Head of Quality- Paris

Current Positions

The Role:

This is a fantastic new position located just outside Paris in France, which will focus on providing the leadership of the Quality Function in relation to NCR, Supplier development & Continuous Improvement within PPR along with the control and analysis of non-conformance.

This will expand to include the issue of non-nuclear Quality Plans, Welding & NDT procedures and control of material certification and associated documentation. This appointee should expect to have a ‘Hands On’ approach.


  • Develop and maintain Quality Systems within PPR
  • Drive business Improvement and encourage a Quality Mindset within the business.
  • Coordinate the quality aspects and disposition of PPR NCR’s and Concessions, when required, during manufacture.
  • Undertake analysis of non-conformance and ensure that RCA is completed and that countermeasures are implemented and evaluated for effectiveness.
  • Ensure that departmental procedures are in place for all key functions and processes.
  • Support Procurement in the Supplier Development Programme.
  • The issue of non-nuclear Quality Plans / ITP’s identifying all Quality activities within the manufacturing cycle.
  • Review of Supplier ITP’s and Quality documentation as required.
  • Support Procurement with the choice of Purchase Specifications, welding and painting documents.
  • Provide input to the tendering process on quality requirements as required and attend client kick off meetings as necessary in order to understand project requirements
  • Attend Design Review and Assembly Review meetings as and when required to provide input and advice on aspects of quality and welding.
  • Audit supplier sites, as required, to ensure their procedures match business requirements and provide advice as to suitability of supplier relationships.
  • Proactively engage and support company initiatives designed to promote a culture of safe working, environmental protection, and continual improvement.
  • All other duties relevant to the post.

About the person:

The ideal candidate is a critical thinker who will proactively improve the quality systems of the company through internal audits, participation in process improvement programs, and interaction with key partners to obtain constructive feedback.

  • Team working skills
  • Relationship management skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt
  • Problem solving skills
  • SAP knowledge would be a plus
  • Strong working knowledge of RCA tools (Ishikawa, 8D, 5Y etc)
  • Relevant experience within related industry
  • Knowledge of quality process (ISO 9001 etc...)
  • Knowledge of welding processes and procedure -qualification
  • General Materials knowledge
  • Microsoft Office skills
  • Fully conversant to business level in English & French is essential


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in Engineering
  • Minimum of 5+ years' relevant work experience

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