GKN Systems Compliance Leader in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Systems Compliance Leader

Country: United Kingdom

Work Location: Birmingham

State: Not Specified

Advertising End Date: 13 Apr 2018

Job Type: Regular

About The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Systems Compliance Leader to join GKN's Driveline division, based at our Erdington site, West Midlands.

The successful candidate will champion the quality management system within the site and oversee current processes, make improvements and ensure the site is compliant. You will be expected to manage the ITAF process that will start in June to establish conformance for the business.

The successful candidate will need to be driven, methodical and systematic in their approach. You will need to be self-sufficient in problem solving and take ownership oninvestigation and solution of any issues faced.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support a safe working environment, considering company procedures and current legislation.

  • Operate in a manner which satisfies the requirement for confidentiality in the performance of duties.

  • Ensure all data is handled and stored with due regard to confidentiality.

  • Comply with the Company’s total quality philosophy by:

-Seeking opportunities for continuous improvement

-Identifying ways of eliminating waste

-Communicating in an effective manner at all times

  • Striving to exceed the internal and external customers expectations


  • To support the senior quality engineer in the providing of support for all business system related issues.

  • To maintain audit schedule and ensure effective audit reporting and management review.

  • To maintain audit ANCRs to ensure timely closure.

  • To provide training to company personnel as required.

  • To ensure process auditing is completed to schedule and audit actions to improve performance.

  • To liaise with customers and suppliers as and when necessary and maintain customer system documentation and standards.

  • To provide information / reports to management for management review

  • Develop the Management Systems strategy and the management arrangements for key milestones, demonstrating solid progress against plan

  • Manage all external registration requirements to ensure they are met. Liaise with external bodies on all matters relating to registration. Maintain and improve, in line with business needs

  • Implement all relevant procedures described in the Management Systems

  • Ensure that all in-house systems and procedures are updated, revised and modified to meet the needs of external certification bodies

  • Update quality documentation and communicate to carry forward lessons learned from quality concerns

  • Ensure that all necessary systems and procedures are in place to satisfy all customer requirements and audits

  • Introduce new systems and procedures where appropriate

  • Train others in all aspects of the quality system and application of procedures

  • Undertake regular internal and process audits of the MS

  • Ensure corrective actions are undertaken to address non conformities found

  • Verify closure of non conformities with Certification Bodies

  • Hold regular audit performance meetings within the business and with Certification Bodies

  • Manage the audit nonconformity data base

  • Provide detailed analysis of nonconformities

  • Ensure ongoing compliance with the Management System (TS16949/ITAF,14001, 18001, 50001)

  • Attend various meetings and action/communicate instructions

  • Produce written reports and make presentations

  • Undertake continuous training and development

  • Identify business improvement opportunities within the organisation

  • Develop, implement and manage key performance indicators (KPIs) for each area of responsibility

  • Ensure KPIs are met by working to the overall plan, including management of, and reporting

  • Report on achievement of targets and identify any actions required

Further activities and responsibilities may be assigned to support the operation of the Quality Department and that of production relative to business

About Us

GKN is a global engineering business. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for most of the world’s leading aircraft, vehicle and machinery manufacturers. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do. GKN operates three divisions: GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy employing 56,000 people in more than 30 countries.

GKN Driveline is the market leader in the development and delivery of contemporary and electrified driveline systems and solutions. With a comprehensive global footprint, we design, develop, manufacture and integrate an extensive range of driveline technologies for over 90% of the world’s automotive manufacturers.

Diversity and Inclusion

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.