaching/supporting the relevant operational teams in execution of their tasks in line with relevant processes/governance, risk and opportunity management and problem solving. In doing so, you always keep in mind the perspective of the customer and ensure that the solution meets his/her technical and non-technical requirements and expectations. As QAM, you have an independent role and will report to both bid/project and senior management on the operational performance of the teams your are involved in.

As QAM supporting critical system integration projects, you will be involved with multiple internal stakeholders (the product organisation, engineering department, project management etc.) as well as external stakeholders (the customer incl. Government Quality Assurance Representatives – GQAR - , suppliers and subcontractors etc.). You will work together closely with the project and product managers, supporting them in realizing the delivery to the customer in terms of time, budget and quality.

The total scope of your portfolio depends on the demand from the organisation and the allocation of resources within the QA team, thereby aiming for both continuity and multi employability as well as the personal development of the QAM’s. The QA team is organized along the product segments of Naval-NL, with a dedicated QA team per segment (mission solutions and Combat Management Systems – CMS -, radar, fire control, aerospace, services). As a senior QAM, you are also expected to coach and support less experience QA colleagues with the aim of growing the maturity of the team.

In addition to the above, you may be involved in (transverse) problem solving and Root Cause Analysis (RCA), audits, assessments and other improvement initiatives. Training in IQ tools and practices will explicitly be part of your onboarding program and personal development.

Why you'd be a good match

  • Dutch nationality is a pre-condition (due to security restrictions provided by the NL government)
  • A relevant (technical) degree, such as computer science, engineering, business management.
  • Experience with Agile SW development and Scaled Agile Framework working methods is a pré
  • Profound interest and professional experience in high-tech systems, processes, quality, and the defense domain, and preferably experience with the German customer.
  • Professional proficiency of the German language
  • An analytical thinker with an open and curious mind and excellent communication and writing skills
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, complex and multi-national environment wherein you manage/influence various stakeholders, create (quality) awareness and challenge the status quo.

What's in it for you ?

  • A challenging job in a great team within our high-tech, innovative work environment. Includes the freedom for initiative and good ideas.
  • Room for personal and professional growth within our organisation, for example in regards to technical, commercial or international skills.
  • Valuable international collaboration with coworkers from 68 different countries around the globe.
  • A comfortable work space in a modern environment, with a focus on flexibility and the right work life balance.
  • You can usually work where and whenever you want. Within Thales, we aim for a 60/40 balance, where you work from home at least two days a week, when your role allows this.
  • A good salary, fitting travel allowance, and the ability to personalise your employment conditions: for instance, you can trade PTO for internet costs, our bicycle plan, company fitness and relocation costs.
  • 40 days off per year (PTO). Yes, really.

Apply now! Click on the button below to upload your profile and show your interest.

To ensure that we are a good match, we can ask you to participate in an assessment.

Diversity Statement
We actively support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions. That means that equal opportunities, inclusion and an informal culture are integral to our success. It also means that your well-being and happiness matter to us! That’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, remote working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times.

Security Requirements
In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in The Netherlands and employment and/or education history. Some vacancies may require a security clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for security clearance please refer to the General Intelligence and Security Service.

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Hengelo, Netherlands