Eaton Careers

Head of Quality and Operational Excellence

Doncaster, United Kingdom


Job Description




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You will work within our world class team in Doncaster.


This position will be responsible for managing a direct staff of 5, with an indirect staff of 22.


Your key deliverables :


  • As a member of the Plant Leadership team, you will provide leadership for the plant Quality Assurance programs, amongst other leadership responsibilities.

  • You will organize, plan, implement, and control a quality assurance program at the plant level and in the field which will reduce overall cost of quality and improve customer identification and elimination of causes of scrap and rework, re-inspection, defect escape and production delays.

  • You will be accountable for the leadership of a team of Quality Engineers, Technicians, a Service function and Operational Excellence.

  • You will be responsible for leading and further developing the Quality, Service and OpEx function whilst at the same time delivering significant improvements in operational performance through the use of lead/six sigma tools and techniques.

  • The role importantly also incorporates significant customer facing commercial elements.





What we are looking for:








  • Degree or equivalent

  • Must be able to demonstrate progressive experience in a world-class manufacturing environment, including in a leadership role

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Quality leadership, lean manufacturing, production engineering, operational and continuous improvement, senior operational management

  • Strong people leadership skills 

  • Minimum Six Sigma Greenbelt

  • Confident public speaker

  • Strong commercial acumen and customer focus








  • SAP knowledge



Then we want to hear about you!






What Eaton offers:




  • At Eaton, inclusion and diversity is our strength. We embrace the power of many perspectives to drive innovation and growth that benefits our people, investors, customers and communities.

  • Competitive compensation and benefits package (flexible working hours, private healthcare, car allowance)

  • Challenging projects in dynamic collaborative team

  • Great promotional opportunities  – We encourage internal promotion, whenever possible

  • Excellent working environment – safety and ethic are really important for us

  • We’re proud to have strong governance for inclusion and diversity. With 50% diversity on our Board of Directors and more than 4,000 Eaton leaders attending Inclusion & Diversity training courses, we’re firmly committed to setting guidance, targets and activities that foster greater inclusion and diversity everywhere we do business.

  • Learning & Development  - We invest in our employees for the long term – not just with salary and benefits, but with ongoing learning and development opportunities made available through Eaton University




About Eaton:




Eaton is a power management company with 2017 sales of $20.4 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technology  and services. Eaton has approximately 96,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.






(Candidate applying to the vacancy will be subject of the background screening. – if applicable)















We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Quality

Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa
Organization: LSD Life Safety Division EMEA

Job Level: Manager
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: Yes
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 064097